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Saddle Up Sunday SYDENHAM DESERT LAKE (A, B, C or D pace/distance options)

Sunday, September 17, 2023, 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Sydenham Library
(or Point Municipal Park for any overflow)
4412 Wheatley St
Sydenham, ON  K0H 2T0

Additional Info:
Ride Leader(s):
Simon Andrew
A Pace Group
Michael Zinay
B Pace Group
514.887.8480 (c)
Lisa Sprague
C Pace Group
6137705373 (c)
Melanie Strickland
D Pace Group
613-985-9523 (c)
Saddle Up Sundays
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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RWGPS Route Links

The Routes Cyclists love hills - uh, right! We're three quarters of the way through the season, and so it's finally time for our local "queen stage" - the Desert Lake loop. Everyone will head out to the west:

  • the A, B and C routes (but not the D route) will then curl back east onto the roly-poly twisty-turny Desert Lake loop
  • the A and B routes will travel on more of the Desert Lake hills than the C route
  • the D route will not travel on any of the Desert Lake hills

Our geography does not offer the option of a summit finish. However, finishing on the Desert Lake loop will still be a fun challenge, as well as scenic. Need some nourishment at the end? Head into the very efficient and friendly Lenny's Deli.

Pace Groups  When registering, be sure to indicate your preferred pace group:

  • the short and medium routes will generally be ridden at a D or C pace
  • the long and extra long routes will generally be ridden at a B or A pace

Post Ride Refreshments  After the ride, Lenny's Deli will welcome us for lunch or other refreshments.

Ride Preparation  Riders should be familiar with Ontario's Safe Cycling Guidelines, and bring the following with them on the ride: 

  • a cell phone, with the app "what3words" installed
  • a copy of the ride route (downloaded to a mobile device or printed)
  • a spare tube, pump and repair kit
  • sufficient hydration and nutrition
  • health card
  • document showing address and emergency contact information

The Saddle up Sundays Program Saddle Up Sundays aims to offer a Sunday cycling outing for all levels of riders on a varied collection of the most scenic and the safest country roads close to Kingston. The rides include stops at the best coffee shops along the way, and finish up with refreshments at some great restaurants. We’re a work in progress, so please feel free to suggest modifications to our program.