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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday August 7, 2020
Our first destination ride of the season will depart from the parking lot in Upper Queens Park at Christopher Plummer Drive at 9:00am on Saturday, August 7.
We will be riding the G2G rail trail from the western edge of Millbank to the Elma Logan recreation centre in Monkton. The distance between the two points is roughly 25 km on a gravel dust trail with limited changes in elevation. There are two bridges out on this section of trail, so it will be necessary to briefly detour on quiet paved roads. There are washrooms and picnic tables available at the rec centre, and the Monkton Diner is a few blocks away.
G2G trail website : g2grailtrail.com
For anyone wishing a shorter ride you could instead meet us at the trailhead in Milverton. Parking is available at Boshart Industries. The distance from this location to Monkton is roughly 15 km.
Sharing car rides will not be possible due to COVID.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
On Sept. 19th we will be riding on the Waterford Heritage Trail from Brantford to the Waterford Ponds.
We will be departing from the Upper Queens Park lot at 9:00 AM and will be parking adjacent to the Scotiabank at the corner of Colborne St. W and Veterans Memorial Parkway in Brantford.
The distance from Brantford to Waterford is approximately 26 km. A portion of the trail is paved, the remainder is gravel dust.
We will stop for a lunch break while in Waterford. There is a picnic area along Shadow Lake, so feel free to pack a lunch. For those who would prefer to buy food in Waterford, Ritzy Cakes & Eatery (Alice St.) and Kerry's St James St Eatery are two bike friendly eateries that are open in the area.
There are porta potties located near the picnic area.
You can expect to be back in Brantford by about 3 PM.
Additional information about the trail can be found at the link below.
Also remember our final destination ride this season will be held on October 3,2020.