Tri-City Cycling Club

Rides & Events

Get Out And Ride With Us

We’re a fun-loving social club that is out here to ride together, get stronger, and explore what our beautiful backyard has to offer.

“It Is By Riding A Bicycle That You Learn The Contours Of A Country Best Since You Have To Sweat Up The Hills And Coast Down Them”

Ernest Hemingway

Club Group Rides

We ride pretty much all year round rain or shine! Throughout the year we offer various types of official rides:

  • Gravel Season from February to March and October to November; every Thursday night at 6:00pm & Sundays at 9:00am
  • Road Season from April to September; every Thursday night at 6:00pm & Sundays at 9:00am
  • Zwift Rides off-season group rides for those fair weather indoor riders; every Wednesday at 6:00pm & Saturday at 9:00am
  • Coffee Rides casual “recovery” rides throughout the Summer to satisfy our caffeine addicts; every Saturday at 9:00am
  • Destination Rides out-of-town rides for those looking to roam.
  • Riding Clinics and coached rides for those needing to improve their bike handling skills during group rides.

Our main rides are on Thursday evenings and Sundays. Thursdays are our shorter workout rides, usually involving local hills or a higher effort on the flats. On Sundays we take our long rides. These rides usually start & finish at the Port Moody Rec Centre (by the tennis courts) or by Tinhouse Brewing.

  • Thursday Rides at 6:00 pm can include gravel trails in Port Coquitlam or Pitt Meadows, or the hilly roads around Anmore & Belcarra or SFU, or a trek to Fort Langley.
  • Sunday Rides at 9:00 am are typically mid- to long-distance rides (80-120 km) with a mix of flat and hills depending on the route.

We offer 4 groups: A, B, C, and D, with some subgroups, for example: B+, B, and B-, to accommodate different fitness levels, ride goals, paces, and ride length.

  • A Group (Competitive): Avg speeds on flat roads: 35-40 km/h; distance: 80-120+ km; elevation: 800m+
  • B Group (Enthusiast): Avg speeds on flat roads: 30-35 km/h; distance: 60-120+ km; elevation: 600-800m+
  • C Group (Recreational/Novice): Avg speeds on flat roads: 25-30 km/h; distance: 40-90+ km; elevation: 300-600m+
  • D Group (Social/Novice): Avg speeds on flat roads: 23-27 km/h; distance: 40-60+ km; elevation: 100-300m+

If you are new to group riding or unsure of your fitness level we strongly recommend you start with the C or D group. C and D groups are “no drop” and the pace is set to ensure everyone rides in the group. There are no promises with the A group – expect a fast pace, quick hill climbs, and few, if any, rest stops.

We limit the size of our ride groups to about 10-15 riders and each group is led by a Ride Leader who provides navigation for the designated route, controls the pace, and ensures the group is riding in a safe manner.

Our calendar, ride details, and route GPX files are available to our members via TeamSnap and RideWithGPS. If there is something else you want to do then connect with other members to make your own unofficial rides!

Want to join us for a test ride?

If you are unsure you want to commit to our membership, you can participate in two free trial rides with the club. Please fill out our Drop-In Waiver and email it to tccyclingclub@gmail.com to get more information on which of our ride groups would be the best fit for you to join.

Destination Rides & Events

A few times a year we venture out into the wild for a new adventure and a little variation in our routes. We try to schedule annual rides to Birch Bay, Mount Baker, Penticton, Sunshine Coast, Victoria, and pretty much anywhere we’ve heard the food is good and the beer is cold.

And if you’re interested in Fondos and other organized cycling events, we have our members that can offer their experience and support!

Mount Baker

Ride across the Canada-US border and up Mount Baker for an incredible full day of riding and climbing… and climbing… and more climbing.

Victoria

Hop on the ferry and head across the straight to explore Vancouver Island. Through Sidney down the Saanich Peninsula to Victoria and back along the picturesque coast.

Penticton

Friends get together for an epic weekend of road cycling in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan wine country along Okanagan Lake.

Anywhere There's Food Or Beer

If there are three things we love more than cycling, it’s food, beer and friends. We typically venture to the ends of the earth for the gooiest cinnamon bun or a perfect pint with the team.

Our Regular Routes

In case you can’t make it out with us or you’d like to take a sneak peek at our local stomping grounds you can view a few of our regular routes.

Pitt Meadows & Get Fast On The Flats

Take a spin out to the airport in Pitt Meadows with picturesque views of Mt. Baker in the distance and nice fast flat roads. This is a great route for those who are new to road cycling.

Fort Langley

Out and back to grab a delicious cookie at Wendel’s or a quick snack at the river’s edge and challenge segments over the Golden Ear’s bridge. A staple in our itinerary for a quick reasonably flat route out into the Valley.

Belcarra & Buntzen Lake Hills

A challenging route through Anmore and out to the water’s edge at Belcarra regional park, back up the Crystal Creek climb and into Buntzen Lake for a final vista view – on a hot day you may be tempted to take a dip.