The St. Catharines Cycling Club holds training rides every Tuesday night from April to mid-September. Taking place over 4 courses, the terrain alternates from flat to hilly. These are high intensity rides intended to develop race skills and fitness. Riders are divided into ability based groups as numbers dictate.
If you are NOT sure of the route on any given night, please ask one of the organizers for help.
See Calendar for course schedule and start times.
Saylor’s Hill & Sulphur Spring Courses
The hilly rides meet at the ball diamond on Cream St and cover rolling and hilly terrain of Pelham and Short Hills.
A group does top loop from ball diamond, then 2 full loops for 3x up Saylors
B group does 1st lap from ball diamond then 1 full loop for 2x up Saylors up total
C group does 2 bottom loops then finishes up Saylors once
Sawmill & North Pelham Courses
The Sawmill ride meets at the Rockway Community Centre for a short roll out before reaching the course that runs on Sawmill, Cream, Roland and Maple Streets.
The North Pelham ride meets at the Cream Street Baseball Diamond for roll out to the course on Metler, Maple, Kilman and Balfour Streets.
A group 9 laps
B group 7 laps
C group 6 laps
A group 11 laps
B group 9 laps
C group 7 laps
Niagara Classic Course
In the week before the Niagara Classic, the course is rode on Tuesday nights. This is a great opportunity not only to feel out the course in a fast, group atmosphere but also to learn from the experience of seasoned club racers.