Sunday Aug 23rd 8 AM Gravel Ride

Sunday gravel rides continue! This gravel ride is for all members. 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 locationGuelph Youth Music Centre (not the library). Plenty of parking for those arriving by car.

To sign up for this ride, you must complete the registration form found 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 Bellwood at the halfway point. Bring cash or card and a mask. Best butter tarts around!

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

The Route.

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NEW START TIME 6:00 PM Tuesday Aug 18th Group Road Rides

Weather update: RIDE IS ON

The days are getting shorter. 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. 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  –  56 km

B Group – Moderate  28-30 kph   –  54 km

C Group – Leisurely  25-27 kph   –  51 km

NEW 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 6:30 pm.

Bring lights. See you soon!

New start time: 6:00PM

See maps below for the different group routes.

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Sunday August 16th 8:00 AM Road Ride – Moderate 89K

UPDATE: RIDE IS ON. We may shorten the ride and the pit stop to get home before the forecasted showers. Let’s try Gabhan’s (ie, Meg’s) ride from last week again– 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. 

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 08/16, 8am – 84km Gravel Combined Ride

Morning update: RIDE IS ON. Radar showing a slight chance of rain toward the tail end of the ride, but hopefully we luck out like last week.
The popular Sunday gravel rides continue, and with an updated format! We will be hosting a single gravel ride for all members to join, and this will be the format for the remainder of the season. The maximum pace for the ride will average 24-27kmh. If the group splits, we will regroup regularly throughout the route, so that the various pace groups can recombine and so no one is left behind!

Start time: 8:00am

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

To sign up for this ride, you must complete the registration form found HERE.
All steps in the form MUST be completed.


The maximum number of riders able to join will be 15. Once the cap is reached, the sign-up form will automatically close.

We will have an early-ish refreshments stop, as there will not really be anywhere later in the ride to refill and refuel. We’ll stop briefly in Elora around the 33km mark.

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

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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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