Sunday September 6th, 8am Road Ride – 101k

This Sunday looks absolutely perfect for a long ride: little (forecasted) wind, sunny, nice and warm given that it’s September already!? When did that happen?

Let’s hope that the forecast comes true, and head out on some classic roads: the ride north of the Grand –featuring some fresh pavement on Middlebrook– is full of roads that SRCC riders have come to love. We’ll head north, then southeast along the river, and end with the West Montrose bridge and a nice, flat finish down Crowsfoot to bring it home. Perfect. See you there!

Start time: 8 AM 

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

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

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Sunday Sept 6th 8 AM Gravel Ride – All Members

Sunday Gravel Rides will continue into October

This ride will take us to beautiful downtown Floradale. Also through Yatton, Elmira, West Montrose, Winterbourne, Wissenburg and Ariss before returning back to Guelph.

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

Register 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 Elmira at the Cafe ‘Local Renaissance’ at 53.5km. Bring cash or card and a mask.

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

The Route.

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Tuesday Sept 1st 6:00 PM Group Road Rides

Weather Update: RIDE IS ON

Second last evening road ride for the 2020 season, boo! What a strange year. The sun is setting earlier, we should be home before dark, but bring lights.

The protocol is still the same. Three waves: Fast, Medium and Leisurely. Each wave will meet separately from the others. Please see the satellite map for your meeting spot. 

The evening is strictly social pace-line format without surging 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

B Group – Moderate  28-30 kph

C Group – Leisurely  25-27 kph

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 6:00 pm.

See maps below for the different group routes.

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Tuesday Aug 25th 6:00 PM Group Road Rides

It’s so great to see so many familiar (and new) faces coming out to the group rides – what great energy! Check the maps below for your ride.

Be ready to pedal at 6:00 PM.

We will be departing in three waves. Each wave will meet separately from the other waves. Please see the satellite map 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  –  60 km

B Group – Moderate  28-30 kph   –  55 km

C Group – Leisurely  25-27 kph   –  52 km

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 6:00 pm.

Bring lights. See you soon!

See maps below for the different group routes.

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SRCC Big Gravel Ride 2020!

We’re doing it again (again).

We had such a great event last year on a 70 km route which was almost entirely inside Guelph, we thought we would try one almost entirely outside of Guelph. And like last year, we guarantee there will be sections that are unknown territory for you.You may recall we posted this as a ride-it-by-yourself COVID version earlier this year, well now we will ride it as a club as permitted by provincial and OCA guidelines.

About the route: It’s 79.3 km long – 63% of it is unpaved. In the middle there is one very long, continuous 27.5 km gravel section – bolt on your gravel aero bars! The start and finish are at Fixed Gear Brewing, our sponsor. We have spots for up to 12 in each of the three speed groups, Fast, Medium and Leisurely, so sign up soon to insure you get a spot! Several club members have ridden this already and given their seal of approval. The route is really good!

Here are the details for our second-annual BGR


The Essentials:

August 30th, 2020, start and finish at Fixed Gear Brewing

First wave leaves at 8:00 AM

Pre-registration is mandatory and available HERE

The Details:

  • We are limited to how many people can be accommodated at Fixed Gear post ride as per current Health regulations, so, participants only.
  • Please note there are no other official club rides on this date
  • Rain or shine
  • 80km route
  • Free parking, gear storage on site, arrive early to stow some gear
  • Three groups of various paces: Leisurely, Medium, and Fast
  • Staggered start to finish at a similar time
    • 8:00 am Leisurely pace
    • 8:10 am Medium pace
    • 8:20 am Fast pace
  • The BGR 2020 is open to SRCC Club Members only
  • Post ride food provided by SRCC
  • Bring cash or card for post ride bevies
  • Bring a mask as it’s necessary when passing through the Fixed Gear Brewing building

Hope to see you there!

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