Paisley Rest Stop Moved for 2022

Due to construction in the Paisley area at the Teeswater Bridge the route has been modified.

Please see updated maps here: https://ridewithgps.com/events/182413-gran-fondo-lake-huron

The 30k route remains unchanged.

Join Martin’s Bicycle Shop and the Southampton Handlebar Club on weekly group rides

Whether you are new to the Gran Fondo Lake Huron this year or you’ve participated in the past it’s always great to get in some practice rides. Martin’s Cycle Shop has got you covered. Join them each Sunday for a casual ride. Details below

Join Martin’s Bicycle Shop and the Southampton Handlebar Club on weekly group rides. Rides depart from the shop located at 235 High St, Southampton. Meet at the shop 10 minutes prior to the ride to check-in with the Ride Leader and complete waiver. There is no cost to participate.

Sunday Morning Ride, 8am

The length of the Sunday morning ride will vary each week, and will include options for participants to shorten their ride along the way. Rides will be developed around the Gran Fondo Lake Huron routes, and are a great training option for those participants. Rides start weekly on June 5 at 8am.

 

Requirements for Participants

  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to departure
  • Helmets, bells and lights are required.
  • 16 years and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Waiver must be signed by parent or guardian 18+
  • Participants must follow the rules of the road
  • Rides will be cancelled in the event of rain and inclement weather

If you haven’t already, be sure to register for the Gran Fondo Lake Huron, presented by Bruce Power & Suppliers today

T-Shirt Sizing Charts

Sizing information for your t-shirt can be found here.

2022 Fundraising Rewards

2020 Cancellation Instructions For Registered Riders

We hope you are keeping well and safe. As promised last week, we are following up regarding your cancellations options and next steps on how to proceed.

Please read over your options carefully and read all of the information before proceeding. You MUST submit your selection via your online profile. See instructions below.

Your Options
  1. Donate your registration to support the Hospital Foundation.
    All donations will receive a tax receipt.
  2. Defer your entry to 2021 at no cost.
    Please note that If you were registered as part of a sponsorship promotion code, your registration has been graciously donated to the Foundation. We thank your for your support and hope you consider registering again next year.
  3. Refund your entry minus processing fees.

Note: Anyone who does not fill out the question regarding their cancellation by the deadline will automatically be deferred to 2021. This does not apply to teams that were sponsorship promotions as noted in #2, see options above.

Instructions – Deadline, Sunday May 10th:
  1. Sign into your online registration account here
  2. Click “Edit registration” in the right corner of the screen
  3. Choose from the options under the question “How would you like to convert your registration?”
  4. Click ‘save & exit’
Please Consider Donating
Please know that when you participate in or donate to events that support the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation we are able to turn your gift of support into something so valuable for every person who lives, works in and visits our community.

Last year some of the donations we received went to replace the aging anesthesia machines  at our hospitals. Little did we know that these machines could be called into action as ventilators, significantly enhancing our capacity to save lives during the Covid-19 pandemic.

These new operating room ventilators share many of the same design and engineering advantages of standard ICU ventilators. This means if we experience a surge of sick patients we now have 10 more ventilators to manage critically ill patients than we anticipated.

We hope that you will consider donating your registration fee to help ensure that we can continue to fund top quality healthcare and equipment needs to care for you, your family, friends, neighbours and co-workers. Tax receipts will be issued for any registration fees donated.

