GCC’s Jim Brogden presents the 2023 BIGMTB!
Jim has led the development of the Arkell Spring Grounds with fellow GCC and GORBA club members.
The rides will begin from the parking lot in front of the Guelph Youth Music Centre, see image below.
These are ‘Ride Leader’ led rides.
There are three ride groups: Advanced, Intermediate and Medium. Everyone rides the Guelph Lake trails. After Guelph Lake, the Intermediate and Advanced riders will continue down Watson Rd. to ride the Smith property and/or Arkell Spring Grounds depending on group.
There is a supported rest stop on the west side of Watson Rd just south of Stone. Riders will divide into two groups there. Advanced does both Smith and Arkell, and Intermediate only does Arkell.
The ‘Medium’ group will ride most of the trails at Guelph Lake, both ways for some.
Afterwards, riders will head back to our sponsor Fixed Gear on Alma Rd. for refreshments and food.
As required by the city of Guelph, you must be a GORBA member to ride the Arkell trails. For $35, it’s quite a reasonable annual contribution to keep these trails open and maintained. How much does a bike tire cost? A GORBA Membership might be one of the cheapest accessories of your riding season. No more excuses, get your GORBA membership here today!
This is a GCC and GORBA combined event.
|9:30 AM||Advanced||Guelph Lake, Smith Property & Arkell||Yes|
|9:30 AM||Intermediate||Guelph Lake & Arkell||Yes|
|11:00 AM||Medium||Guelph Lake only||No|
Members only. To become a GCC member join HERE
Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM
Start Location: Guelph Youth Music Centre 75 Cardigan St