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Keep Voting for Naomi!

Long-time HCC friend Naomi Cermak, whose story is incredibly inspirational, has made it to the finals in the Kona Inspired contest! Please keep voting as many times as possible. Learn more about Naomi and her struggle here and here.

MTB Event Cancelled, Bike Fest Still on!

Due to the strong likelihood of rain tonight, the MTB TT will be cancelled.

However, if you’re still itching to come see the trails, please join us this Saturday for MEC Burlington Bike Fest where the HCC will be hosting a grand opening of the Christie Lake Conservation Area trails!

Check out all the festivities on the event’s Facebook page.

HCC Friends at K-W Classic

Here are some friends and honorary HCC members who raced at KW Classic, O-Cup #6, on Sunday. Congrats to all who raced! Full results

  • Shelly McKee 2nd in Master A Women
  • Suzie Brown 4th in Elite 1/2 Women
  • Sarah Rasmussen 7th in same
  • Sue Palmer-Komar 13th in same
  • Richard Bartolo 28th in Master 3 Men

Shelly McKee led the S3/Master & Junior women for most of that group’s race with a 30 sec lead but the peleton got swept up to her when overtaken by M3 Men. She was edged out by just 6 seconds!

HCC Starts Youth Mountain Bike Rides

The Hamilton Cycling Club is proud to announce its partnership with Hamilton Youth Cycling in order to offer youth Mountain Bike Group rides. Any youth members of the HCC is welcome to attend these group rides. Normal age group will be between 8-14 years old. Older kids are welcome and can assist in the rides. Parents or Guardians are encouraged to come on the rides to act as guides.

Rides will be Monday and Thursday nights weather permitting. We meet at 5:30 p.m. and ride out at 6 p.m. The Monday night ride will meet at Rousseau Public School, Ancaster and the Thursday night ride will meet at Valley Park, Upper Stoney Creek. There will be special rides and events throughout the year so if you are interested send your info in and get on the mailing list.

Anyone attending a ride for the first time will have to fill out an application form. If you have further questions or want an application email the contact person below.

Hamilton Cycling Club
Hamilton Youth Cycling

Peter Martin at

MTB Event Thursday

May brings with it the return of the HCC’s MTB events!

Join us this Thursday in the West parking lot at Christie Lake Conservation Area where we’ll meet at 6:45 to head out to the freshly prepped Green loop. Riders will complete the loop once in each direction and the times will be added to determine the results.

HCC at Road O-Cup 4

Lake of Bays Road Race turned out to be a brutal race, Sunday, May 12 in Huntsville. It was a tough race that felt like it had endless hills, not just the 401 meters elevation gain the tech guide claimed. Wind and cold made it feel well below 0C, with constant heavy flurries and sleet. Ouch! Numerous male riders turned back. At least three women suffered hypothermia, one ending up in hospital. For those who finished hats off to the brave!

1st, Master A Woman – Shelly Mckee (Novofit-C360R – RWMA )
9th, Elite Woman – Sarah Anne Rasmussen (Infinit Canada/Cyclepower – RWE.1 )
51st, Master 3 Men – Richard Bartolo (Novofit-C360R – RMMB.3 )
54th, Master 3 Men – Gerry Vienneau (Hamilton Cycling Club)

Brian Smith Charity Bike Ride…

13_poster_big- jpegThe 10th annual Brian Smith Charity Ride, in support of the Halton Trauma Centre, YMCA Strong Kids and the Brian Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund (which helps students at Nelson High School) will be held on Sunday May 26th, 2013. The course follows the shores of Lake Ontario from Hutch’s on the Beach to the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This charity event offers three separate distances; 52km,80 km and 140 km( up the escarpment and through the Vineyards of Jordon to Niagara-on-the-Lake. This ride attracts serious and recreational cyclists on safe roads with support vehicles and rest areas.  This ride is increasingly popular with road riders, triathletes of all levels who are looking to get their season off to an early start in a fun and friendly event.This also a perfect warmup to other events like Ride to Conquer Cancer( 200km).