Devinci Demo Day May 10

Hi Everyone,

The MCC is hosting a Devinci demo day during our Tuesday night group ride at Copeland Forest, at 6pm. Come check out the latest and greatest rides that Devinci has to offer. These rigs are sold at Total Sports, so its a great chance to check out the product line before spending the cash! You must be an MCC member to participate in the ride.


The road race events this series are open to and can be enjoyed by all, because they are ability-handicapped – usually in a way that ensures that elite riders never win. The format is technically called an Australian Pursuit – (no, not Aussie Rules) – and is designed to bring out the best in all of us, in terms of both collaboration and deviousness. There will be 4 to 5 groups that will start at intervals. Typically there are 40 to 60 riders at each event. The fastest riders start in the last group, and must catch and pass all to be successful. The initial intent is that the strong riders are more tired by the time they catch up to the next groups, and the level of competition is equalized. Race distances vary from 60 to 80 km.

There are no race prizes, however points are accumulated for the entire series, and prizes are awarded at the last race for the top 15-20 riders. The interclub series for 2010 will be sponsored by the Barrie Cycling Club, Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club and Mountainview Cycling Club.

First Interclub – Sunday May 2, at Oro

Start Time: 10 am

Cost: $5 per race plus appropriate club membership. For Mountainview riders this requires club membership PLUS either a Citizen Permit or UCI License. Citizen permits can be purchased through the club at this weeks club ride on Monday (Copeland) or Tuesday (Mountainview), or at the Thursday night race at Mountainview.

Location: Park at the Oro Fairgrounds. Travel south on Hwy 93 to Old Barrie Road (at Dalston). Turn Left and take Old Barrie Road to Line 7 (about 2k after passing Hardwood Hills).Turn right on Line 7, and take it to Oro Fairgrounds (at the intersection of 15/16 Line). Try to register before 9:30 so the groups can be organized.

Course: will travel west on 15/16, then north on Line 4, then East on Old Barrie Road, then South on Line 7 to finish at the fairgrounds. The race will run 4 or 5 laps.

Interclub Schedule

Sunday May 2 Oro Short

Saturday June 12 Lafontaine (our race to organize)

Sunday June 27 Beeton

Sunday July 18 Moonstone / Vasey (our race to organize)

Sunday August 15 Epping

Sunday September 19 Hardwood Hills

Brien Ross

OCup #1 Mansfield – Mountainview Cycling Club race info

Hi gang – This weekend kicks off our first Ontario Cup Race of the year at Mansfield.

Thomas has been able to secure a spot for a team tent this year in the sponsor area. The trailer & tents will be in the sponsor area for race day as well as for pre-riding. We won’t be able to park our cars there however we will be close to the start / podium area. This puts Mountainview right in the middle of the action.

Team pre-riding will be on every Saturday before the race at 10:30am. It would be great to see as many team riders as possible for the pre-ride as we can help one another. The trailer and tent will arrive at 10am so let’s have everyone ready to ride by 10:30am.

If you have any questions, please email me or call me on my cell 705-527-7109.

Happy Racing –

Your race day co-ordinator,

Mark Matthews

Group Rides and Big Bike


Good news! Mountainview is ready for riding so we are going to start group rides there this Tuesday (April 13th). The rides will start at 5:30pm so meet in the parking lot and groups will be determined based on who is there.

Please remember that our insurance coverage starts at 5:30pm so you shouldn’t be riding there before then (or on other days for that matter). I realize that you may feel this is somewhat inconvenient, but we have to respect the wishes of the land owners. Please follow the rules so we can continue riding there.

We still have some spots available on the Big Bike for Heart and Stroke. It is going to be a lot of fun and for a good cause so sign up at:

Thanks to those who have already signed up. We will be stopping by your houses sometime this week (or give it to you on Tuesday if you’re there) to drop off some stuff for the event.

Thanks, MCC

Big Bike for Heart and Stroke

On April 28th the Mountainview Cycling Club will be riding a BIG BIKE for the Heart & Stroke Foundation!  We have been allocated the 7pm time slot, so sign up to help us set a new course record! Oh, and raise some money for a good cause while we’re at it 🙂

To help MCC with this endeavour, please check out our team page to make a donation to the team, or register yourself so you can help pedal this thing around town!

Weekend Biking Roundup!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are taking advantage of this great weather to get out and RIDE! Its a beautiful start to the spring, and a great chance to get an early start on the spring training.


Now that most of the snow/ice is gone from the woods, we would like to get in and start cleaning up the trails in preparation for riding at Mountainview. Please note this does not mean the trails are not ready for riding, it is still very soft and wet in the woods, last time we checked. However, getting some raking in this weekend will help dry it out sooner, and allow us to assess when we can begin our group rides at Mountainview.

We are planning some trail maintenance work for tomorrow, Saturday April 3rd starting at 9:00am at Mountainview parking lot. Any volunteers who would like to come out and help would be appreciated. No experience necessary. If you plan on coming please bring your own rake. Also some drinking water and gloves are a good idea too.


We were in to Copeland Forest and checked out the trails there. A surprising amount of it is dry and ready! With that said, and a long weekend in our favour, we are planning a group ride there on Monday afternoon, 4pm start. Meet in the usual parking lot off the end of the 4th line. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Please note this ride is for experienced riders who know their way around, or have been here with us before. For our new members who are just beginning, we will be sending out more information soon regarding the format of our “learning to ride” program. But for now, get outside, enjoy the weather, and ride safe!