"Smell the Lilacs" Ride - Challenging, Moderate or Easy
Distances: 108 km, 66km, 39km
- Challenging: Quick Pace (25 - 29 kph) and moderate (19 km/h to 24 kph)
- Moderate - Moderate Pace (19 km/h to 24 kph);
- Easy - Leisure Pace (14 - 18 kph)
Terrain: mostly paved roads with flat & gentle grades, rolling hills
Difficulty Level: Challenging, Moderate or Easy, depending on ride selected
Recommended Bicycle Type: road; road-touring.
The riders starting in Kingston will meet the moderate riders in Camden East and continue together for part of the route
Challenging: Invista Centre, 8:45 AM
Moderate: Camden East Crossroads, 10:15
Easy: Camden East Crossroads, 10:15
End Location: same as start
Est. End Time: 16:00; 15:00; 1:30 respectively
Leaders: Challenging & Moderate - Robert Tolley - firstname.lastname@example.org
Easy: Mary-Anne & Gerry Deanike
Easy Route Map (39 km) Moderate Route (66km)Challenging Route (108 km)
Notes: Bring money for lunch, or bring a packed lunch.
Cancellations: KVC rides go rain or shine, unless there is a weather alert. If you have questions about this day in particular, contact the leader.
Smell the Lilacs celebrates the contribution of a founding member of our Club, and a great cyclist, Murray Dean. As a young pioneer,
he and two other Canadians, plus three Americans created and manned the first weather station in the Arctic post World War 2. After two
years, he returned to Napanee and was offered a career in purchasing, by his friend, Bruce McPherson,
owner of the Gibbard furniture factory. It was there where the bicycle became an important vehicle in his life. Murray brought many into
the sport, and together with others, including Tom Sylvester, and cyclists from Queens University, they formed the club which is now
KVC. Originally a racing club, incorporated in 1986, Murray fostered the spirit of group riding, training and fun into every ride.
Murray competed in the Masters into his 80's. He passed away in 2004.
Murray Dean created the Lilac ride, and through his daughters, Heather and Mary-Anne we have his original notes, route map and cue sheet.