Touring/Sportive Ride – Sunday JUNE 12TH – St Joe’s Island

Partly cloudy and 18 DegC for Sunday. Let’s go to St Joe’s!
The program is as follows:

  • Departure from John Rhodes Sunday JUNE 12TH at 10:00am
  • Trunk Rd to 17B to Echo Bay
  • Left on Bar River Rd after Echo Bay
  • Cross the highway then right on Government Rd
  • Left Pumpkin Point Rd then back on Government Rd
  • Right on MacLennan Rd
  • Highway 17 to turn-off to the island
  • Take 548 to 4-corners then right to Richards Landing
  • Lunch at Richards Landing
  • Back same way

Alternate departure locations and time if you’d like a shorter ride:

  • For a 66km ride: Echo Bay at 11:00
  • For a 42km ride: Corner of Government Rd and Pumpkin Point Rd around 11:30

Hope to see you there.

JN

June 1st Wednesday Nighter

Ride Departs Crimson Ridge at 6:30pm.  I will not be able to attend due to conflict with Club Executive Meeting.

A few points before outlining the ride details:

  1. Tonight’s Route will include some hills and some gravel.  We will also have a route option for those not comfortable riding skinny tired bikes on gravel.
  2. The Golf League at Crimson is Wednesday Nights so the parking lot and road to the clubhouse will be busy.  Please by mindful/respectful of the golfers.  A reminder that we are not racing up the Crimson Hill (despite the fact that there happens to be a Strava segment there.  Exercise restraint folks; no one will think less of you for a slow segment time)

Red Rock Route (which includes a gravel section)

Fourth Line to Allens; south on Allens to Thurd; west on Third to Maki.  Make a right on Maki and slog up the hill.  There’s about a 7km gravel section before descending to Red Rock.  Please do not be a hero on the descent.  This is not the Giro D’Italia, we are not on closed roads and you are not Vincenzo Nibali.  There are some blind corners so please stay on the proper side of the road.  Make a left at the bottom of the hill and then continue to the end of the road before turning around and heading back.  Climb back up Red Rock continuing to Maki back to Third.  Same commentary applies descending down Maki.  Head back to Fourth line and the finish will top of the Fourth Line Hill.

Gros Cap Route

Just a simple classic Gros Cap Route for those who choose not to ride the gravel.  Head to Second Line (via Fourth/Allens/Third/Town Line); ride to Gros Cap and come back.

Have fun Everyone.  Sorry I can’t attend.  Island Ride will start sometime this month.

Jamie

May 26 Thursday Nighter

First a reminder that starting next week Wednesday is the new Thursday.  Now for tonight: Depart Crimson 6:30pm.  We will head west all the way to Town Line via Fourth, Allen’s and Third.  Continue South on Town Line through Second Line (mind the stop sign please) to Base Line.  Head West on Base all the way to Walls.  South on Walls to Sunnyside; right on Sunnyside to the end and head back to Base, then take Base back to Carpin and head back North back up to Third, make a left on Maki and finish at the top of the hill were the pavement ends.  Social back to Crimson.

May 19 Thursday Nighter

We’re starting to add a little more spice each week.  This week we’ll depart Crimson at 6:30 and once again head westbound on Fourth Line to Allen’s Side continuing southbound to Base Line.  Continue west on Base to the T intersection at Walls Road.  From here: right on Walls, left on Deans, left on Second and go all the way out to Gros Cap.  Turn around and head back east on Second all the way to Town Line.  Turn left on Town Line, and continue up the hill to Third.  Continue on Third to Allens Side.  North on Allens Side up the hill onto Fourth and continue to Goulais.  Right on Goulais back to Allens for a second slog up the Allens Hill.  Finish at the Mailbox around the bend.  Soft pedal back to Crimson.