Ontario By Bike Ride – May 2023
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.
Oxford Rural Road Ride
When: Saturday, May 27 to Sunday, May 28 – 2023
(2 days / 1 night)
Total Distance: 159km
The Ride: Oxford County, located in southwest Ontario, isn’t just the Dairy Capital of Canada, the county is also one of the best destinations in Ontario for road cycling. Experience it for yourself, on a two day road tour and loop around Oxford County. Flat, quiet and well-paved roads will take cyclists past rural landscapes and working farms, which are broken up only by quaint and distinct small towns and villages. Home to the Cheese Trail, this tour will showcase the unique heritage and natural attractions of Oxford County the best way we know how, by the seat of a bike!
Experience Level and Ride Guide: Moderate. This route is almost entirely on paved roads. Roads selected are designated bike routes, primarily on quiet rural roadways with limited paved shoulders. Participants should be comfortable riding on roads with traffic, however, traffic volumes are low on most of the roads. Suitable for road bikes of all kinds, hybrid as well as cross or gravel bikes. Enjoy a group ride option or ride at your own pace using detailed maps and information provided.
View Digital Route: Ridewithgps.com/routes/42179751
* Route subject to change
Price: $299pp (based on double occupancy); $369pp (single); $279 (triple); $259 (quad).
What’s Included: 1 night hotel accommodations; 1 breakfasts and 2 lunches; snacks and hydration stops; parking; luggage transfer; support SAG van; ride ambassadors; group social; detailed route maps.
Terms & Conditions: Please review information on cancellation policy, health and safety precautions and waiver required HERE.
Ontario By Bike/Transportation Options
Day 1: Woodstock to Ingersoll – 86km
Depart from Woodstock heading north and quickly entering the rural heartland of Ontario’s southwest. Cycle past horse farms and across small creeks and rivers before arriving in Tavistock with a chance for lunch and to stop in this cute town. Pop into Quehl’s for some famous baked goods, before riding on! Take a deep breath as we roll south along more smooth and quiet rural roads with an endless horizon of farmlands. Tree-lined stretches of the route will make this afternoon ride in late spring picturesque as you pedal into the town of Ingersoll. Stop in town with a visit to Ingersoll`s Cheese & Agricultural Museum or enjoy shops and places to get a post-ride bite or drink. Stay overnight at certified bicycle-friendly Comfort Inn & Suites Ingersoll.
Day 2: Ingersoll to Woodstock – 73km
Take time to explore more of Ingersoll before setting off on day 2 and the southern half of this looped route. Riding south towards Tillsonburg, be sure to make the most of this ride by stopping off at unique country stores as well as the Tillsonburg Airport to view the collection of WWII era Harvard aircraft. Stop in Tillsonburg, a farming town filled with unique attractions, bakeries and other fun places to visit. The afternoon offers opportunities to explore flower farms and the villages of Otterville, where we will stop for lunch, as well as Norwich and Burgessville just off the route. The final stretch north brings participants back into Woodstock and past Roth Park and Pittock Conservation Area with more trails (unpaved) and spots to take in this stunning natural attraction less than 1km from the start/end location of this tour.
Additional Visitor Information:
Use below to find out more about ride areas and plan an extra day or two to see more.
- Tourism Oxford – www.tourismoxford.ca
- Ontario By Bike – Southwest Ontario – for more detailed information visit www.ontariobybike.ca/southwest
- Ontario`s Southwest – www.ontariossouthwest.com
Getting To / From Start:
Woodstock is conveniently located directly off Hwy 401 and is approximately 45 minutes from London, 1 1/2 hours from downtown Toronto / Niagara, 2 hours from Barrie and 2 1/2 hours from Windsor.
Arriving Early / Staying Late:
Consider an overnight option at one of Ontario By Bike’s certified bicycle-friendly accommodations in Ontario’s Southwest here.
Photo credit: Dudek Photography/Tourism Oxford & Ontario By Bike
For More Information Contact:
Ontario By Bike
Phone: 416-827-2772 / 1-866-701-2774
Email: booking (at) ontariobybike.ca
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