Ontario By Bike Ride – September 2022
Explore more of Ontario by bike.
Join us this summer for an Ontario By Bike Ride, weekend long, small group, self-guided and supported rides with hotel accommodations and more included.
We make it easy – Just bring your bike and ride!
Be sure to book early, with limited space all rides do sell out early.
UPDATE (May): This ride is now sold out, inquire about our waitlist should there be cancellations.
Hamilton Brantford Paris Port Dover Trail Ride
When: Saturday September 24 to Sunday, September 25, 2022
Total Distance: 107km or 135km
The Ride: Experience the spectacular off-road rail trail ride from Hamilton to Paris, Brantford to Port Dover, with ride ending on the shores of Lake Erie. Shorter or longer route options are available so you can make the most of the ride and time out on this interconnected well maintained trail system. Passing through many communities along the way, take time out to enjoy the sights, whether choosing to ride with friends, the group or independently. Enjoy a one-way linear route with bus shuttle provided at ride end in Port Dover to ride start in Dundas.
Experience Level and Ride Guide: Easy to moderate. Off-road rail trail, hard packed limestone screening, small paved sections, level road crossings, with minimal on-road connections and some quiet town roads. Suitable for hybrid, gravel, mountain bikes, and road bikes with wider tires. Enjoy a group ride option or ride at your own pace using detailed maps and information provided.
Price: $279pp (based on double occupancy); $339pp (single); $249 (triple); $229 (quad).
+HST. Ontario ‘Staycation’ receipt for tax credit issued upon payment.
What’s Included: 1 night hotel accommodation; 1 breakfasts and 2 lunches; snacks and hydration stops; parking; luggage transfer; support SAG van; bus shuttle to and bike transportation return to start; ride ambassadors; group social; detailed route maps; booking fee.
Terms & Conditions: Please review information on cancellation policy, health and safety precautions and waiver required HERE.
Using our TICO licensed agent:
OK Cycle and Adventure Tours Inc.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (613) 702-5350 Toll Free: 1 (888) 621-6818
View Route: RidewithGPS – Day 1 Shorter Route – Day 1 Longer Route – Day 2 Route
* Ride distances and final route subject to change
Day 1: Saturday, September 24 – Dundas to Brantford or Paris – 46km or 74km
Starting in Dundas, near Hamilton, and just one hour from downtown Toronto, meet up with the group at a parking lot conveniently located near the trail head, where you will leave your vehicle overnight. Ride out on the Hamilton Brantford Rail Trail through incredibly scenic farmland, forests and valley systems, awash with bright fall colours. Enjoy the easy ride into Brantford connecting to parkland alongside the Grand River. Cruise north as far as Paris, a pretty river side town for further refreshments, or explore the trail closer to our hotel and overnight accommodations at Comfort Inn, Brantford.
Day 2: Sunday, September 25 – Brantford to Port Dover – 61km
Hit the trail and head south following the green parkland that snakes along the shores of the Grand River and through Brantford, a part of the Trans Canada Trail system. Take a break in Waterford, for panoramic views riding atop of the Black Bridge, and learn more about the rich agricultural heritage with a stop at local museum. Continue along on flat easy tree and farm lined trail to town of Simcoe, and further south towards Lake Erie, and the beach side town of Port Dover. Celebrate the end of a great weekend with a dip in the Lake, shopping in town or cold beverage in this town that welcomes riders on two wheels.
Additional Visitor Information:
Use below to find out more about ride areas and plan an extra day or two to see more.
Getting To/From Start:
Transportation options to start using public transportation are possible and include GO Transit with trains that run to Aldershot Station (Hamilton). Make use of the Hamilton Cycling Map to plan your route to start location in Dundas. All Hamilton city buses have racks on front for 2 bikes. Exact start times and location in Dundas will be sent to all riders two weeks prior to ride.
Included in the tour is a one-way bus shuttle from the ride end in Port Dover to the ride start in Hamilton/Dundas. Bikes will be transported to start in truck. Provisions have been made for extra space and social distancing on buses, should it be necessary.
Arriving Early/Staying Late:
Consider extending your stay in the Hamilton, Brantford or Port Dover with lots to see and do, more riding and numerous overnight options and Ontario By Bike Network certified bicycle friendly accommodations.
For More Information Contact:
Ontario By Bike
Phone: 416-827-2772 / 1-866-701-2774
Email: info (at) ontariobybike.ca
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