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July 29, 2022

Gravelocity & SWSCD present: More "Give Gravel A Go" Adventure


Bluebird skies provided a picture perfect backdrop for our second go at giving "Gravel a Go" presented in partnership with Gravelocity Cycling Getaways.  This time the plan enabled riders to explore and experience the gravel roads and trails in and around Elora, Fergus and the Elora Cataract Trailway.  Chief Gravelleur Rich Martyn had set a route that was to begin and end in Fergus Ontario's historic Breadalbane Inn


Read about our inaugural "Give Gravel A Go" event.



Once the group was on its way, Rich's route headed through the heart of Elora and over the Badley Bridge, along the quiet rural roads that surround the area's many farms and included multiple spectacular views along the Elora-Cataract Trailway including that of the Grand River, Belwood Lake and the Belwood Dam that's located in the Belwood Lake Conservation Area

A mid-ride bakery break at the Country Market in the small village of Belwood would provide everyone with the chance to enjoy some sweet treats and good conversation on how the day was progressing.  A delicious post-ride meal on the Breadalbane Inn's picturesque outdoor patio made for an excellent end to the day.


More cycling insights from Gravelocity's Chief Gravelleur Rich Martyn:

4 Simple Hacks Guaranteed to Get You into Cycling

5 Key Milestones on the Road to Cycling Success



From beginning to end, Rich provided riders with helpful insights and information on both gravel cycling and general cycling topics including riding strategy, types of bikes, bike maintenance, tire pressure, rider safety and how best to ride in a group.  In turn, riders freely asked questions and shared their own past cycling experiences as added context to the questions they were asking. 

Once again, another most excellent adventure designed to get more gals gravel cycling and on the go. Thank you to all who joined in the fun and chose to share a beautiful summer Saturday with us.


Amazing adventures to experience with Gravelocity Cycling Getaways:

Gravel Skills and "Bike Love" Ride - Sunday August 21, 2022

Elora-Fergus Skills & Sights Couples Getaway - August 27-28, 2022

Huron County Scenic & Social Getaway - September 17 - 19, 2022

Elora-Fergus Sunset Cycling Getaway - September 23-25, 2022



"I am hooked on gravel. Rich, I learned so much from you on Saturday. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I can't wait for the next adventure. Plus our lunch at the The Breadalbalne Inn after was fabulous." Sally


"Thanks for the great ride, beautiful scenery and delicious treats! Your love of gravel is really starting to where off on us! Big thanks for the chain cleaning 101 session! We always learn something new on your rides!" Steph





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