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Getting Started FAQ

Getting started at TLD includes a few important steps explained on this page. Here are a few questions we get from people considering joining.

The Standard Tier is free to join! However, as group rides can often be in a fast paceline, there is additional risk of injury to riders, and to the public. For this reason, TLD requires ALL members to hold a valid annual Cycle BC license.

Both Standard and Nitro tiers require a Cycling BC License (not included in tier pricing).

You are welcome to join us for two free Meet & Greet rides to meet the crew, and see the ride style. Here we explain the steps to joining a Meet & Greet.

1. Read our Getting Started page.

2. Join our Slack community to talk to us and be a part of one of the best cycling communities.

3. Review Etiquette and Safety Guidelines

4. Review Code of Conduct / Terms & Conditions

5. Register for the Standard Tier or two Meet & Greets on the CCN Bikes website.

6. RSVP to rides on Strava!

7. Review our Pre-Ride Checklist

8. Fill out the CCN Bikes Waiver (Unless you have a Cycling BC membership)

9. Ride with us! We're friendly and always looking forward to meeting new riders at every cycling level.

10. After your two Meet & Greet rides, if you want to keep riding with us, you will need a Cycling BC membership.

Bonus step: Upgrade to a Premium Nitro membership to get the most out of the club.

As group rides can often be in a fast paceline, there is additional risk of injury to riders, and to the public.

For this reason, TLD requires ALL members to hold a valid annual Cycle BC license for riding.

Your Cycling BC membership gives you access to:

- Sport Accident & General Liability Insurance

- Clubs & Events

- Exclusive Member Discounts & Product Offers

- Special Events

- Development Opportunities

Register here

The only time you don't need a Cycling BC License is if you are joining us for 1-2 free Meet & Greet rides (in which case you need a free Cycling BC Waiver).

This is a free waiver that you need to fill in, if you want to join 1-2 meet and greet rides.

The only exception is if you already have a Cycling BC license, in which case you don't need to fill in the waiver.

Fill in waiver here.

These are two different things, the Waiver covers you for 1-2 Meet & Greet rides, and the License covers you for a whole year.

If you want to join us for 1-2 Meet & Greet rides, but you don't have a Cycling BC License, you will need to fill in this waiver in order to be covered during your 2 Meet & Greet rides.

The Cycling BC License is an annual license and it covers you for the whole year. So after your two Meet & Greet rides, the waiver does not cover you, and you will need the Cycling BC License to ride with us.

YES! We have rides for all levels and we welcome people at every stage of the cycling journey.

Check out our weekly rides here to see the options we have.

Joining a cycling club can be intimidating but we're friendly, welcoming and inclusive - we're just here to grow together.

Why not join our online Slack community to get a feel for the club and meet the crew before deciding?

Throughout the week, we feature different organized rides, varying in intensity and skill level. 

Knowing a couple power metrics is a great first start in understanding which rides you'll enjoy most: FTP (Functional Threshold Power - held over a 20 minute effort) and Power-to-Weight Ratios (Watts / Kilograms).

If you don’t know those measurements, that’s OK too!

We want to get to know you and can help determine your riding level to ensure you get the most out of the group rides, as well as to set you up with the right amount of work to be at the level you wish to be at.

Meet & Greet rides are a great way to start. One of our Ride Leaders can then help advise which weekly rides to attend.

Yes, we now offer drop in sessions for Nitro rides, available in packs of 1-5 rides (bundle and save). Now you can test out NITRO rides before committing! Learn more here

Drop In FAQ

NITRO Drop In Sessions let you try NITRO rides before purchasing a full NITRO membership

Meet and Greet rides are free rides that let you get a feel for the club before deciding if you want to continue on as a Standard member, or upgrade to NITRO. They are a specific ride format that lets you meet other club members and get a sense of the atmosphere and club dynamic.

In contrast, Drop In rides are paid rides that let you experience the premium NITRO rides. This lets you get a taste for out premium tier before upgrading to a full NITRO membership. If and when you upgrade to NITRO, the cost of any Drop In rides will be discounted from your full Nitro membership cost.

You can join NITRO rides between Monday - Wednesday. Here is more info about these rides - make sure to sign up to these events on Strave before attending.

Monday Route

Tuesday Route

Wednesday Route

On Slack, please join the new #nitro-drop-ins channel to hear about daily rides that you can take part in. Ride Leaders will post the daily routes that you can opt to attend by replying in the Slack chat. 

Once you get your passes, your name will automatically be added to a tracker to manage how many remaining passes you have.

Please make sure to RSVP on Strava and Slack so we can keep track of your rides accurately.

Total spend on drop in rides will be used as discount towards your full NITRO membership.

Before purchasing your full membership, message us on lack or by email and we will generate a unique discount code (based on the total number of drop in sessions you have purchased).

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