We offer a variety of ride types for both Standard and Nitro members. These range from casual coffee and donut Zone 2 rides, to intense race-paced sprint rides.
Each ride is hosted by a Ride Leader who will guide the group through the club values, the route, safety reminders, and key segment attempts.
Throughout the month, 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.
Nitro members are welcome to join all rides (including free and standard)
Free: 3 days per month outside with occasional indoor rides (weather dependent)
Nitro: Up to 30 days per month outside with occasional indoor rides (weather dependent)
Throughout the season there will be club events, socials, and team race sign-ups.
All members must start with a Meet & Greet ride, unless approved by a Ride Leader.
Free: 1 ride per month (weather dependent)
Nitro: weekend rides and ad-hoc weekday rides (pending weather conditions) + ad hoc indoor rides.
Throughout the winter season there will be indoor challenges, socials, and workshops.
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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.
The exception is if you are just joining us for 1-2 Meet & Greet rides. If you're just joining for up to 2 Meet & Greet rides, please fill out the Cycle BC Waiver here.
More information on the insurance coverage and additional benefits can be found here.
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.