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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Sunday July 26th 8:00 AM Gravel Ride – Moderate 82K

This Sunday is the first official day of club rides in 2020 and the first official club gravel rides (not counting the BGR event last year).

Start Time: 8:00 AM, please be ready to pedal then.

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

We are required to meet separately from the ‘Leisurely’ gravel riders. Our group will be at the north end of the parking lot. See below.

The gravel route is a nice one that uses some Kissing Bridge Trailway and a lot of gravel roads up and around Elora & Fergus.

There will be a coffee/snack stop in Elora

To join this ride, you need to fill in the sign-up form and the link is HERE

You need to follow all the instructions in that link to join the ride. We are capped at 12 riders total – the form will disappear once we have a full roster.

The weather is looking good with a nice starting temperature and then rising. Bring lots of water and electrolytes. See you then!

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Last TIN Ride – Tuesday September 3rd 6:00 PM

RIDE IS ON! Sunset at 7:54, risk of at Thunderstorms at 8:00 PM.

6:00 PM Start for the last TIN Ride of the season and EC is currently saying the likelihood of precip at 8:00pm is ‘High’… but the radar is looking not too bad for the near future!

By the way, did I mention that this is the LAST Tuesday Interval Night of the 2019 season!  Be there for fun and games and camaraderie! A distant voice was faintly heard like a child whispering a sad secret, “…but the temperatures are just getting perfect again…”. Heavy sigh. And so it was, fleeting.

Here’s all the cut and paste…

Whether you’re looking for another ride during the week or training, this ride has something for all riders! And come late or leave early if you like, the repeating loop offers a lot of flexibility.

Ride begins at the Arkell United Church not the Library! See map below.

This is a fun evening of riding where ALL club members can participate and work on the elements they desire: fitness, speed, endurance or just another nice night for a ride.

Riders will be organized into appropriate groups of their choosing. Relaxed and Moderate groups will ride in a Social Paceline rotation and more Advanced groups will focus on High Intensity Interval Training. The circuit is comprised of quiet rural roads. There will be everything from a dedicated “Learn to Group Ride” wave, all the way up to Hammerfest.

Check out our TIN Ride web page for all the details. From the serious racer to the recreational rider, this is a terrific addition to your week. This ride has something for everyone. You are in for a treat!

Please employ good hand signals to your fellow riders pointing out any and all road hazards on the route and be steady, smooth and predictable.

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TIN Ride – Tuesday August 27th 6:00 PM

RIDE CANCELLED Very wet and more rain on the way.

Rain is currently predicted… however, things can change. Please check back here for final weather call. Cancellation will be posted no later than 5:00 PM.

By the way, this is the second last Tuesday Interval Night of the 2019 season! How time flies when your having fun with friends!

And, you’ve read it all before, but here it is again…

Whether you’re looking for another ride during the week or training, this ride has something for all riders! And come late or leave early if you like, the repeating loop offers a lot of flexibility.

Ride begins at the Arkell United Church not the Library! See map below.

This is a fun evening of riding where ALL club members can participate and work on the elements they desire: fitness, speed, endurance or just another nice night for a ride.

Riders will be organized into appropriate groups of their choosing. Relaxed and Moderate groups will ride in a Social Paceline rotation and more Advanced groups will focus on High Intensity Interval Training. The circuit is comprised of quiet rural roads. There will be everything from a dedicated “Learn to Group Ride” wave, all the way up to Hammerfest.

Check out our TIN Ride web page for all the details. From the serious racer to the recreational rider, this is a terrific addition to your week. This ride has something for everyone. You are in for a treat!

Please employ good hand signals to your fellow riders pointing out any and all road hazards on the route and be steady, smooth and predictable.

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