Club kit overstock now 20% off

We’re clearing out remaining pieces of 2015 club kit, which includes such cool weather staples as l/s jerseys, arm/leg warmers and caps. Selection is still decent, but quantities are limited. Visit the online shop today and get 20% off your purchase with coupon code ‘KITSALE20.’

A few pointers on intersection etiquette

Just a couple of late-season road etiquette tips for the general membership:
1. Please do not roll through red lights or stop signs. There is a solid white line in an intersection that all vehicles (including bikes) must stop at or behind. Track-standing partway into an intersection is not something anybody should be doing.
2. If there is a car waiting at a red light or stop sign in front of you, please do not roll up beside it. Waiting just behind the car allows the driver to get going again without having to squeeze back around you.

I know these things seem obvious, but it’s important that we maintain this kind of etiquette when travelling as a group. The more respect we show motorists, the more we will receive back.

Ride the Kennisis Summit Challenge with Tyler Hamilton [and Ben Stephenson]

Looking to punctuate your ride season with an out-of-the-ordinary experience? Take the Kennisis Summit Challenge, an epic 230k ride in support of Toronto’s All Saints Church-Communit​y Centre, featuring guest rider Tyler Hamilton and co-organized by club member Ben Stephenson. Event date is August 29th. Registration is limited to 30 riders. Click here for more information.

Contact Ben Stephenson with questions:
bstephenson21@hotmail.com
519-803-8428

Party for Bayden

Our club Vice-President (and local hero) is departing for Ottawa soon, and another local hero, Gord, is hosting a party this Wednesday the 22nd at his place at 40 Harrison Ave. It’s a potluck and BYOB at 7pm, the bbq will be running.  Hope to see you there!

Club kit overstock now available!

Did you miss out on this year’s club kit pre-order, or are you looking to add to your club kit collection? Select pieces of 2015 SRCC apparel, including jerseys, bibs, caps and arm/leg warmers, are now available for purchase via the online store. Visit the ‘Shop‘ page for more details and to purchase your shiny, new kit. But don’t delay… sizing and quantities are limited, and when it’s gone, it’s gone!

Library Meetup – Where to

You may have noticed the surge in riders participating in our regular rides this year. With so many riders now coming out for each ride, the group can easily spill out into the path of library patrons trying to enter and exit the building if we’re not paying attention.

So please group up to the right of the entrance, on the sidewalk where there are usually vacant parking spaces as well. Anywhere that’s not blatantly in the way once 50 riders show up, will do.

Thanks for your cooperation in reducing the impact we have on our meeting spot hosts.

Club kit pre-orders have arrived!

Dear Kit-Starved Membership,

The club kit is finally in after some pesky production delays, and it’s sorted and ready for pick-up at Speed River Bicycle for all those who pre-ordered. Just show up with your club card and you will be handed the latest and greatest in SRCC apparel.

Important notes for everyone:

  • Check your order contents for accuracy before you leave the shop.
  • Size substitutions: Unfortunately we cannot swap items for different sizes upon pickup, as it would cause anarchy with ensuring everyone gets what they ordered. (Post a size swap on the club classifieds if you find something doesn’t fit quite right!)
  • Overstock: There will be a selection of items for sale SOON on our website for those who didn’t manage to get a pre-order in. This will come up once the pre-orders are picked up, in roughly 2 – 3 weeks time.
  • The shop: Speed River Bicycle is graciously helping us with distribution of the kit, but as the club is responsible for all other aspects, please direct any issues or questions to bayden@guelphcyclingclub.ca.

Thanks to all for your patience, and enjoy your new duds!

‘Learn to Group Ride’ clinics now available

Enjoy the camaraderie and feeling of effortless speed that comes with a finely tuned group ride? Looking to ease into the dynamics of a large pack, without jumping head-first into one of the regular club rides?

Then this clinic is for you – available free of charge to all SRCC members as well as those on an OCA ‘Try-a-Ride’ waiver (see below).

We will be offering (to start) three ‘learn to group ride’ clinics, in a relaxed, no-stress atmosphere. There will be a handful of very experienced riders on hand to guide the group through the essentials of making group riding safe, easy, and FUN!

From our meeting spot we’ll do a short debrief (~10 minutes) then head out on a short course near Guelph Lake, gradually working towards riding as a cohesive group. This is NOT an intense workout or difficult ride – but we ask that you to have a road bicycle in good working order, and enough experience turning the pedals to hold roughly 25km/h for two or more hours, solo.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP*

*Sessions are capped at 10 riders each, and minimum of 6. We will confirm either way with those who sign up if a session will run.

When: Follow the link above to sign up for one of these three sessions

  • Wed May 13th, 6:30pm
  • Wed May 27th, 6:30pm
  • Wed June 10th, 6:30pm

Where: Meeting spot – by the dam on Conservation Road

Try-a-Ride Program
The ‘Try-a-Ride’ program permits non-members to participate in one club ride per year, maximum, by completing the requisite OCA insurance waiver. Please indicate your intent to ‘try a ride’ when signing up for a group ride clinic (if applicable). We also ask that all participants meet the minimum fitness requirements of the entry-level, Wednesday ‘Social Ride’, i.e. “can ride for two hours non stop at a pace that averages 25 km/h or greater.”


2nd Annual Val Bremner Memorial MS Summer Relay (June 7th)

Information for this nearby event can be found at: http://mssoc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=4471&pg=entry

“Join us for the 2nd Annual Val Bremner Memorial MS Summer Relay on June 7th!  Now that spring is here and the roads are clear use this ride to start off your cycling season with a bang! Beginning out of Ponsonby Recreation Park, you will have the opportunity to partake in this amazing event that rides and runs along the country roads of Wellington County. The event isn’t over after the race though, enjoy music, a Pancake Breakfast and delicious Lunch with a cold beer (provided at no charge for registered participants), a game of horseshoes or baseball, and prizes to celebrate the life of Val and your amazing accomplishments of completing the Val Bremner Memorial MS Summer Relay. You won’t want to miss this fun filled day of competition and comradery!  Make it a team event by bringing friends, co-workers, and family along with you.”