Wednesday A/B/C 6:30pm: Close to the Solstice (Try-a-Ride)

WEATHER UPDATE: Things are looking good, so RIDE ON!

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That kinda rhymes! We’re nearly at the longest day of the year, which means late sunsets. It also means the days will soon start getting shorter, but ignore that slightly depressing thought. Wednesday’s ride will take us south and east of Guelph, on quiet country roads (do we ride on any other kinds?) We’ll start at the East End Library as is customary. We will split up into 3 groups, and will keep pace with the published range for Wednesday rides:

A-Team: 28-30 km/h (I pity the fool!)
B-Team: 26-28 km/h
C-Team: 24-26 km/h

Both routes take us south until we nearly reach Mohawk Casino. We’ll stop for a few rounds of slots and maybe some horse races, then start making our way up towards home. The A and B groups will ride a slightly longer route that will skirt Eden Mills on my personal favourite road, Ash Street. The C group will skip Eden Mills and avoid the biggest climb (you’re welcome). This is a no-drop ride, but if you are struggling to keep up with the desired group there should be plenty of opportunities to drop back to a slower group. Both routes are pretty straightforward, with limited turns.

Depending on who you believe, the weather is either calling for afternoon showers that should end by 6pm (good!), or potential thunderstorms that turn into showers in the evening (not so good). We’ll make the go/no-go call by 5pm Wednesday.

This is also an official Try-a-Ride offering. If you are not a club member and want to try group riding, then you are absolutely welcome to join us for this ride. Most of the group are nice and don’t bite very hard. Take a moment to read up on the Group Ride Guidelines as well as the Safety & Skills page before showing up so you have an idea on how things work. Don’t worry, we’ll help you out with any questions before, during and after the ride.

A+B Route

C Route

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Wednesday A/B & C Social Ride

After the TT on Tuesday, we will probably be looking for a little bit of a social pace. Hopefully, the weather holds off as it looks like it will and we get a good ride in. It looks like the wind is even going to die down a bit.

We will roll out from the East Branch Public Library at 6:30 pm. There are two routes to choose from below: the A/B rides will take a longer route (Map #1), the C ride will be slightly shorter (Map #2).

Map #1

Map #2

If this is your first ride with SRCC, don’t worry, we do not bite. Please check our New Members area. It is also helpful for riders to ensure they are familiar with and practice the guidelines posted in Group Ride Guidelines and the Safety and Skills pages. Charge your lights, pump up your tires, upload the route to your Garmin Edge or Wahoo Elemnt and we will see you there!

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Wednesday A, B & C Rides May 22, 6:30PM

Weather Update: Ride is on! As usual, we will be starting at the East End Library. Be ready to pedal at 6:30 PM by the entrance doors, but please don’t block them. Days are getting a bit longer and so are the rides! Two routes: an A & B and a slightly shortened course for the C group (two maps below). Are you new here? Then an extra special welcome to you and please be sure to read our New Member page. And please take a moment to read up on the Group Ride Guidelines as well as the Safety & Skills page. Bringing lights is always a good idea. Forecast is 40% chance of rain as of 24 hours prior, so be sure to check back for a cancellation update posted no later than 5:30 PM.

Three pace levels for Wednesday, check the new schedule for details.

Wednesday A: 28-30 km/h average
Wednesday B: 26-28 km/h average
Wednesday C: 24-26 km/h average

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Wednesday ABC Rides: May 1, 6:30pm

NEWS FLASH (4:20pm Wednesday): All it takes is a look outside to see how grim it is right now. It’s cold, the roads are wet, and there’s a line of rain/thundershowers headed straight for us. Needless to say, the ride is CANCELLED for tonight. Stay inside and take the night off. If you can, do some kind of spring dance ritual that will bring warm, dry weather to us once and for all.

The weather is looking pretty bleak for Wednesday’s ride. As I wrote this paragraph, a Special Weather Statement for heavy rainfall starting Tuesday night and into Wednesday night was published…synchronicity! I’m trying to stay optimistic and am still posting this in the off-chance the forecast is wrong. The official go/no-go will come by 5pm Wednesday.

Our first 6:30pm Wednesday ride of the year will take us on the quiet roads southeast of Guelph. It will be relatively short, due to the later start-time (did I mention that we start at SIX THIRTY instead of 6?). We will be starting at the East End Library as is customary. We will split up into 3 groups, and will keep pace with the published range for Wednesday rides:

A-Team: 28-30 km/h
B-Team: 26-28 km/h
C-Team: 24-26 km/h

The A and B groups will ride a slightly longer route than the C group. This is a no-drop ride, but if you are struggling to keep up with the desired group there should be plenty of opportunities to drop back to a slower group. Both routes are pretty straightforward, with limited turns.

This is also an official Try-a-Ride offering. If you are not a club member and want to try group riding, then you are absolutely welcome to join us for this ride. Most of the group are nice and don’t bite very hard. Take a moment to read up on the Group Ride Guidelines as well as the Safety & Skills page before showing up so you have an idea on how things work. Don’t worry, we’ll help you out with any questions before, during and after the ride.

A+B Route

C Route

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Wednesday April 24th ABC rides | 6pm

Reiterating Lorenz’s notes from last week (and reversing the route!):
Three pace levels for Wednesday, check our new schedule for all the speed averages and descriptions. As usual, we will be starting at the East End Library. Be ready to pedal at 6:00 PM by the entrance doors, but please don’t block them. This time of year we have shorter distances due to the early sunset and a slightly shortened course for the C group – see the two maps below. And as it’s the beginning of the season please take a moment to read up on the Group Ride Guidelines as well as the Safety & Skills page. Are you new here? Then an extra special welcome to you and please be sure to read our New Member page. Bringing lights is always a good idea.

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