Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sunday gears girls ride

Hi girls.

Just a reminder that the final gears girls ride leaves from River Oaks Community centre tomorrow at 9am. Distance will be between 85 and 95kms. Check the blog for details:

If I have to cancel the ride due to weather, I'll update the blog by 7:45am.

See you tomorrow!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sunday Gears Girls ride - Information

Hi Girls.
First many of you already know, tonight's ride (Wednesday) is cancelled. Seems like everyone and their dog is either working or busy so no one is available to ride tonight.   Weather is iffy and not much evening light left (we only got a 30km ride in last night) - so not the end of the world :(
For Sunday (September 26th):
We'll be riding from River Oak Community Centre at 9am Sunday morning. The community centre is located in Oakville on Sixth Line, just south of Dundas:,+ON%0D%0AL6H+3N8&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=2400+6+Line,+Oakville,+Halton+Regional+Municipality,+Ontario+L6H+6J9&gl=ca&ei=3k6aTOPNGYvAsAPjoo3HBA&ved=0CBUQ8gEwAA&z=16
Park on the south side of the building.
The ride will be between about 85kms and 95kms - depending on group interest and time. We'll be riding to Moffat so be sure to bring money for buttertarts and a cold drink. 
Drop me a quick line to let me know if you'll be there Sunday!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Check us out!

Several Gears Girls members participated in Tour de Mississauga on Sunday - check us out:

Monday, September 20, 2010

Gears Girls Update - Week of September 20th

Hi Girls.
With the season coming to a close, this will be my last official update for the 2010 Gears Girls season! 
I had originally announced that September 28th and 29th would be our final week night rides, but with it getting dark at 7:30pm these days (I have been asking around and it seems like it would be difficult for anyone to get to Gears before 6pm),  I think it best that this Wednesday be our final week night ride. So, Tuesday and Wednesday, we'll leave from Gears at 6:15pm and ride until 7:30pm or 7:40pm. If you have lights, please bring them!
Our final "official" weekend ride will be this Sunday - September 26th at 9am. Due to poplular demand, I think we'll start the ride at River Oaks Community Centre in Oakville and will ride to Moffat for tarts. We'll come back through Campbellville to add on a bit of extra distance or will ride down to Carlisle and then back. Total distance will be about 90kms. I'll send additional details out about the Sunday ride later this week.
If anyone is interested in riding Sundays in the upcoming months, let me know and I'll compile a list.
Also...I would like to do an end of season get together. If we don't ride next week, would people be able to do something Wednesday evening (September 29th) around 7:30pm? I'm thinking Snug Harbour as it's central for most people. Dinner and/or drinks. Let me know if you're interested by the end of this week so that I can make a reservation.
Hope to see you out there!
PS - Check out the Gears Girls picture in the Mississauga News from this weekends Tour de Mississauga:

Friday, September 17, 2010

Saturday ride cancelled/Tour de Mississauga on Sunday instead

Hi Girls.
It appears that only Ann and I are riding tomorrow!!! So, with that in mind, I'm proposing that we cancel the Gears Girls ride tomorrow (not that I don't love you Ann - just seems like everyone else wants to ride Sunday!) and anyone interested ride with the Gears Girls group that has registered to do Tour de Mississauga on Sunday.  I believe the group has registered to do the 100km route - but there are options to turn around if you want to ride a shorter distance.  The event is free - and a great way to see Mississauga! Here's a link to the registration site:  Sorry about the late change of plans for tomorrow morning - seems like Sunday could turn out to be a fun day though!

Gears Girls ride tomorrow

Hey Girls.
I keep getting emails from people saying they won't be at the ride tomorrow. Will I be riding alone??? I know a number of you are doing the Tour de Mississauga on Sunday so won't necessarily be riding Saturday. Drop me a line to let me know re tomorrow just so I have some numbers and can plan accordingly.
Talk to you soon!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Gears Girls Update - Week of September 13th

Hi Girls.
Hope you all had a great weekend. For the most part, the weather turned out to be perfect - which was awesome because Sue Trainor and I, along with 4 other great women from another cycling club, participated in Ride for Karen. It was a great, well-run, challenging, hilly 100km (or 160km) charity ride that takes you through the likes of Tottenham, Schomberg, Newmarket and Aurora; I urge you all to take part in it next year!
The end of the Gears Girls season is fast approaching so let's make the final few rides memorable. The final Tuesday and Wednesday night rides will be September 28th and 29th. We will ride this Saturday as usual.  I'm hoping that we can make the final weekend ride on Sunday, September 26th (rather than Saturday) - are people able to make it out for Sunday rather than Saturday that weekend? Please let me know! (If people are able to ride on Sunday, September 26th, I would like to propose another trip to Moffat - we would start at River Oaks Community Centre and venture home through Campbellville...probably another 100km route).
Remember that Tuesday and Wednesday night rides will leave from Gears promptly at 6:15pm. Please don't be late as we only have very limited amounts of light in the evening. If you have lights (flashing red in the back, white in the front) please bring them with for the weeknight rides.
Provided the weather is better this Saturday (September 18th) we'll try for another 100km ride to Campbellville.
This Saturday's ride will leave from Gears at 9am. If people are interested we can grab a bite to eat after the ride at Sunset Grill.
A couple people have said they were interested in doing Share the Road/Greg's Ride ( this coming Sunday (September 19th).  Also taking place on the 19th is Tour de Mississauga ( - a free event that offers both a 60km and a 100km option. If you're interested in participating in either event, please let me know and I'll forward your name on to others who may also want to do it.
See you all out there!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Hi girls.

I have to apologize for canceling the ride tonight. At the time, the weather was awful, sky was dark and the wind was terrible. Now it's sunny and nice!

Alas, I guess I should have waited.

Hope some of you got out for a ride regardless of the weather.


GG ride cancelled tonight

Hi girls.

Sorry about the short notice but the weather had taken a turn for the worse and it looks like a storm is settling in. Several people have already emailed to say they weren't riding tonight because of the weather. So, with that in mind, I think I'll be proactive and cancel the ride. Hopefully it rains so I don't look like a loser!

See you on Saturday!


Monday, September 6, 2010

Gears Girls Update - Week of September 6, 2010

Hi Girls.
Hope you all had a great long weekend and got some good riding in! Here's the update for this week:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2010 - Meet at Gears for 6pm, ride at 6:15pm
We only have a couple more weeks of evening light left so try to come out before the end of the month! Meet at Gears for 6pm, ride at 6:15pm. NB: this will be the only evening ride this week. If you normally ride Wednesdays, feel free to come out for the Tuesday ride.
Sorry girls, no Wednesday ride this week! If you can ride Tuesday, feel free to join us - otherwise, we'll see you next Wednesday!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2010 - Meet at Gears for 8:45am, ride at 9am
Depending on the group and interest levels, we can do another ride to Campbellville - about 100kms total. Options to turn back early at 50kms too. Drop me a quick line so I have an idea about who will be there Saturday and what distance everyone is hoping to do.
Hope to see you tomorrow night!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Saturday gears girls ride cancelled

Well - it's officially raining and it's calling for rain most of the morning. So I think it's best we cancel today's ride. Sorry girls - looks like tomorrow and Monday may offer better weather for riding!

Enjoy the long weekend! Rain and all :)