Tour de Guelph
Join us June 26th, 2022 for the annual Tour de Guelph. Come Ride with Guelph Cycling Club members or your family and friends in any of the multiple routes and rides. Check out our ride posting for this event with specific details here.
What does it cost to enter?
$50 is the base entry fee. You are welcome to fund raise beyond that for the benefit of the Guelph General Hospital and the Rotary projects of Guelph. If you’ve entered into any events lately, you’ll quickly realize this is a bargain for what you get!
Registration for the event
Guelph Cycling Club has a ‘Registration Team’ for Tour de Guelph. You can join this ‘Team’ when you sign up to attend the event. The TdG registration page is not great. When selecting the ride length you wish to register for, please choose the Registration Type that is titled Fundraise-to-Ride which has “Fundraise $50.00” beside it in the Price Column (this will get you a tax receipt, ‘Free Wheeler’ does not). You can still fundraise/donate beyond $50 if you wish. All of our entry fees and fundraising will be associated with the GCC Team and will show our collective dollar amount raised. To join the GCC – Tour de Guelph Registration Team click here.
What is Tour de Guelph?
Tour de Guelph is a fund raiser for the Guelph General Hospital and local projects through the Rotary Clubs of Guelph South and Guelph Trillium. More info can be found at Tour de Guelph.
What do you get?
You get a great cycling event, pre, post activities and food. You also get the satisfaction of knowing that your money is being used for really great causes!
What is the cycling like?
These routes use the roads of Wellington County and Halton Region. Police will be assisting at many of the major road crossings. There will be family-friendly 5 and 10 km routes through the Village by the Arboretum as well. You can find all the Tour de Guelph routes here.
How do you follow a route?
There are signs throughout the routes and there are paper and electronic maps as well. GCC helped TdG choose ‘Ride With GPS’ for their route hosting so you can now load routes into a bike computer. This is another awesome opportunity to figure out how to load a route into your fancy bike computer and have it tell you when and where your next turns are. Do it and quit relying on everyone else to know the route! Details on how to do that can be found here.
Where does the money go?
This year, proceeds raised from Tour de Guelph will help Guelph’s General Hospital purchase three new ultrasound machines. Ultrasounds are a crucial part of modern medicine and each year, GGH does more than 25,000 scans! The recommended lifespan of an ultrasound machine is seven years. More than half of Guelph General’s machines are over a decade old. The newest ultrasound equipment produces incredibly sharp images. That means doctors can diagnose problems more accurately. Upgrading will also put state-of-the-art scanners in more exam rooms, which dramatically improves diagnosis, patient well being and accessibility.
What’s the schedule?
100km – 7:30 a.m.
100km – 8:00 a.m. GCC Edition – Arrive at least 15 minutes early to get your arm band
75km – 8:30 a.m.
50km – 9:30 a.m.
40km multi-surface – 10:00 a.m.
25km – 10:15 a.m.
5km/10km – 10:45 a.m.
Lunch is served upon our return