It will be cold, please bring lots of warm gear, you can always remove excess gear but can not put on gear you did not bring.
Lots of different terrain and scenery on this 70km ride. We can stop in Campbellville at the flying monkey to refuel. Lots of options to alter the route during the ride to suite the needs of the group. We will take it easy considering how early we are in the season and how few riding days we have had this spring. Average pace on the flats will be between 26-28km/h. Good chance to refresh our bike handling skills and group riding skills. On the longer hills we will allow riders to climb at their own pace and we will regroup at the top of the climb. Weather is not looking promising so look back here for the go/no-go call on Sunday no later than 7:15am.
***PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE*** By popular demand, this Sunday morning is starting at the new start time of 8:00am!! We’ll head south and make our way through Kilbride and then head into Carlisle for a coffee stop. We’ll be heading back north up Millborough and Watson. We’ll be sticking to the posted 26 – 28kph average for this ride. Fingers crossed for a beautiful day.
RIDE CANCELLED -3 temperatures, nasty winds and some precip later in the afternoon means the official ride is cancelled. If any hard core want to ride an unofficial ride, please dress warm and ride safe! As much as a trip out to the Forks would provide some awesome scenery, the crowded roads and wintery weather make that unreasonable. So lets stick closer to home on some familiar roads and some great scenery to boot! We’ll stop at the Flying Monkey at the half way point. To shorten the route, simply continue on 25 heading back towards Arkel. If the feels-like temps are below zero and winds look excessive the ride will be cancelled, call made by 10am.