We are your community.
We ride together. We teach each other.
We race next to one another.
Membership registration is up and running for 2013!
In the application process, you agree to all of the terms and conditions, which is “signing” the traditional waiver. Your membership card will be sent via Canada Post in the next couple of weeks.
Thank you and welcome aboard!
RIDE, RACE, LEAD
After reviewing the Fall membership survey, one thing was clear. The club is ready for the “next level”. We are still the same grass roots cycling club that’s built some of the best trails in Ontario and produced some of the top riders in the province. But, the membership is looking for more – we hear that and we’re listening to you. We topped 483 members last year. The club is split between MTB and road with many riders participating in both disciplines, including the rapidly emerging CycloCross (CX) segment. We were excited to see that one of the most active groups in 2012 was the novices. Many started on novice Monday (MTB) and novice Wednesday (Road) nights and developed fitness and skills that in just one season allowed them to ride double black diamond trails and pull through rotating pace lines on the road. The race team may not be on everyone’s radar, but they have helped increase the overall level of performance and quality of WCC rides, from novice to advanced…from MTB to road.
For 2013, the Club’s activities are organized around 3, clear, guiding principles.
RIDE, RACE, LEAD.
RIDE: The primary demand from the membership is for organized rides that allow each person to improve their fitness and advance their skill alongside others. Members see value in the camaraderie, mentorship, challenge and safety that comes with being a Club member.
RACE: Not everyone races. But, everyone likes to push their limits. To feel the wind on their face and to see the ground moving fast underneath their wheels. As a result of the increased skill and strength developed on the trails and speed and endurance earned on the road, 100′s of WCC members participated in organized cycling events in 2012, including 35 races. This stretches far beyond the official WCC MTB and Road race teams, who, indeed, won races in almost every discipline in 2012. WCC was formed as a racing club, yet it now spans and embraces anyone who wants to ride. But, it still has a racing pedigree. And more members are testing their legs in competition. This means cultivating higher level training rides, encouraging faster groups and teams to enter races together, and marshaling our collective energy and support behind those who have a shot at doing something great in the sport of cycling while flying the WCC colours.
LEAD: Finally, WCC and its members have a real opportunity to build one of the best cycling communities in Canada. The trails are legendary with a reputation that draws riders from far beyond the Waterloo Region, and counter data indicates 100′s of rides a day. Our race team had a huge impact on the OCA MTB/Road Ocup circuit and as mentors and leaders, their impact was felt at the weekly novice rides. KW Region has the opportunity to become a cycling city, or at least one that is on the right path. Our membership consists of city administrators, lawyers, police, teachers, businesspeople, students and members from all walks of life who love to ride. We ride AND drive in the city and in the country-side, and we care about making cycling safer. The Fall membership survey indicated loud and clear that members want WCC to take an active role in advocating for safe cycling. We’ve listened to you and will do this through our stakeholders and in partnership with our city.
WCC delivers cycling programs for all levels and disciplines. kids, novice, intermediate, advanced….MTB, CX, Road).
Increase fitness and skill.
WCC develops high performance rides
Increase # of members who participate in races, organized events and support those who can make it to the podium (Club “Training” Rides, Race Team, Club Team, Race Bursary, Sponsorship, OCA/Commissaries/Coaching)
WCC encourages leaders and volunteers to build trails, lead rides, advocate safety & cycling infrastructure grow & engage cycling community (on-line, public media, social events).
Increase the number of responsible passionate cyclists in the KW Region working to make cycling better, safer and more fun.
2013 MEMBERSHIP SCHEDULE:
- Kids (< 14) = $10 + WCC pays OCA Fee*
- Student (University/College) or Youth (15-19) and Seniors 55+= $10 + OCA Fee* = $49
- Adult = $21 + OCA Fee*= $60
REQUIRED: *OCA insurance fee = $39
The rationale for membership structure change is to make it easier for kids, youth and families to participate in the sport. The rationale for the price increase is to return the membership fee to a level which funds existing and new programs, build trails and teams, offer spring and fall events, and build cycling on-line and in our community.
- 450+ members
- 7 ride programs (Novice, Kids, Women, Race Groups 1-5, Time Trial)
- 30km of MTB trails
- 3 Social events
- Sponsor discounts
- Road Rules, Safety & Advocacy
- On-line community forum
- Teaching and mentoring
- Race Teams & Coaching
Step 1: Register a web account with WCC. (*Required*)
Step 2: Register a WCC club membership with CCN Bikes (OCA Affiliate)
Note: If you have any complications in the registration through CCN, please contact them directly (888) 988-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.