Try-A-Ride | July 19th 6:30PM

This ride is for cyclists looking to see if the Guelph Cycling Club and Group Riding are right for them. These rides are not intended for complete novice riders. You should have reasonable riding experience and fitness and can ride for 45 km non-stop at 24 km/h speed or greater. You will be guided by experienced club members on this ride.

When you arrive, ask other cyclists who the ‘Ride Leader’ is and introduce yourself to them. Tell them that you are looking for the R6 group (see map below) for the ‘Try-A -Ride’ session.

Once in the group you will receive some instruction for the evening followed by a group ride where you will receive more instruction and pointers during the ride. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, we’re here to support you and make sure you have a good, safe experience.

If you are an experienced, faster group rider and have ridden in pacelines with other clubs or groups, let the Ride Leader know and they may put you in a more appropriate speed group.

Riders are only permitted one Try-A-Ride session per season. If you wish to ride more with the club, you must become a member.

Prior to attending the ride, you must complete the Ontario Cycling Try-A-Ride Participant Acknowledgement Form found below and provide the R6 Ride Leader with a copy of your registration confirmation.

Bringing lights is always a good idea too.

The speed on this ride is 24-26 kph avg

Fill out the Try-A-Ride Participant Acknowledgement Form found 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

Try-A-Ride Groups meet near R6 by the church doors.

Try-A-Ride | July 5th 6:30PM

This ride is for cyclists looking to see if the Guelph Cycling Club and Group Riding are right for them. These rides are not intended for complete novice riders. You should have reasonable riding experience and fitness and can ride for 45 km non-stop at 24 km/h speed or greater. You will be guided by experienced club members on this ride.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ride start. When you arrive, ask other cyclists who the ‘Ride Leader’ is and introduce yourself to them. Tell them that you are looking for the R6 group (see map below) for the ‘Try-A -Ride’ session.

Once in the group you will receive some instruction for the evening followed by a group ride where you will receive more instruction and pointers during the ride. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, we’re here to support you and make sure you have a good, safe experience.

If you are an experienced, faster group rider and have ridden in pacelines with other clubs or groups, let the Ride Leader know and they may put you in a more appropriate speed group.

Riders are only permitted one Try-A-Ride session per season. If you wish to ride more with the club, you must become a member.

Prior to attending the ride, you must complete the Ontario Cycling Try-A-Ride Participant Acknowledgement Form found below and provide the R6 Ride Leader with a copy of your registration confirmation.

Bringing lights is always a good idea too.

The speed on this ride is 24-26 kph avg

Fill out the Try-A-Ride Participant Acknowledgement Form found here.

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

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 6:15 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

Try-A-Ride Groups meet near R6 by the church doors.

Try-A-Ride | June 21st 6:30PM

This ride is for cyclists looking to see if the Guelph Cycling Club and Group Riding are right for them. These rides are not intended for complete novice riders. You should have reasonable riding experience and fitness and can ride for 45 km non-stop at 24 km/h speed or greater. You will be guided by experienced club members on this ride.

When you arrive, ask other cyclists who the ‘Ride Leader’ is and introduce yourself to them. Tell them that you are looking for the R6 group (see map below) for the ‘Try-A -Ride’ session.

Once in the group you will receive some instruction for the evening followed by a group ride where you will receive more instruction and pointers during the ride. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, we’re here to support you and make sure you have a good, safe experience.

If you are an experienced, faster group rider and have ridden in pacelines with other clubs or groups, let the Ride Leader know and they may put you in a more appropriate speed group.

Riders are only permitted one Try-A-Ride session per season. If you wish to ride more with the club, you must become a member.

Prior to attending the ride, you must complete the Ontario Cycling Try-A-Ride Participant Acknowledgement Form found below and provide the R6 Ride Leader with a copy of your registration confirmation.

Bringing lights is always a good idea too.

The speed on this ride is 24-26 kph avg

Fill out the Try-A-Ride Participant Acknowledgement Form found 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

Try-A-Ride Groups meet near R6 by the church doors.

Wednesday Gravel Ride/Try-a-Ride | June 15 6:30PM

Its looking to be a warm and potentially wet evening for this edition of the mid-week gravel ride. For this one, we’re heading out on the Guelph-Goderich trail until just before West Montrose, so you will have to do your kissing on some other bridge. From there, we’ll thread our way across to Jones Baseline for the return leg, which will take us through a portion of the Guelph Lake trails.

