Welcome back for a new school year!
To join McGill Cycling for 2020-2021, just follow this simple three-step process:

  1. Navigate to the following page
  2. Click on ‘McGill Community’ if you are a McGill student or have a McGill ID. Otherwise, click the register button on ‘General Community’ to register for an Athletics account.
  3. Once you have signed in, click on ‘Memberships/Courses’.
  4. Navigate to ‘Sports Clubs’ at the bottom of the page.
  5. Click 'View Programs.
  6. You should then see the option to pay for either the McGill Cycling Club - Club Fee and McGill Cycling Club - Team Membership.

If you’re a potential new member reading this, be sure to read on to learn more about what we have to offer you. We have a lot of plans for this year. We’re going to host team socials, give individual attention to beginner riders, get people racing, and continue the excellent training camps and programs that we offer.

There are three levels of membership:
Club: This costs $50 and gives you access to all our rides and winter training, our super awesome cycling clothes at cost, and our discount at our affiliated bike shop.
Team: This costs $125, includes all of the above, but also allows you to race with us - because of our sponsors, we are often able to at least partially sponsor transportation, travel, and race fees, so the increased team fee will certainly save you money over any other way to race your bike. The team training camp down in South Carolina, as well as our Fall Training Campduring the winter reading week is also only open to team members.
Alumni and Non-McGill Student Pricing: This costs $187.50 and gives you all the same access as our student team members.
Note: You can always upgrade to a team membership from a club membership if you are unsure.
As a heads up, our weekly rides will be starting either the first or second week of school, and there are several events planned for September, including a training weekend, tryouts (informal), and hopefully a (socially distanced) get-together. Keep an eye on the forum and Like us on Facebook if you haven’t already. We’re so pumped for this year, and we are eager to see everyone on the road or in the gym.

Many of our members record their rides on Strava. It's a great resource for finding routes and keeping up with everyone.

Check out what we've been up to!

During the Fall

Le Club Rides: These run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings and are usually about 1 hour long, followed by a stop for coffee. They’re a good way to see some of the roads if you’re new to Montreal and want to go with a group. More information can be found here.
KOM/TPR: On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, we run our King/Queen of the Mountain and Team Point Ride series. KOM is a hill ride that takes place on Mount Royal and approximately follows the course of the Montreal GP. TPR is a ride that takes place on the Montreal F1 track. Both rides have point systems for those who want to engage in some friendly competition! Expect these to begin around the second week of school with more info forthcoming in posts.
Pie/Coffee Weekend Rides: These won’t be following any schedule, but periodically we will be going for group rides on weekends (and now that school is online, likely weekdays too!). Watch on the forum for these rides, or post about one if you don’t see any but would like to go with a group!

Winter Training

When there's snow on the ground, we would normally transition to spinning in the gym. Unfortunately, as it stands we are uncertain about whether we will be able to have indoor spins at the McGill gym through the winter. Options including group zwift + zoom rides are being explored to replace these. Toguri (indoor, coached spin classes) will be offered in the fall and winter. All the details will be posted on the forum!

Spring Fun

Training Camp: every year, a training camp is hosted by McGill Cycling during March reading week. The camp lasts almost the entirety of the break, usually from the first Saturday until the last Sunday. It consists of 8-9 days of riding with many different routes and levels of training available! In previous years, this has usually been held in South Carolina which has much more agreeable weather than Montreal at that time of year. Whether or not we will be able to travel to the US in the Spring is still TBD due to COVID-19. In the event that we are unable to travel, we are looking into some equally fun alternatives!