Come Ride with Us

Destination rides are once-a-month, one-day group trail rides for members of Cycle Stratford. Guests are welcome to join us for a small fee.

Destinations are all within easy driving distance of Stratford. On the day of the ride, we meet at the parking lot at Upper Queens Park (at the corner of Richard Monette Way and Christopher Plummer Drive) at 8:45 am, and are ready to leave by 9:00 am. Bike transportation is available. Please contact us by email to register at least 2 days in advance of the ride if you would like to join us at

Destination Rides

July 24, 2021
Walton to Monkton

 Our first destination ride of the season, as is our tradition, will be on the G2G Rail Trail on July 24th. We’ll depart from the upper Queens Park lot at 9:00 AM and will drive to the G2G trailhead in Walton .There is lots of parking for cars there. From there we’ll ride approx. 32 km to Monkton and stop for lunch at the Monkton Community Centre park. For anyone not wishing to pack a lunch the New Monkton Diner has takeout available. After lunch we will ride back to Walton. For anyone wishing a shorter ride, it would be possible to start the ride 1 or 2 concessions east of  Walton.

As an added attraction, a cycling musician will entertain us from 8:30 to 9:00 AM at the parking lot of Upper Queens while we load our bikes onto the vehicles.

G2G trail website :

August 14, 2021
Branford to Hamilton

Our second destination ride of the season is scheduled for Aug. 14th. We will depart from the upper Queens Park lot at 8:30 and will drive to Brantford. We’ll be riding the Brantford to Hamilton Rail Trail  to the Dundas Valley Conservation Area.  There is a trail station which has washrooms and a limited concession stand. The distance from Brantford to Dundas Valley is approx. 30 km. We will have an alternate starting point for anyone wishing a shorter distance and will advise of this closer to the date.