York Road Cyclist

Village Roundabout


Total Distance: 58km  

The Ride: Just a thirty-minute drive northwest of Toronto, this ride starts in the quaint farming community of Schomberg, home to one of Canada’s longest-running agricultural fairs. The area boasts a unique ecological heritage evident at the Cold Creek Conservation Area where rare black spruce trees can be found. The village of Kleinburg marks the halfway point in the ride and its main street is perfect for exploring local shops and restaurants. Be sure to stop at the renowned Pathways to Perennials and enjoy their beautiful outdoor Blossom Café.

Experience Level: Experienced road cycling: mostly mixed traffic on quieter roads

View digital route of tour – RideWithGPS.com

Day 1:  – Alderville to Alderville 44km

Area services along this section of the route: Accommodations, cafés, restaurants, Provincial Parks, campsites, art galleries.

Starting from Alderville First Nation, enjoy quiet stretches of country back roads through rich farmlands. Plan to stop along the treelined Bowmanton Road at a number of points of interest including hiking and mountain biking trails into Northumberland Forest and onto the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail. Route onto the Rice Lake Ramble bike route by turning at Burnham Street North, or short turn earlier to head directly to Harwood. As an established cycling route, enjoy the bike lane markings and Share the Road signs as you continue along the Rice Lake Ramble and pedal down into Gore’s Landing. As the road twists eastward there are several refreshment and swimming stop options in each hamlet, plus a range of overnight accommodations en route including an inn, campsites and cottages rentals. Where lakeland rolls into farmland, pay a visit to the Black Oak Savanna Ecology Centre to learn more about this area which used to be Canada’s easternmost prairie. Loop back to Alderville to complete the ride.

Notes to Riders

This route is a suggested route only. All cyclists are responsible for their own safety. Always wear the proper safety gear when cycling, ride sensibly and abide by all laws. Each route should be evaluated by each individual cyclist based on their level of experience, comfort level in cycling on trails and roads, weather conditions, time of day, and any road obstacles. Take care riding along larger roads

Getting To/From Start: VIA Rail to Cobourg, but be sure to check for trains with baggage service. Cycle the Greenbelt Route to Alderville.

Visitor Information: Use below to find out more about ride areas and plan an extra day or two to see more.


Day 1:  – Schomberg to Schomberg 59km

Area services along this section of the route: Accommodations, cafés, restaurants, art galleries, conservation areas, farms

Start your ride at Mainstreet Schomberg heading west out of Town into the quiet countryside until Concession Rd 11. Head South and follow the road for about 14 kilometres passing through rolling hills, scenic farmlands and the Cold Creek Conservation Area. Turn right onto Kingstreet and head South on Albion Vaughan Road. You will follow the Nashville Conservation Reserve that houses the beautiful Humber Valley Heritage Trail, which follows the Humber River. Stop by for a stroll in the scenic areas by the water. Continue your journey southwards on Cold Creek Road then head East on Nashville Rd into Kleinburg. Stop by Kleinburg Main St on Islington Ave. Bike down the pedestrian-friendly street and view the variety of beautiful heritage and modern buildings. Head West out of Kleinburg before turning left to ride back north on Kipling Rd towards Schomburg. Turn right onto King Vaughan Rd and follow the road before turning left onto Weston Rd. A left onto Lloydtown-Aurora Rd will bring you back to Schomburg where a variety of delicious local restaurants and cafes await you for an after ride treat.

Additional Information

Getting To/From Start: There are multiple starting points that allow for overnight parking as well. Tristan Centre (Schomberg); Bindertwine Park (Kleinburg); King City GO station. Cyclists who would like to travel without a car can take the GO train to King City. Visit GOtransit to learn more about schedules and fares.

Visitor Information: Use below to find out more about ride areas and plan an extra day or two to see more.

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