Getting Started

We’re thrilled to welcome new members to the club!

> Ready to start? Here are the steps to get started:

  1. Complete Rider Registration Form
  2. Join our Slack community here 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. Review Pre-Ride Checklist
  6. RSVP to rides on Strava!  

> We have two membership tiers: Standard and Nitro

The Standard Tier is great for cyclists who are casual riders looking for a group of people to connect with and participate occasionally on organized rides - features up to 3 organized rides per week. (Cycling BC License Required)

The Nitro Tier (also known as Premium Membership) is ideal for cyclists looking to become more serious in their riding journey, whether you're just starting your training or have been in it for years - features up to 9 organized rides per week (indoor and outdoor). We don't care about how fast you are, we have different paced rides for all levels. The most important aspect is your personal dedication to get better - we're here to grow together! Start your Nitro membership here.

We recommend everyone to come and join our slack community online to learn more about the club and the members. Next we'd encourage you to attend one of our scheduled Meet & Greet rides (in the Winter they are scheduled pending weather conditions, in the Summer they are scheduled every Friday). More information on Meet & Greet rides can be found on Slack and Strava.

>Meet & Greet (max 2 rides):

>Please note, our club rules state:

  • ​Road bikes with drop bars only
  • No time trial bikes or aero bars
  • Clip-in pedals required
  • Front/Rear lights required on ALL morning rides

> About Our Weekly Rides

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.

All our rides start strictly at the start time. Please arrive at least 5-10 min early to hear our pre-ride debriefs. 

> Ride Schedule

Winter - October to March

Standard: 1 day per week outside (pending weather conditions) + 1 day per week indoors

Nitro: 1-3 days per week outside (pending weather conditions) + 2-3 day per week indoors

All members must start with Meet & Greet day (subject to weather), unless approved by a Ride LeaderThroughout the winter season there will be indoor challenges, socials, and workshops.

Summer - April to September

Standard: 3 days per week outside + 1 day per week indoors

Nitro: 9 days per week outside + 2-3 days per week indoors

All members must start with Meet & Greet Friday, unless approved by a Ride Leader. Throughout the season there will be club events, socials, and team race sign-ups.

> Schedule Overview

Location
Start
Tier*
Zone
Mon
Indoor Train
5:30 AM
Nitro
Tue
TBD
5:30 PM
Nitro
2
Wed
Glenlyon Crit Drills
5:30 AM
Nitro
3-4
Thu
Grouse Climb
5:30 AM
Standard
3-4
Spanish Banks
5:30 PM
Nitro
3-4
Fri
Meet & Greet
6:00 AM
Free 
1-2
Stanley Loop
5:30 PM
Standard
3-4
Sat
Race Training (Alternating)
5:30 AM
Nitro
4-5
Richmond Endurance
7:30 AM
Nitro
2
Sun
Adventure Day
6:30 AM
Nitro
3-4
Meet & Greet
6:00 AM
Free
1-2

    *Nitro members are welcome to join all rides (including free and standard)

    > Route Details

    Monday - Indoor Training on Zwift or at Altius Velo

    Join online on Zwift and start your week off right - whether it's workout, Alpe du Zwift attempt, or a Crit, join the team in your pain cave and get it done.

    Tuesday Morning - TBD

      Wednesday Morning - Glenlyon Crit Drills

      Hump day never felt so spicy. A new club favourite where we do 2 warm up laps around Glenlyon followed by a 5 lap criterium race! Breakfast and coffee to follow.

      • Level: Intermediate
      • Zone: 3-5 (paceline)
      • Start time: 5:30 AM 
      • Ride time: 90 minutes (approx)
      • Hosted by Ride Leaders: Cam & Jam

      Thursday Morning - Climbing Clinic

      Rise & Grind! Challenge your legs with a spicy climbing effort, followed by a coffee and pastry reward!

      • Level: All experience levels welcome
      • Zone: 3-4 
      • Start time: 6:30 AM 
      • Ride time: 90 minutes (approx)
      • Hosted by Ride Leaders: Jamshed, Nate & Cam 

      Thursday Afternoon - UBC Loop

      Finish the day with a sweat and prepare the legs for the weekend fun ahead. This is a zone 3-4 ride with paceline practice. 

      • Level: All experience levels welcome
      • Zone: 3-4 (paceline)
      • Start time: 5:30 PM 
      • Ride time: 90 minutes (approx)
      • Hosted by Ride Leaders: Bernard & Ollie

      Friday Morning - Meet & Greet

      This ride is dedicated to all new members and new folks who are interested in learning more about the club - it's a chance to explore the club, learn the ride style, and grab a coffee after a quick ride around Stanley Park.

      • Level: All experience levels welcome
      • Zone: 1-2
      • Start time: 6:00 AM 
      • Ride time: 90 minutes (approx)
      • Hosted by Ride Leaders: Peter, Zack, Nate

      Friday Afternoon - Stanley Park Loop

      Nothing like ending the long work week with a rip around SP with the crew. Ride into the sunset and finish off with drinks.

      • Level: All experience levels welcome
      • Zone: 3-4
      • Start time: 5:30 PM 
      • Ride time: 90 minutes (approx)
      • Hosted by Ride Leaders: Jamshed 

      Saturday Morning - NITRO Race Training (Alternating)

      Our fastest and most intense ride. This one is all about speed with constant PR attempts. The paceline is tight and trust is needed between riders to keep everyone safe. Reach out to Jon Li for an invite!

      • Level: Advanced; Invite-only
      • Zone: 4-5 (paceline)
      • Start time: 5:30 A
      • Ride time: 90-180 minutes (approx)
      • Hosted by Ride Leaders: Jon, Nate & Zack

      Saturday Mid-Morning - Richmond Endurance

      Dial in your long game with this endurance focused ride around Richmond. This ride starts with coffee with the Circuit Race crew. Feel good vibes all around! And yes, folks double-up rides for an extra long morning.

      • Level: Advanced; Invite-only
      • Zone: 2
      • Start time: 7:30 A
      • Ride time: 120 minutes (approx)
      • Hosted by Ride Leaders: Bianca & Peter

      Sunday All-Day - Adventure Day

      Join our long day rides on Sunday - we go on epic journeys with the crew. These can be destination or milestone focused. 

      • Level: Intermediate
      • Zone: 3-4 (paceline)
      • Start time: 6:30 A
      • Ride time: TBD (typically 2-5 hours)
      • Hosted by Ride Leaders: Jam, Bernard, Dave

      Special Events - Date TBD

      Stay tuned for our epic rides - these include rides like Fort Langley, Triple Crown, and Harrison Hot Springs

      • Level: Intermediate / Advanced
      • Zone: 3-4 (paceline)
      • Start time: 6:00 A
      • Hosted by Ride Leaders: Jon / Cam

      MEMBERSHIP REQUIRES A CYCLE BC LICENCE

      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. More information on the insurance coverage and additional benefits can be found here. If you're just joining for up to 2 Meet & Greet rides, please fill out the Cycle BC Waiver here.

      REGISTER FOR YOUR CYCLE BC LICENSE HERE

      Not sure which license to apply for? If you are joining TLD only for group rides mainly and fondo rides or TLD events, then a "Cycling for All" membership should be sufficient. If you plan to compete in more sanctioned races in the year, including criterium racing in Cat 4 and up, then a "Provincial Race License" is more recommended.

      Click here to view additional CycleBC Membership benefits

       

      > Ready to start? Here are the steps to get started:

      1. Complete Rider Registration Form
      2. Join our Slack community here 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. Review Pre-Ride Checklist
      6. RSVP to rides on Strava!  

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