Sunday Sept 6th 8 AM Gravel Ride – All Members

Sunday Gravel Rides will continue into October

This ride will take us to beautiful downtown Floradale. Also through Yatton, Elmira, West Montrose, Winterbourne, Wissenburg and Ariss before returning back to Guelph.

If the group splits, we will regroup throughout the ride and no one will be left behind. Try loading the course into your bike computer if you have one. RWGPS has lots of on-line help.

Start time: 8:00am

Start location: Guelph Youth Music Centre (not the library). Plenty of parking for those arriving by car.

Register HERE. All steps in the form MUST be completed.

The ride is capped at 15. Once the cap is reached, the sign-up form will automatically close.

There will be a refreshments stop in Elmira at the Cafe ‘Local Renaissance’ at 53.5km. Bring cash or card and a mask.

Final call regarding weather cancellation will be made no later than 7am on Sunday morning.

The Route.

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Sunday Aug 23rd 8 AM Gravel Ride

Sunday gravel rides continue! This gravel ride is for all members. If the group splits, we will regroup throughout the ride and no one will be left behind. Try loading the course into your bike computer if you have one. RWGPS has lots of on-line help.

Start time: 8:00am

Start locationGuelph Youth Music Centre (not the library). Plenty of parking for those arriving by car.

To sign up for this ride, you must complete the registration form found HERE. All steps in the form MUST be completed.

The ride is capped at 15. Once the cap is reached, the sign-up form will automatically close.

There will be a refreshments stop in Bellwood at the halfway point. Bring cash or card and a mask. Best butter tarts around!

Final call regarding weather cancellation will be made no later than 7am on Sunday morning.

The Route.

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Sunday August 9th 8:00 AM Road Ride – Moderate 89K

RIDE CANCELLED A family emergency has left us without a ride leader for this ride. Apologies for the short notice.

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A nice meander east of the city. There will be a pit stop at Andrew’s Farm Market at 50K, bring a mask and some money for that. This nice little road ride will have you back in time for lunch.

Start time: 8 AM 

Start location: The Guelph East End Public Library. Plenty of parking for those arriving by car. 

To join the ride, you will need to complete and submit the sign-up form, found HERE. All steps listed in the form MUST be completed.

Check back here for weather cancellation announcement, it will be posted no less than one hour before the ride.

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Sunday August 9th, 8am – Moderate Gravel Ride

6:30am update: Radar is showing a bit of rain toward the start of the ride, but clearing shortly after. Might be a little damp at the start, but it’ll be gorgeous after. RIDE IS ON!
Alright, let’s try this again, shall we?
The gravel rides continue! And who else would you expect to lead a gravel ride than your friendly neighbourhood gravel nut?

Start time: 8am

Start location: Guelph Youth Music Centre (not the library). Plenty of parking for those arriving by car.

We’ll be meeting separately from the ‘Leisurely’ riders. Our meeting place will be the North end of the parking lot (see image below).

We’re going to explore the Walter Bean Trail through KW, heading there via the Kissing Bridge Trailway, and heading home along some gravel roads to the west of the city. We’ll stop for refreshments at about the 51km mark. The official end point will be at Speedvale Rd and Elmira Rd N.

To join the ride, you will need to complete and submit the sign-up form, found HERE. All steps listed in the form MUST be completed.

Final call regarding the weather will be made no later than 7am on Sunday morning.

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Sunday August 2nd 8:00 AM Gravel Ride – Leisurely 82K

RIDE CANCELLED Dirt roads and trail sections will be a slippery mess this morning and the Radar says there’s a bit more rain still to come. We’ll try again next week.

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Being as it’s the long week-end, we’ll make the leisurely gravel ride a bit longer this week. 

Start time: 8 AM 

Start location: Guelph Youth Music Centre (not the library). Plenty of parking for those arriving by car. 

We’ll be meeting separately from the ‘Moderate’ riders. Our meeting place will be the South end of the parking lot near the building (see image below). 

We’re going to head up the Kissing Bridge trail, over the ‘Flat Side of the Bridge’, check out Sandy Hills, then wind our way over to Elora for a nice coffee break at about the 50 km mark.  We’ll aim for a 22-24 kph average, depending on the makeup of the ride. 

To join the ride, you will need to complete and submit the sign-up form, found HERE. All steps listed in the form MUST be completed.

Check back here for weather cancellation announcement, it will be posted no less than one hour before the ride.

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