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quadzilla:
In case anybody is looking for some fun cycling activities to do over the summer.


June 10, 2012
Tour de Cambridge
http://www.cambridgetourdegrand.com/index.html

Fun and cheap with routes for everybody. I did this last year and recommend it.

June 17, 2012
Tour de Creemore
http://tourdecreemore.com/

This ride looks like fun with two routes available (40km and 100km). Note the 100km route makes you ride up Scenic Cave Rd which is a nasty steep climb.  The reward is coming back down through Pretty River. I haven't done this one yet so I can't comment on how well it is organized.

July 21/22, 2012
Tour de Norfolk
http://www.letourdenorfolk.com/

Ride Saturday, Sunday or both! Well organized with road support and food/drink stations through all of the routes. Did both days last year (160 on Saturday then 100km on Sunday) and highly recommend this event.

Aug 11, 2012 (maybe)
Toronto - Niagara Falls, return on the train.

I did this one last year but can't find any information for a ride this year, hopefully its still in the works. Last year it was a great ride where I met a great bunch of cyclist. There is even an optional climb up the escarpment which rewards you with a fast descent back down. Break at Tim Horton's for lunch and then have supper in Niagara Falls before catching the train back.


Aug 18, 2012
3 Port Tour - Aylmer
http://www.threeporttour.com/

Don't know anything about this one yet. Might give it a shot this year.

Centurion events
Lake George, New York (June 22-24, 2012)
Horseshoe Valley, Ontario (July 14-15, 2012)
New York, Ellicottville (August 17-19, 2012)
The Blue Mountains, Canada (Sept. 14-16, 2012)

Centurion events are a lot of fun and well organized. I've done Collingwood twice, highly recommend. Thinking about doing Horseshoe, Ellicottville and Collingwood this year.

YURKBC:
For those who live in the West or would like to come here for a big ride, here are a few suggestions:

http://www.granfondoaxelmerckx.com/registration - there is a choice to ride one of three distances: 55km, 92km or 160km. The event will be in Penticton, BC in July. Elevation gain over 1,000m if you ride the full course.

http://www.rbcgranfondokelowna.com/ - there is a choice to ride a 60km or a 122km course. The event will be in Kelowna, BC on July 14. Elevation gain: 1,238m if you ride the full course.

http://www.rbcgranfondowhistler.com/about-event/categories-prizing - there is a choice between a 55km and a 122km course. The ride is from Vancouver to Whistler. Beware: 2,200m of elevation gain if you ride the full course - lots of sweat and lots of fun for those who get it :)



quadzilla:
Those rides would be great to do. Maybe one year I should take some holidays and come out to one or two of them. Not that I'm a fast climber but I don't mind it if I have some nice scenery to stare at which I'm sure there would be lots of it.

huota:
BC Bike Race

Anyone here done it or planning to? I haven't, but would like to some day.

airbalancer:
when I see bike events , it always makes me laugh

in 1981 Thunder Bay had the , summer , games
I was take the girls for a walk, a 3 year old and 1.5 year old  twins
The street was closed for the bike racers , I was just walk and noticed that had Polkaroo kid show in the park,

There was nothing happening on the street, then a car drove by, and nothing, so I  decided to cross the street

I was 1/2 way across when around the corner, probably 750 meters away ,when all of a sudden  it look like a thousand bikes turn the  coming at me :o

I could see the headlines, Stupid Father wipes out bike race  :rofl:


Then last year when I was have problems my knees, my GP , said  I should train for a 100km  bike event
Then I saw physiotherapist he said riding a bike was the worst thing for me

Have fun our your events that you do

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