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Ontario By Bike Ride - July 2018

Amazing Kawarthas Rail Trail Bicycle Tour | Ontario By Bike

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Uxbridge Kawarthas Rail Trail Weekend

When: Saturday, July 28 to Sunday, July 29 - 2018


Total Distance: 85km to 100km

The Ride: Enjoy this weekend-long, quiet and safe off-road rail trail ride from Uxbridge through the Kawarthas ending at your choice destination of Peterborough or Lakefield. Whether you ride independently or with friends, join the 2018 Ontario By Bike Ride this July and make the most of this linear trail with the convenience of a coach shuttle back to start on this fully supported small group tour. The well-maintained, hard-packed trail, with some paved sections, traverses idyllic farmlands, along waterways and canals, and through lush green forests. This small group tour includes hotel accommodations, some meals, support van and as this ride follows a linear trail, return transportation for you and your bike. We make it easy - Just bring your bike and ride.

Experience Level and Ride Guide: Easy to moderate. Off-road rail trail, hard packed limestone screening, small paved sections, level road crossings, with on-road riding limited to city bike lanes and quiet town roads. Suitable for hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, and older road bikes. Enjoy a group ride option or ride at your own pace using detailed maps and information provided. 

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What's Included: Overnight accommodation at certified bicycle friendly Days Inn & Suites Lindsay (with bike storage and heated saltwater pool), 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, parking, van support, luggage transfer, group ride option, detailed maps, evening social, snack and water stops, return transportation for participants and their bikes, as this ride follows a linear trail.

Tour Price: $239 +HST (per person based on double occupancy). Single supplement pricing as well discounted rate for triples, quads and youth (16 & Under) available upon request.

Booking Details: Call Katharine Morewood, Licenced Travel Agent at OK Cycle & Adventure Tours, toll-free 1-888-621-6818 or email [email protected].

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Day 1:
Saturday, July 28 – Uxbridge to Lindsay - 45km

Starting in Uxbridge, just one hour from downtown Toronto, load up on supplies before meeting with the group at a parking lot conveniently located near trail head. Enjoy a leisurely ride following the Trans Canada Trail as it cuts through a variety of scenery on a fairly flat and straight line into cottage country and the City of Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay. Visit Lock 33 along the historic Trent-Severn Waterway, rest your legs at local restaurant or cool down with a post-ride ice cream at Kawartha Dairy's Barn. Later that evening, catch up with other riders at an group get-together. Overnight and enjoy a warm welcome at the trailside accommodation, Days Inn & Suites Lindsay. 

Start Time: 9:30am from Uxbridge Secondary School parking lot, 127 Planks Lane, Uxbridge

Day 2:
Sunday, July 29 – Lindsay to Peterborough or Lakefield - 40km or 55km

Rejoin the trail, and cross the Scugog River leaving town and continuing eastward on the off-road trail through quiet rural landscapes. Stop for a refreshment break in Omeemee, before crossing the scenic sky high trestle bridge just a few kilometers east of this riverside hamlet. Cruise into Peterborough on the trail, crossing over to city bike lanes for less than a kilometre before reaching riverside parkland for lunch stop at the local cafe. After lunch choose between rejoining the trail following the Trent Severn Waterway 15km into town of Lakefield or stopping in Peterborough to explore more at the Canadian Canoe Museum, Liftlock Visitor Centre, shopping downtown, or to enjoy a post ride patio. Load bikes into van and hop on the bus from designated meeting spots for an easy return to the start and Uxbridge, the end to a perfect weekend.    

End Time: 4:30pm Lakefield pick-up, 5pm Peterborough pick-up, 6pm approximate return to Uxbridge

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 also include GO Transit with trains that run to Whitby, 40km south of Uxbridge start. Consult the Durham Cycle Tours cycling Map, for routing from Whitby GO Station to Uxbridge. Route suggestions include Whitby Loop connecting to Scugog/Uxbridge Loop. Also consider riding along the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, connecting north through Whitby to Uxbridge (view route option here)

Arriving Early/Staying Late:
Consider an overnight option in nearby Port Perry at certified bicycle friendly accommodations: Heath Haven Bed & Breakfast or Hudson Cuddles Bed and Breakfast or Bed and Breakfast at the Ranch. Or stay at other nearby Ontario By Bike Network accommodations in Durham Region all listed HERE.

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Booking Details: Call Katharine Morewood, Licenced Travel Agent at OK Cycle & Adventure Tours, toll-free 1-888-621-6818 or email [email protected].

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 TICO Ontario Registration No: 50022848  

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