Sunday Longer Faster Road Ride | October 23rd – Starting at 9am on York Road

This Sunday promises to be a beauty and nice enough to have a reasonably early start. We’ll start at 9am from the Lost Aviator on York Road. The route is about 120km and heads S/E for a quick Espresso stop on Tremaine in Milton, then up and down the escarpment before heading towards Nemo and Cedar Spring. We’ll come north through Kilbride and Moffatt, then have a go up the Watsonberg, and hopefully end the ride (and almost the season) by raising a glass at Fixed Gear Brewing on Alma. Bring money for a coffee stop and for a pint at the end!!

Load the route on your bike computer if you have one, here’s how.

Speed will be between 29-31 kph average

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Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 9:00 AM from Lost Aviator Coffee on York Rd at Hayes Ave

Start Location: Lost Aviator Coffee Company on York Rd at Hayes Ave

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Route: The Longer Faster Sunday Ride will be following the map below

Sunday Longer Faster Road Ride | October 2nd @ **9:00am**

Fingers crossed for better weather this weekend. Lets get in at least one more nice long ride as this GCC season gets closer to an end. Apologies in advance, but I can’t start this ride any later than 9am so dress wisely …. it’ll warm up nicely. We’re meeting at Lost Aviator Coffee to start and then heading out toward some much less familiar roads through Reidsville and Ayr. Explored this route last weekend and loved it. Bring money for a refuel/coffee stop in Ayr. We’ll make our way back through Glen Morris; Scenic Drive and Sheffield. See you Sunday!!

Load the route on your bike computer if you have one, here’s how.

Speed will be between 29-31 kph average

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 9:00 AM

Start Location: Lost Aviator Coffee on York Rd at Hayes Ave

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Route: The Longer Faster Sunday Ride will be following the map below

Thursday Advanced Road Ride | July 21st @ 6:30pm

Tonight’s Advanced ride should play into the breezier forecast at the start as we head up toward Oustic and down through Everton before returning to Arkell once the winds have died a little?? We’re also a month past the longest day of the summer, so it’s getting harder to push the distances and still make it home post-ride before it starts getting darker, so keeping this one on the shorter side tonight. R1; 2 & 3 will follow the same route to start, and then R1 will have a little extra around the Eden Mills area at the tail end of the ride.

Don’t forget lights especially for the end.

Load the route on your bike computer if you have one, here’s how.

Disclaimer: Depending on rider turn out, some Speed Groups may have to be combined.

The three Advanced Speed Groups on this ride are:

Hammerfest   R1       35-40 kph average plus some surges

Very Fast         R2       32-35 kph average

Fast                 R3       30-32 kph average

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 6:30 PM

Start Location: East End Library at Starwood and Watson

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Route: The R1 Speed Group will follow this map:

Route: The R2 & R3 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Sunday Longer Faster Road Ride | July 10th at 8AM ***Starting from the Guelph YMCA

Dundas Valley/Mineral Springs/Sulphur Springs/Ancaster/Waterdown – We haven’t made it all the way down there yet this year for one reason or another. This Sunday looks like the day to do it. The plan will be to leave from the Guelph Y – rolling at 8am for a 123km loop down into the winding/rolling roads of Dundas Valley. We’ll have a rest stop once we’ve made it through the toughest climbing and reach Waterdown. It’ll be a bit of a long ride so we’ll keep the break short so as not to burn up the whole day. Bring money for the coffee stop. Bringing lights is always a good idea.

Load the route on your bike computer if you have one, here’s how.

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Speed will be between 29-31 kph average

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 8:00 AM

Start Location: Guelph YMCA on Downey Rd

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Route: The Longer Faster Sunday Ride will be following the map below

CANCELLED – Sunday Longer Faster Road Ride | June 12th @ 9am

Sunday Ride is cancelled. Weather is looking like it might improve for a different window, but isn’t looking good for a longer ride today.

Speed will be between 29-31 kph average

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 9:00 AM

Start Location: The YMCA parking lot (Hanlon at Downey)

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

The YMCA parking lot (Hanlon at Downey)

Route: The Longer Faster Sunday Ride will be following the map below

Sunday Longer Faster Road Ride | June 5th @ 8am ***Starting from the Guelph Y

Last minute Sunday Road Ride option added. With the planned BGR, we weren’t going to host a road ride, but if anyone is still interested, I am posting a repeat of the road ride from several weeks ago down through Crooks Hollow in the Dundas area. Note the change in start location though. ***Starting from the Guelph Y and heading south around Valens and down through Crooks and up Snake Road into Waterdown before starting the trek back up to our official finish at City Hall. Bring money for a coffee stop as we will have that option at the Copper Kettle but it won’t be a long stop.
Please be sure to sign-up so I have a count of who to expect.

