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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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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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Explore 3,000km+ of extraordinary cycling
along the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and Greenbelt Route.

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Ontario By Bike Ride - August 2019 (Ottawa)

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Ottawa City & Country

When: August 24-25, 2019 

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Total Distance: 86km  

The Ride: Explore Ontario's capital city and surrounding countryside, a top cycling destination in the province. With rural settings just a short distance from the downtown core, ride quiet country back roads and enjoy the peaceful scenery along with the many attractions near the village of Carp. Add a ride along the pathways and trail system in the urban centre following both canals and rivers and get to experience the best of biking in Ottawa over a two day weekend getaway. 

This is a self-guided, fully supported small group tour. Enjoy a group ride option or ride at your own pace using detailed maps and information provided.

We make it easy - Just bring your bike and ride!

Experience Level and Ride Guide: Moderate. Participants on this ride need to have some experience riding on roads with vehicle traffic as the routes use a mix of roads and trails. Day 1 route is on quiet country roads, with no bike lanes or paved shoulders. Day 2 features off-road trails that are all on paved surfaces. Limited elevation changes and flat terrain make this ride suitable for all types of bikes. 

Price: $289 per person, plus HST double occupancy Single $389 + HST; Triple $259 pp + HST; Quad $239 pp+ HST; no seniors’ discounts; $20 discount for 16 years and under.

Pricing includes: 1 night’s accommodation (double occupancy), van support, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, snack and water stops, booking fee, group social and group ride. Pricing does not include overnight parking in downtown Ottawa, which depending on selected location ranges from $5 to $24.

Terms & Conditions: If booking this ride, please ensure you are familiar with and agree to our Terms and Conditions

Start time/location: Day 1 ride departs at 10:00am from Carp, exact location TBC. Riders will be required to transport themselves and bikes to downtown accommodations. Day 2 ride departs from and returns to downtown accommodations. 

View digital route of tour - Day 1 - Carp - RideWithGPS.com; Day 2 - Ottawa & Gatineau - RideWithGPS.com 

Booking: Contact Katherine Morewood at OK Cycle & Adventure Tours for more information or to reserve your space today! Email [email protected] or call toll free at 1-888-621-6818 
 

With our TICO-licensed partner  OK Cycle & Adventure Tours
who offer a wide range of cycling tours in Ontario and world-wide! 

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Day 1: Carp Loop - 46km

Start from the village of Carp, a mecca for local cyclists, and pedal into the surrounding countryside along a pleasant, looped ride on some of the quietest roads west of the city. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Carp Ridge and stop at the welcoming Herb Garden. Loop back towards Carp, saving time to visit the famed Saturday market, and to cool down with an underground tour of the Diefenbunker Cold War Museum. Hop back in your vehicle for a short drive to the city centre and round off the day exploring downtown from the Carleton Suite Hotel. Later that evening, catch up with other riders at a group get-together and evening social!

Day 2: Ottawa Loop - 40km 

Explore the city of Ottawa riding on the Capital Pathway Network following the Rideau and Ottawa Rivers as well as the famed Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sunday is Bike Day in Ottawa, and cyclists will be out in force. From the Parliament buildings to Hog's Back Falls, Dows Lake and the Experimental Farm, Byward Market, museums, the National Gallery and Gatineau Quebec, stretch out the day and make the most of the countless natural, cultural and heritage attractions that are along the way on this looped route taking in the top sites of city, all by bike.

Getting To / From Start:
Ottawa is located approximately 4 1/2 hours from downtown Toronto and 2 1/2 hours west from Montreal. Carp is located1/2 hour west of Ottawa.

Arriving Early / Staying Late:
Consider an overnight option at one of Ontario By Bike's certified bicycle friendly accommodations in Ottawa here.

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For More Information Contact:

Ontario By Bike
Phone: 416-827-2772 / 1-866-701-2774
Email: info (at) ontariobybike.ca

Or 

Katherine Morewood
OK Cycle & Adventure Tours
Phone: 1-888-621-6818 
Email: [email protected] 

For information on all 2019 Ontario By Bike Rides, visit:

www.ontariobybike.ca/rides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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