Tuesday All Members Ride | August 9th 6:30PM

NEW LATE SEASON Routes for the TAM Ride! The cherries, strawberries and peas are done, the corn is high, the peaches are ripe and the sun sets sooner! This week we switch to our late season routes – the summer rolls by.

These routes for the TAM Ride are a little shorter now and similar to the early season routes with a twist – we go up Col du Watson instead of down. It’s the end of the season, you’re stronger than you were back in April (and better looking – all the new kit!). Bringing lights is always a good idea.

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 Speed Groups on this ride are:

Speed GroupAverage SpeedGroup NameFormationDrop/No Drop
R136-40 kph avg + attacksHammerfestRace TacticsDrop
R2+34-36 kph avgPicanteConst. RotateDrop
R232-34 kph avgVery FastPacelineDrop
R330-32 kph avgFastPacelineDrop
R428-30 kph avgModeratePacelineDrop
R526-28 kph avgSocialPacelineDrop
R624-26 kph avgRelaxedPacelineNo Drop

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 : Calvary Baptist Church at Arkell and Carter Rds

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

Route: The R1, R2+, R2, & R3 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R4, R5 & R6 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Thursday Advanced Road Ride | July 14 6:30pm

We’ve tacked on some extra Ks to the DNR route that ran a couple of weeks ago. This route has a small one block section heading north on Downey – single file along there. And we have a small detour through a Ward 4 Burb because of the Speedvale closure.

R2 & R3 lets focus on gentle accelerations to reduce surging. If you’re behind someone who does sprint up, don’t chase them. We’ve seen this in traffic jams, don’t be that person.

Bringing lights is always a good idea.

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:

Tuesday All Members Ride | July 5th 6:30PM

The roads should be dry for the start of the ride. Thank mother nature for the watering, we needed it!

These are the Mid Season Routes for the TAM Ride. They are a bit longer now the sun is setting later. Routes are also a bit more challenging with a few more hills. They will remain the same for several weeks giving riders an opportunity to see how they progress in fitness week-over-week. Bringing lights is always a good idea.

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 Speed Groups on this ride are:

Speed GroupAverage SpeedGroup NameFormationDrop/No Drop
R135-40 kph avg + surgesHammerfestFree StyleDrop
R2+32-35 kph avg w/spicePicanteConst. RotateDrop
R232-35 kph avgVery FastPacelineDrop
R330-32 kph avgFastPacelineDrop
R428-30 kph avgModeratePacelineDrop
R526-28 kph avgSocialPacelineDrop
R624-26 kph avgRelaxedPacelineNo Drop

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 : Calvary Baptist Church at Arkell and Carter Rds

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

Route: The R1, R2+, R2, & R3 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R4, R5 & R6 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Thursday Advanced Road Ride | Thursday June 30, 6:30 PM

June is almost over I’m using that as an excuse for completing some unfinished business! We’re going back to some routes Andrew W so carefully created before we got rained out June 8th. A tour through Oustic, Everton, Rockwood and Eden Mills! I’ve made some minor adjustments and added a little length to take full advantage of the daylight. The R2 and R3 will be returning through Indian Trail and the First Line Climb while the R1 will have an additional run at First Line to bring them to Arkell around the same time.

As always its a good idea to bring lights, worth the weight!

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: This is the R1 route

Route: This is the R2 and R3 route

Tuesday All Members Ride | June 7th 6:30PM

These are the Mid Season Routes for the TAM Ride. They are a bit longer now the sun is setting later. Routes are also a bit more challenging with a few more hills. They will remain the same for several weeks giving riders an opportunity to see how they progress in fitness week-over-week. Bringing lights is always a good idea. Disclaimer: Depending on rider turn out, some Speed Groups may have to be combined.

The Speed Groups on this ride are:

Speed GroupAverage SpeedGroup NameFormationDrop/No Drop
R135-40 kph avg + surgesHammerfestFree StyleDrop
R2+32-35 kph avg w/spicePicanteRotationalDrop
R232-35 kph avgVery FastPacelineDrop
R330-32 kph avgFastPacelineDrop
R428-30 kph avgModeratePacelineDrop
R526-28 kph avgSocialPacelineDrop
R624-26 kph avgRelaxedPacelineNo Drop

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 : Calvary Baptist Church at Arkell and Carter Rds

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

Route: The R1, R2+, R2, & R3 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R4, R5 & R6 Speed Groups will follow this map:

CANCELLED – Thursday Advanced Road Ride | May 26th 6:30 PM

Unfortunately the weather forecast is looking very hit or miss, but the radar shows rain so playing it safe and cancelling the ride.