Speed will be between 29-31 kph average

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 8:00 AM

Start Location: Guelph YMCA parking lot at Hanlon and Downey

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Route: The Longer Faster Sunday Ride will be following the map below

Sunday Longer Faster Road Ride | May 15 @ 8am (Note: starting from the Y)

Ok, 40% chance of showers or T-storms for the first couple of hours. That means 60% chance of fantastic weather, and only getting better through the day. This 110k ride will start at 8am from The Y parking lot off Downey Rd and we’ll head south to Crooks Hollow but won’t drop down into Dundas. We’ll head home through Waterdown with a chance for a rest stop at the Brown Dog (let’s compromise for those who don’t like stops and do a 15 minute in/out stop).

Don’t forget to check back here Sunday morning for any cancellation updates. Bring money for a coffee stop.

Speed will be between 29-31 kph average

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 8:00 AM

Start Location: The Y parking lot (Hanlon at Downey)

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Route: The Longer Faster Sunday Ride will be following the map below

Thursday Advanced Road Ride | May 5th at 6pm

Weather looks good for this ride. We’ll head out toward Limehouse and the Acton Quarry. After the warm-up, lets work on short pulls to keep this ride within the advertised pace groups. Bringing lights is always a good idea especially for the tail end of the ride once we head home from Arkell. Disclaimer: Depending on rider turn out, some Speed Groups may have to be combined.

The three Advanced Speed Groups on this ride are:

Hammerfest   R1       35-40 kph average plus some surges

Very Fast         R2       32-35 kph average

Fast                 R3       30-32 kph average

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 6:00 PM

Start Location: East End Library at Starwood and Watson

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Route: The R1 Speed Group will follow this map:

Route: The R2 & R3 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Sunday Longer Faster Road Ride | April 24th at 9am

***NOTE CHANGE TO START TIME*** With the great forecast for Sunday, we are going to start this one closer to the late Spring start times.
Welcome back to Sunday Club Rides. Since this is the first Sunday ride, we’ll keep this one close to 100k. We’re gonna head out to Georgetown and Glen Williams. Bring money for a coffee stop in case we have any interest in that. I’m always up for a stop, but we’ll make this a quicker one. At this point the weather is looking perfect for this ride.

Speed will be between 29-31 kph average

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 9:00 AM

Start Location: East End Library at Starwood and Watson

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Route: The Longer Faster Sunday Ride will be following the map below

Sunday Road Ride | Sept 5th @ 8:00am

Let’s make this one a Fritter run to the Copper Kettle in Waterdown. We’ll follow the rest stop with a nice Snake Rd descent and King Rd climb (exploring). We’ll come back through Kilbride and then make our way home up the usual roads. Ride starts at the east end library and ends near downtown Guelph. Don’t forget masks for the rest stop (Fritters … mmmmm) …….. Don’t forget to sign-up here.

Sunday Road Ride | August 8th @ 8:00am

The ride plan for this Sunday Road Ride is a 110km route out toward Glen Williams, but then we’ll loop back for a bit of an attack on the escarpment climbing Steeles and Rattlesnake!! (There is an option to skip Rattlesnake if needed). We’ll be leaving from the east end library at 8am and will work in a rest stop somewhere along the way (couple of options). The ride will officially end in Arkell. Don’t forget to bring a mask and sign-up here.

Sunday Road Ride | July 18th @ 8:00am

The ride plan for this Sunday Road Ride is a 130km route out toward Orangeville. We’ll loop south through Alton, Cataract and Belfountain before heading back toward Guelph. The ride leaves from the east end library at 8am and will work in a rest stop along the way. The ride will officially end at the Boathouse area on Gordon. We’ll work on keeping the pace as advertised between 29-31km/h so could get back around 1:30pm?Remember a mask for the coffee stop, and don’t forget to sign-up here.

Sunday Road Ride | July 4th @ 8:00am

The ride plan for this Sunday’s Road Ride is maxxing out the Sunday range at a 129km route. We’ll head out through Georgetown & Glen Williams then make our way up the Forks of the Credit Rd for a rest stop in Belfountain. There are lots of twists and turns along the route so try to look it over or load it to your device. We’ll be leaving from the east end library at 8am and the ride will officially end at the small church in Arkell. Don’t forget to sign-up here.

Sunday Road Ride – September 13th – CANCELLED due to rain.

Road ride is CANCELLED due to the forecast.
Forecasting rain so check for cancellation updates. If its a go, we will start from Arkell and head south east down around Milton and across Lower Base Line. Coming home we’ll have some climbing to do, so we’ll kick it off on Rattlesnake Point. The route will be approx 107km at a pace in around 29-31km/h. Don’t forget to sign up and complete the necessary screening form.

There is only the one group, so to join the ride, you need to fill in the appropriate sign-up form by clicking on the following link: Ride Sign-up Form