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ITE Southwestern Ontario: First Annual Trail Ride

July 27@10:00 am to 1:30 pm EDT


Come join us for our first annual trail ride!  SW Ontario has many great rural cycling links between our communities, so what better way to learn about them than to ride them?  Up first is the Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail.  We will start the first segment of a multi-year bike ride along the trail, and once we finish this trail, we will move on to others.

This year, we will begin at the G2G Trailhead on County Road 39, NE of Guelph.  There is limited parking available there, so carpooling might be the best option for anyone who arrives from outside the area.  Our route this year will take us from the trailhead to Elmira Donuts and Deli where we can enjoy a delicious snack (not included, rider’s cost), after which we will ride back to our starting point.  Along the way we must travel through the West Montrose Covered Bridge (aka the Kissing Bridge) which was built in 1881 and is listed on Canada’s Register of Historic Places.  One-way distance is +21 km and the trail surface is packed gravel – please make sure to wear and ride with appropriate gear, this is not for racer bike tires but also doesn’t need full muds.  Individual registration is required but there’s no charge to participate and no limit on the number of participants, so come on out and bring a colleague or friend!  Each participant should have their own bike, but we may be able to line up a spare or two in case someone doesn’t have one.  Please note there will be a gravel surface, some traffic interaction, and some grades, along with little shade.  It’s not overly challenging but please be aware of your abilities.  This will be a leisurely ride though, not a fast one.

Saturday July 27, depart the trailhead at 10am (please arrive for 9:45).  Including stop-off time and sight seeing at the bridge, we should be at the Cafe by 11:30 or so, then can make our way back to the start for an approximate return time of 1:30pm.  Please dress appropriately for the sun and weather – remember your sunscreen and bug spray, and bring water!

We can’t wait to see you there!


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General, ITE Southwestern Ontario, July 2024, Trail Ride
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July 27
10:00 am to 1:30 pm EDT
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ITE Southwestern Ontario


Country Rd 39
Guelph, Ontario Canada

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