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Sat, Jun 12


Swallowdale, Mulmur

Mulmur gravel epic

Some of the best gravel riding in Ontario. Enjoy a flatter start as a group, followed by a lunch stop back at Swallowdale, before heading into the hilly second half of our gravel ride.

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Mulmur gravel epic
Mulmur gravel epic

Time & Location

Jun 12, 2021, 9:00 a.m.

Swallowdale, Mulmur, 587412 10 Sideroad, Mulmur, ON L0N 1M0, Canada

About the Event

Karen has kindly offered to host us at her property, Swallowdale, a beautiful setting in Mulmur. That means we can do a gravel ride on some of the best dirt roads in Ontario. If you haven't ridden up there it is amazing.  

Each of these three rides across the summer will be somewhat "epic", and this one will be no exception. At about 150km this will be a challenging day, particularly given the hilly terrain.

The day will start with a flatter opening loop, which we can all complete as a group - very Sans Chaine. On that loop we will have a quick coffee stop, before making our way back to Swallowdale for our lunch stop. Then, heading out onto the second half of the ride we will get into some hillier terrain. While this isn't a race I do expect that our group will start to come apart a bit here. We will each need to have the GPS file on our head units. 

The second loop will end up being more challenging than the first, with plenty of elevation to turn the screw on our legs. Hopefully we will have done a good job as a group managing that first half! 

As with all the rides we will be supported by Stage 21. The Stage 21 van contains a fully equipped coffee bar. That means:

  • pre-ride coffee and pastries
  • fully supported lunch with choices of sandwiches or quiche - and more pastries and coffee
  • mid-ride coffee breaks
  • a mini workshop at our disposal, along with spare tubes and a floor pump

The Stage 21 van will be mobile and provide us not only coffee support but also technical support out on the road if needed. 

All these rides will be limited in size, with 13 spots available.

Hopefully come June Covid will have receded once again. That being said the expectation will be that we wear masks and maintain physical distancing at the rest stops. 

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