Routes & Meet Up Information

TNRG Weekly Meet-Up Information &  Ride Routes

Start Location

All sanctioned rides start at Iroquois Park in Sidney, BC.

April to October - ROAD Rides

Tuesday Nights 6 pm

Road riding (April to October) start time varies by season in order to maximize daylight hours for the ride.  The season starts the first Tuesday in April with rides at 5:30 pm, and moves to 6 pm when there is enough daylight to allow completing rides before dark.  6 pm starts continue until the fall when the start time moves back to 5:30 as sunset times start to close in.  The last group road ride is the first Tuesday in October.

Note: As one or two of the first and last rides of the year will probably end in darkness, expect to need full lights and reflective clothing.

Distance

Our usual routes are distances between 40 - 56 k depending on which group you ride with.

Pace

Note the range of pace speeds reflects rides near the beginning vs near the end of the season.  A/B/C rides will get faster as the summer passes, and you may be asked to move up or down a group if you are too fast or can't keep up.

  • A group 30-36+ km/hr average - no drop; this group is suitable for the fastest riders

  • B group 26-30 k/hr average - no drop; regroup locations determined pre-ride; this group is suitable for riders with good technical riding skills and the fitness to maintain the average pace; leader pre-arranged.  Group may be split into a slow and a fast group depending on the number and mix of riders in the group.

  • C group 24-26 k/hr average - no drop; regroup locations determined pre-ride; leader pre-arranged

  • D group < 24 k/hr average - no drop; ride at the pace of the slowest rider; more group up locations determined pre-ride; leader pre-arranged if we get enough folks to commit to this group

Routes

Click on the Route title links to be taken to the RideWithGPS map of the route. From there you can review the entire route and download a route file for your bike computer.

RouteDistanceElevationClimbDescent
TNRG A55.8 km+358 m+10.2 %-9 %
TNRG B51.7 km+363 m+10.2 %-9 %
TNRG C41.8 km+230 m+10.3 %-6.7 %
TNRG DSee TNRG C Route
Gravel team at year end ride

October to March - Gravel Rides

Tuesday Nights 6 pm

From the second Tuesday in October until the end of March, the Tuesday night ride switches to a Gravel ride to reduce the time spent on darkened streets and to offer a different challenge to our members.  Rides start at 6:00 pm, and usually happen rain or shine.

The standard ride is to the TNRGravel route, alternating between Clockwise and Counter-Clockwise each week for variety.

Pace

Gravel rides are not paceline rides as the trail sections dictate that a safe separation must be maintained.  There are stops to meet up, usually at the start and end of each trail section, and there will be lots of opportunities to catch up if needed -- being a faster or slower rider matters less on the Gravel rides.  If the group gets too large, it may be split in two and the faster group does the regular route and the slower group does the Shorter Route.

Routes

Click on the Route title links to be taken to the RideWithGPS map of the route. From there you can review the entire route and download a route file for your bike computer.

RouteDistanceElevationClimbDescent
TNRGravel CW32.7 km+371 m+14.4 %-12.9 %
TNRGravel CCW32.7 km+371 m+12.9 %-14.4%
Shorter Route29.2 km+280 m+9.4 %-14.9 %

Weekend Rides

Longer rides for people hoping to build miles in the saddle and/or work on their hills.  Will most likely involve a coffee/cake/pastry stop along the route, at one of: Bean Around The World, Marigold Cafe, Mosi Bakery Cafe, or The Nest.  All rides start at Iroquois Park at 9 am, with possible delay to 10 am to let the sun melt the frost off the road in the cooler months.

Click on the Route title links to be taken to the RideWithGPS map of the route. From there you can review the entire route and download a route file for your bike computer.

Road Routes - SaturdaysDistanceElevationClimbDescent
Brentwood - Broadmead - Lochside43.8 km+294 m+9.7 %-6.9%
Brentwood - Waterfront - Mt. Doug77.8 km+552 m+12.1 %-7.9 %
Ross Durrance - Colwood - Boulderwood87.7 km+610 m+11.5 %-12.6 %
Ross Durance  - Colwood - Waterfront101.6 km+ 761 m+10.7 %-11.1 %
Sidney - Metchosin100 km+ 864 m+14.2 %-10.9 %
Sidney - Metchosin - Mt. Matheson117.8 km+ 1180 m+8.9 %-9.0 %
Gravel Routes - SundaysDistanceElevationClimbDescent
Everything Bagel48.3 km+698 m +16.1 %-15.7 %
Lochside - E&N - Colquitz67.1 km+328 m+9.1 %-6.8 %
Lochside - Thetis Lake - Highlands69.5 km+479 m+9.5 %-16.8 %
Lochside - Goose - Nest Cafe - Cafe Voriso (one way)65.7 km+452 m+7.1 %-9.4 %
Lochside - Goose - Red Gate - Cafe Voriso - Return157.5 km+1084 m+16.2 %-17.5 %

Fun Rides

Occasionally a fun ride will be organized that takes us to new places or on different roads that we don't usually see.  Here are some of the one-off rides we have sanctioned in the past.

Red Arrow Cowichan Gravel - 64km, Climb +384m/7.6%, Descent -384m/-5.3%

A gravel ride from Red Arrow Brewing in Duncan out to Ed's Coffee in Cowichan Lake along the south trail route, returning to Red Arrow along the north route.