Use the calendar below to find specific information about each event.  Click the arrows in the upper corner to change the month.  Click on each event date to open up a page which provides details such as start time, location etc.  More details are also provided under the TAB Programs.

Ladies 100 km challenge

August 2016
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Coaching 4
Aug. 2, 2016

Topic:   Introduction to racing and tactics - determining your category, breaking away, chasing a break, bridging , team tactics, sprinting

 Start Time:  6:30pm

End Time:  8:30pm

Location:  Whitewater Golf Club

Ride #8 - Whitewater Golf Course
Aug. 3, 2016

Start Location: Whitewater Golf Course in Rosslyn 

Start Time: 6:15 pm

Ride Sponsor: Petries Cycle and Sports

TT#16: Mapleward Uphill 7 km
Aug. 4, 2016

Date: June 2 & Aug 4

Race Name: Mapleward Uphill                                       Distance (Km):  7 km

Time: Registration 6:00 pm        Race : 6:30 pm

Format: One way TT: generally uphill                                 

Description: Start at Junction of Kivikoski Rd and Mapleward. Neutral ride from Lepannen’s store to start line. Course is mostly uphill and may be better suited to a standard bike vs a TT bike.

Parking: Park to the east side of Lepannen’s store..

Comments: Don’t park right beside the store.


RR#6: Barrie Loops
Aug. 6, 2016

Date: July 9 & Aug 6@ 10:30am              Race Name: Barrie/River Road Loops          

Distance (Km): Cat 1&2 60 km; Cat 3 45 km; Cat 4 30 km

Format:           Standard Road Race                   

Description: Counterclock wise up Hwy 588 left onto Barrie Drive Left onto River Road 15 km loop

Start: Junction of River Road and Hwy 588

Finish: Top of Hill on Hwy 588 at the end of the laps.

Parking: Parking Lot beside Stanley Bridge on River Road

Comments: Uphill Finish at top of hill on Hwy 588. Racers to show caution when turning onto Barrie Drive and River Road



Coaching 5
Aug. 9, 2016

Introduction to Time Trialing:  Getting more aerodynamic, pacing, the "turn-around"

Start Time:  6:30pm

End Time:  8:30pm

Location:  Neebing Roadhouse

TT#17: Moose hill climb
Aug. 11, 2016

Date: June 16, Aug 11

Race Name:  Moose Hill Climb           Distance (Km): 4  km

Time: Registration 6:00 pm        Race : 6:30 pm

Format:         One way uphill                       


Start: 300 yards of Hwy 61 on Hwy 608

Finish: Top of Moose Hill

Parking: Park at either Neebing Hotel or Boy Scout Road and neutral ride to the start. Do not park on Hwy 608

Comments: Watch for traffic near the top of the hill. Do not park on race course.


Devon Road
Aug. 14, 2016

Date:  Aug 14                       Time: 10 am Distance (Km):  Short:       Long: 84 km

Ride Name:  Devon Road

Start Location:

General Course Description:

Start at 2.3 km from Hwy 61. Short route start at Bailey bridge 21.7 km from Hwy 61. Sign up long start area. Lots of up and down on this course but very pretty.


Maps:              View                            Print   





Ride #9 - Centennial Golf Course
Aug. 17, 2016

Start Location: Centennial Golf Course (on Thompson Road, off John Street Road)

Start Time: 6:15 pm

Ride Sponsor: Rollin' Thunder


TT#18: Hwy 130 20 km
Aug. 18, 2016

Date: April 28, May 26, Aug 18

Race Name:  Hwy 130     Distance (Km): 20  km

Format:         Out and Back             

Description: Out and back on Highway 130 with turn just before Jct with Hwy 61

Start: Opposite gate to White Water golf course entrance

Finish: Same as start

Parking: South side shoulder of Gardner Road behind Variety Store.

Comments: Warm up on Gardner Road. Do not block the parking at the store.


