Big MTB Rides Sunday September 22nd, 2019

** UPDATED Sept 18 ** As the sunset creeps earlier and earlier the weekday club rides have wrapped up for a year. Its time to go off-road and breathe some more life into the season. Come join your fellow club members for the inaugural SRCC Big MTB Ride on Sunday September 22nd. Please click the link below and fill out the sign up form so we know how many riders to expect. If you are unsure of your ability level or speed choices, no problem, make your best guess, and you change on the day of the ride if necessary. All rides start at the same time so you can select a group you feel comfortable with.

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SRCC Big MTB Rides

Local 42km and 40km routes.
Sunday September 22nd, 2019
    10:00 AM Start (all groups)

  • The rides start and end at Fixed Gear Brewing, with a free beer at the end
  • There are multiple speed/skill groups, however as some of the trails can be quite challenging, intermediate to advanced MTB skills is recommended.
  • There is a rest/snack stop along the way
  • Rain or shine unless truly miserable



Final Thursday Night ABC Ride, September 5, 6PM

It’s the last official weeknight ride of the year. We are going to be doing 58km for the A group and 50km for the B/C group. This is the same route that John Lyall took us on two weeks ago. We will be turning off on Harris (50 side Road) in Rockwood to avoid the road construction and a section of Hwy. 7 as well. We will turn left onto Salmon and then right onto Joliffe before we return to 7. There should be enough light to make it home, but lights are a good idea (especially if you have a bit of a ride home after we conclude at the Arkell Rd. Church). Let’s be good road users and make sure to stop at all red lights and stop signs, as well as going single file on Hwy. 24 near Guelph Lake. Stay classy SRCC!


Final Wednesday Social Ride (A/B & C) – 09/04, 6pm + Try-A-Ride

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:

C route:


Last TIN Ride – Tuesday September 3rd 6:00 PM

RIDE IS ON! Sunset at 7:54, risk of at Thunderstorms at 8:00 PM.

6:00 PM Start for the last TIN Ride of the season and EC is currently saying the likelihood of precip at 8:00pm is ‘High’… but the radar is looking not too bad for the near future!

By the way, did I mention that this is the LAST Tuesday Interval Night of the 2019 season!  Be there for fun and games and camaraderie! A distant voice was faintly heard like a child whispering a sad secret, “…but the temperatures are just getting perfect again…”. Heavy sigh. And so it was, fleeting.

Here’s all the cut and paste…

Whether you’re looking for another ride during the week or training, this ride has something for all riders! And come late or leave early if you like, the repeating loop offers a lot of flexibility.

Ride begins at the Arkell United Church not the Library! See map below.

This is a fun evening of riding where ALL club members can participate and work on the elements they desire: fitness, speed, endurance or just another nice night for a ride.

Riders will be organized into appropriate groups of their choosing. Relaxed and Moderate groups will ride in a Social Paceline rotation and more Advanced groups will focus on High Intensity Interval Training. The circuit is comprised of quiet rural roads. There will be everything from a dedicated “Learn to Group Ride” wave, all the way up to Hammerfest.

Check out our TIN Ride web page for all the details. From the serious racer to the recreational rider, this is a terrific addition to your week. This ride has something for everyone. You are in for a treat!

Please employ good hand signals to your fellow riders pointing out any and all road hazards on the route and be steady, smooth and predictable.