Looks like the weather will be decent for a loop up to Belwood Lake then heading down toward West Montrose and back into Guelph. We will have the option of stopping for a coffee if we so desire in Elora. See you guys at 9AM tomorrow.
Well it’s a bit warmer so lets meander through the countryside around Erin and Hillsburg. Food stop will be in Hillsburg.
Does this route have hills? Yep a few big ones on sideroad 17, those that want can go all out on them but we will all regroup at the stop sign at the end of the road and the overall elevation isn’t crazy.
Does this route have gravel? Yep it has a bit of gravel, sometimes riding through a bit of gravel is safer than busy roads in my opinion.
Good luck to all Club Members riding Paris to Ancaster!
Fingers crossed we could actually have the first Sunday ride of the year!
I’ve planned a scenic route along the escarpment to kick it off. For anyone who’s still feeling a bit of the winter season in the legs there is a convenient option to turn back at 50km making it a still long but more manageable 80km ride. For everyone else we will continue on to Appleby Line for a short-cut of the southbound climb before heading down the escarpment and back up the less frequently visited 14th Side Road climb. If after Appleby your legs need a rest you could also wait at the top of 14th Side Road as we will be regrouping after the climbs.
We’ll be stopping for refreshments at The Flying Monkey Bike Shop before heading back to Guelph.