Greetings and welcome former SRCC club members!
Why former, you ask?
In the last few years, the club has grown in many ways. We have added annual signature events; expanded our ride offerings; added Gravel rides; created a more welcoming entry for new club members; maintained our commitment to high level cycling athleticism; been a presence around the province at cycling events; and we have become a recognized voice within Guelph & at City Hall. The time has come to acknowledge our achievements and put on a fitting title. A title that captures all our activities, one that immediately lets people know who and what we are and where we’re from. Something with great simplicity that we can identify with, and be proud of. So after 18 good years as the Speed River Cycling Club, a resolution was passed at our December 2021 AGM to change our name to the Guelph Cycling Club.
And to go with that, we have a brand-new website: guelphcyclingclub.ca Please remember to update your bookmarks!
It mostly looks like the old one, but way faster (finally)! We haven’t closed down the SRCC site yet, the old squirrel just won’t get out of the cage. Everything you need should be on the new one. If something is missing or needs updating, please let us know. And did we mention it’s way, way faster? Praise be to the Lasko! We’ll have all of our new board member email addresses sorted out soon, until then, you can reach us at the old SRCC ones.
Please click here to join GCC for 2022!
Hopefully 2022 will be a more ‘normal’ year. We are not making any predictions about the pandemic just yet, however, we do have our fingers crossed for a mid-April start to club rides. This depends on both provincial and OCA COVID regulations. As soon as we hear something, we will let you know – you will receive a newsletter update as the season approaches. Announcements will also be on the new GCC website.
We are very excited to announce our 2022 weeknight ride schedule which has a few changes and some extra bonuses. The very popular Tuesday All Members (TAM) Ride will remain basically as it was in 2021, with speed groups for everyone with one new speed group near the top end for a little extra spice on your Taco Tuesday.
The Wednesday Intermediate A, B & C rides now move to Thursday and they will keep doing what they have always done, just with a day off after Tuesday. This will be great if you are an Intermediate club rider who wants to ride two nights a week with a break in between. This also increases ride chances in case of foul weather.
The Thursday Advanced A, B & C rides stay right where they were and keep doing what they’ve always done so well.
This leaves Wednesday open for some new and flexible programming. We’re already planning to offer two Wednesday evening gravel rides per month, as well as one or two monthly women’s rides. We want to hear from you about new ideas. If we can find leaders and enough interest, we’ll offer them! Want to lead a ‘Tech night’? Or maybe you have other ideas? Get down on one knee, send us an email and make us a proposal!
And lastly but not least, we’re excitedly finalizing our 2022 riding kit. We will have both a club standard and a high-vis option for jerseys. New for this year will be a couple of really cool colour options for those members who like to mix it up a bit! We anticipate that this apparel will be available for purchase sometime in March through our new supplier, Jakroo. Full details will be sent out once the ordering window is open.
That’s it for now. We’re looking forward to seeing you, hopefully sooner rather than later! In the meanwhile, please stay safe, happy and well.
Your GCC Board