Chocolate Milk Run - Destination Ride
Aug. 20, 2016

Date:  Aug 20                       Time: 10:00 A.M.            Distance (Km):  46 km

Ride Name:  Chocolate Milk Run

Start Location: White Water Golf course

General Course Description:

Enjoy a scenic ride through the farmlands of the Slate River Valley. Taste local made delicious nut free chocolate at our first stop, the Chocolate Cow. After a few more kilometers down Hwy 61 we will arrive at the Slate River Dairy. Learn about Thunder Bay’s newest dairy. Be sure to bring some change to buy some locally made chocolate and/or a cold smoothie at the dairy.

Your hosts for today's ride are Cheryl  and Gary Armstrong


Maps:              View                            Print   


Criterium #3
Aug. 21, 2016

Date: June 19, July 17 & August 21 @10:30  am Race Name: Criterium #1,2 & 3           

Distance (Km): Based on time

Format:           Criterium Format on closed race course                    

Start Time: Gates open @ 9:45 am: course prep; Racing starts @ 10:30 am.

Finish: NA

Parking: Parking by administrative offices in front of weight scales

Comments: Various formats based on total racing time and categories racing. Note start time of 10 am!


Coaching 6 CANCELLED
Aug. 23, 2016

This session has been CANCELLED.  Sorry for any inconvenience.


Introduction to Cyclocross:  What is CX?, cornering, dismount, remount & carrying the bike

Start Time:  6:30pm

End Time:  8:30pm

Location:  Canada Games Complex

Ride #10 - Neebing Roadhouse
Aug. 24, 2016

Start Location: Neebing Roadhouse

Start Time: 6:15pm

Ride Sponsor: Fresh Air

This is our final ride of the season and our season wind-up event. Please join us inside after the ride for some appetizers on us!

TT#19: Oliver Road 15 km
Aug. 25, 2016

Date: May 5, June 30, Aug 25 & Sept 22         

Race Name:  Oliver Road 15 km             Distance (Km):  15 km

Format:         Out and back              

Description: Traditonal 15 km out and back on Oliver road. Good pavement but traffic can be heavy sometimes. Be careful with turn around on Oliver

Start: West edge of villiage of Murillo on Oliver Road

Parking: Murillo Muncipal Office parking lot


Kakabeka Falls Tour
Aug. 28, 2016

Date: Aug 28                        Time: 10 am             Distance (Km):  Short: 54 Long 88

Ride Name:  Kakabeka Falls

Start Location: Kakabeka Falls School

General Course Description:

Kakabeka Falls to Suomi (5/88km) Short route turns right off Hwy 588 near St. Urho's onto Hwy 590 and returns to Kakabeka Falls.


Maps:    Short           View                            Print 

             Long             View                           Print  





NOTICE of CHANGE:  The Coaching Session (Introduction to Cyclocross) planned for Tuesday, Aug 23 has been cancelled.   Keep posted for any future information on cyclocross.


Triple Crown News:


CAN-AM Games results are posted on our webpage under the RESULTS tab above.



Many of our members enjoyed the three day series either as participants, volunteers or spectators.  We appreciate that we were provided this opportunity by the Can-Am Police-Fire Games committee.  It was a great opportunity for everyone who enjoys bike racing! Thank you ot the committee and to all those who made the events such a wonderful success!  (hope to post some pics soon)


Martin's Ride for Mental Health

From June until the end of August in 2016, Martin Bauman is riding under the banner "Keep Pushing - Martin's Ride for Mental Health" to raise funds for the Mood Disorders Society of Canada's Defeat Depression campaign.  

He will be arriving in Thunder Bay at the ECONOLODGE on Memorial Ave. on Friday, July 8 at 4:00pm.  Club members are welcome to meet with Martin at that time to talk with him and participate in a photo opportunity.

Martin is an everyday Canadian who is raising funds and awareness for mental health in association with the Moods Disorder Society of Canada (a non-profit, voluntary health charity committed to ensuring that the voices of persons with mental illness,family members and caregivers are heard on issues relating to mental heath and menatl illness; and in particular with regard to depression, anxiety, PTSD and other associated mood disorders). Martin is participating in their national campaign - Defeat Depression.


