Suggested Touring/Sportive Ride – Sunday, May 8th – Echo Bay/Sylvan Valley

As some of you know, I will be away for the next few rides. I am looking for a volunteer to lead the Sunday outings until the first week-end of June included. Anybody interested? It’s not a big deal, just come up with a route, say “GO!” at the departure time and “Thanks” at the end! I will still be connected so I can help with route ideas. For this week-end I can suggest the following:

Echo Bay – Sylvan Valley

  • Depart from John Rhodes Sunday May 8th at 10:30
  • Take Queen Street all the way to Fournier
  • Trunk Rd then 17B through Garden River
  • Echo Bay
  • In Echo Bay, turn left on Church Street
  • Cross Highway 17, up the hill on 638 towards Sylvan Valley
  • Continue on 638 for about 7km, turn right on McCarrell Lake Rd
  • Right on Watson Rd
  • Cross Cemetery Rd then turn left on Fords Rd E
  • Right on Bar River Rd then back to the Highway and Echo Bay

Total distance should be around 73km. Shorter options are with a departure in Garden River (45km) or Echo Bay (25km)


Thursday Night Ride

  • Depart Crimson Ridge 6:30pm
  • Westbound on Fourth Line to Allens Side
  • Allens Side to Third
  • Westbound on Third all the way to Town Line
  • Town Line to Second Line
  • Second Line to Airport Rd
  • Turnaround at end of Airport Rd
  • Continue on Airport to Base Line
  • Right on Base and Eastbound to Carpin Beach
  • North on Carpin Beach (through Second Line) up to Third
  • East on Third Line to Allens Side
  • One full lap of Allens Side, Fourth, Goulais Third, Allens
  • Finish is Mailbox at the top of the Allens Climb
  • Soft pedal back to Crimson

Thursday night ride details

Ride will depart Crimson Ridge golf course at 6:30pm. Route is west on fourth line to Allen side road down to 3rd line. West on 3rd line all the way to town line, south on town line across 2nd line to base line. West on base line through Airport road to Walls road. Left on Walls road (south) , watch for loose sand and the bottom of the descent to sunnyside beach road, right on sunnyside to the turnaround and back the same route you came ending at Crimson ridge. Please join the group for a social gathering after the ride.

Touring/Sportive Ride – Sunday, April 31st – Gros Cap

The weather man says +14C, so here is the program for Sunday:

  • Meet at John Rhodes at 10:30am
  • Black Rd
  • Old Garden River Rd
  • Fourth Line
  • West on Fourth Line all the way to Allen’s Side Rd
  • West on Third Line to Town Line
  • Town Line to 2nd Line
  • 2nd Line to Gros Cap
  • Turn Around
  • Turn right on Dean’s Rd
  • Walls Side Rd to Base Line
  • East on Base Line
  • Right on Town Line and do the loop towards Carpin Beach
  • Back on Base Line and to John Rhodes
 Total distance is about 65km.