We will have an earlier start this week to beat the heat that is expected for Saturday afternoon.
Come join us for a repeat of our Saturday morning social ride through Halton Hills. This is a very scenic route on quiet country roads with rolling hills and plenty of wilderness, passing by farms and through the mountains of the escarpment. A 20-30 minute refreshment stop is planned after 45kms at The Trail Eatery in Campbellville. There are no washroom facilities before Campbellville, but there is a portable one at Hornby Park and some opportunities along the wooded areas of the route. Consider the remaining 20kms of the return trip to be a free ride back as the terain is mostly flat and downhill, passing through the Kelso Conservation area and zigzagging through the residential roads of Milton. Arrival time back to Hornby Park should be around 12:30pm (4 hours after the start).
This event is best suited for those who have a road or hybrid bike (i.e. with 700mm skinny tires ), but can also be done by those who are very strong on the hills with a mountain bike. The pace will typically be between 22-28km on the flats with an overall average pace of 20-22km, depending on the winds and the fitness of the group. That said, this event is for cyclists who have ridden similar distances and pace with a group of road-bike cyclists.
Please dress appropriately. Here are some suggestions:
- Do not dress comfortably warm before the start of the ride or you will quickly overheat.
- Wear sunblock and/or long sleeves.
- Bring enough water to stay hydrated
- And of course you must wear a helmet (and by the way, a bell is required by law).
Hornby Park is located 1.3km west of Trafalgar Rd on the south/east corner of Steeles Ave and 6th Line in Georgetown, north of HWY 401.