Well, this is it, ladies and gents. The last Wednesday social ride of the year. We’ll start, as per usual, at the East End Library branch at 6:00pm sharp. Lights are definitely a good option this time of year in the evenings, especially with sunset getting earlier and earlier.
Let’s make the final Wednesday rides of the year as fantastic as the rest have been. Solid communication up and down the line, and smooth, steady rolling.
Please remember the Wednesday group ride pace guidelines: A: 28-30km/h; B: 26-28km/h; C: 24-26km/h
A and B route:
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.