A variation on the classic Fergus-Elora loop – let’s go clockwise! We’ll head to Maryhill first, then to Elora, where we can stop for a coffee if we wish, then off to Fergus and back home. A short gravel section on Jones Baseline, but it’s a beautiful, quiet road that shouldn’t be missed!
Official ride end point will be the trailhead for the Royal Recreational Trail/GORBA trails on Victoria Rd N.
Gorgeous conditions predicted for a classic CW loop that takes us down Watsonburg, past Crief and into Hespeler for a halfway stop at Creme Cafe (bring some cash for that). Then we continue up Chilligo to Maryhill, Ariss and back home all in time for lunch. EC says we’ll have a cool start of 15 degrees with no humidity and almost no wind and finishing under complete sun and 21 degrees. We’ll be riding at a leisurely 26 to 28 kph average. Apply your sunscreen under your arm warmers (weird!).
Be sure to join in for this very unique ride. We guarantee you will be riding in places you’ve never ridden before!
The Essentials: A 70 km Multi Surface Ride in and around Guelph. Start and finish is at Fixed Gear Brewing (our newest sponsor!) Pre-registration is available HERE Please sign up so that we can make all necessary arrangements to accommodate all riders.
70km route, 62km of which are within city limits!
Free parking, gear storage on site, and family-friendly
Three groups of various paces: Leisurely, Medium, and Fast, with a staggered start to finish at a similar time
9:00 AM Leisurely pace with Meg Thorburn
9:30 AM Medium pace with your VP, Rich Lyle
9:45 AM “Fast” pace with the Prez, James ‘CX’ Fedosov
Open to Club Members only (another great reason to join!)
Post ride food courtesy of ‘Street Food Guelph’ (available to purchase).
One complimentary beer from FGB (thanks, Fixed Gear!) then cash bar
Non-club members, friends, and family are more than welcome to join us after for food and drink
Rain or shine
Please note there are no other official club rides on this date
We think you’ll love the route, and we know you’ll love the company, so come join the fun!
7am UPDATE: Looks like we might get a light sprinkling right before the ride. Otherwise, everything looks clear. Ride is on!
A rambley route along some familiar roads to the West. We’ll explore Hespeler, swing by Kitchener, and cruise through Breslau, Maryhill, and Ariss before hitting a small section of the Kissing Bridge Trailway rail trail for a nice tailwind push home. Options for stops in either Hespeler at the 30km mark, or in Maryhill at the 60km mark.