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The Story: Bluewater Granfondo

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It was December 2015, on a cold brisk morning, when a few cyclists gathered at a local cafe that the Bluewater International Granfondo (BIG) was born. The goals were simple. Within four years, BIG has had an impact far greater than anyone could have imagined.

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Rail Trails In Kawartha Lakes

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The City of Kawartha Lakes, which incorporates Lindsay and the surrounding area, sits at the cross-roads of two major rail trails in Ontario. Travelling east to west across the entire region, the Great Trail, known locally as the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail intersects the Victoria Rail Trail, which runs north to south and offers plenty of trail riding for those looking to take bike trips in the heart of Ontario's cottage country.

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2019 Ontario By Bike Rides

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Find out more about our Ontario By Bike Ride destinations and schedule for 2019! New destinations and old classics all with the same great value! These small group weekend tours are self-guided, fully supported and always sell out!

Just Bring Your Bike and Ride!

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Industry Workshops 2019

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2019 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

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Learn more about and view the presentations from our recent Cycle Tourism Conference held on March 1, 2019. 

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Celebrate by Bike

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★★★★★
Excellent location for cycling trips
Frank G. of Toronto sent this review to TripAdvisor in September 2013
"We do an annual cycling trip with roughly 15 guys. We've been to Colorado, Lake Placid and North Carolina and this year to Southern Ontario. We stayed a night at the Pretty River Valley Inn... it was exceptional. A very welcoming group that even went to town to get us a cake for a birthday celebration and gluten free bread for some with dietary sensitivities. Very very friendly. They were incredibly accommodating and the rooms were perfect.

The facilities are nice and clean with a pool and hot-tub to loosen up the muscles after a long ride.

On that point, the out and back that we did from the Inn was superb. It was one of the best rides I've done. Starting the ride with the Scenic Caves hill is tough, but once you're up there, the riding is world class.

I highly recommend this Inn for your next cycling trip.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends"

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