SRCC Gives input on Guelph’s upcoming Cycling Map

SRCC was represented and gave input on the City of Guelph’s Cycling Facilities Map update process held on April 18th, 2019 at City Hall with the Engineering and Transportation department hosted by Benita van Miltenburg – Sustainable Transportation Coordinator. The process is a first in many steps to laying out a newer and better City of Guelph Cycling Map that will be used by citizens and visitors wishing to cycle safely throughout our city. It will also be referenced for future improvements to the city’s cycling infrastructure. SRCC was one of five community stake holders represented at the round table discussions. One (among many) recommendation was to have the SRCC web address and logo more prominently displayed on the map.

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9 SRCC Members Damn the Torpedoes in 7th Annual Steaming Nostril Bicycle Race

From Environment Canada’s Special Weather Statement for Waterloo Wellington: “Freezing rain warning in effect… significant rainfall likely… precipitation may start as snow, ice pellets or freezing rain… winds gusting to 70 km …ground is still partially frozen…with a high of plus 1.” That was the weather for Cycle Waterloo’s Steaming Nostril multi surface bicycle race held today in Waterloo region. And what a great day for a bike race it was not! Speed River Cycling Club was well represented in, ahem, less than ideal conditions. El Presidente, James Fedosov, was our highest finisher in 9th position suffering the loss of feeling in both feet and brain for most of the race. Mike Framst took the next best position for the club at 42nd overall. And third best went to long time club member Ron Ferwerda at 67th all while on a single speed bike, impressive Ron! Speaking of impressive efforts and results, brand new club member Chancie Knights was fifth place Female overall, also on a single speed in a field of entirely multi speed bikes! Well done Chancie! Frozen digits were complimentary for all participants and thawed with bowls of chili afterwards. Hats off to Gord Drewitt, Marco Niro la Toretta, Kelly Legge, David Harvey and Andrew Krucker who gave it their best in what can only be described as some of the worst cycling conditions imaginable. Organizers promised that next year’s weather will be better. I am not a fan of finisher’s pins, but survivor medals may have been in order. When next you see these fine fellow club members be sure to congratulate them on their performances, or chide them for their maniacal sense of adventure, I trust they will accept both. And hopefully by then, they will have stopped shivering.

A wet and cold Gord Drewitt and racing fans at kilometer 38 near picturesque Linwood, ON.








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Club Work Night – Side Road 25 Corner Sweeping Wednesday April 3rd 6:30 PM

These corners are notorious for not being swept by the county and we end up tip-toeing through the sand all season. So lets all chip in before riding begins and make quick work of increasing our safety. Especially since this road is instrumental in our new ‘all member ride‘ Tuesday Interval Night (TIN). Grab (or borrow) a push broom and meet us at 6:30 PM at the corner of the 25th Side Road and Townline . This will go quickly with more hands on deck. What a great way to contribute to your club and sport (and kick off the season)! Looking forward to seeing you there!

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2019 Spring Social

You are invited to kick off the 2019 SRCC Season on Saturday March 23rd with your fellow club members at 5 Queen Street! Catch up on the happenings of winter subterranean training and look forward to above ground real-world riding. Bring your significant otter and let them meet the nice & sweaty people you spend some of your evenings and Sunday mornings with (while they are still reasonably presentable). BYOB and a snack to share for the food table. Hope to see you then. Start is 7PM. Hopefully the ice will be off the driveway!

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Club Kit on Sale!

We’re offering all our club clothing on sale for just a few weeks so now’s a great time to save some cash and get some new kit. We will be replenishing our stock in 2019 so get as much as you want. Sale expires January 24th 2019.

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