Cycle Canada Bicycle Tours

CycleCanada Century Ride

CycleCanada Century Ride
  • Group of Cyclist riding down hill on the  CycleCanada Century Ride

    Toronto – Barrie – Toronto

    On CycleCanada's Century Ride cyclists choose from 100 km or 100 mile rides on each of the two day event.

    It's century rides from Toronto to Barrie and back to Toronto.

  • Group cycling uphill on  Cycle Canada Century Ride

    First Held in 1988

    This event marks the start of the summer cycling season.

    Cycle Canada's May event was first held in the spring of 1988 as a training weekend for the first Tour du Canada ride.

  • cyclists having a mid ride break on Cycle Canada Century Ride

    A Gathering of the Clans

    Now it's a get-together of the cycling clans, attracting clubs and riders from Canada, U.S and other countries around the world.

  • Australian Triathlete on the  CycleCanada Century Ride

    Kick Start Your Season

    Casual rider, training for a big tour, racer or triathlete?

    Join us and kick start your cycling season at this classic annual event.

  • At the start of the  CycleCanada Century Ride

    Luggage Service, Snacks and More!

    Start at either York University or Finch Subway station in Toronto.

    Luggage service, snacks, route sheets, accommodation and meals are included in the full package.

  • Refreshments mid way on the  CycleCanada Century Ride

    On the Road Support

    There are mid-ride stops with snacks and drinks, plus a tool kit and mechanical support.

  • Two cyclists leaving Barrie on the  CycleCanada Century Ride

    Rural Roads and Small Villages

    You'll travel along quiet rural roads and through small villages to our overnight stay in Barrie situated on Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe.

  • Single rider on  CycleCanada Century Ride

    Ride at Your Own Pace

    Ride at your own pace, group size is limited to 200 riders.

    Cycle Canada's support vehicles and staff are on the road to help out.

  • Sit down Dinner at the  CycleCanada Century Ride

    Gourmet Meals and Comfy Accommodation

    Gourmet barbecue and hot buffet breakfast are included in the full package.

    Yes we can accommdate vegetarians and other diets - just let us know!

  • Comfy Accommodations at Georgian College

    Comfy Accommodations

    Enjoy comfortable and private accommodations, each person has a private bedroom (couples can share)

    Suites have private bathrooms and mini kitchens shared by only two bedrooms. Bikes go in your room.

  • Buffet at the  CycleCanada Century Ride

    Prizes and Socializing

    There is plenty of time for socializing.

    There is a cash bar before and during dinner and a slide show and draws for prizes at dinner.

  • Fondo Option CycleCanada Century Ride

    Fond of Fondos?

    For those who want to track their times there will be a timed start at York and we'll record finish times.

    Or choose from the classic casual start for one or both days.

  • Cyclist riding on the road and waving on the CycleCanada Century Ride

    Being part of a group provides individuals with the confidence and resources to meet their goals and makes possible a trip that many would not contemplate on their own.

    Bud Jorgensen,
    Founder, Tour du Canada
  • CycleCanada Century Ride is an annual bike ride starting in Toronto and travelling to Barrie and back.

    Cycle Canada organizes supported cycling events in Canada.

    Discover Canada at a human scale, by bicycle. You can contact us at: Cycle Canada

  • Century Ride

  • Package

  • Dates & Fees

  • What to Bring

  • Cycle Canada Advantage

Join us in 2015 for Cycle Canada's Annual Century Ride

Our Century ride marks the start of the summer cycling season.

An out and back century ride from Toronto to Barrie. Each riding day there is a choice of rides between 100 km and 100 miles.

Sign up here: Registration Form

Latest Updates: Century Ride Updates

Kick start your cycling season at the CycleCanada Century Ride, a classic cycling weekend held annually in May. A get-together of the cycling clans, attracting clubs and riders from Ontario, Quebec and U.S. border states.

Cycle Canada's May event was first held in the spring of 1988 as a training weekend for the first Tour du Canada ride. The weekend is a retreat and an opportunity for cyclists to socialize. The terrain on both routes is not difficult. Over the years, the age range of those riding with us on the May weekend has been 8 to 80 plus.

Event starts in Toronto

The ride from Toronto, leaves from either York University or Finch Subway station both on the northern edge of the greater Toronto region. You'll travel along quiet rural roads and through small villages to our overnight stay in Barrie situated on Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe.

Century Ride Weekend Schedule

May 30, 2015 Saturday:

Pick a Route – 100 km or 100 miles km (1 km = .62 miles).

May 31, 2015 Sunday:

Pick a Route – 100 km or 100 miles

Meals:

Saturday – buffet dinner: 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Sunday – full hot breakfast buffet: 7:00-8:45 a.m.

Fitness Level

These trips are designed to suit the fitness levels of typical recreational cyclists. We assume that participants are weekend riders who enjoy regular exercise. The terrain for both the 100km and 100mile route is not difficult.

