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 (April): This ride is now sold out, inquire about our waitlist should there be cancellations.
Uxbridge Kawarthas Rail Trail
Photo credit: Kawarthas Northumberland Tourism
When: Saturday, July 23 to Sunday, July 24, 2022 (2 days/1 night)
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, with a bus shuttle provided back to ride start location on Sunday. Whether you ride independently or with friends, make the most of this linear trail. The well-maintained, hard-packed trail, with some paved sections, traverses idyllic farmlands, runs alongside waterways and canals, and through lush green forests. With plenty of stop options on bridges and in parkland, the ride between small towns and bigger city attractions plus a half-way overnight stay in Lindsay will make it seem a world away from your day-to-day.
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 connections through several urban centres using bike lanes and quiet town roads. Suitable for hybrid bikes, gravel, mountain bikes, and road bikes. Enjoy a group ride option or ride at your own pace using detailed maps and information provided.
Price: $299pp (based on double occupancy); $369pp (single); $279 (triple); $259 (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:
Phone: (613) 702-5350 Toll Free: 1 (888) 621-6818
View Route: RidewithGPS
* Ride distances and final route subject to change
Day 1: Saturday, July 23 – 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 fairly flat terrain 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 a 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 a group get-together. Overnight and enjoy a warm welcome at the trailside bicycle friendly accommodation, Days Inn & Suites Lindsay.
Day 2: Sunday, July 24 – 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 Omemee, before crossing the scenic sky high Doube’s 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 a 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.
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:
Included in the tour is a one-way bus shuttle from the ride end in your choice of Lakefield or Peterborough to the ride start in Uxbridge. Bikes will be transported to start in truck. Provisions have been made for extra space and social distancing on buses, should it be necessary. Exact start times and location in Uxbridge will be sent to all riders two weeks prior to ride.
Arriving Early/Staying Late:
Consider extending your stay in the Kawarthas with numerous overnight options in Lindsay, Peterborough and other nearby Ontario By Bike Network accommodations.
Photo Credits: Kawarthas Northumberland Tourism, Ontario By Bike, Kawarthas Cycling Club
For More Information Contact:
Ontario By Bike
Phone: 416-827-2772 / 1-866-701-2774
Email: info (at) ontariobybike.ca
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