As we near the end of July each year, Collingwood becomes filled with fanatical Elvis fans. With over 30,000 visitors to the area, you can expect the roads in and around town to be very busy starting Friday morning and running through until Sunday evening when the tribute king is crowned for 2016. This years event will draw some 100 tribute artists all competing for their spot in Graceland. If you plan on riding downtown be sure to take a lock with you.
Scott Demo Day
The Scott team will be at 3 Stage this Saturday morning at 10am-3pm with a ton of bikes for you to demo and try out.
Things to bring: Helmet, Pedals, Drivers License, Credit Card
List of Bikes available for demo:
- Genius LT 700 Tuned Large
- Genius LY 700 Tuned Medium
- Genius 700 Tuned Plus Medium (TBC)
- Genius 730 Medium
- Genius 730 Medium
- Contessa Genius 700 Small
- Contessa Genius 710 Small
- Spark 720 Medium
- Spark 720 Large
- Scale 720 Plus Small
- Scale 720 Plus Medium
- Scale 720 Plus Large
- E-Aspect 710 Medium
- E-Sub Tour Medium
- Foil 30 Small
- Foil 30 Medium
- Foil 30 Large
- Foil 30 X-Large
- Contessa Solace 35 - Small
Weekend Weather Outlook
Elvis weekend is typically a perfect summer weekend. It's not too often that we get a lot of rain at the end of July, and with the drought we have been experiencing over the last few months, there is nothing but hot summer weather coming our way again this weekend. On Friday the heat warning will remain in place, but is said to be removed for the the weekend with temperatures still high, but below the trigger mark for the heat warning. Temperatures in the high 20's to mid 30's can still be expected for Saturday and Sunday. Winds will be moderate coming from the NW on Saturday and then switching to the S and SE on Sunday. I'll be riding towards Kimberley on Saturday and Creemore area on Sunday to take advantage of the tail winds home. Be sure to drink lots of fluids both before, during and after your ride this weekend, its going to be warm.
Watch for symptoms of heat illness, which include
- dizziness or fainting, nausea or vomiting
- rapid breathing and heartbeat
- extreme thirst and
- decreased urination with unusually dark yellow urine.
If you experience any of these symptoms during a heat event, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids. Water is best.
Have a great weekend of riding, hope to see you on the road!