Destination Rides

Destination rides are once-a-month, one-day group trail rides for members of Cycle Stratford. Guests are welcome to join us for a small fee. Please contact us for more information.

Destinations are all within easy driving distance of Stratford. We meet at the parking lot at Upper Queens Park ( at the corner of R. Monette Way and C. Plummer Drive) at 8:45 and will be ready to leave by 9:00 am. Bike transportation available. Please contact us by email.

 

cyclestratford@gmail.com

 

2019

Please continue to visit this page for updated information, as details for each ride will be added closer to the dates.

May 25, 2019

We  will ride a section of the G2G trail. The section that we've chosen between Auburn and Goderich is well maintained and has a fine gravel surface.

The total distance is about 40 km.

Check the website for trail details:  www.g2grailtrail.com

 

Please meet at the parking lot at Upper Queens Park at 8:45 and be ready to leave by 9:00 a.m.

Bring a lunch and lots of water.

June 29

We will ride the Elora Cataract Trailway from Elora to Belwood and return.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 : Destination Ride on the Elora Cataract Trailway . Meet at the Upper Queens Park parking lot (corner of Richard Monette Way and Christopher Plummer Drive) at 8:45am, leaving at 9am.

The ride from Elora to Belwood and back is about 40kms. Bring a picnic lunch; there's a restaurant at the Belwood end for those who like to buy a lunch (and fabulous butter tarts!). Also a possibility for the group to enjoy a beverage and/or food at the end of the ride in Elora.

Details at www.eloracataracttrailway.org. We'll be parking at the trailhead on Gerrie Road in Elora.

If you need assistance with getting your bike to the ride, send us a reply by email  cyclestratford@gmail.com

July 27

Ride through a section pf Oxford County and have a chance to sample some cheese along the way.

        www.tourismoxford.ca

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019 : Oxford County Cheese Trail! A distance of 58kms, all on road, some parts on Hwy 19 and 59. Also a few bits on  gravel road. See attached map. The forecast is for 27C on a route with very little shade; bring sunscreen and lots of water!

We'll have the opportunity to visit the Ingersoll Cheese Museum, the Village Cheese Mill in Salford

( www.villagecheesemill.com ) and Gunns Hill Cheese on Gunn Hill Rd ( www.gunnshillcheese.ca ).

Pack a picnic lunch OR the owner of the Village Cheese Mill will be willing to make a sandwich for those who like to purchase a lunch. (Salford is approximately half way).

 

Be at the parking lot in Upper Queens Park, corner of Christopher Plummer Dr. and Richard Monette Dr. at 8:45am, leaving at 9am.

We'll drive to the trail head on Road 30 just N of Hwy 2.

If you need assistance to transport your bike for the ride, send a request by replying to the email.

August 24

Travel to Collingwood and bike along the Georgian Trail.

        www.georgiantrail.ca

May 26, 2018

Linwood to West Montrose on the G2G Trail 
This trail crosses the Grand River on the West Montrose Covered (Kissing) Bridge. Additional information  on this route can be found here

June 30, 2018*    *date changed because of rain

Brantford to Waterford on the T.H. and B. Rail Trail 

We will gather at the Upper Queen's Park parking lot (corner of Richard Monet Dr. and Christopher Plummer Dr.) at 8:00 AM and be ready to head to Brantford by 8:15. For those who would like to drive to Brantford on their own, please be at the Sobey's parking lot in west Brantford by 9:00 AM.

The trail is partly paved and partly stone dust, is in excellent condition and there are no hills. The distance from Brantford to Waterford is approximately 25 km.

Once in Waterford we will take time for a leisurely lunch.There are numerous restaurants in Waterford for those who would would like to purchase a lunch. There are also picnic tables along the water for those who prefer to bring their own lunch.

Come enjoy the remarkable Black Bridge and the ponds of Waterford, and the companionship of the club. Please e-mail us at cyclestratford@gmail.com if you are planning to join us!

Additional information on this route can be found here

August 6, 2018

Port Dover to Waterford on the Lynn Valley Trail
Again, we will have lunch at the Waterford Ponds Park before turning back. Additional information on the route can be found here. Port Dover has numerous restaurants for anyone wishing to remain for dinner. 

August 20-24, 2018

The Blueberry Trail - Véloroute des Bleuets
Beginning in Alma (2.5 hrs drive north of Quebec City) this circular loop around Lac St. John will take us 5 days to complete – though a variety of landscapes mostly on dedicated bike trails that vary from flat to rolling hills – with only a few larger hills. We may get to eat blueberries on the way …
 

September 15 & 16, 2018

Multiple Day Destination Ride

September 15 – 16, 2018

We plan to do a 2 day bike ride along Ontario’s Blue Coast between Sombra and Camlachie

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