A rich part of the Waterloo Cycling Clubs history is a Big Ride.  A Saturday ride, near the end of the road cycling season, to celebrate the great cycling we’ve all done through the summer and to raise money for a local cause.

If you ride on the road with WCC then in 2017 this will be Your Big Ride!  There will be three distances to challenge you: 100km, 160km and 240km.


 The Ride

Date: Saturday August 26th
Time: Ride will start at 8:00am (arrive at least 15 minutes in advance)

Departure Location:  Sir John A MacDonald North Parking Lot (location of the Wednesday Rec Ride)
Arrival Location: Clan Gregor Square

100km Route Link: Walton Loop
160km Route Link: Newry Loop
240km Route Link: Bayfield Loop

Getting to the Start Locations: The organizing committee is working to organize a shuttle service for you and your bike to easily to get to the start locations for the 160km and 100km routes.  More information will follow as we confirm the shuttle service.

Mechanical Support: Available throughout the ride, provided by Velofix.  Contact details for Velofix will be provided should support be required.

Rest Stops on Route: Rest stops will be established for the different routes.  When the rest stops are determined this page will be updated and details communicated to participants.

Lunch: Lunch is being sponsored by Freshii Waterloo and will be served in Bayfield at Clan Gregor Square park.  The park has washroom facilities.

Freshii logo Northfield & Weber
584 Weber St. N.


Friends in other clubs: For 2017 Your Big Ride is a WCC event, but we are happy to have friends from other clubs register and join us.  They must be OCA Affiliate members for insurance purposes.  Please contact us if you have a friend that would like to take part in the event.

The Cause

The Waterloo Cycling Club is thrilled to partner with Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington.  Alzheimer’s has touched many of us and the Society provides services to people living with dementia, and their families.  The funds we collect will go directly those in need locally!

In 2016 our club raised an amazing $12,000 with only one route distance of 240km.  With three distances in 2017 we have set an ambitious fundraising goal is $25,000!


Note: There is no money required up front to register.  By August 26th you need to have raised the expected amount (or contributed any amount you have not raised).

The registration for The Big Ride is done through the Alzheimer Society Memory Makers portal.  This will enable us to track both who is registered and easily start collection donations for this great cause.

Alzheimer Society Memory Makers Portal

Register on the site (link to “Join the Team” is just above the Fundraising Progress Thermometer on the right hand side) and fill in the required details as an individual.  There will be a default personal page set up for you, but I strongly recommend you customize this page with details about the ride and why you might be riding.

So the we know what route you are planning to tackle we also need you to sign up for a route using signup.com.

Sign Up For Your Route

Donation expectations:

Individuals: $200
Couples/Families: $300