A complete downloadable guide will be made available prior to the event with all the final details and maps.
Stage 1 - Guelph Lakes (GORBA)
Rendezvous: Riverside Park - 60 Woodlawn Rd E, Guelph, ON N1H 8M8
Ride start: 9:00am
Ride end: 10am - 10:30am
Depart: By 11:00 (approx 30min drive to Puslinch)
We will be organizing riders into the three pre-assigned groups to manage our crowds at the parking lots and respecting social distancing and trail rules.
Stage 2 - Puslinch
Rendezvous: ON Route rest/gas station located 26 km East of Kitchener off the 401 highway approximately 5 minutes past Cambridge. When exiting the highway veer right and there is a rest/picnic area located on the right-hand side;
Course map will be made available in the event guidebook to be provided within the week approaching the event.
Ride start: 11:30am
Ride end: 12:30pm – 1:00pm
The drive to Christie Lake Conservation should take approximately 20-30 minutes (regular traffic)
Lunch at riders discretion. Within the ON Route food court there is a Burger King, Tim Hortons, Pizza Pizza, Starbucks and a Teriyaki Experience. Feel free to also pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic at Puslinch.
Stage 3 - Christie Lake Conservation Area
The Grande Finale
Rendezvous: Parking is available at Christie Lake Conservation Area located at 1000 ON-5, Dundas, ON L9H 5E2. There is also parking available on Middleton Road which can be used for no cost and then you can ride your bike into the conservation area.
Fee: $15 per vehicle
Ride Start: 2:30pm
Ride End: 4:00pm – 4:30pm
BBQ and Prizes
We will close the day off with some good food, some prizes, and a whole bunch of conversations and stories.
An event for everyone
Any member is welcome to attend this challenge - this is not a race!
We will have up to three different groups (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).
Each group will have its own course designed for them based on skills and abilities.
All the leaders can amend the routes as appropriate based on the riding group.
Remember the biggest goal for the day is to simply have a lot of fun and complete the challenge!
All riders should read through our COVID Policy, Rider Safety Statement, and Code of Conduct located at the bottom of this web page prior to the event.
Registered riders will be required to complete the Insurance waivers prior to the event. We will email all registered riders an electronic copy to be signed and sent back to us.
Charitable Focus for 2022
SARAH POCALUYKO MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
Each year we like to show our support for one of our own members by encouraging everyone to support the Sarah Pocaluyko Memorial Foundation in support of Troy and Tracey Pocaluyko. Please take a moment and read about Sarah's story and think about making a donation to help Food Allergy Canada create more awareness and programs to support individuals and families living with food allergies.
Sarah Pocaluyko Memorial Foundation
The Foundation has been established in loving memory of our daughter Sarah, who passed away from an anaphylactic reaction on June 19th, 2018.
Monies raised will be used to promote food allergy awareness through Food Allergy Canada, fund research into anaphylaxis and asthma through the Canadian Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Foundation and support the Trillium Gift of Life, as well as other charities in Sarah’s honour. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and will help to ensure that grants to these charitable organizations can be made for many years to come.