2020 Event Cancelled

Due to the uncertainty in regards to timelines around the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures issued by government and health agencies to combat its spread, the Board of Directors of the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation feel it is in the best interest of our participants and our community to cancel this year’s Gran Fondo Lake Huron event.
Planning to host a gathering of over 1,000 people in a time when public gatherings may still be banned for months to come would contradict the values of the Foundation, in which we work to support the health of our community, residents and visitors.
Your Options
We recognize that all of the people who have registered or were waiting to register for our 3rd Annual ride will be just as disappointed as we are at the Hospital Foundation. Although it is hardly a consolation for an amazing day of riding, beautiful scenery, community spirit, food, fun and most importantly fundraising for our local hospital, we would like to offer the following three options in regards to your registration fee:
  1. Defer your entry to 2021 at no cost.
    Please note that If you were registered as part of a sponsorship promotion code, your registration has been graciously donated to the Foundation. We thank your for your support and hope you consider registering again next year.
  2. Refund your entry minus processing fees
  3. Donate your registration fee to support the Hospital Foundation. All donations will receive a tax receipt.
Please Consider Donating
Please know that when you participate in or donate to events that support the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation we are able to turn your gift of support into something so valuable for every person who lives, works in and visits our community.
Last year some of the donations we received went to replace the aging anesthesia machines  at our hospitals. Little did we know that these machines could be called into action as ventilators, significantly enhancing our capacity to save lives during the Covid 19 pandemic.

These new operating room ventilators share many of the same design and engineering advantages of standard ICU ventilators. This means if we experience a surge of sick patients we now have 10 more ventilators to manage critically ill patients than we anticipated.

We hope that you will consider donating your registration fee to help ensure that we can continue to fund top quality healthcare and equipment needs to care for you, your family, friends, neighbours and co-workers. Tax receipts will be issued for any registration fees donated.

The Gran Fondo Lake Huron will return bigger, better and stronger in 2021. We look forward to welcoming you all back to enjoy this amazing day of riding, entertainment and fundraising!

COVID-19 Update

Physicians, nurses, technicians and support staff within hospitals and healthcare facilities are working hard in this time of uncertainty to prepare and put precautions into place to keep you and your loved ones at reduced risk should you have to visit their facility.

As you continue to stay up to date on the latest news, information, protocols and precautions please remember to take time for self-care and caring for others. Look for the positives over the coming weeks; staying home or limiting your outings can mean spending more time with family, getting to those projects around the house you’ve been meaning to finish. Pull out that book you have been saving for a rainy day or have a laugh over some old photo albums.

Most importantly, remain active! Enjoy the outdoors, go for a hike or get on your bike and get some fresh air. Over the next few weeks we have no doubt you will continue to look out for and help one another.

While it is still too early to know how/if our event will be impacted, we will continue to monitor the situation and are expecting to be able to provide an update on the status of the Gran Fondo Lake Huron by no later than July 3rd.

All participants should raise a minimum of $100 for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. 

Every single fundraising dollar from this event goes towards the purchase of medical equipment! All costs to put on the ride are covered through sponsorship and registration fees. Please help us continue to achieve our goal!

2020 Gran Fondo Lake Huron Jersey Vote

Help us select this year’s Jersey!

Please select your favourite choice from the below jerseys and fill out the form. One lucky winner will receive a complimentary jersey for voting!

Contest Closes December 8th  @ midnight.

Cowbell Brewing on Board as Silver Sponsor In Kind

The Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Cowbell Brewing Co. has come on board as a silver sponsor for the second annual Gran Fondo Lake Huron, presented by Bruce Power.   All Cyclists will enjoy a complementary Shindig, Huron County Lager.

Cowbell Brewing Co. is owned by the Sparling family, which has entrepreneurial roots in Blyth, Ontario, going back three generations. This ambitious project employs over 170 people and is designed to have a positive local community impact and contribute to regional tourism opportunities. Cowbell is an environmentally responsible company, featuring the World’s First Closed-Loop Brewing System and Cowbell will be North America’s First Carbon Neutral Brewery. Cowbell brands are currently available across Ontario through the LCBO, The Beer Store, grocery stores, restaurants, and pubs.

“Having Cowbell Brewing Co. as part of the Gran Fondo this year will be a wonderful addition to our after ride picnic festivities.”, Said Tracy Murray, Executive Director of Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.

For more information contact:

Tracy Murray, Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation 519-797-3230 x3230

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