Road Cycling

OntarioBruceGreySimcoe 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.  Blue Mountain Village is the only Canadian stop for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, with The Blue Mountains Gran Fondo being held on June 15th, 2019.  On July 4 to 7, 2019, the inauguaral Sea Otter Canada Festival is being held at Blue Mountain, a celebration of all things cycing. War on the Shore, close to the sparkling and beautiful Lake Huron, is a criterium race held in conjunction with Southampton's Marine Heritage Festival.  And, more of a tour than a race is the 2nd Annual Gran Fondo Lake Huron, August 18th, 2019, based in Southampton. Read our blog post, "2019: An epic year for cycling events" for more info.

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, Wasaga Beach and Saugeen Shores have all reached the Bronze level.

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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