Road Cycling

BruceGreySimcoe is well on its way to becoming a premier road cycling destination in Ontario – and with good reason!   Spectacular scenery, quiet country roads with low traffic volume, access to services and starting points with parking, washrooms and water all add up to “cyclists welcome here”.  Add to that certified Ontario By Bike businesses, restaurants and accommodation in Bruce County-SouthwestGrey and Simcoe Counties, a healthy Share the Road program in Grey, and Cycle Simcoe’s outdoor repair stations, it’s no wonder cyclists love it here.  Canadian Olympian Emily Batty loves to cycle here, back on the trails she grew up riding – watch this video to see where she rides when she’s home.

Racing cyclists are loving the area too.  The Blue Mountains is the host community for the only Canadian qualifier events for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series. Check for the 2020 June date. The Blue Mountains Gran Fondo is partnering with Centurion to hold a 75 km Medio Fondo. More of a tour than a race is the new Gran Fondo Lake Huron, August 16th, 2020, based in Southampton.

BruceGreySimcoe’s country roads adapt beautifully and smoothly to cycle touring.   They’re quiet, well surfaced, and jam-packed with diversity. And they’re cycle-friendly, too.  Three of our communities have achieved Bicycle Friendly Community status by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition  – The Blue Mountains was awarded silver, while Collingwood and Wasaga Beach have both reached the Bronze level, and Saugeen Shores has received an Honourable Mention.

Whether you’re riding through the scenic Beaver Valley, along Lake Huron and Georgian Bay or through the rolling hills of Simcoe County, there are always new roads to explore.

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