It’s going to be a warm one, let’s just hope its dry too! I’ll post an update around 5PM.

We’re heading south, a start familiar to the TAM regulars however we’re skipping the Col and making our way down past Campbellville road before heading back up north. If the timings right we’ll wave at the other groups somewhere on 2nd line. We’re finishing on Hume so its not quite over after the First Line climb, but if we have any delays its an opportunity to cut things short! Bringing lights is always a good idea!

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, R2 & R3 Speed Groups will follow this map:

CANCELLED Tuesday All Member Ride (TAM) | April 26th 6:00 PM

RIDE CANCELLED: High chance of rain at the start of the ride, while it should be very light, at 5 degrees it could be very cold.

Its looking a little better then last Tuesday, possibly still cold and windy, check back later on Tuesday for an update!

Tuesday is the night of the week that all members can find a speed group they enjoy riding with. Maybe you’re still coming out of hibernation, or maybe you’ve been training all winter and can’t wait to push yourself outside, either way just pick the speed group you’re comfortable with and enjoy! The route is the same for the spring so you can see how you are progressing in fitness week-over-week, worst case scenario you wont be lost. 

Please note: some groups may be combined based on sign-up numbers and available ride leaders.

Another note: Some of the start group locations have moved, please refer to the picture below.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

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

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

Start Location: The Calvary Baptist Church, 454 Arkell Rd

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

Route: R1-R3:

R4-R6 + LTGR

Wednesday G1 Gravel Ride | April 20th 6:00PM

With Tuesday cancelled and P2A this weekend for a lot of members I’ve decided to offer our first weekday Gravel ride a few weeks early. Hopefully regardless of if you’re planning to race you’ll join me to dust off your off-road skills and explore some of the trails near the city limits. Pace will be in line with our G1 group on the weekend rides:

The Speed Groups on this ride are:

Advanced            G1        24-26   kph average

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

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

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

Start Location: Guelph Youth Music Centre 75 Cardigan St

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

Route: G1 Speed Group only, following this map:

CANCELLED Tuesday All Member Ride (TAM) | April 19th 6:00 PM

UPDATE – Ride Cancelled: 2 degrees with 40km/h+ winds and a special weather statements for gusts, its just not road riding weather today. For those interested I’ll be posting a G1 Gravel ride for tomorrow, check back later this evening.

Its looking cold, wet and windy right now so the ride is unlikely, but check back later on Tuesday for an update!

Note: Learn to group ride is cancelled for this week. Regardless of it it improves enough for the other groups it will be too cold and windy to be instructing. There is another learn to group ride session scheduled for next week.

Tuesday is the night of the week that all members can find a speed group they enjoy riding with. Maybe you’re still coming out of hibernation, or maybe you’ve been training all winter and can’t wait to push yourself outside, either way just pick the speed group you’re comfortable with and enjoy! The route is the same for the spring so you can see how you are progressing in fitness week-over-week, worst case scenario you wont be lost. 

Please note: some groups may be combined based on sign-up numbers and available ride leaders.

Another note: Some of the start group locations have moved, please refer to the picture below.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

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

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

Start Location: The Calvary Baptist Church, 454 Arkell Rd

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

Route: R1-R3:

R4-R6 + LTGR

2022 Club Kit Store is now closed

If you were hoping to order new Guelph Cycling Club riding apparel for 2022 and haven’t already, we are sorry to say that you have missed the April 20th, 2022 deadline. We did our best to communicate to members past and present and the public through our email newsletters, website postings and social media feeds about the ordering window. We still like you regardless of what your wear and won’t turn you away from joining the club. We’ll be doing this again in early 2023. Hopefully we will see you long before then.

2022 Club Kit Order – April 6th-20th

The kit ordering window is open. Jakroo’s club shop will be open for ordering from Wednesday April 6th until Wednesday April 20th. You can access the club shop here: 

Guelph Cycling Club Kit Store

Please note: This will be the ONLY kit ordering window this season!

This year, club kit includes jerseys, bib shorts, and vests. All items are available in men’s and women’s cuts. The Nova Pro jersey is offered in two different fits, regular fit (a “club fit” style) and slim fit (a “race fit” style).

The navy jersey will be our main jersey, but the jersey is also available in high vis, black, and white versions – choose your own colour adventure this year!

A note about Jakroo’s pricing structure:
Jakroo has a tiered pricing structure based on the quantity ordered. You will not be charged for your order until the shop closes after April 20th. At that time, the final item price will be determined based on the quantity of each item ordered.

