Wednesday, August 05, 2015

August 5 - Pete Gardner’s ABC Ride

25 cyclists met at The Bridgenorth Lions Park for a 9:30 start to Pete Gardners’s ABC ride (Around Bridgenorth & Chemung) a picturesque 40 km route. The 22 C temperature was pleasant for cycling & we stayed dry although there were some dark clouds. From the ballpark we wound our way on Bridgenorth streets to the causeway & over to the Ennismore side to ride uphill on Yankee Line past the Quarry Golf Club to McAuley Rd & south to Irish Rd for a moderate uphill climb west to Perdue Rd which takes you thru a wooded area where we took a loop thru a subdivision before returning to Perdue Rd & south to Clonkility Line. Conrad led 5 cyclists east to Gifford Dr while Pete led us up a rather steep hill (see photo) then down to Gifford Dr which takes you along the Chemung Lk shoreline where we met Conrad’s group before heading uphill on Dalhaven Dr to Perigrine Rd & east to Yankee Line to ride downhill to the causeway & into Bridgenorth where we cycled east on Kelly Blvd to East Communication Rd & uphill to Ward St. Here we split into 2 groups with Pete leading several cyclists up E Communication to the 7th Line & The Rotary Bridgenorth Trail. Pete MacLoghlin led the 2nd group east on Ward St to Selwyn Rd (Cty Rd 20) for a 3 km ride to Holden Rd which has a long gradual uphill climb before crossing Cty Rd 18 (Bridgenorth to Lakefield Rd) to reach the 7th Line & east to the Rotary Bridgenorth Trail  for a 3 km ride to the 5th Line & west across Chemong Rd to Pinehill Rd which has scenic views of Chemung Lk as we wound our way to Westlake Rd & Pete’s lakeshore home for a BBQ lunch provided by Pete + Barking Squirrel beer by Bill Punt
                            Clonakility Rd hill
                            Gifford Dr meeting area
                           Perrigine Rd view
                    Pinehill Rd turn onto Westlake Rd
                   lakeshore lunch group


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