Special Events

Perth County Cycling Tour - Digital Edition

Despite the popularity of the PCCT, Cycle Stratford will not be hosting this one-day event in 2022. However, the PCCT digital maps are available for you to use at your leisure!

Visit Destination Stratford's website to view the popular 60km 2020 PCCT route to Wellesley and the 60km 2021 PCCT route to St Marys, along with other favourite county routes: Outside Stratford County Road Cycling Routes - Destination Stratford (visitstratford.ca)

Other routes in Stratford and beyond are available on our site under Route Maps.

Bike Maintenance Workshops

Are you interested in learning how to complete basic maintenance on your bike including on the brakes, gears and chain? Are you worried about getting a flat out on a ride, and you don’t know how to fix it? Maybe you want to know when you need to take your bike into see a professional? 
 

These hands-on workshops will be held at The Local (612 Erie Street, Stratford) and led by Cycle Stratford member Mark Graves. The workshops will be held outside, if inclement weather we will move indoors.

 

Space is limited; registration in advance is required.

  • Monday, June 6 – 7 to 9pm

  • Tuesday, June 14 – 6 to 8pm

 

There is a small fee of $5 members / $8 non-members for this program.  Registration is non-refundable.

 

Bring your bike, any bike repair tools you may have (optional), and a mask (required if entering the building to access washrooms). If you have something in particular you would like to learn, please let us know in advance.

 

Please contact Jennifer at programscyclestratford@gmail.com for more information and to register.

Ride With Confidence

This year, our bike riding programs for children & adults will be held on Saturday, June 25th and instruction provided by CAN-BIKE London certified trainers. These sessions run rain or shine.


Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Course Details: 

CAN-BIKE Level 1: Fundamentals of Cycling

  • This course will focus on basic bike handling skills, for all ages and who have never ridden a bicycle. This course will cover all the information and fundamental skills needed to get on the bike and ride comfortably.

  • Program starts at 10:30 am – 12 noon

  • Maximum 3 participants; Cost is $10/person

 

CAN-BIKE Level 2: Cycling Basics & Bike Rodeo

  • This course is for individuals who are comfortable on a bike, who have learned and demonstrated the basic skills, and/or graduated from Level 1. The Bike Rodeo is designed to be fun and interactive while learning the fundamentals of cycling. There is no on-road instruction for kids at this level. Depending on the adults' ability, brief on-road instruction may be applied.

  • Sessions:

    • Children: 1 – 2:30pm

    • Adults: 3 – 4:30 pm

  • Maximum 8 participants in each session; Cost is $15/person


Place: TBD - location in Stratford will be finalized soon!


Fees: Level 1 - $10; Level 2 - $15. 


Requirements: 

  • Bikes must be in good working order (brakes operational, tires pumped up, etc.)

  • Helmets are mandatory for ALL participants (including adults).

  • Weather appropriate clothing / sunscreen recommended.

  • Proper footwear required; no open toed shoes or sandals.

  • Participants must sign a waiver or be a Cycle Stratford member.

  • Follow all COVID-19 ride rules

Registration:

Registration is non-refundable and programs are run rain or shine. Refund or deferral of registration fee ONLY if Cycle Stratford cancels due to inclement weather (downpour or thunderstorms); tentative reschedule date will be Sat, July 9th.

Snacks and water will be provided and there is access to washrooms. Bring a reusable water bottle. (Please bring your own snack if you have dietary restrictions.)

Please contact Jennifer at programscyclestratford@gmail.com for more information and to register.

Include the names, age (child/adult) and level of the program you are interested in.  Payment instructions will be provided when space/registration is confirmed.

Introduction to Bikepacking

Have you seen social media posts or news articles and wondered what bikepacking is all about? What do need special gear? What do you need to pack?

Cycle Stratford will be hosting our first “Introduction to Bikepacking” weekend adventure the weekend of August 27-28. Mark your calendar – event is rain or shine!

Starting with two prep sessions held in the weeks leading up to the bikepacking overnight, seasoned cyclist Mark Graves will be providing a detailed overview of bikepacking and what you need to bring for your overnight adventure.

More information coming soon!

Please contact Jennifer at programscyclestratford@gmail.com for more information.