May 29th – Wednesday Night Ride

THE RIDE IS ON.  The weather radar is clear.


Route changed in case some of the roads are still closed for constuction!  Weather looking much better.  Check back at 4:30.  I will make the final go/no go call at 4:30 pm.

Tonight we will be running the new road cycling skills safety course which is highly recommended for all riders participating in club rides. The objective is to improve safety, enjoyment, and cycling skills in group riding.

Offered every Wednesday until June 9, it leaves from Planet Bean on Grange Road at 6 p.m. sharp and rides along the same route as the Wednesday ride. A ride instructor will cover the key points of group cycling and there will be frequent stops, a slow pace, instruction and tips for efficient, safe and enjoyable group riding.

The group will be caught by the Wednesday Night Ride about 6:45 and join in.


• Checking bike mechanical issues (mechanical safety)
• Why a paceline? (effort, efficiency, road safety, fellowship)
• How to ride in a group (spacing, drafting, safe braking, rules of the road in groups, trust)
• Etiquette (looking after each other, road hazards, communication, cars)
• Tips (gearing, cadence, eating and drinking, efficiency)

For a full description of the topics covered in the skills course, please see our Group Ride Information page.

No need to sign up, just show up and for more information, contact


  1. Interviewing the worlds best ever cyclist, Eddie Merkx, the interviewer asked him whether he ever wished for better gear ratios, like a compact, not available in his day. Eddies answer, with a little smile, was “When I was racing, we didn’t need compact”

  2. It was open this morning I believe when I was driving to work.

  3. Last Sunday Arkel was open all the way with a layer of fresh pavement, Watson was closed. So I’d be very surprised if Arkel was closed at all from now on.
    – Bayden

  4. Watson and Arkel roads might still be closed. Can anyone confirm that at least Watson is open?

  5. Radar forecast looks good so far. Stay tuned.
    If the RIDE is cancelled, so is the 6PM Skills and Safety Course

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