You’ll no longer have to email the webmaster or race director to ask where we meet for a time trial. The race results database already had the potential to hold that information. Now, driven by that database, it’s visible here.
We’ve updated the group riding guidelines on this page.
Grey County Cycling & Trails Master Plan – Public Consultation to close August 14
Grey County has been developing a cycling and trails master plan over the past number of months. In the spring an open house at the county building allowed interested parties to view maps and make suggestions. Bryan Plumstead, Manager of Tourism – Grey County, sent an email on July 31 stating:
“Grey County is moving forward with our Draft Cycling & Trails Master Plan, and is notifying all partners that public consultation will close August 14, 2020.
Comments and feedback can be made through an on-line form available on our Master Plan Initiatives Page, or can be sent to the undersigned.”
Manager of Tourism
595 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 3E3
Phone: +1 519 376-3365 ext. 6110
Fax: +1 519 76-8998
You can review and comment on the master plan through the link in Bryan Plumstead’s message: Master Plan Initiatives Page, This is your opportunity to share your views and influence our riding in Grey County.
Also, more recently related to our first OSCC gravel ride, there was correspondence with Sarah Johnson, Intermediate Planner/Forestry-Trails Coordinator, who shared:
“Currently, we are considering some different options with regard to trail maintenance, we have not confirmed at this time what those might be. In the past, we would stone dust a section on an annual basis, we have also more recently re-graded the trail, without the addition of extra materials.
I would appreciate knowing what our trail users think, if you had some suggestions please feel free to pass them along.”
Sarah can be reached at:
Intermediate Planner/Forestry-Trails Coordinator
Phone: +1 519 372-0219 ext. 1241
10 Side Road east of Highway 10 is now re-paved.
30 Side Road from about Participation Lodge to Concession 10 is still gravel.
And the road approaching Walters Falls from the west, up the hill by the Hallman saw mill, is gravel.
Ontario has approved Phase 2 startup and the OCA has approved recreational rides of up to 10 cyclists.
Prior to the ride you need to join the club by going to “REGISTER NOW” on the OSCC webpage and by electronically signing the OCA Covid Waiver. The waiver can be found on the OSCC Web – Forms Page OSCC 2020 Adult and Youth waivers.
Also, physical distancing is required, a gap of 2 meters either in direction of travel for single pace line or a 2 meter gap on the diagonal for a double pace line.
Unfortunately the OCA at this point is not allowing Time Trials to occur.
I discovered the following on my ride today.
10 Side Road east of Highway 10 is now gravel.
30 Side Road from about Participation Lodge to Concession 10 is also gravel.
This Wednesday’s TT will be at Shallow Lake and NOT at Colpoys.
This will also be the last TT of the season.
This is the 4th installment of the War on the Shore Criterium Race, Sunday July 28th in Southampton. As always, to put on this great event right here in Southampton, we need help. We are reaching out for volunteers for setting up and or tearing down equipment, marshaling corners, registration, kids race, podiums, sweeping corners. You only have an hour to give? We’ll take it. Great view, great racing, free lunch for volunteers. What better way to spend your time and have some fun! Just give a shout out to Brett at Martin’s Bike Shop to let us know you’re available to help out. Many thanks!
The Participant Guidelines document has been updated and can be viewed on the Documents page.