SRCC Big Gravel Ride 2020!

COVID-19 Version

This Club Event was originally planned for Sunday June 7th, 2020. But… well, you know.

Obviously we will not be riding this together as a club or in groups, but whenever you like, just go ride the route on your own or with those in your bubble. It’s a real treat of a route and we think you’re going to love it.

We had such a great event last year on a 70 km route that was almost entirely inside Guelph, we thought we would try one that was almost entirely outside of Guelph. And like last year, we guarantee there will be sections that are unknown territory for you.

About the route: It’s 75.8 km long – 63% of it is unpaved (47.8 km). In the middle there is one very long, continuous 27.5 km gravel section – bolt on your gravel aero bars! The start and finish currently are at the Boathouse (yes, you can SD an ice cream there). The official club event was planned to have been ‘from and to’ Fixed Gear Brewing. As of the time of this posting you can’t SD a beer at FGB, but they are doing take-away! Please support our sponsors…responsibly.

Several club members have ridden this already and small tweaks have been made. A few veteran P2A types have weighed in and given their seal of approval. The route is really good!

Get out and ride this when you can. Take snacks as there is nothing en route. A rest stop was planned at County of Wellington Forest Tract Benham at kilometer 31.9 in the small parking lot, but now you’re on your own.

“Get on your bikes and ride!” – Freddie Mercury

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Volunteers Wanted!

Can’t ride the Big Gravel Ride this Sunday July 7th for one reason or another but really want to be involved or just want to give back to the club?

No problem!

Come on out and volunteer for the riders at the rest station for one and a half hours. You’ll have a good time doing it and the weather is promising to be ideal!

Contact Meg at meg@speedrivercyclingclub.org and let her know you’re interested in helping out!

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Reminder: SRCC Big Gravel Ride Sunday July 7th 2019

Not this Sunday but the next!

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.

The Details:

  • 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!

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SRCC Big Gravel Ride 2019

You’ve waited long enough, so let’s get right to it! Here are the details for our first-annual Big Gravel Ride:

SRCC 2019 Big Gravel Ride
The Essentials:
July 7th, 2019, Fixed Gear Brewing (our newest sponsor, 2020-onward!)
Pre-registration is available HERE
Please sign up so that we can make all necessary arrangements to accommodate all riders.

The Details:

  • 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
    • 9:00am Leisurely pace with Meg Thorburn
    • 9:30am Medium pace with your VP, Rich Lyle
    • 9:45am “Fast” pace with yours truly, James Fedosov
  • Rides are open to Club Members only
  • 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 and 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!

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