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Tour du Canada Century Ride

Join us in 2018 for Cycle Canada's Annual Century Ride

Kick start your cycling season at the Tour du Canada 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. This 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.

New Start Point for 2018 — Two Locations

In 2018 the century ride will start in Maple. There will be parking at this location plus the bonus of being near the Maple Bakery. There will also be the option of starting from the new Vaughan subway stop (this is part of the new Spadina line extension). This new route allows us to access quieter country roads earlier in the day and avoid some of the busier traffic areas of Toronto. You can choose between 100 km or 100 mile routes from each start location. 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

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Tour Itinerary

Toronto – Barrie – Toronto

Century Ride Weekend Schedule

May 26, 2018 Saturday:

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

May 27, 2018 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
  • Two start points, Finch Subway or Founders Road Parking Lot York University
  • 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
  • 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 26 and May 27, 2018
  • Full Package Early Registration (prior to March 5, 2018): $138.00 + $17.94 HST = $155.94
  • Full Package Registration Fee: (after March 5, 2018): $148.00 + $19.24 HST = $167.24
  • Day Rate (One or two days, route sheets and luggage transfer only): $35.00 + $4.55 HST = $39.55
  • Accommodation Options are single or double. Couples will have a private suite
  • Rates are per person
  • After April 20, Payments accepted by Credit Card or On-line Banking.
  • Registrations received after April 24th are subject to confirmation of availability.
  • Ride at your own pace. No mass start.

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

2018 Dates Announced

Our dates for the 2018 Cycle Canada Century Ride are May 26 and May 27.

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 26th is included in the full package fee.

Motels in close proximity to start points:

If you require accommodation the night before and/or after the ride there is a wide choice of hotels near the Vaughan Corporate Centre.

Tourism information can be found here: Toronto Tourism or Tourism Vaughan:

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.

We will have parking information in the late winter

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