Special Note:

Prospective members who have not joined GCC may participate in tonight’s ride via Ontario Cycling Association’s Tryout Program.  In order to participate, you must:

  • Have adequate riding experience and fitness
  • Prior to attending the ride, complete Ontario Cycling’s Try-Out Participant Acknowledgement Form.
  • Provide the Ride Leader with a copy of your Ontario Cycling registration confirmation

The forecast right now is calling for potential thunderstorms. If you were on last Thursday’s club ride, you may have noticed me hightailing it home well before anyone else to avoid getting caught in the thunderstorms that rolled through. That’s cuz I’m so sweet, I melt when I get wet. If it looks like rain will happen, I will post a cancellation no later than 5:30pm.

The sun sets quite late this time of year, but 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:

Advanced            G1        24-26   kph average

Intermediate     G2       21-23   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: Guelph Youth Music Centre 75 Cardigan St

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

Route: Both the G1 & G2 Speed Groups will follow this map:

Try-A-Ride | June 7th 6:30PM

This ride is for cyclists looking to see if the Guelph Cycling Club and Group Riding are right for them. These rides are not intended for complete novice riders. You should have reasonable riding experience and fitness and can ride for 45 km non-stop at 24 km/h speed or greater. You will be guided by experienced club members on this ride.

When you arrive, ask other cyclists who the ‘Ride Leader’ is and introduce yourself to them. Tell them that you are looking for the R6 group (see map below) for the ‘Try-A -Ride’ session.

Once in the group you will receive some instruction for the evening followed by a group ride where you will receive more instruction and pointers during the ride. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, we’re here to support you and make sure you have a good, safe experience.

If you are an experienced, faster group rider and have ridden in pacelines with other clubs or groups, let the Ride Leader know and they may put you in a more appropriate speed group.

Riders are only permitted one Try-A-Ride session per season. If you wish to ride more with the club, you must become a member.

Prior to attending the ride, you must complete the Ontario Cycling Try-A-Ride Participant Acknowledgement Form found below and provide the R6 Ride Leader with a copy of your registration confirmation.

Bringing lights is always a good idea too.

The speed on this ride is 24-26 kph avg

Fill out the Try-A-Ride Participant Acknowledgement Form found here.

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

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 6:15 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

Try-A-Ride Groups meet near R6 by the church doors.

Try-A-Ride | May 17th 6:30PM

This ride is for cyclists looking to see if the Guelph Cycling Club and Group Riding are right for them. These rides are not intended for complete novice riders. You should have reasonable riding experience and fitness and can ride for 45 km non-stop at 24 km/h speed or greater. You will be guided by experienced club members on this ride.

When you arrive, ask other cyclists who the ‘Ride Leader’ is and introduce yourself to them. Tell them that you are looking for the R6 group (see map below) for the ‘Try-A -Ride’ session.

Once in the group you will receive some instruction for the evening followed by a group ride where you will receive more instruction and pointers during the ride. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, we’re here to support you and make sure you have a good, safe experience.

If you are an experienced, faster group rider and have ridden in pacelines with other clubs or groups, let the Ride Leader know and they may put you in a more appropriate speed group.

Riders are only permitted one Try-A-Ride session per season. If you wish to ride more with the club, you must become a member.

Prior to attending the ride, you must complete the Ontario Cycling Try-A-Ride Participant Acknowledgement Form found below and provide the R6 Ride Leader with a copy of your registration confirmation.

Bringing lights is always a good idea too.

The speed on this ride is 24-26 kph avg

Fill out the Try-A-Ride Participant Acknowledgement Form found 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

Try-A-Ride Groups meet near R6 by the church doors.

CANCELLED Try-A-Ride | May 3rd 6:00PM

CANCELLED due to cold rain.

This ride is for cyclists looking to see if the Guelph Cycling Club and Group Riding are right for them. These rides are not intended for complete novice riders. You should have reasonable riding experience and fitness and can ride for 45 km non-stop at 24 km/h speed or greater. You will be guided by experienced club members on this ride.

When you arrive, ask other cyclists who the ‘Ride Leader’ is and introduce yourself to them. Tell them that you are looking for the R6 group (see map below) for the ‘Try-A -Ride’ session.

Once in the group you will receive some instruction for the evening followed by a group ride where you will receive more instruction and pointers during the ride. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, we’re here to support you and make sure you have a good, safe experience.

If you are an experienced, faster group rider and have ridden in pacelines with other clubs or groups, let the Ride Leader know and they may put you in a more appropriate speed group.

Riders are only permitted one Try-A-Ride session per season. If you wish to ride more with the club, you must become a member.

Prior to attending the ride, you must complete the Ontario Cycling Try-A-Ride Participant Acknowledgement Form found below and provide the R6 Ride Leader with a copy of your registration confirmation.

Bringing lights is always a good idea too.

The speed on this ride is 24-26 kph avg

Fill out the Try-A-Ride Participant Acknowledgement Form found here.

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

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

Try-A-Ride Groups meet near R6 by the church doors.