This is a special Saturday remote start in Belwood (no gravel ride this Sunday – BIGMTB) supporting the Water Cycles Bikes and Blues Festival. G2/3 will start at 9:00 AM and G1 at 10:00 AM. Please email Meg if you need a ride or have room for other people and/or bikes. If you wish to ride directly from Guelph, also please email Meg; we will coordinate departures and give you a route that connects you to the ride.
There is a coffee stop at Landmark Gardens (~67km) for bevies and some of the best cookie and light snack options in the Grand Valley.
A benefit concert at the Skol House in Belwood follows the ride, featuring blues music, beer garden, BBQ, and kid’s activities, benefiting the Waterloo-Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival which serves thousands of students in the Upper Grand school district annually. Water Cycles Expeditions uses adventurous bike tours and events to reconnect people and water through cycling. The festival celebrates the end of the “summer of water cycling” which has included locally led rides and tours from Kansas to Kenya across a global network of community hubs. Check out the highlight reel for this event and some recent coverage on CBC and the LA Times. Tickets to the benefit concert are available at a discount for GCC members with a promo code GCC2023 at the Water Cycles website.
The Speed Groups on this ride are:
Advanced G1 25-28 kph average
Intermediate G2 23-25 kph average
Relaxed G3 21-23 kph average
GCC members only. To become a member join HERE
Start Time: please be ready to pedal at (G2/3) 9:00 AM & (G1) 10:00 AM
Start Location: Belwood Baseball Diamond, 4 Smith Street, Belwood
Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins
Route: All Speed Groups will follow this map: