Curious to try a gravel ride? This is your chance as it’s the last gravel ride of the season. Join Tour Leader, John Swart on this ‘B’ pace gravel ride that has a variety of surfaces, including rural gravel and clay roads and a tiny bit of easy double-track – all from our doorstep at Centennial Park, Fenwick.
Date: Saturday, October 7
Start Time: 9 am
Start Location: Centennial Park, Fenwick
Distance: 85 km. A couple of short sections on the planned route are clay. If there has been significant rain a day or two before the ride, our route will be adjusted accordingly to avoid the clay sections.
Equipment: Any gravel or hybrid/touring bike will do as long as the tires are suitable. The gravel roads are generally well packed, and there are many paved sections joining the gravel portions, so 700 x 32c tires or wider with tread will work.
Cue Sheet/Map: None, group ride (see RWGPS for cue sheet)
Pace and Skill Level: Rated B4. Because of the introductory nature of this ride, there will be regrouping as necessary. If you have any concerns about pace, my contact information is below.
Snacks: There are no restaurants or variety stores along this route, so bring whatever drinks and snacks you’ll need to stay hydrated and nourished during the ride.
If you plan to attend or have any questions, please contact John Swart.