Wednesday Social Ride A, B & C – August 7th, 6:30PM

Sadly the days are growing shorter and so are the routes (slightly). And bringing lights is really a good idea. We’re going north for a change and then south to Rockwood and Eden Mills. A & B groups please pay extra attention to the right turn onto Ash street (before the stop sign!) in Eden Mills. Lots of good communication up and down the pace line please.

As usual, we will be starting at the East End Library. Please be ready to pedal at 6:30 PM by the entrance doors (but don’t block them). Two routes: an A & B and a slightly shortened course for the C group (two maps below).

Please remember to maintain a good cohesive social pace line. Riders on the front, you are the eyes of everyone behind you. Further, faster, safer, together.

Three Social Paceline pace levels for Wednesday, check the 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 Social Ride A, B & C – July 31st, 6:30PM

We’ll get to try out some freshly baked asphalt on this route – Moffat… not just for butter tarts and sour pusses anymore! As usual, we will be starting at the East End Library. Please be ready to pedal at 6:30 PM by the entrance doors (but don’t block them). Two routes: an A & B and a slightly shortened course for the C group (two maps below). Bringing lights is always a good idea.

Please remember to maintain a good cohesive social paceline on the Wednesday rides. Let’s emphasize good communication up and down the paceline and look after each other. Further, faster, safer, together.

Three Social Paceline pace levels for Wednesday, check the schedule for details.

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


 

If the C group desires, the route below can be extended by 3 km simply by turning up 5th line instead of 4th.

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Wednesday Social Ride A, B & C – July 3rd, 6:30PM

It’s a hot one tonight! Bring lots to drink and bump up the electrolytes to avoid calf cramps later in the evening. 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). 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.

Please remember to maintain a good cohesive social paceline on the Wednesday rides. Let’s emphasize good communication up and down the paceline and look after each other. Further, faster, safer, together.

Three Social Paceline 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 June 26th A/B/C Rides, 6:30pm

Reason 10,000 why being a cyclist is great: my friends can always ask me what the forecast is, knowing that I’ll have looked at it already. Wednesday evening looks lovely, albeit a tad windy. I really enjoyed the route we did almost a month ago on May 29th, so let’s do it again! See below for the A/B route (first map), as well as the C route (second map).

Please be ready to roll from the East Branch of the Public Library for 6:30pm. There are two routes below: the A/B rides will take the longer route (first map), and the C ride will take the second, slightly shorter route.

First ride with SRCC? Check out our New Members Area! First ride with SRCC this year? Get re-learned with our Group Ride Guidelines and the Safety and Skills pages. Get the route loaded to your GPS and the tires inflated, and we’ll see you there!

There are three pace levels for Wednesdays, as per our new Ride Schedule:
Wednesday A: 28-30km/h
Wednesday B: 26-28km/h (ride leader James)
Wednesday C: 24-26km/h (ride leader Meg)

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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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