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 43 km ride at a ‘B’ pace – 50% on public gravel roads and 50% on paved roads. Everyone will ride together.
Start Time: 10 am
Start Location: Wellandport Community Centre, 5042 Canborough Road, Wainfleet (east side of village as you enter)
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 long or difficult ride, so any road or touring bike will do as long as the tires are suitable. The Wellandport ride uses smooth and hard public gravel roads, but there’s always the chance of looser gravel, so for this ride you should have 700x32c tires or larger, pumped to the maximum pressure.
Pace: Riding gravel requires more energy to push the pedals, so our pace will be slowed down a bit from the usual ‘B’ 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.