CCC Offers Safe Passage to Brazilian Cycling Team During Pan Am Training Rides

See below for an exciting news release inviting visiting Pan Am cyclists to join our club rides for some early morning training!

Cabbagetownbicycleclub_ 2 white


Cabbagetown Cycling Club extends their services as ride guides to Pan Am medal hopefuls

The Cabbagetown Cycling Club, out of concern for the Brazilian Cycling Team’s recent ride up the Don Valley Parkway is offering its services to the South American cyclists as ride guides as they prepare for Saturday’s road race. “We’re hoping to extend some host-city hospitality and use our knowledge of inner city routes to give them a good workout,” said Wil Mills, founder of the club.

The Brazilian team made news last Sunday when their training ride accidentally turned onto the Don Valley Parkway. They luckily avoided an accident with speeding cars and had to be escorted off the 400 Series highway by Toronto Police.

Cabbagetown Cycling Club is the closest cycling club to the Pan-Am Athletes Village. It runs regular weekday and weekend morning rides that snake through the city, leaving the Jet Fuel Café on Parliament Street and heading out to the Toronto Zoo, among other routes. These training circuits have been designed to provide the maximum amount of uninterrupted road while also keeping riders safe from heavy congestion.

“As local Torontonians with decades of history riding these streets, we have local expertise we’d like to share with all visiting cycling teams so that they can train hard and stay focused on their fitness – not dangerous traffic conditions,” said Mills.

Cabbagetown Cycling Club’s next ride is tomorrow, Thursday, June 16, beginning bright and early at 5:50 a.m. They hope for a few Brazilian additions and an unusually high pace.

Cabbagetown Cycling Club is a community based group of advocates, racers, enthusiasts and commuters. Our mandate is to promote safe cycling within the city of Toronto while developing a sense of community through weekly group rides, training/tech seminars and other social events. Visit for more information.

Contact information: Eric Dillane, 647-522-8428 or