Overnight tour, August 24-25th

Attention SCC Members, there will be an overnight bikepacking adventure on August 24 & 25.
 
This is a self support ride (food, shelter, clothes, your guide will bring a water filtration pump) if you require gear please let us know and we’ll try and help you out.  We will depart from Hiawatha around 9:30am (meet around 9am), the fun starts when we hit the Ranger Lake Hwy; there we can refill our water bottles at a spring and start kicking up dust on the gravel. After a short bit we will turn off the Ranger Lake Hwy and head south towards Carpenter Lake (this road is gravel, jeep tracks, loose rocks,and some ups and downs), somewhere between the turnoff and the lake we can stop for the overnighter; this will not be a fast ride due to terrain and the philosophy of these rides.  The next day we will cycle towards SSM via Hwy 638 and some sides roads, just to make things interesting.  The plan is to return Sunday early afternoon.  
 
Have a look at the route at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30792235
 
Also check out this article on the Bikepacking website for some tips and ideas on what to expect: https://bikepacking.com/plog/impromptu-bikepacking-overnight/
 

Manitoulin Island Tour, July 19-20th

The Sault Cycling Club will be having a weekend tour on Manitoulin Island July 19 & 20, 2019. 
 
How will you get there: Brad J. is able to take 4 riders and all their gear. The plan is to leave Friday July 19 after work and drive to the Island. The next day we will be on tour enjoying the scenery and food.  If you wish, we can come back on Saturday evening or Sunday morning; truth be told once you see the campsite – you may not want to leave. 
 
The place where we will be staying is an experimental agricultural farm that is completely self-sufficient, and it’s located just outside Little Current; Justin the host often hosts cyclists who pass through. The route is ~110km long, but it can be easily adjusted depending on how we are feeling. Your Touring Director will keep an eye on weather leading up to the weekend. 

Things you will need:

  • A bike
  • Food (I will bring a stove and cooler)
  • Rain gear 
  • Panniers are not necessarily needed but could be useful
  • Sleep system (tent, sleeping pad and bag)

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. GPX and campsite location will be released shortly. Please let us know if you are interested in attending. 

Cheers, 

Brad

Summer Solstice Bikepacking Adventure, June 21st

Come out for a short overnighter on Friday June 21, and celebrate the Summer Solstice. This ride is 50km (100km total) of gravel with some pavement. This is a self-supported tour (bring your own food and shelter); if you need gear let us know and we’ll help you out. 

We’re meeting at 785 Highway 17 North around 5:30pm, and will be departing at 6:00pm. We will be back early Saturday afternoon. 

Please feel free to ask any questions. 

Hope to see you there. 

Cheers, 

Brad 

Check out this article for some more information on what to expect and what to bring

Summer Solstice Ride

The Sault Cycling Club would like to announce the “Summer Solstice Weekend Ride”, June 22-23. This overnight ride will be on mostly backcountry and gravel roads, with a little bit of pavement.  

Further ride details will be released shortly, circle this date on your calendar fellow riders!