Gravel Skills & “Bike Love” Ride
Sunday, August 21, 2022
For women only
Build your skills on and off the bike with this special event.
We’ll meet up at the Caledon Hills Brewing Company in Palgrave at 9:30 a.m. for a one-hour session on how to show your bike some love. You’ll learn how to properly clean and maintain your chain and gears – and how to change a flat tire! These are essential skills for every cyclist.
Then, we’ll roll out for a two-hour skill-building ride on the nearby gravel roads, rail trail and forest tracks. Our ride captain will share tips and techniques to build your confidence on any loose surface. After the ride, we’ll return to the Brewery for a post-ride lunch, enjoying good company and great food.
This ride is designed for cyclists who are comfortable riding for a couple of hours at a time on paved surfaces or mountain bike trails. Gravel bikes and mountain bikes are strongly recommended. Hybrids are likely unsuited for portions of the forest tracks.
Open to all those who identify as women.
Presented in cooperation with See What She Can Do – your neighbourhood hub for active women.
Please register by Sunday, August 14.
For many newer cyclists, proper maintenance is a mystery. Before this ride, we'll show you some must-have skills that will keep your bike healthy and happy - and help you out of a jam as well!
Then, we'll hop on our bikes and practice some essential maneuvers that will make riding on dirt, gravel and mud far less intimidating. With rail trails, gravel roads and easy forest tracks nearby, Palgrave is the perfect location for this event.
Where you'll be dining
Our post-ride lunch will take place on the patio of the Caledon Hills Brewing Company. Located in a converted 19th century church in the heart of the Palgrave, this brew pub offers up traditional German favourites such as schnitzel and bratwurst, as well as modern fusion favourites such as sweet potato tacos and a spicy Asian salad. Of course, there's also a tempting selection of beer, crafted by Master Brewer Stefan Reidelsheimer.