Feel like trying something new? If you haven’t tried riding on gravel before, this ride would be a great introduction, and you’ll see Niagara roads that will be brand new to you! Join Tour Leader John Swart on this 42 km ride at a ‘B-C’ pace – 55% Gord Harry Rail Trail/gravel roads and 45% on paved roads. Everyone will ride together.
Start Time: 10 am
Start Location: HH Knoll Lakeview Park, 217 Sugarloaf Street, Port Colborne (south end of Fielden Avenue)
Cue Sheet/Map: Download
Never been on a gravel ride? Here’s what you need to know.
Equipment: Tires are the key! This is not a difficult ride, so any road or touring bike will do as long as the tires are suitable. The Gord Harry Trail is hard-packed fine stone dust, so it can be easily ridden with 700x28c tires, although 700x32c and up will make steering easier.
Pace: Riding gravel requires more energy to push the pedals, so our pace will be slowed down a bit from the usual ‘B-C’ pace. The extra effort isn’t huge, so don’t be worried.
Weather: If it is very rainy the day before or on the day of the event, the ride will be cancelled. Dusty bikes are good, but mud is no fun.
Join us to gain a perspective of Niagara’s rural areas that will be refreshingly new!
If you have any questions, please contact John Swart.