Over the years, the age range of those riding with us on the May weekend has been 8 to 80 plus.

Included in your CycleCanada Century Ride Package:

Full Package
  • Pre-booked accommodation. Two bedroom suites, each participant has a private bedroom
  • Route sheet/maps
  • Mid-day refreshment stops
  • On the road support by our staff, vehicle and bicycle
  • Luggage service
  • Snacks, grilled dinner (salmon or vegeburger), buffet breakfast.
  • There will be a draw for prizes at dinner.
  • Please write for family rates (for children under 13).
  • Save by registering before March 5
  • Gran fondo Option
  • Head office toll free telephone and Skype assistance.
Day Package
  • Route sheet/maps for both days
  • Mid-day refreshment stops
  • On the road support by our staff, vehicle and bicycle
  • Luggage service
  • Snacks
  • Please write for family rates (for children under 13).
  • Head office toll free telephone and Skype assistance.

Registration is now open for CycleCanada's Century Ride

Please check availability on our tours before registering.
  • Dates: May 30 and May 31, 2015
  • Full Package Early Registration (prior to March 8, 2015): $127.50 + $16.58 HST = $144.08
  • Full Package Registration Fee: (after March 8, 2015): $137.50 + $17.88 = $155.38
  • Day rider plus dinner and breakfast (no accommodation): $95.00 + $12.35 = $107.35
  • Day Rate (One or two days, route sheets and luggage transfer only): $25.00 + $3.25 = $28.25
  • Accommodation Options are single or double. Couples will have a private suite
  • Rates are per person
  • Before April 20, Payments accepted by Credit Card, Cheque, On-Line banking or Money Order.
  • After April 20, Payments accepted by Credit Card or On-line Banking.
  • Registrations received after April 24th are subject to confirmation of availability.

Fees are per person in Canadian funds

HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) applicable to the above fees is 13%.

We recommend you obtain travel, medical and personal insurance.

Please read our policy statement for Cycle Canada events: Policies

You'll find information on other great cycling tours in Canada here: Cycle Canada Events.

A Bike and Enthusiasm
  • A bike in good working order, a flexible attitude and enthusiasm!
  • The CycleCanada Century Ride is planned for paved roads and paths but some unpaved sections are unavoidable, especially through construction projects — we recommend a road (touring) bike.
  • Don't forget an on-the-road tool kit – just in case you have a flat or other minor mechanical problem.
  • A helmet, water bottles, sunscreen and a rain shell in case of inclement weather.
Personal Items
  • Cash for meals and munchie stops (breakfast, dinner and snacks are included in package).
  • Personal items such as camera, identification, cycling and aprés cycling clothes
Luggage and Bike Boxes

Travelling light is a good plan

Cycle Canada has no official limit on transporting your daily luggage. Our staff will assist where possible with delivery of luggage to your overnight room. In the mornings we ask that participants bring their bags to the lobby or support vehicle. So, keep in mind that you may need to carry your bag at times and they are loaded into a limited space in our support vehicle.

If you have special logistical issues, such as travelling from overseas, please let us know. We'll do what we can to help.

Renting Bikes

Most participants on our rides bring their own bikes. But travelling with bikes can be complicated. Please let us know if you wish to rent a bike and we will provide suggestions on rental companies.

Proudly Canadian

Cycle Canada, The Veloforce Corporation is a Canadian company that organizes cycling activities. It is owned by Bud & Margot Jorgensen. Bud is a long-time recreational cyclist and founder of Tour du Canada. Our operations are located in Alliston, Ontario, just north of Toronto.

We have been organizing affordable supported cycling expeditions and vacations throughout Canada since 1987.

Cycling in Canada

We believe that Canada is the best place in the world to go for a bike ride.

Our primary focus is to offer an enjoyable cycling experience. We encourage participants in our events to ride at their own pace and to join us with the goal of completing their tour by bicycle. We believe they will enjoy a cycling trip more in groups where they get to know other riders and share the pleasure of travelling as cycle tourists.

Read more about the management of Cycle Canada here: About Us.

Our Pledge to You

Participants in our events have a right to expect that Cycle Canada, as organizers, and its staff will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that riders complete their ride and are enriched by the cycling experience. We hope that each rider will find companionship in, and be tolerant of other members of the group and help to make the trip a memorable and positive experience for all riders.

It's in Canada and a great day to go for a bike ride!

Tour Quick Facts

Sign up here:

Registration Form

CycleCanada Century Ride

  • Toronto to Barrie to Toronto
  • Total days — 2
  • Riding days — 2
  • Total distance by bike — 100 km or 100 miles each day

Accommodation:

  • 1 night indoor accommodation

Meals:

  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 dinner
  • Fruit and snacks

You can also participate as a day rider, with or without luggage transfer.

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