Sunday Sept 27th 9 AM Gravel Ride – All Members

This Sunday’s Gravel ride will take us south through some places you may not have been before. Weather is looking to be nice and warm with a high of 26 degrees. The start might be coolish – dress appropriately.

We have a rest/re-fuel stop at 45 km at the Danish Place (bring cash/card and a mask). Check out their menu here.

If the group splits, we will regroup throughout the ride and no one will be left behind. Try loading the course into your bike computer if you have one. RWGPS has lots of on-line help.

Start time: 9 AM

Start location: Guelph Youth Music Centre

Register HERE. Note: All steps in the form must be completed!

The ride is capped at 15 participants. Once the cap is reached, the registration link will automatically close.

The route:

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Sunday Sept 6th 8 AM Gravel Ride – All Members

Sunday Gravel Rides will continue into October

This ride will take us to beautiful downtown Floradale. Also through Yatton, Elmira, West Montrose, Winterbourne, Wissenburg and Ariss before returning back to Guelph.

If the group splits, we will regroup throughout the ride and no one will be left behind. Try loading the course into your bike computer if you have one. RWGPS has lots of on-line help.

Start time: 8:00am

Start location: Guelph Youth Music Centre (not the library). Plenty of parking for those arriving by car.

Register HERE. All steps in the form MUST be completed.

The ride is capped at 15. Once the cap is reached, the sign-up form will automatically close.

There will be a refreshments stop in Elmira at the Cafe ‘Local Renaissance’ at 53.5km. Bring cash or card and a mask.

Final call regarding weather cancellation will be made no later than 7am on Sunday morning.

The Route.

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Tuesday Sept 1st 6:00 PM Group Road Rides

Weather Update: RIDE IS ON

Second last evening road ride for the 2020 season, boo! What a strange year. The sun is setting earlier, we should be home before dark, but bring lights.

The protocol is still the same. Three waves: Fast, Medium and Leisurely. Each wave will meet separately from the others. Please see the satellite map for your meeting spot. 

The evening is strictly social pace-line format without surging or breaking apart. We’re looking for great group riding dynamics with good communications and hand signals. Be sure to see all our relevant web pages on Responsibilities, Group Ride GuidelinesSafetyPace-line and New Member information.

In the case of bad weather we are pre-scheduled for Wednesday as the rain date. Check back here for a weather cancellation announcement, it will be posted no less than one hour before the ride.

To join a ride, you need to fill in the appropriate sign-up form.  Click on the following links: 

A Group – Advanced: 31-33 kph

B Group – Moderate  28-30 kph

C Group – Leisurely  25-27 kph

Start time: 6:00 PM, please be ready to pedal then. The days are getting shorter.

Start location: Arkell, the intersection of Watson and Arkell Roads 

Please follow all the instructions in the link to join the ride. We are capped at 12 riders per group – the forms will disappear once each group is filled.

If you have any questions, please contact our Membership Experience Director, Meg

Below is the gathering locations for the three speed groups in Arkell. Give yourself enough time to be there and ready to pedal at 6:00 pm.

See maps below for the different group routes.

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Sunday Aug 23rd 8 AM Gravel Ride

Sunday gravel rides continue! This gravel ride is for all members. If the group splits, we will regroup throughout the ride and no one will be left behind. Try loading the course into your bike computer if you have one. RWGPS has lots of on-line help.

Start time: 8:00am

Start locationGuelph Youth Music Centre (not the library). Plenty of parking for those arriving by car.

To sign up for this ride, you must complete the registration form found HERE. All steps in the form MUST be completed.

The ride is capped at 15. Once the cap is reached, the sign-up form will automatically close.

There will be a refreshments stop in Bellwood at the halfway point. Bring cash or card and a mask. Best butter tarts around!

Final call regarding weather cancellation will be made no later than 7am on Sunday morning.

The Route.

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NEW START TIME 6:00 PM Tuesday Aug 18th Group Road Rides

Weather update: RIDE IS ON

The days are getting shorter. We will be departing in three waves. Each wave will meet separately from the other waves. Please see the map below for your meeting spot. 

The evening is strictly social pace-line format without surging, racing or breaking apart. We’re looking for great group riding dynamics with good communications and hand signals. Be sure to see all our relevant web pages on Responsibilities, Group Ride GuidelinesSafetyPace-line and New Member information.

In the case of bad weather we are pre-scheduled for Wednesday as the rain date. Check back here for a weather cancellation announcement, it will be posted no less than one hour before the ride.

To join a ride, you need to fill in the appropriate sign-up form.  Click on the following links: 

A Group – Advanced: 31-33 kph  –  56 km

B Group – Moderate  28-30 kph   –  54 km

C Group – Leisurely  25-27 kph   –  51 km

NEW Start time: 6:00 PM, please be ready to pedal then. The days are getting shorter.

Start location: Arkell, the intersection of Watson and Arkell Roads 

Please follow all the instructions in the link to join the ride. We are capped at 12 riders per group – the forms will disappear once each group is filled.

If you have any questions, please contact our Membership Experience Director, Meg

Below is the gathering locations for the three speed groups in Arkell. Give yourself enough time to be there and ready to pedal at 6:30 pm.

Bring lights. See you soon!

New start time: 6:00PM

See maps below for the different group routes.

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Tuesday Aug 11th 6:30 PM Group Road Rides

The COVID era is presenting some unique challenges – we are learning and evolving to make things work well for everyone. After last Tuesday’s Tornado warnings (cancelled 2 minutes before the ride start!) we are now pre-scheduling Wednesday as the rain date. Check back here for a weather cancellation announcement, it will be posted no less than one hour before the ride.

To be clear, if this ride is cancelled, it will run on Wednesday and there is no need to sign up again, just show up on Wednesday at Arkell ready to pedal at 6:30PM.

We will be departing in three waves. Each wave will meet separately from the other waves. Please see the map below for your meeting spot.  The evening is strictly social pace-line format without surging, racing or breaking apart. Be sure to see all our relevant web pages on Responsibilities, Group Ride Guidelines, Safety, Pace-line and New Member information.

To join a ride, you need to fill in the appropriate sign-up form.  Click on the following links: 

A Group – Advanced: 31-33 kph  –  59 km

B Group – Moderate  28-30 kph   –  57 km

C Group – Leisurely  25-27 kph   –  53 km

Start time: 6:30 PM, please be ready to pedal then. 

Start location: Arkell, the intersection of Watson and Arkell Roads 

Please follow all the instructions in the link to join the ride. We are capped at 12 riders per group – the forms will disappear once each group is filled.

If you have any questions, please contact our Membership Experience Director, Meg

Below is the gathering locations for the three speed groups in Arkell. Give yourself enough time to be there and ready to pedal at 6:30 pm. See you soon!

See maps below for the different group routes.

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