Gravel Growlers - draft for discussion


Until the Covid-19 situation is under control, we're waiting to start our program. Be safe!

Who we are

We are TBN road cyclists who like to ride on unpaved roads. This allows us to explore thousands of kilometres of quiet and beautiful terrain all around the province. We generally ride on roads within an hour's drive of Toronto. However, we sometimes go to more distant or remote corners of the province.


We welcome you to join us. Gravel riding is pretty rule free. That's part of the fun. But you will be more comfortable - and safer - with tire sizes north of 33mm. We do not ride with a "sweep". Thus, riders must be self-sufficient. Riders need to bring the map and cue sheet for the route, or download the route to their Garmin or smartphone device. Cycling helmets are required. Depending on the route and time of year, insect repellent may be a good idea.

For more information, please contact the Gravel Growler coordinator, Ron Wilson, at

dditional Links

Safety is Key on WW Rides - click here

Non-Wednesday Rides Facebook Group - click here

2019 Ride Leader Schedule  - click here

Other WW Stuff - click here

OUR Routes Library

The GG library of routes and events is organized in the Wednesday Wheelies club account at Ride With GPS. Click here to go to the WW club account home page. To become an account member, click on the "Apply to Join" button on the right under the picture on the account home page. Gravel Growler riders will subsequently receive account privileges. 


We do not currently have a ride schedule. When the Covid crisis abates, we will likely have regular rides on Sunday. In the meantime, we are using the TBN Gravel Growlers Facebook group to schedule rides. See below.

TBN gravel growlers Facebook group

We have a Facebook "private" group titled "TBN Gravel Growlers" which we we are currently using to schedule rides, typically on relatively short notice.  Any member of the group is welcome to schedule a Gravel Growler ride. 

To join the TBN Gravel Growlers Facebook group, open your Facebook home page on your desktop or phone, use the search function at the top of the page to find "TBN Gravel Growlers", and then just click on the "+ Join" button.

Additional Links

Link - ("Your source for gravel and bikepacking routes in eastern and central Ontario, western Quebec, and Beyond!")

Link - Ontario Gravel & Adventure Riders Facebook Group


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