Club Kit Store Open Again!


You may have been waiting for it, or it may just be a pleasant surprise, but either way we’re happy to announce a second club kit order window for the year. Starting right now until Friday August 21st! Head to https://www.sugoicustomorder.com/speedriver-Aug2020 to begin shopping.

Some further details for you, in FAQ fashion:

What if I don’t know my size?
Sugoi Custom has an excellent Fit and Sizing Guide for their custom gear. It goes over the different fit options for each model on offer (ie., RS versus Evolution fit differences), and has Sizing Charts that allow you to order the right size with confidence.

I am really on the fence about sizing. Is there a fit kit?
Unfortunately we can’t offer a fit kit at the moment. The Fit and Sizing Guide is very accurate however and worse case our members have been able to sell items that didn’t fit on our club forum.

Is this the last chance in 2020 to order SRCC club kit?
Yes! The next window will be early in 2021.

I really loved coming into Speed River Bicycle to pick up my kit and drop snacks off for the mechanics who work on my bike there. Do I have to get it shipped to my house for $15?
Unfortunately, yes. Offering $15 flat shipping to have the kit delivered to your home streamlines the entire process of getting your order to you. Having Sugoi pack and mail orders reduces any confusion with orders, and gets you your fresh new kit faster!

Why are there two different colour jerseys available?
Great question! As cycling and vulnerable road-user’s safety comes to the forefront, we worked with one of our sponsors (Even Construction) to offer a brighter, more visible yellow kit. Now you don’t have to choose between representing your favourite local cycling club and upping your safety! Please note: our “official” jersey (for racing purposes, if you choose to represent SRCC at OCA events) remains the blue jersey. 

I have a question that wasn’t covered here. Who do I contact?
Please send any questions you might have regarding our 2020 kit order to our Vice President, Rich Lyle at  rich@speedrivercyclingclub.org.

Hope you are staying safe and enjoying the great weather,
 

Your SRCC Board

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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 August 9th 8:00 AM Road Ride – Moderate 89K

RIDE CANCELLED A family emergency has left us without a ride leader for this ride. Apologies for the short notice.

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A nice meander east of the city. There will be a pit stop at Andrew’s Farm Market at 50K, bring a mask and some money for that. This nice little road ride will have you back in time for lunch.

Start time: 8 AM 

Start location: The Guelph East End Public Library. Plenty of parking for those arriving by car. 

To join the ride, you will need to complete and submit the sign-up form, found HERE. All steps listed in the form MUST be completed.

Check back here for weather cancellation announcement, it will be posted no less than one hour before the ride.

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Sunday August 9th 8:00 AM Gravel Ride – Leisurely 82K

Radar is showing a bit of rain toward the start of the ride, but clearing shortly after. Might be a little damp at the start, but it’ll be gorgeous after. RIDE IS ON!

Lets’ try this again. This is last weeks cancelled gravel ride redux. It’s looking good for this Sunday and we’re excited about this route.

Start time: 8 AM 

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

We’ll be meeting separately from the ‘Moderate’ riders. Our meeting place will be the South end of the parking lot near the building (see image below). 

We’re going to head up the Kissing Bridge trail, over the ‘Flat Side of the Bridge’, check out Sandy Hills, then wind our way over to Elora for a nice coffee break at about the 50 km mark.  We’ll aim for a 22-24 kph average, depending on the makeup of the ride. 

To join the ride, you will need to complete and submit the sign-up form, found HERE. All steps listed in the form MUST be completed.

Check back here for weather cancellation announcement, it will be posted no less than one hour before the ride.

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Sunday August 9th, 8am – Moderate Gravel Ride

6:30am update: Radar is showing a bit of rain toward the start of the ride, but clearing shortly after. Might be a little damp at the start, but it’ll be gorgeous after. RIDE IS ON!
Alright, let’s try this again, shall we?
The gravel rides continue! And who else would you expect to lead a gravel ride than your friendly neighbourhood gravel nut?

Start time: 8am

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

We’ll be meeting separately from the ‘Leisurely’ riders. Our meeting place will be the North end of the parking lot (see image below).

We’re going to explore the Walter Bean Trail through KW, heading there via the Kissing Bridge Trailway, and heading home along some gravel roads to the west of the city. We’ll stop for refreshments at about the 51km mark. The official end point will be at Speedvale Rd and Elmira Rd N.

To join the ride, you will need to complete and submit the sign-up form, found HERE. All steps listed in the form MUST be completed.

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

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Tuesday Aug 4th 6:30 PM Group Road Rides

RIDE CANCELLED Environment Canada has issued a Tornado Warning, that can make for quite a head wind on a ride, not to mention other problems. It doesn’t rain all summer…

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After last Tuesday’s great success we are looking to add a bit more distance for all and a little more top end for our A group. It truly was great to see so many familiar faces last week and a few new ones as well – a special welcome to our new club members and many thanks to those that helped them during the evening!

Again, 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  –  62 km

B Group – Moderate  28-30 kph   –  56 km

C Group – Leisurely  25-27 kph   –  53 km

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

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

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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