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HOW FAR AND HOW FAST DO YOU RIDE?
We have 4 different groups for our riding based on experience and speed.
Group D: This group can include beginners and those who enjoy going out for a leisurely ride. Both road bicycles and hybrid bicycles are welcome.
Top Speeds on flat roads: 25 km/h. Average Speeds on flat roads: 18-22 km/h.
Group C: This group is for riders with some experience riding, but might have never ridden in a group before. We highly recommend a road bicycle but stronger riders will be able to keep up on a hybrid bike. If you cannot ride 22-25 km/h on a solo ride please try Group D before joining Group C. Group C is a no drop ride where we support each other for the success of everyone.
Top Speeds on flat roads: 30 km/h. Average Speeds on flat roads: 24-27 km/h
Group B: This group is for experienced riders and/or riders who are in good physical shape. This group will regroup at the top of every hill and is essentially a no drop ride. If you are newer to group riding and cannot hold 30 km/h in a group or 25-27 km/h on your own we recommend you start riding with Group C before trying Group B.
Top Speeds on flat roads: 40 km/h. Average Speeds on flat roads: 30-32 km/h
Group A: This group is for those riders who like to ride fast with periods of extreme efforts. There are very few regrouping opportunities and if you cannot keep up, you might get left behind (usually you can regroup with Group B that will be following but could be doing a different route). If you are feeling strong and up for a challenge, this group is for you.
Top Speeds on flat roads: 45 km/h with sprints hitting 50-55 km/h. Average Speeds on flat roads: 35-40 km/h
Looking for Group D rides?
Watch the e-mails for these rides or e-mail us with your questions.
Looking for Group A, B, or C rides?
Every Saturday Morning these groups ride from Cloverdale and the Golden Ears Bridge. Typical ride lengths are:
Group C rides 50 km.
Group B rides 80 km.
Group A rides 100 km.
For more information, visit OUR RIDES page
All current and new members must complete the COVID-19 waiver. This is completed via CCN Bikes.
Complete COVID-19 Waiver (sends you to ccnbikes.com)
Please review all the documents from Cycling BC and Via Sport. We as United Velo will be following their guidelines.
Return to Sport Guidelines (opens a PDF)
Cycling BC Guidelines (opens a PDF)
United Velo Group Ride Attendance and Guidelines
Declaration Form via CCN must be agreed to before your attend any group rides. Click Here. Please take a screen shot of your registration so you can show to ride leaders if necessary.
Ride registration will be required for Contact Tracing. Ride leaders will perform this with a group photo or video. Group photos/videos will be taken at any meeting places. As an example, for our Saturday Rides, first meeting stop (Starbucks) and second meeting stop (Golden Ears Bridge).
If the typical leader is not present, one person who’s in attendance will be required to take a photo/video of the group they are with
All photos must be emailed to Justin Payeur ASAP.
Maximum of 10 riders per group - this could mean we have multiple A or B groups split up
We will not have a mid-ride coffee stop at this time, we may consider that again in the coming weeks, so make sure you are self sufficient to ride non-stop (food, drink etc)
We are not allowing any drop-ins or bringing a friend at this time. Only members can ride at this time.
Common Sense Rules from Return to Sport (viaSport)
If you choose to participate, you must follow these rules:
If you don’t feel well or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home
If you have traveled outside of Canada, you are not permitted to attend a United Velo Cycling Club group ride until you have self isolated for a minimum of 14 days
If you live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or is showing symptoms of COVID19, please stay home
Wash your hands before participating
Bring your own equipment, water bottle, food and hand sanitizer
Comply with physical distancing measures at all time: pace line seem to be OK - riding two abreast may not be possible
Avoid physical contact with others, including shaking hands, high fives, first bumps, etc.
Zero tolerance on spitting within the group - if you must clear your throat or nose, please move to the back of the pace line and do so when safely away from anyone
We know this is a lot to take in.... but we want to keep everyone safe!
HOW DO I KNOW IF I WANT TO JOIN THE UNITED VELO CYCLING CLUB?
For new members, we are offering 30-day money back trial offer due to COVID and Cycling BC restrictions on drop-ins rides.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
Memberships for United Velo are available now for 2020. For new members, we are offering 30-day money back trial offer due to COVID and Cycling BC restrictions on drop-ins rides. Membership cost is $55 for the year.
DO I NEED INSURANCE OR A CYCLING BC LICENSE?
Yes! As United Velo is a registered club with Cycling BC, you will be required to purchase Cycling BC insurance as well as a Citizens and/or UCI license depending on what your plans are for the year of riding. The basic Cycling BC General/Affiliated membership is sufficient for all those wanting to participate in United Velo club rides but not race.
When you register with the club, you will be prompted to acquire Cycling BC insurance.