UCC Ride Guidelines
We’re committed your participation is a safe, fun and rewarding experience.
The practices below are designed to help make this happen. We’re counting on you to read, understand and adhere to this.
They are divided up into 6 sections. Please read each one and build your awareness around club practices, general riding practices, and how to be a safer group rider. If you want to download the document, please click the link in the sidebar.
- Prerequisites required to be a UCC club member (see below)
- Group Rides
- How we Ride at UCC
- Established Riding Practices
- Safety - How to Communicate
- Safety - Ride Formations
The club relies on all of us, new or old, to gently and respectfully remind others when these practices are not being adhered to.
First some prerequisites:
- As per OCA rules all participants MUST be a UCC club member or a declared guest of an OCA/UCI affiliated club. In other words, you need to have insurance through the OCA to ride with us.
- You need a road bike in good working order.
- Be self-sufficient. Bring a charged cell phone, ID, emergency information and the proper clothing for the day. Do not rely on others for water, food, flat repairs (ask a member to show you how or attend a clinic on roadside maintenance).
- You are responsible for knowing and following the route. A route map will be emailed prior to every ride. Download it to your GPS or print it please.
- You need to have a certain minimal level of fitness. Members should be able to ride for 1.5 hrs at 20+km/hr.
- You need to have a basic understanding of group riding skills to ride in the A or B groups. If you don’t, we suggest you begin with our Learn to Ride/Casual Saturday ride.
- You need to be familiar with and willing to abide by our ride guidelines, be courteous and respectful of other cyclists and road users.
- You need to be 18 years or older to ride with us.