It’s been a great week for riding in and around the Southern Georgian Bay area. Temperatures have been seasonable and very pleasant for riding. This weekend looks like another epic weekend to hit the roads and trails in the area.
PedalFest at Blue (June 25-26)
“All for the love of BIKE”, quoted right from the Blue Mountain Village website. This weekend marks the 2016 PedalFest happenings out at the mountain. What should you expect? A kid’s bike parade, bike demos, bike shows, live music, guided and self-guided trail rides and tons of other awesome activities. This is the first year the Mountain will be hosting the East Coast “Canada Cup” downhill race which promises to be awesome for spectators! So if you are looking for something to do, or a place to end or start your ride this weekend, check out the Village at Blue, it looks to be a pretty awesome venue for cyclists.
Cycle Simcoe Releases New Video Series
Stay Safe on the Roads in Ontario!
Road cycling, and in particular, road cycling in groups tends to be a highly controversial topic. Misunderstandings surrounding the highway traffic act (HTA) being the primary culprit. With that in mind, Cycle Simcoe recently partnered with Tourism Simcoe County, RTO7 and Grey County, on a series of cycling safety videos. These videos, directed towards both cyclists and motorists were developed to clarify the rules of the road and encourage all road users to co-exist, practicing courtesy and truly 'Sharing the Road'.
The video's touch on the following topics:
- Leave 1 Metre - it's the LAW
- Proper Group Riding Etiquette
- Safe Cycling Techniques
- How to Safely Pass a Cyclist in a Vehicle
Weekend Weather Outlook
Not much to say, it’s a green light for riding this weekend here in Collingwood. Saturday looks great with very low winds out of the NW and temperatures in the high 20’s. On Sunday the winds will shift to the south and a few clouds will move it. Thunderstorms are expected later in the afternoon, so if you plan to get out, take advantage of the morning and early afternoon hours.
Have a great weekend of riding! Hope to see you on the road.