The ride will be hosted by our amazing ambassador, Jonathan Hilder. The goal of the ride is to provide a welcoming environment for Intermediate gravel riders. We will ride as a group, and stay together for the ride. Just a heads up, this is not a race, it is designed as an intermediate ride, and as such, the ride will be controlled and the pace respected by all who want to participate.
When? Wednesday, September 15th, 6.00 pm.
Where? The Giant Halifax Ride Club Gravel Ride will start at, the old Coke Plant Parking lot and consist of a 22 km out and back route at a pace of 15 km/hour, for a total ride distance of 45 kms along the BLT Trail. All riders must have lights, water, snacks, and also everything they need to fix a flat tire or minor mechanical. It will be dark before the ride ends, so if you do not have a light you will not be able to join the ride.
Why? We want to get more people on bikes, and help expose new riders to a riding group environment.
What Do I Need? To participate in the gravel ride, you should have a bike in good working order, a spare tube and inflation device in case of a flat, a positive attitude, and a respectful attitude towards others in the group. Helmets are mandatory for all rides. You will need to be a BNS general member which costs $30 and also register as a Giant Halifax Cycling Club member (which is absolutely free.) Registration must be done online here. Once all the BNS paperwork is complete, please go to this Eventbrite link and get your ticket for the ride.
Please note: If you do not register as a BNS general member, and as a Giant Halifax Cycling Club member, and have an Eventbrite ticket, for liability reasons, you will not be able to participate in this ride.