Fall is a favourite time of year for many cyclists as the air becomes crisp and the scenery around you lights up in shades of red, yellow and orange. The roads are quieter as high season traffic has returned to the grind, and you’re left with wide open spaces waiting to be explored. While safety concerns in 2020 have forced many events to postpone their fun to next year, a few are pushing ahead with socially distanced alternatives that will be entertaining and safe for all.
Almaguin Harvest Spin Series: September 12th, 26th & October 10th
While the official Almaguin Harvest Spin Series has been postponed until 2021, the fine folks in Almaguin have pivoted their planning and developed three separate self-guided tours riders can enjoy in 2020 to give them a taste of what is to come next year – think gorgeous routes, delicious food, and friendly new faces to meet along the roads. The routes that have been developed include loops through Powassan, Sundridge, South River, Burk’s Falls, Magnetawan, Katrine and Emsdale – giving you a full picture of all the stunning scenery the Almaguin Highlands has to offer.
Below you will find links to the route maps, downloadable GPS coordinates, parking locations, dining options and points of interest.
September 12, 2020
Powassan Loop 61km
Farm Stand Tour 30km
September 26, 2020
AHMIC Loop 40km
AIM Tri 64km
October 10, 2020
AIM/South River 100km
Sand Lake 63km
Lake Bernard 23km
For complete event details, including information to begin pre-planning for the inaugural 2021 Almaguin Harvest Spin Series and links to download GPS route coordinates click here.
To register for the event, click here.
Muskoka Gravel Ride: September 26th
Join the Huntsville Mountain Bike Association and The Bike Shop in Huntsville for the Muskoka Gravel Ride on Saturday, September 26th. This event is a self-supported mix of gravel, road and a bit of ATV trail cycling taking place in Huntsville. There are three routes available for registration – 20km, 40km and 75km. Each route will start and finish at the Canvas Brewing Company, and pizza will be available after the ride for all participants.
To ensure social distancing, rider format will change slightly. Organizers will set groups off in pods of 10 and you’ll be given your departure time when you register, so please don’t miss it. Cost is $50 per registrant or $30 with a valid Huntsville Mountain Bike Association membership.
For complete event details – including how to register – click here.
To plan your stay in the region, click here.