The PCC 100km Rec Ride is the perfect opportunity for rec-level rides to achieve a milestone distance in an accessible supported ride format. And to celebrate your accomplishments, we're hosting
The PCC 100km Rec Ride is the perfect opportunity for rec-level rides to achieve a milestone distance in an accessible supported ride format. And to celebrate your accomplishments, we’re hosting a sweet post-ride BBQ to boot! To find out more, read on…
Meet at the Silver Bean on Saturday, July 27th early enough to leave at 9:00am sharp. Each group will contain approximately 12 riders and each group will leave a few minutes apart.
We get some experienced riders to come out and join us on the front of the group and keep the speed at a consistent pace. A support vehicle will drive the route and carry your extra clothing, extra water and any food or drinks that you want during the ride, but don’t want to carry with you. This is a group ride, no one goes off the front and no one gets left behind. There will be two coolers and ice in the support vehicle. If you need to bail out of the ride, the support vehicle will carry you and your bike back to Peterborough.
There will be about 5 stops, some very brief, with enough time to have a drink or to peel off a layer of clothing and some long enough to eat and get a re-fill of water. If an impromptu stop is required, any rider can call for a stop at any time.
Expect the ride to take 5-1/2 hours, but the saddle time will be about 4-1/2 hours. The average speed will be 25 kph or a bit less. Expect to be back in Peterborough just before 3 PM.
What do I bring?
Bring some cash for in-ride drink and food purchases at Young’s Point and/or in Lakefield. Dress for the weather. Bring sunscreen. Bring whatever food you’ll want to consume and Sue will carry whatever you don’t want to carry in her car. No flashing rear lights in the group.
Where will I be able to buy things?
Two locations: Young’s Point at about the 75 KM point and in Lakefield at about the 83 KM point.
For those of you with Strava, here is the route: https://www.strava.com/routes/12706570
The route goes like this: Silver Bean to Armour Road; Armour Road to Pioneer Road; Pioneer Road to County Road 4; east on County Road 4 to County Road 8; east on County Road 8 out all the way through Douro (1st stop here or at intersection of 8 and 38) and through Cottesloe. County Road 8 becomes Webster Road, Webster Road all the way to County Road 40 (2nd stop. Approx 25 KM); left/north on County Road 40 to Clarina (3rd stop. Approx 50 KM). Clarina is the intersection of County Road 40 and County Road 6 (short stop at the top of The Hill (you’ll know it when you see it) on County Road 6 after passing by the Wild Fire Golf Course). West on County Road 6, right onto Birchview and along Birchview to Hwy 28. North on Hwy 28, using the new super-wide shoulder, and into the Young’s Point General Store (4th stop). Down Young’s Point Road to Lakefield, stop at the Lakefield IGA (5th stop). River Road to Armour Road, Armour Road to Hazlitt, right on Hazlitt, over the London Street footbridge, where the ride will officially end. We then head down George Street, right on King to Dr. J’s for a beverage of choice on the patio. Then it’s on to Sue Carlson’s house (768 Parkhill Road West) for a BBQ.
The BBQ: If you are interested in the BBQ, please RSVP to Linda McLean at email@example.com. Please inform Linda of any food allergies or sensitivities. The BBQ is a BYOB event.
(Saturday) 9:00 AM
Silver Bean Cafe
130 King Street, Peterborough, ON K9H 3R9