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Cycle Canada Century Ride

Join us in 2016 for Cycle Canada's Annual Century Ride

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 — Two Locations

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.

For Ride Updates Please Visit: Century Updates

Availability Register

Tour Itinerary

Century Ride Weekend Schedule

May 28, 2016 Saturday:

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

May 29, 2016 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 Package:

Full Package

  • Pre-booked accommodation. Two bedroom suites, each participant has a private bedroom
  • Route sheet/maps on each day of the ride
  • Route signed with "Route Arrows"
  • Mid-day refreshment stops
  • On the road support by our staff, vehicle and bicycle
  • Luggage service
  • Snacks, buffet dinner, 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 on each day of the ride
  • Route signed with "Route Arrows"
  • 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.

Tour Summary Dates and Fees

  • Dates: May 28 and May 29, 2016
  • Full Package Registration Fee: (after March 7, 2016): $148.00 + $19.24 HST = $167.24
  • Day rider plus dinner and breakfast (no accommodation): $105.00 + $13.65 HST = $118.65
  • Day Rate (One or two days, route sheets and luggage transfer only): $35.00 + $4.55 = $39.55
  • 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.

Challenge Level:


CycleCanada Century Ride — Updates

2016 Dates Announced

Our dates for the 2016 Cycle Canada Century Ride are May 28 and May 29.

You can register here: Registration Form

Early Arrival Information

Travelling to Canada? Here are some tips: Crossing the border for a bike tour

Your accommodation in Barrie on the night of May 28th is included in the full package fee.

Motels in close proximity to Finch subway start point:

Novotel, 3 Park Home Avenue, North York Ontario Toronto subway line. One subway stop south of Finch subway stop and stop point. City parking lot within a block of hotel (current 24 hour rate is $13.50). There is more than one Novotel in Toronto so make sure you indicate North York.

Motels in close proximity to York University start point:

Tourism information can be found here: Toronto Tourism 800-499-2514 www.seetorontonow.com

Special notes: As in any major centre it is not recommended to leave your bike unattended, including inside or on top of your vehicle. This includes when checking in and out of hotels and motels.

If you are from out of town and staying at one of these properties and have a car, you can also park at York University for the duration of the event. The 2015 rate was $5.00 a day (rate is set by York) please contact us to confirm 2016 rate. If you do not have a car starting your ride at Finch subway station may be a good choice.

While past riders and Cycle Canada have stayed at some of these properties listed, we encourage you to compare rates and reviews in order to make your decision.

Important Links:

CycleCanada Century Ride (includes dates, fees and package): CycleCanada Century Ride Information

CycleCanada Century Ride Registration: CycleCanada Century Ride Sign-up

Event Availability: Availability