Sunday Gravel Ride | Sept 5, 2021 @ 8:00am

RIDE IS ON!!! It looks kind of dark right now, but it’s going to be a great day for riding!

And now for something a little different…..

SRCC road riders are intimately familiar with the paved roads south and east of Guelph in the Halton region. However, just off the beaten track are a cornucopia of trails and gravel roads you might not be aware of. We’re going to hit a number of fun spots including Robert Edmonson Conservation Area, Halton Agreement Forest and Hilton Falls before we take a slight detour into Campbellville for a mid-ride snack break.

After the break, we’ll backtrack a bit and hit Limehouse Road and keep going after it ends. Then we’ll ride the Snyder Tract, Mountsberg Conservation Area and then back into Guelph the same way we came down, except we’ll ride the trails on the east side of the Eramosa River north of Stone Road.

This is a bit of a longish one, but the temperature should be perfect for riding. Hope to see you all out there!

There are two groups: recreational and intermediate. Both use the same route at different paces. Check the schedule for complete details.

Recreational Gravel: 21-24 km/h average
Intermediate Gravel: 24-26 km/h average

Check back for weather cancellation posted no later than 7:00 AM.

Advance sign-up required. Click here: Sunday Gravel Rides. You will have to create an account on Signup.com

Start time: please be ready to pedal at 8:00 AM

Start location: The Guelph Youth Music Centre – GYMC

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Sunday Gravel Ride | Aug 22nd, 8:00 am

This one is called Kissing Flormira Wilson for obvious reasons. It was rained out a month ago, but the forecast is looking favourable this time.

If you’ve never been around the Floradale reservoir you’re in for a treat. We also cut through Edna and Daniel Martin’s Mennonite Maple Syrup farm with permission. Sorry, no Sunday sales. Too bad, a little syrup in your water = yum & zip)!

We will be taking a snack stop at halfway in Elmira at the ‘Local Renaissance’ cafe or the Circle K convenience store across the road. Bring cash/card and a mask for both.

There are two groups: recreational and intermediate. Both use the same route at different paces. Check the schedule for complete details.

Recreational Gravel: 21-24 km/h average
Intermediate Gravel: 24-26 km/h average

Check back for weather cancellation posted no later than 7:00 AM.

Register for this ride here: Sunday Gravel Rides

Start location: The Guelph Youth Music Centre – GYMC

Start time: please be ready to pedal at 8:00 AM

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SRCC Big Gravel Ride 2021!

Updated Route as of Saturday Night. Small change at the the very beginning and very end due to construction in Howitt Creek Park. The route is now 6km shorter. See below.

We’re doing it again! Back by popular demand, the SRCC Big Gravel Ride!

And like before, we guarantee there will be sections that are unknown territory for you. We will ride this as a club as permitted by provincial and OCA guidelines.

The Ride Event is for club members only and you must pre-register. No other club rides will run on this date.

About the route: It’s 83 km long. The start and finish are at Fixed Gear Brewing, our sponsor. There are three speed groups each with a different start time, Fast, Moderate and Recreational. Sign up soon to insure you get a spot! Several club members have ridden this already and given their seal of approval. The route is really special!


Here are the details for our third-annual BGR

The Essentials:

Sunday August 29th, 2021

First wave leaves at 8:00 AM

Start and finish is at Fixed Gear Brewing on Alma Street (the original location).

Pre-registration is mandatory and available here

The Details:

  • We are limited to how many people can be accommodated at Fixed Gear post ride as per current Health regulations, so, participants only.
  • Please note there are no other official club rides on this date
  • Rain or shine
  • 83km route
  • Free parking, gear storage on site, arrive early to stow some gear
  • Three groups of various paces: Fast, Moderate and Recreational
  • Staggered start to finish at a similar time
    • 8:00 am Recreational pace
    • 8:15 am Moderate pace
    • 8:30 am Fast pace
  • The BGR 2021 is open to SRCC Club Members only
  • One free beer per rider donated by our sponsor
  • Some post ride food provided by SRCC with more available to purchase
  • Bring cash or card for additional post ride bevies or food
  • Masks are mandatory when passing through the Fixed Gear Brewing building
  • Tires: Minimum 30 mm wide tires with some file tread recommended

Hope to see you there!

Your SRCC Board

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Sunday Gravel Ride | Aug 1st, 8:00 am

RIDE CANCELLED due to wet forecast, or perhaps we should just say ‘postponed’. This ride will run on Monday August 2nd starting at the same time and location.

Long weekends leave towns quieter than usual, which is an excellent time to take advantage of what’s in our own backyard. This route uses the best south Guelph has to offer, plus a lot of gravel and two-track further down. We will stop halfway at the The Danish Place, (which is open again – yay! … just not when we get there – boo!). Bring your own snacks – and a mask just in case.

The forecast is iffy at this point. Check back here for a weather cancellation posted no later than 7:00 am.

If this ride is cancelled on Sunday, it will run on Monday starting at the same time and location.

There are two groups: recreational and intermediate. Both use the same route at different paces. Check the schedule for complete details.

Recreational Gravel: 21-24 km/h average
Intermediate Gravel: 24-26 km/h average

Advance sign-up required. Click here: Sunday Gravel Rides.

Start location: The Guelph Youth Music Centre – GYMC

Start time: Please be ready to pedal at 8:00 AM

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Sunday Gravel Ride | July 25th, 8:00 am

RIDE CANCELLED   Slick mucky trails and a few other compounding factors have led to the cancellation of this ride. We’ll try this route another time. The road ride is still on.

This is a slightly longish one but has a perfectly placed snack stop halfway in Elmira. If you’ve never been around the Floradale reservoir or through Wilson Flats (backwards – this time) you’re in for a treat. We also cut through Edna and Daniel Martin’s Mennonite Maple Syrup farm. Sorry, no Sunday sales. Too bad, a little syrup in your water = yum + zip!

There are two groups: recreational and intermediate. Both use the same route at different paces. Check the schedule for complete details.

Recreational Gravel: 21-24 km/h average
Intermediate Gravel: 24-26 km/h average

Check back for weather cancellation posted no later than 7:00 AM.

Advance sign-up required. Click here: Sunday Gravel Rides. You will have to create an account on Signup.com

Start time: please be ready to pedal at 8:00 AM

Start location: The Guelph Youth Music Centre – GYMC

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Sunday Gravel Ride | July 4th, 8:00 am

A chilled plate begins this multi course affair with an amuse bouche of G2G followed by some Wilson Flats. The meat and potatoes of the ride are grass fed and northern, pairing well with Carroll’s Creek’s eau de swamp. We’ll then sample a midway snack (literally) at The Right Spot in Alma. Irvine Bridge is a delicious entree before a dual sampling of both of Elora’s rail trails with just a hint of Fergusian reduction. A seldom used Side Rd 6 North is a welcome digestif for the ride south. And the Speed River Trail is the dessert course that brings us back to the GYMC in time for a hot lunch. Vegan option available. Definitely contains nuts.

There are two groups: recreational and intermediate. Both use the same route at different paces. Check the schedule for complete details.

Recreational Gravel: 21-24 km/h average
Intermediate Gravel: 24-26 km/h average

Check back for weather cancellation posted no later than 7:00 AM.

Advance sign-up required. Click here: Sunday Gravel Rides. You will have to create an account on Signup.com

Start time: please be ready to pedal at 8:00 AM

Start location: The Guelph Youth Music Centre – GYMC

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