Sunday, October 30th: Ride to Bewdley and Back

Oops. Made a mistake and originally labelled the ride as “Thursday” when what I really meant was Sunday.

The weather so far says 10° and nothing but sunshine for Sunday’s ride. Again, this route is 54.4 km long, so if you are hoping to shorten it, please print out the map and plan on some alternative short cuts. Still not sure about the condition of Crossen Rd., and so we’ll exercise some caution there on the downhill.

For new riders who are concerned about cold weather: choose  to dress with a few layers that are quick-dry type fabrics. Avoid cotton. Microfibre fleecy shirts work well. Smart Wool socks work great too. And a light windbreaker shell jacket should keep out the breeze that you’ll inevitably create as you ride down the road at 25km per hour.  🙂

Experienced riders—if you have some cold weather riding tips to share, please feel free to do so.

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: The Mill Restaurant parking lot
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Route: Bewdley and Back route map here

Please indicate that you will join us for the ride. (It helps us to know how many to expect, plus it’s fun to anticipate and get excited about seeing everyone!)

Thursday, October 27th: Ride to Bewdley and Back

It’s been a while since we cruised into Bewdley. This route is 54.4 km long, so if you are hoping to shorten it, please print out the map and plan on some alternative short cuts. We’re not sure about the condition of Crossen Rd., and it’s quite a substantial downhill so we’ll exercise some caution there. Has anyone checked it out lately?

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: The Mill Restaurant parking lot
Ride Leader: Anita Macklin
Route: Bewdley and Back route map here

Please indicate that you will join us for the ride. (It helps us to know how many to expect, plus it’s fun to anticipate and get excited about seeing everyone!)

Wednesday, October 26th: Short Evening Ride (5:30pm)

Just 3 rides left. Let’s hope for some nice weather. We’ll be a little different this time and meet at the park on Carlisle between Ewing and Westwood. (South side of the road). We’ll go for a little cruise around town.

Start time: 5:30
Start location: The park on south side of Carlisle St.
Route: Local roads around town

Please indicate if you are coming so that others can plan too.

Monday, October 24th: Short Evening Ride (5:30pm)

4 rides left. Then the evening rides will be all done. Noticing that it seems to be dark a little after 6:30 now, we’ll meet at 5:30 and get an hour long ride in. We’ll still need our rear lights though.

Start time: 5:30
Start location: The Mill Parking Lot
Route: Somewhere local. We’ll take a consensus from the riders who show up.

Ride: Thursday, Oct. 13th (10am) Wicklow Beach and Back

Hopefully the rain will go away. Let’s meet at Donegan Park and head out toward Wicklow Beach and back. Rumour has it that the road is rideable again, so we’ll check it out.

Start time: 10:00am
Start location: Donegan Park
Route Map and Directions: Not needed, we’ll just follow the Waterfront Trail

Please let us know if you are going to ride. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 12th: Evening Ride (5:45pm)

The weather forecast isn’t fabulous, but just in case there’s a clearing and you want to get out for a ride, we’ll start at 5:45

Bring red lights for the back of your bikes.

Start time: 5:45
Start location: The Mill Parking Lot
Route: To be determined
Ride Leader: To be determined. Anyone want to lead?

Please indicate by commenting if you will come out for the ride.


Monday, October 10th: Short Evening Ride (5:45pm)

Yep, that’s right, another ride in the evening for those of you who just want to do a shortie ride. As usual, head out 35 minutes and then turn around and come back, ensuring we’re back by around 7:00.

Don’t forget to bring red lights for the back of your bikes.

Start time: 5:45
Start location: The Mill Parking Lot
Route: To be determined
Ride Leader: To be determined. Anyone finished their turkey and want to lead?

Please indicate by commenting if you will come out for the ride.


Monday, October 10th: 100km ride to Presqu’ile Lighthouse and Back

The weather is just to good to resist. For those of you who are in need of working off some of that turkey tomorrow, there’s a few people talking about riding to Presqu’ile and back for a total of 100km. Straight there, straight back, no restaurant breaks—so pack a PBJ sandwich or something in your jersey. There may be a convenience store or two along the way to re-load drinks if necessary.

Start time: 9:00am
Start location: Donegan Park
Route: Follow the Waterfront Trail with a diversion into the park and all the way to the lighthouse.

Please indicate by commenting if you will come out for the ride.