Fritter Challenge!

The Voyageur’s Lodge and Cookhouse in Batchewana is opening soon, and it is time for our new Road Directors favorite cycling snack… fritters!  

Darrel is riding to the Voyageur Lodge on Sunday April 11th. Want to challenge yourself too?? Check out the ride link below. If you are unsure about the distance perhaps plan to have someone pick you up in Batchewana and just make the one-way, mostly downhill, trip!

Be sure to post a picture of yourself eating a well deserved treat and tag us in it! @saultcyclingclub

Ride Note: Once you get past Chipawa Falls the shoulder narrows.  If you get to a rough patch which may push you onto the roadway perform a shoulder check to make sure it is safe to do so. Consider taking the gravel shoulder if your bicycle allows.

Happy Riding!   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35469826

Registration is OPEN!

RIDE or RUN 50 or 100 MILES!
This isn’t your typical ride or run. Challenge yourself to complete the 50 mile or 100 mile course!

When: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Where: Hiawatha Highlands

Event Details:

• Open to current Sault Cycling Club members. Not a member? Join our club today!
• Start and stop anytime you like. Restock when you need to. The course is not timed.
• Each lap is approx. 27 km. If you are planning to do the 100 mile, we recommend starting VERY early in the morning. 
• Ride on your own, or with your friends. Please remember to stay in your social bubbles!
• This is self-supported, so you need to bring everything you need for the ride with you and leave it in your vehicle at the Hiawatha parking lot. Lights will be needed to finish the 100 miles. 
• Follow the trail markers on the Crystal, Pinder and Red Pine Trails.
We recommend following them in the direction they are signed – but you can complete your 50/100 miles on whatever trails you like! (Ex. Do the Whole Enchilada x 3 for the 50 mile course, or Do the Crystal once, 5 Red Pine loops and 3 Pinder loops. You’re total miles are what is important!

The SCC will have a tent set up for a portion of the day to cheer you on! Note: We will not have any supplies on hand, so come prepared!

Click here to register.

Course Completion:

  • If you finish while the SCC booth is still set up, you will receive your token of achievement!
  • We will review your Strava / Garmin to ensure completion.
  • For those that finish later, we ask that you submit a screenshot of your ride: to info@saultcyclingclub.ca.
  • We’ll let you know when your token of achievement can be picked up from your local bike shop!

Course Maps:

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/39909161 https://www.strava.com/routes/2729375948100171824

The Social Distance Dozen – Hill Segments Now Available!!

The Social Distance Dozen starts tomorrow!
All 13 of the hill segments are listed below. 

Have fun & happy riding!!

Brule Road: https://www.strava.com/segments/25525240

Prince Lake: https://www.strava.com/segments/25511823

Town Line: https://www.strava.com/segments/25511791

Carpin Beach: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494466

Allen Side Road: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494421

Red Rock: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494395

Maki Road: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494376

Goulais Ave: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494339

Crimson Ridge: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494315

Old Goulais Bay Road: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494288

Old Garden River Road: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494258

Third Line: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494230

Landslide Road: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494209

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13 Hills. One Ride. Can you climb up them all??

Through the month of September, the Sault Cycling Club will host this self timed event where entrants must ride all thirteen hills in one (six hour or less) ride, choosing their own route to complete them. Hill segments will be timed but not the rides between them.

Hills:
Landslide Rd, 3rd Line, Old Garden River Rd, Old Goulais Bay Rd, Brule Rd, Crimson, Goulais Ave, Maki Rd, Red Rock, Allen Side Rd, Carpin Beach Rd, Town Line Rd, and Prince Lake Rd. (In any order you like!)

Entrants Must:
1. Be a Cycling Club member.
2. Ride between all segments.
3. Ride the same bike. Equipment changes are allowed for mechanical failure, but not for any advantage (ex: you may change a tire if the sidewall is cut, but not to switch between road and gravel for a different hill.)
5. Submit only one entry.
6. Complete the ride in 6 hours or less.
7. Obey all traffic laws.
8. Complete the ride in September 2020.
9. Post their ride to Strava and submit a screenshot to info@saultcyclingclub.ca

Prize Categories:
-Fastest Rider
-Shortest Route
-Worst Weather Finisher
-Youngest Male & Female to Finish
-Secret Award

THE SOCIAL DISTANCE DOZEN

13 Hills. One Ride. Can you climb them all??

Through the month of September, the Sault Cycling Club will host this self timed event where entrants must ride all thirteen hills in one (six hour or less) ride, choosing their own route to complete them. Hill segments will be timed but not the rides between them.

Hills:
Landslide Rd, 3rd Line, Old Garden River Rd, Old Goulais Bay Rd, Brule Rd, Crimson, Goulais Ave, Maki Rd, Red Rock, Allen Side Rd, Carpin Beach Rd, Town Line Rd, and Prince Lake Rd.

Entrants Must:
1. Be a Cycling Club member.
2. Ride between all segments.
3. Ride the same bike. Equipment changes are allowed for mechanical failure, but not for any advantage (ex: you may change a tire if the sidewall is cut, but not to switch between road and gravel for a different hill.)
5. Submit only one entry.
6. Complete the ride in 6 hours or less.
7. Obey all traffic laws.
8. Complete the ride in September 2020.
9. Post their ride to Strava and submit a screenshot to info@saultcyclingclub.ca

Prize Categories:
Fastest Rider 
Shortest Route 

Worst Weather Finisher
Youngest Male & Female to Finish
Secret Award

Gravel Season Closer Ride/Pub Night

It’s looking to be good weather, if a little cold, on Wednesday, Oct 2.  We’ll have our closing ride of the season which will end at Outspoken Brewing.

We will meet at 6:30pm at the disused school on Avery Rd and ride out to Red Rock then back, ending at the brewery.  Map: RideWithGPS.  If there is interest and there looks to be time, we can do a little teaser of one of a) north from Red Rock, b) Pebble Beach trail, or c) Red Rock to Goulais River ATV trail & logging road network.

There will be a C group option to ride as far as the windmills, which will include all the gravel but cut out some of the pavement and much of the climbing.

Bring lights and means to purchase celebratory beer.  We’re expecting a dry night and mild winds, but single-digit temperatures, so dress warm.