The Last Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | Sept 8th 6:00 PM

Ohhh … how can this be? The sun is setting so soon. Let’s show up in droves and rock these last official GCC weeknight rides!

But… there is still plenty of club riding. Sunday Road Rides will continue at least through October and Gravel Rides may go longer still. And don’t forget to sign up for our club’s last ‘BIG’ Event Ride of the year, the BIG100 Century Rides. Click and sign up here. And have we mentioned that #Cross is coming? More info on that coming soon.

And be sure to join the new GCC Discord ‘Server’, GCC’s new communications app for phone, web and desktop. With it you can organize, hear about and attend unofficial rides, access buy and sell, live chat during Zwift rides (when the weather takes us indoors), etc, etc, etc… Details on how to use it are in the club Newsletter you received on Tuesday Sept 6th.

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 Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | September 1st, 2022 6:00pm

Ack! its September already and the second last Thursday night ride. Let’s head north, get to experience the other end of Watson and admire the tall rows of corn. With the days getting shorter, not too long of a route and plenty of options to cut short, if needed.

Note: I’ve updated the route on Thursday morning, make sure you have the one that goes counter-clockwise.

Bringing lights is a good idea – sunset is now 7:56pm.

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 Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | August 11th 6:30 PM

24 °C and sunny?! It can’t get much better than that for our Thursday night ride so come on out and enjoy! This week we’ll be heading north past Guelph Lake before turning to head through Rockwood and back to Arkell. With the shorter days, this week’s route is a bit on the shorter side to give everyone lots of time to get home safely. 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 Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | Aug 4, 6:30pm

** The radar is looking clear and the sky in brightening up… the ride is on! **

It’s already August… where does the time fly? Tonight going we’re going to do a loop through Crief and Little Lake, hoping to catch a bit a tailwind home.

Speaking of flying – if you’ve been riding R4 and have been feeling inspired to surge away from the group – check out R3, and meet some new friends (see the post for the Thursday Advanced Ride to sign-up)! At this point in the season, we aim to keep paces towards the middle of the the posted ride speed to allow all riders to have the opportunity to progress more smoothly into faster rides. Interested in trying a faster group but not sure if you’re ready? Feel free to talk with a Ride Leader to learn more about the different ride groups offered!

Bringing lights is always a good idea; sunset is now 8:40pm

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 Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | July 28 6:30

Another Thursday ride, another thunderstorm risk. However, as an unofficial GCC meteorologist, I am willing to bet this ride will go ahead.

If you’ve been riding R4 and have been feeling inspired to surge away from the group, please mosey on over to R3, where you can put that extra energy to excellent use (see the post for the Thursday Advanced Ride to sign-up)! At this point in the season, we aim to keep paces towards the middle of the the posted ride speed to allow all riders to have the opportunity to progress more smoothly into faster rides. Interested in trying a faster group but not sure if you’re ready? Feel free to talk with a Ride Leader to learn more about the different ride groups offered!

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 Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | July 21 6:30 pm

Come on out and enjoy more pleasant temperatures tonight and even a tailwind on the way home. We’ll be heading to Cambridge and beautiful Chilligo Road, with the R4 and R5 groups adding a loop on Concession 2. The over-60 set will recognize much of the route from Meg’s DNR ride a few weeks back. 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 Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | July 14th 6:30pm

A classic route for a weekday night ride. Let’s keep the rotations smooth! 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 Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | July 7th, 6:30 PM

The weather is looking great for this Thursday’s ride!

With the season in full swing, we’ve all been getting stronger and riding faster! Just a reminder that if you’ve been riding R4 and are comfortable with the pace, we encourage you to checkout the R3 ride also offered on Thursday nights! (see the post for the Thursday Advanced Ride to sign-up). Moving forward with the season we’re hoping to keep paces towards the middle of the the posted ride speed to allow all riders to have the opportunity to progress more smoothly into faster rides. Interested in trying a faster group but not sure if you’re ready? Feel free to talk with a Ride Leader to learn more about the different ride groups offered!

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

The three Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | June 23rd, 6:30PM

The weather is looking great for this Thursday’s ride! For this week’s route we’ll be doing a clockwise loop out Arkell and through Eden Mills before heading around Moffat and back via Watson. Bringing lights is always a good idea. Disclaimer: Depending on rider turn out, some Speed Groups may have to be combined.

The three Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | June 16, 6:30 PM

Second longest Thursday night of the year, so let’s take advantage of it and loop to the north. The R6 group has a wee bit of gravel road at the top. Bringing lights is always a good idea. Disclaimer: Depending on rider turn out, some Speed Groups may have to be combined.

The three Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | June 9th, 6:30 PM

For this week’s ride we’ll be heading southeast for a “figure of eight” of some classic Guelph roads! Bringing lights is always a good idea. Disclaimer: Depending on rider turn out, some Speed Groups may have to be combined.

The three Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

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

With the weather looking unpredictable and very few sign-ups, tonight’s ride will be cancelled. For this week’s route we’ll be doing a clockwise loop out Arkell and through Eden Mills before heading around Moffat and back via Watson. What the weather will be like is anyone’s guess these days, so be sure to check back here for a go/no-go decision by 5:00 pm Thursday. Bringing lights is always a good idea. Disclaimer: Depending on rider turn out, some Speed Groups may have to be combined.

The three Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | May 19th 6:30 pm

This weather smells like riding bikes, and this route is inspired by the one developed by Dr. Thorburn for the first women’s ride. Come out and enjoy it in the opposite direction (with a few other tweaks) whether you were present for the women’s ride or not.

The days are getting longer, but bringing lights is still always a good idea. Disclaimer: Depending on rider turn out, some speed groups may have to be combined.

The three Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | May 12th, 6:30 pm

Thursday looks like it will be another sunny evening for a ride! This week we’ll be mixing things up a bit with a route heading northwest past Guelph Lake to start before turning and going through Rockwood and back to Arkell.

Bringing lights is always a good idea. Disclaimer: Depending on rider turn out, some Speed Groups may have to be combined.

The three Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | May 5th at 6:00 pm

Another beautiful spring night for our Thursday Intermediate Road Ride. We had a great turnout last week, let’s keep it up!

It’s still early in the season, bringing blinky lights is always a good idea.

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

The three Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map:

Thursday Intermediate Road Ride | April 28th 6:00 PM

The weather might still be a bit chilly, but the forecast is looking clear and sunny. In a month we’ll all be complaining about the heat, so come on out for this Thursday’s Intermediate Road Ride and enjoy the early season riding.

Bringing lights is always a good idea. Disclaimer: Depending on rider turn out, some Speed Groups may have to be combined.

The three Intermediate Speed Groups on this ride are:

Moderate   R4       28-30 kph average

Social          R5       26-28 kph average

Relaxed      R6       24-26 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 R4 & R5 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Route: The R6 Speed Group will follow this map: