FRETORI FALL CLASSIC
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Orillia Rotary Place
100 University Avenue,
Road Surface: 60% Gravel
Equipment Needed: Endurance Road Bike that can accommodate a 30mm tire width, a gravel specific bike or a cyclocross bike.
The FRETORI Fall Ride is a social cycling event. Our goal is to create an event that is the perfect way to close out the 2019 cycling season. Fall riding is spectacular and the concept is to create a ride that is more relaxed, social and picturesque. Like all of our events, we will have multiple course options and a ton of support.
Riders will be able to choose from three courses: 125km & 75km.
The 125km course is bookended with 30km of premium rail trail, followed by some spectacular roads North West of Orillia. The elevation gain is about half of the FRETORI Gravel Ride and our thinking is again to a more relaxed fall ride. Given the time of year, many of us may be transitioning into our winter sports we really want to finish the year with a great ride.
The 75km course has the same out and back component as the longer. We simply shortened the course for riders looking for a little less distance.
Both courses will include a rest stop in Coldwater which will include, food, bathrooms, neutral service and other amenities.
The specific details and course profiles will be available later this year when our technical document is released for the event in June.
Do I need to sign up for a course when I register for the event?
No, guests do not need to sign up for a course before the event. The reason is because the FRETORI Fall Classic is a non-competitive ride. We will however, approximately 2 weeks before the ride send a survey to registrants to let us know what course they’d like to ride. It will help us better support our guests with ride leaders and follow vehicles.
When will the final course be shared?
We will have a complete technical document completed in June.
Is the FRETORI Fall Cassic a race?
No it is not a race and there is no timing. The FRETORI Gravel Ride is a fully support social cycling event. Riders are however encouraged and welcome to ride at whatever pace they prefer.
What sort of support will there be out on course?
We will have follow vehicles, medical staff, local ride guides and a stop in Coldwater, Ont. Riders who need extra food, clothing, have a mechanical or just need a drink of water will have the ability to do so throughout the entire day. Our goal is to ensure that our guests feel at ease throughout the entire ride our support.
How will I stay on course?
We will provide both GPX Files for GPS devices and all courses will have signs marking where to go. Please keep in mind, our GPX files are the most accurate as course signs are put out the day before and can be moved over night unknowingly.
Is there a lunch/early dinner afterwards?
There is a fully catered lunch included in your registration fee following the ride. We will also have complimentary massage therapy on site as well following the ride.
Is there any “day-of” registration?
The FRETORI Fall Classic is pre-registration only. There will be no “day of registration.”