Ganaraska Freewheelers

Ride Reminder – Friday, July 28

GFW pie

Friday’s ride will commence at 5:30 from Bess’ country estate in Osaca. A pot-luck will follow the ride.

Brian H. is the Ride Leader. The route will be Another Rice Lake Ramble, listed under Osaca rides on our local routes, by the name of “Bess’s Ride” because it starts from Bess’s place and rambles its way to Rice Lake. See the Ride Calendar for her address.

There are three distances listed – 55 km, 46 km and 31 km. The two longer routes include a visit to Beautiful Bewdley. The 55 km route takes in the lovely Oak Hills Road to get there, whereas the 46 km route remains 0n “The Flats”!

Don’t forget your utensils, plates and beverages. See you there!

Ride Reminder – July 25

Third time’s a charm? Here is the invitation from Jacquie & Brian, your hosts:

Brian & Jacquie

The ride on Tuesday, July 25, will start at our home, at 10am and will follow my favourite route which takes you East and UP Shelter Valley Road and King Road. A relaxed ride with time to look around and no high speed lineouts (!!). Maps will be available. Following this there will be complementary burgers on the deck. Contributions of salad or dessert will be appreciated. Bring your usual personal effects.

See you here.

Jacquie and Brian

If you’d like to download your own map, you can now find it on our Local Routes – first one under Cobourg.




Ride Reminder – Sunday, July 23

Mich and Mel are hosting!

Meet at the Millbrook Farmers’ market; park on the street.

Maps will be available.

There is food available at the market; bring salad or light fare for pot lucky.

Ride Reminder – Tuesday, July 18

Join us for a ride from Campbellford this Tuesday for a 10:00 a.m. start!

NOTE: THE MEETING POINT HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM WHAT IT WAS IN PREVIOUS YEARS, which last year was the Seniors Centre pictured above.

Instead, after arriving in Campbellford, cross over the bridge, turn right in 100 m at the second lights on to Doxsee Street, then turn right again in 100 m at the Free Parking sign. Attached map shows the Campbellford parking spot. You will actually be right behind the LCBO. Since there may not be a public loo on this side of the river you may wish to do your business prior to crossing over the bridge!

The cycling route will be the same as last year. If you desire a map, please print a copy of Two Rivers Tour.

Lunch will be at Apollo’s Pizzeria, the same joint as last year. It has been ordered for 12:45 PM, on the balcony. The menu is to be found at: It is a 2-min walk from the new parking location.

Prince Edward Country Ride Anyone?

On a different note, anyone up for hosting a Tuesday Prince Edward County ride tour some time this summer? Brian will be guiding a different tour, so wants to offer it up to anyone who would like to host it. If you’re interested check the calendar for a free date and let Marshall know.

Joint Ride Reminder – Saturday, July 15

There is no Friday ride this week. Instead, we’re joining the Northumberland Hills Cycling Club for a ride along the Lang Hastings Trail.

Meet in Hastings at Lock 18 for a 10:00 a.m. ride start and a route that has something for everyone!

You’ll find the full details here on the NHCC website.



Ride Reminder – Tuesday July 11

Woman on a bike on a road going through the forest
As mentioned in a post a few weeks back, Sue is hosting Tuesday’s ride from her cottage on Balsam Lake. Join us as early as Monday and/or stay over on Tuesday after the ride and potluck. See the member calendar for the address.
Here are all the details you’ll need to join in the fun. Please comment if you’ll be there:
For those arriving on Monday, anytime after 11, we will have a potluck for supper.  I will have a lasagne made.  I will also make porridge for Tuesday morning or people can bring their own breakfast.
We can sleep about 12 people in the cottage so let me know if you would like a room reserved.
The ride starts at 10 – I have a 52 k route planned and an 80 k route.  The 80 k has a stop for lunch but you might want a bar or two in your pocket because we probably won’t get there until 1.
We will have a potluck on Tuesday around 4:30 or 5 after swimming and hanging out at the cottage, so  we will need appetizers, salads, mains, desserts, BYOB, whatever you feel like bringing.  I will have a pie made, not sure what else.
Please bring sleeping bags, pillow cases, towels, bathing suits, kayaks if you want.
You are welcome to stay both nights if you wish. If it rains, hopefully not, you are still welcome to come up.
We will fit a ride in somehow.  😊
Looking forward to seeing you there.

Ride Reminder – Friday, July 7

Brian H. is your host for next Friday’s ride. Meet at the Arena in Bewdley, 7060 Lake Street at 5:30 PM. Post a Comment if you require directions.

The route is The Scenic Ride. It is 51 km in length, but there are many shortcuts to be had.

It should be noted that the full distance includes a little jog up the infamous Jamieson hill 🙂

For those interested, cold beer (and gourmet food) will be served at the Rhino after the ride.



Join us for two great days of cycling!

Welland Tour 2017August 11th, 2017
17 days to go.
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