August Long weekend and the Growling Beaver Brevet is Sold Out!

The Growling Beaver Brevet – SOLD OUT!

It’s been a hot summer for cycling in Southern Georgian Bay.  As we approach the  August long weekend, I can’t help but look ahead to the fall.  After its introduction into the local cycling world last October, the Growling Beaver Brevet has once again sold  (Note:  this year there is a waiting list for participants that missed out on the early registration).

The Growling Beaver Brevet made its debut in 2015 to celebrate cycling and to help people with Parkinson's to live well today. All fundraising proceeds will go to support the joint work of the Davis Phinney Foundation and ParkinGo Wellness Society.

The Growling Beaver Brevet is a social (non-race) ride to celebrate cycling with 200 cyclists riding 40, 100 or 200 km routes through the scenic Beaver Valley at what should be the height of the fall colours. The day will feature Beaver Valley and Georgian Bay communities and merchants that have supported cyclists through the summer season.

The routes have been conceived with a mix of tarmac and scenic country gravel roads. Every rider will carry a “passport” that will be authenticated at checkpoints. 

Those that got in this year will love some of the new swag and additions to the event.  It’s going to be a great year.  For more information and to buy swag, please go to:

Cycle Simcoe Releases new "Explore South Georgian Bay by Bike Video

Check out the new, freshly released today video from Cycle Simcoe.

The Long Weekend Excursion

I’m spending my August long weekend bike packing around Southern Georgian Bay.  I’m super excited about a project I’m working on with our friends at Cycle Simcoe.   Keep your eyes peeled in an upcoming  blog about my day tripping experience around Southern Georgian Bay. 

Weekend Weather Outlook

As usual, I’ve looked over my favorite weather services for the long weekend forecast.  There are conflicting predictions, but for the most part the weather looks great.  Winds this weekend will be fairly light out of the N to NE to NEE, depending on the day.  Saturday looks like a great day to be out on a bike.  There is a bit of conflict with the Sunday forecast, with one weather service showing  sun and cloud, while the other predicts rain on and off for the day.  You may want to keep a closer eye on Sunday’s weather as it nears.  Holiday Monday looks like a perfect day for a long ride.

Have a great weekend, hope to see you on the road.