Canada Day cycling event planned for G2G Trail - March 29, 2018
BY DENNY SCOTT
This summer, the Goderich to Guelph (G2G) Rail Trail will be hosting a special round-trip tour called the “Canada Rides G2G 4-Day Trail Ride”.
The event will run from Friday, June 29 to Monday, July 2. Participants start in Elmira and make their way to Blyth with an option to continue on to Goderich. The trip includes the option of spending time at local attractions along the way and then returning to Elmira.
Organizer Grace Vanden Heuvel explained that cyclists will travel between 30 and 60 kilometres on the first leg of the trip, depending on whether they start in Guelph or Kitchener/Waterloo or get on the G2G trail at Elmira. The day will end in West Montrose where riders will camp overnight.
Day two will see cyclists travel 90 kilometres, starting with a brief trip back to Elmira for breakfast at the Elmira Legion. The trip includes stops in Millbank and Linwood for refueling before ending in Blyth, where they can take in a show at the Blyth Festival. The New Canadian Curling Club will be on the Memorial Hall stage that night.
On July 1, Canada Day, riders are invited for an optional trip to Goderich’s beach on Lake Huron. Riders will leave Blyth after breakfast and enjoy a reception and lunch on the beach in Goderich before returning to Blyth for dinner and fireworks.
On July 2, cyclists will leave Blyth for Elmira for the official finish. The trip includes a stop in Milverton for refueling.
Tickets cost $375 and include support on the ride including luggage and camping gear transportation and road assistance. Eight meals are included, as well as refreshments at stops along the way and community stops as well.
Parking is also included, as well as a camping space for three nights with facilities and the above activities, minus the tickets to the Blyth Festival show.
For more information, visit www.g2grailtrail.com or e-mail Vanden Heuvel at