Special Events

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Perth County Cycling Tour

Join us on Sunday, September 12, 2021 for the Perth County Cycling Tour (PCCT), a non-competitive, all ages, semi-supported* cycling tour that begins and ends in Stratford, Ontario, on quiet rural roads.


Cycle Stratford is pleased to power the PCCT again in 2021. We will work with Huron Perth Public Health with consideration for any pandemic restrictions that might be in place at that time. We are proud that we had a very successful and safe event in 2020 (see photos and information below).

Photos courtesy of Marjorie Allison

Photos courtesy of the Destination Stratford

The 2020 PCCT Routes

​Short (25 - 30km). This guide-led ride to a single destination is designed for slower and less-experienced road riders.


Medium (50 - 70km) with support riders, includes two destinations, and is best for riders with some road ride experience.


Long (100 - 110km) with support riders, includes three or four destinations, and is best for experienced riders. It includes some straight stretches, more hills, and riders are typically spread out during the ride.

Learn more about the routes <HERE>.


All routes start from and return to Stratford’s picturesque Market Square and run on open public roads through flat countryside and gently rolling hills. Routes are chosen using paved, quiet roads where possible. In some parts of the county, main regional roads may be used, and the Long route could use short sections of lower volume Provincial Highways (such as Hwy 23). 


Riders must be comfortable and confident riding on their own (if necessary) between destinations and rest stops. 

Routes are pre-defined and marked, with some overlap, especially when leaving and returning to Stratford.


Signs along busier roads will indicate to drivers that a bicycle tour is on the road that morning. The Short route will include extra guide riders to help guide and demarcate that group.


*“Semi-supported” means that the routes are pre-defined, marked, have support riders to guide each pack out of town (but once out of Stratford, no lead riders), rest stops and food stops, and the ability to call for a support vehicle if necessary. The rides are not followed by a support van, nor are the rider groups marked at the back.


General Information

The PCCT is a “shine or rain” event, and will take place regardless of the weather, without refunds. However, refunds will be offered if the organizers deem the road conditions demonstrably dangerous (for example: thunder, lightning, heavy downpour, strong winds, water pooling on roads, etc.), or if the event is cancelled due to Covid-19.


- Rest Stops will offer refreshments, refills, and healthy snacks. At least 2 stops will include restrooms.

- Cycling helmets are mandatory.

- Riders agree to obey all traffic signs and rules of the road.

- Due to COVID-19 / Social Distancing Requirements 

- The PCCT is limited to a maximum of 100 riders plus Cycle Stratford crew, as per provincial regulations

- To reduce contact in Market Square, registration and payment is online only. Walk up registrations will not be accepted.

- The post-ride lunch will use a voucher system to be used at many Stratford “Al Fresco Dining Program” restaurants for dine-in or takeout.

- We would appreciate participants wearing a mask in the check in Market Square before and after the ride.


Registration Information

Fee: $41.80, including refreshments and snacks, support, lunch voucher, and a whole lot of Perth County fresh air and scenery!

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Interactive PCCT Routes

These routes are preliminary and subject to change, depending on road conditions and other factors. When changes occur, they will be uploaded to the appropriate website below.


30km (approximately) Sebringville Guided Tour



This route includes about 1.6km of light gravel road. Hybrid bikes will be a more comfortable ride, but road bikes should be fine.


60km (approximately) Wellesley Amulree Route




110km (approximately) Wellesley Milverton Mitchell Route



This route includes short sections of provincial highways.

Canada Day Ride

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

time and start location TBD

Our third Annual Canada Day ride! Celebrate our nation’s birthday with other Cycle Stratford members on an in-town ride.


If you can, wear red and white!

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Other Cycling Opportunities

Huron County Distribution Centre "Better Together" Bike Ride to End Hunger

Save the date: Saturday, June 12, 2021

10km; 50km; & 100km distances

Staggered starting times from 8:45 - 9:30 a.m

BBQ Lunch for all cyclists

Registration and information: http://www.huroncountyfoodbank.org/2020-bike-ride.html


Tour de Guelph

The Tour de Guelph 2021 will not be held in its usual single-day event format. Instead, we welcome all new and past riders to register, fundraise, and complete one of our Tour de Guelph routes on your own, making sure you are physically distanced from other riders, any time on or between  Friday, June 4th and Sunday, June 27th.

Supporting the Guelph General Hospital

Information and registration: https://tourdeguelph.ca/


Dunnville Grand Tour

​​August 21 – 22, 2021

The Dunnville Grand Tour is a recreational tour and not a race, which allows you to experience the scenic routes at your own pace. The ride take place on paved roads  which are clearly marked with arrows. The event launches and finishes at the Dunnville Memorial Arena & Community Lifespan Centre (free parking is available).The tour will guide you on 25, 50, 75, 100 and 160km routes along the shores of Lake Erie, the Grand River and other scenic roads within Haldimand County. The area is famous for its flat geographical road conditions and minimal elevation changes.​​

Supporting the True Experience Supportive Housing and Community Work Program

Information and registration: https://dunnvillegrandtour.com/home


Cambridge Tour de Grand

Sunday, June 13,2021

Information and registration: https://www.cambridgetourdegrand.com/