A combined-ish ride taking us up through Fergus, Elora, West Montrose, Maryhill, and returning to the north end of the city. This will be a combined start for the A/B/C groups (final groupings determined at the library). The A/B group will have a longer option if they wish to continue down to Hespeler and arrive back in Guelph via the South End.
Coffee stop in Elora.
Note: we will be taking a 8km section of the Elora-Cataract rail trail to arrive in Fergus (Because it’s me, and I always love me some gravel). Hard-packed gravel, nothing to worry about, folks. A little Vitamin G never hurt anyone.
A/B route extension:
It’s here! It’s finally here! The SRCC Big Guelph Gravel Ride will start and finish at Fixed Gear Brewery (20 Alma Street S). The Brewery will be open at 8:30am if you want to store a change of clothes for the post-ride social.
Ride departure times are as follows:
Leisurely – 9:00 AM with Meg Thorburn
Medium – 9:30 AM with Rich Lyle
“Fast” – 9:45 AM with James Fedosov
Bring cash for the food truck at the post-ride social (the brewery takes cash and card).
Please review the emailed instructions, course notes, and other details. And if you haven’t pre-registered yet, the link to do so is HERE.
Please note: the usual Sunday Club rides will not be running, because of this event. Hope to see you out with us, if you’re riding!
7am UPDATE: Looks like we might get a light sprinkling right before the ride. Otherwise, everything looks clear. Ride is on!
A rambley route along some familiar roads to the West. We’ll explore Hespeler, swing by Kitchener, and cruise through Breslau, Maryhill, and Ariss before hitting a small section of the Kissing Bridge Trailway rail trail for a nice tailwind push home.
Options for stops in either Hespeler at the 30km mark, or in Maryhill at the 60km mark.