London Rides Bikes 2019

  • Date
    Saturday, 15 June, 2019
  • Time
    From 08:15 am to 02:00 pm UTC
  • Organizer
    MEC London
  • Address
    St. Julien Park
    15 Tommy Hunter Way
    London, ON

Update: Online registration is now closed as bibs for the 75KM route are being prepared. Not to worry - you can still register in-store tomorrow at MEC London, and Saturday morning at St Julien Park. We can't wait to see you there!

Ride the beautiful city of London with London Celebrates Cycling! Join the City of London and MEC for a weekend of cycling fun.

This is a one-day road cycling adventure for individuals and families who are passionate about their active lifestyles.

Choose from a beautiful -  Family 10K or Recreational 35K along the Thames Valley Parkway,  or an Intermediate 75K route, that takes you along the quiet rural roads surrounding London Ontario.



All rides start and finish at St. Julien Park, 15 Tommy Hunter Way. There is free parking available on site.



Family 10K - Explore London’s multiuse pathway from St. Julien Park to Kiwanis Park on this family-friendly ride. There will be directional signage along the route, as well as washrooms and two rest stops along the way.

Recreational 35K - Ride along the south and west branches of the Thames Valley Parkway through many City parks to admire the many vistas of the Thames River.   There will be directional signage along the route, as well as washrooms and three rest stops along the way. 

Intermediate 75K - This route will take you along the quiet rural roads surrounding London and Ingersoll. There will be marshals and directional signs along the course, as well as three rest stops along the way complete with replenishments, washrooms, and a bike mechanic for minor repairs.  Upon finishing, celebrate your accomplishment with food, drink and the camaraderie of other riders at St. Julien Park.

The route will be open to other users, so we advise caution while out on the road.  While there is support, riders will need to be self-sufficient along the ride – pack appropriate clothing, helmet, spare tube, pump and patch kit, food and water if you feel you will need extra nourishment between aid stations.

Pricing

  • There is no fee for this event, but we require you to sign up online for all rides to agree to the event policy guideline

Your entry fee will include:

  • A fun family-friendly time
  • Well marked, smooth pathways and roads for a safe, enjoyable ride
  • Rest stations – water, nourishment and washrooms
  • Mechanical and Medical Support
  • Special in store discount - on ride day! 

Package Pickup & Discount Night

In order to ride the 75K distance MEC will be supplying a bib to help make our riders more visible on the roadway.

You can pick up your packet at any of the below times. We encourage all participants to visit the store at the following times to receive a special in store discount. 

Friday June 14, 2019

London MEC Store - 1051 Wellington Rd     12:00pm-to-9:00pm

Pick up your package at MEC London during this times, and get 10% off your purchase. 

MEC is a retail co-operative that sells exclusively to members. A lifetime individual membership is $5.

Ride Day June 15, 2019

St. Julien Park, 15 Tommy Hunter Way - 7:30 am - 8:30 am

75K  – Start time 8:30am –   Pre Ride Talk at 8:15am

35K – Start time window: 9:15am to 9:45am (as soon as you arrive and sign in, you can begin your adventure)

10K – Start time window: 9:45 am to 10:15 am (as soon as you arrive and sign in, you can begin your adventure)

Routes & Maps:

INTERMEDIATE      75K Route Map - STRAVA DOWNLOAD HERE

RECREATION         35K Route Map

FAMILY                  10K Route Map

Parking:

There is a large parking lot available at the start/finish area

Washrooms:

There are bathroom facilities available at the start and finish area of the ride, along the 75K ride, and several locations along the 10K and 35K rides.

Important Information: 

Our in house mechanics will be available for any last minute tweaking at the start/finish area. There will also be mechanics out on course (75km route only) to aid with any light unexpected issues during the ride.

MEC is pleased to offer in store Bike Maintenance 101 clinics for $20, including How to Change a Flatand Know your Bike. If you are familiar with the basics, we also offer Bike Maintenance 201 clinics for $60 on topics such as DrivetrainDerailleurs, and Brakes. Visit events.mec.ca for more information on MEC Bike Maintenance clinics.

If you have any questions regarding the event do not hesitate to contact the Event Coordinator:

  • 10km (Family Ride) and 35km (Recreational) Thames Valley Parkway rides - Email Greg Sandle gsandle@london.ca (City of London)
  • 75K (Intermediate Ride) Road Ride - Email events.central@mec.ca for any details not found on this website.

Volunteering:

We always need volunteers and we really appreciate all the help. Email events.central@mec.ca (MEC) or Greg Sandle (City of London) for further details

(Please note that "short distance" is 10K option for Family ride.)