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Ontario By Bike Ride September 2015

Rides 2015 


This ride is now over
The detailed ride itinerary for this ride is now available on-line, so you can enjoy great trail riding with a self-guided ride experience.

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Hamilton Brantford Paris Port Dover Rail Trail Weekend

When: Saturday, September 19 to Sunday, September 20 - 2015


Total Distance: 95km to 132km

The Ride: Join us for a weekend of fall riding on a spectacular off-road rail trail ride from Hamilton to Brantford, Paris 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. This tour incorporates one overnight stop in Brantford at the Comfort Inn, lunches and many other extras, including a convenient shuttle back to start on this fully supported small group tour.   

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 bikes, mountain bikes, and older road bikes. 

View Route:

Rail Trail Jerseyville Crossing PC Bill D Tripadvisor  Rail Trail Paris  Rail Trail Forest North of Waterford

Day 1:
Saturday, September 19 – Dundas to Brantford or Paris - 47km (or 59km or 71km)

Starting in Dundas, near Hamilton, and just one hour from downtown Toronto, load up on supplies before meeting with the group at a parking lot conveniently located near the trail head. 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. After lunch cruise north as far as Paris, a pretty river side town for further refreshments, or explore the trail closer to hotel and overnight accommodations.

Included: Parking, van support, luggage transfer, group ride, snack and water stop, lunch, group social, overnight accommodation at hotel.

Start Time: 9:30am from Dundas, exact location to be announced. 

Day 2:
Sunday, September 20 – Brantford to Port Dover - 48km or 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, choose to end ride here or continue 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.  

Included: Breakfast, van support, luggage transfer, snack and water stop, museum entry, lunch, shuttle return for bike, luggage and riders back to car park in Dundas.

End Time: 5:00pm Port Dover Arena pick-up, 5:15pm Simcoe Tim Hortons' pick-up, 6pm approximate return to Dundas. 

For more on what is included, what is not and important information prior to booking view Terms and Conditions

This ride is now over - Thank you for your interest - Stay tuned for 2016 rides -

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 Aldershot Station (Hamilton). Use Hamilton Cycling Map to plan your route to start location in Dundas. All Hamilton city buses have racks on front for 2 bikes. 

Rail Trail Black Bridge Panorama  Port Dover PC TourNorfolk  Rail Trail in bloom

Photo Credits: Tour de Norfolk, Bill D - Tripadvisor

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


Also See Ontario By Bike Ride June 2015 - Uxbridge Kawarthas Rail Trail





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