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Wondering what could possibly be better than a two-wheeled adventure with pit stops for wine and great eats along the way? Look no further than the Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island Cycle Tourism Map to plan your next visit. If you are looking to pedal your way through the southern peninsula of Ontario, cyclists of all sorts can explore this region via six established cycling routes, all featured on this new map.

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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!

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Ontario By Bike Ride - September 2019

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Oxford Rural Road Ride

When: September 28-29, 2019 

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Total Distance: 165km  

The Ride: Oxford County, located in southwest Ontario, isn't just the Dairy Capital of Canada, the county is also gaining a reputation as one of the best destinations in Ontario for road cycling. Experience it for yourself, as Ontario By Bike invites you to join this two day recreational 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! 

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

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

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. Participants should note daily riding distances of ~80km, however are encouraged to challenge themselves despite perhaps not having ridden this distance in the past. Paved roads will help make it an easier ride.

Price: $239 per person, plus HST (double occupancy); Single $289 + HST; Triple $219 pp + HST; Quad $199 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, luggage transfer, booking fee, evening social, group ride and route maps.

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

Start time/location: Tour departs at 9:30am from Woodstock, exact location TBC.

View digital route of tour - 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: Woodstock to Ingersoll - 84km

The group will meet and depart from Woodstock heading north and quickly entering the rural heartland of Ontario's southwest. The morning will take participants past horse farms and across small creeks and rivers before arriving in Tavistock with a chance 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 fall 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 before heading to the certified bicycle friendly Comfort Inn & Suites Ingersoll. Later that evening, catch up with other riders at a group get-together and evening social!

Day 2: Ingersoll to Woodstock - 81km 

Take time to explore more of Ingersoll before the group sets 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 country markets and unique country stores before heading into Tillsonburg for a mid-day break and lunch. This farming town is filled with unique attractions, bakeries and other fun places to visit. The afternoon offers opportunities to explore flower farms and the villages of Otterville, 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.   

Getting To / From Start:
Woodstock is coveniently located directly off Hwy 401 and is approximtaely 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.

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Additional Visitor Information:

Use below to find out more about ride areas and plan an extra day or two to see more.

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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