Reminder  to use our Hotline to check out any cancellations or changes

With the prediction of rain and lightning for Saturday please be sure to check the club HOTLINE before heading out Kakabeka Coffee Break Destination Ride.   Hopefully the weather will cooperate.


CAA BIKE ASSIST PROGRAM AVAILABLE:  CAA offers a great Bike Assist Program for cyclists who already  have CAA membership.  If you break down on your bike they can offer assistance.  Give them a call - if you don't have your membership number with you they can look it up over the phone.  Might be a good idea to input the local phone number 345-1261 or Toll Free 1-800-CAA-HELP  (1-800-222-4357 ) into your contact list.   We cannot attest to quality or response time but you may want to check it out.



Another well-attended Expo took place on Tuesday, April 12.  Club Directors appreciate the store employees, agency employees and volunteers who manned the various booths, as well as all the people who dropped by to chat about our club and get information about our upcoming season.  It was wonderful to see both past members and many new faces!   

If you haven't done so already, don't forget to register on-line for your season membership!!

Door Prize Winners:

Free TBCC Membership - Sharon Lovis                                                    TBCC Jersey - Natalie Bedard

Sunglasses provided by Harbourview Optometry - Julie McKenna     Metre Eater Jersey - Todd Little


Our Successful TBCC Women's Only Rides was highlighted at the Annual OCA Meeting!

On February 20, our Women's Ride Directors, Pam Dawes and Kate Tinkler, gave a powerpoint presentation on our Women's Only Rides program at the Ontario Cycling Association Annual Presidents Meeting.   There was a great deal of interest and the ladies fielded many questions about how to make such a program a success.   There were even questions about how to purchase a WOW jersey!  Pam and Kate appreciated the feedback they received from many of our members - it was very useful for their presentation.   We are proud to have such terrific ambassadors for both TBCC and Thunder Bay!  Thank you Pam and Kate for taking the time from your busy schedules. 



Due to the addition of a Fat Bike schedule this year we have begun registraion earlier than ever before!  In accordance with the Ontario Cycling Association recommendation, only on-line registrations will be accepted this 2016 season.  In order to register, go to our website and click on the Membership Tab at the top of the page and then click on Register with TBCC.  Registration information and instructions are provided  for Adult, Additional Adult and Youth members.   Opportunities to complete an on-line registration will be available during our Spring Expo in April.  If you experience any problems during the registration process please call our provider CCN support team at 1-866-534-2453 or email at  They are extremely helpful.  (Please remember their office is out west and there is a three hour time change.)


I) TBCC can allow OCA members, who are not a member of our club, to participate in our activities, provided it is on an occasional basis and the rider agrees to participate under the our club rules.  

A visiting OCA member from out of town may be permitted to participate in our club’s events at our discretion.   They must show proof of their membership and insurance with the OCA by showing an Affiliate Club membership card, UCI Licence or Citizen Permit. Anyone not able to show this type of proof will not be able to participate until they can provide this proof.

II) TBCC can allow a GUEST RIDER to participate in our activities, provided it is on an occasional basis and the rider agrees to participate under the our club rules.   

A guest rider is someone who lives more that 100km outside of Thunder Bay and wishes to ride in a club event.   A guest rider must provide proof of OCA insurance.  If the guest does not have OCA insurance he/she will be required to purchase the OCA insurance ($40 fee) plus submit a waiver to OCA PRIOR to participating in any TBCC event.  This must be done on-line through the OCA website. 

How to Obtain a $40 OCA membership:  Go to the OCA website;  (do NOT use the TBCC website to sign up);  click on the TAB Membership to drop down a list;  click on Types of Memberships.  At the top of this page is a box that says 2016 Licences and Memberships are Now Available.  Click on this.  Scroll down the page to the blue box that says Buy Your OCA License.  Click on this box.  Proceed to fill in information.  You will be asked to affiliate with a club even though you will NOT be paying a club fee.  We suggest you affiliate with TBCC. 















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