For example, after 2 pieces of an item are ordered, the price drops 20%. Once 6 are ordered, the discount goes up to 35%. Once 25 are ordered, the discount increases to 40%. And finally, once more than 50 pieces are ordered, everyone saves 50% on that item!

The order price will be updated on the shop website as orders are placed. And don’t worry – if you’re the first to order, you still get in on final price with the discount once the shop closes!

Shipping:
Jakroo will ship the items directly to you, and their current turnaround is 3 weeks from the shop closing. So we should all have our fancy new kit by early May!

Sizing:
Due to COVID, there is no fit kit available for sampling. Please use Jakroo’s size chart found here to determine your size.

If you’re still unsure of your size, Jakroo offers a ‘Guaranteed Size Recommendation’ service. Prior to placing your order, fill out the Google Form found here and Jakroo will recommend a size to you. If they get it wrong, they will replace it for free!

If you have any questions about the kit ordering process, please contact rich@guelphcyclingclub.ca

Tuesday All-Members Ride, August 17th, 6:00pm

New start time alert! 6:00pm! Days are getting shorter and that means rides are shifting to 6:00pm for the rest of the year.

Otherwise you’re in for the same TAM ride you’ve come to enjoy, the night of the week that all members can find a speed group they enjoy riding with! The route remains the same for several weeks in a row, giving an opportunity for riders to see how they progress in fitness week-over-week. Please note: some groups may be combined based on sign-up numbers and available ride leaders.

This ride requires sign-up in advance. Please do so here: TAM Ride Signup

As with all of our rides, this ride is open to SRCC members only. If you have not signed up to be a club member, you can do so HERE.

The TAM ride will be departing from Calvary Baptist Church, 454 Arkell Rd, at 6:00pm. Please arrive a few minutes early and ensure you are in the group area that you signed up for – see the map below.

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The Route: The first three groups: Hammerfest, Paceline Advanced (32-35kph), and Paceline (30-32kph) will be following this route:

The next three groups (Social Paceline Advanced, Social Paceline, and No-Drop Social Paceline) will be following a shortened version of the same:

Thursday Advanced Rides | Aug 5 @ 6:30pm

We’re going to start by going the easier way on Watson for a change before heading all the way out east to search for some chip seal free roads. The B and C groups will head back via Rockwood and Eden Mills while the A group follows a slightly more zig-zagging route to add in a climb and a few more kilometers.

Groups will ride at the following paces:

Thursday A: 35+ km/h average
Thursday B: 32-35 km/h average
Thursday C: 30-32 km/h average

Advance sign-up for these rides is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot.

This ride is open to SRCC members only. If you have not signed up to be a club member, you can do so HERE.

Rides start in the parking lot of the East End Library at the corner of Starwood and Watson. See the map below for the meeting point for your group.

Thursday Advanced Rides – Ride – July 1st, 6:30pm

Its Thursday, which means its time for some of the faster rides in our weekly ride schedule. Its a great time to push yourself and hopefully surprise yourself!

The C group will be staying together for the entire ride, working together to maintain a speed of 30-32 km/h. The B group aims for a speedy average speed of ~32-35 km/h and may separate on larger hills, but will regroup afterwards. Finally the A’s who can go as fast as they’d like, the lower limit is expected to be around ~35km/h.

The ride leaves from the East End Library at 6:30pm. When meeting in the parking lot please remember to keep your distance and not block the library entrance. Use the following map to find your group.

This ride requires sign-up in advance. Please do so here: THURSDAY RIDE SIGNUP. Sign-up does require you to create an account on Signup.com.

This ride is open to SRCC members only. If you have not signed up to be a club member, you can do so HERE.

Now for the routes, For the A group:

For the B and C groups:

NOTE: The weather is especially unpredictable at the moment. If it looks like rain in the forecast check the post before heading out, the go/no-go call will be made by 6pm latest.

Registration is now live for 2021!

Please follow this link or click the “JOIN” tab to register to be a 2021 SRCC member!

Every 2021 registration will receive a free high-end SRCC water bottle while supplies last! (except for returning 2020 members who should have one already, or at least reserved one).

GCAT (Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation) AGM

Our local active transport advocacy group is hosting their AGM February 20th and any interested members should consider attending. They do a lot of great work in our community which we benefit from as cyclists. There is a guest keynote speaker, Jason Thorne, head of Planning and Economic Development in the City of Hamilton.

Additional details at the following link: http://gcat.ca/gcat-annual-general-meeting-and-so-much-more-feb-20-2020/