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
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.
Kick start your cycling season at the Cycle Canada Century Ride (SOCR), 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. Tour du Canada members receive a discount! The weekend is a retreat to a quiet country setting 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.
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.
Pick a Route – 100 km or 100 miles km (1 km = .62 miles).
Pick a Route – 100 km or 100 miles
Saturday – barbecue buffet dinner: 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Sunday – full hot breakfast buffet: 7:00-8:45 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
You can also participate as a day rider, with or without luggage transfer.