Road cyclists are invited to enjoy a leisurely ride along some of the best roads in Ontario at the '2017 Discover L&A Ride'. This second annual event takes place along the roads of Lennox & Addington County on Saturday, September 23rd.
For only $25, participants will have access to six rest stops, entrance into two historic sites, as well as two wine tastings at local vineyards found along the route. At the end of the ride, a glass of locally crafted MacKinnon beer will be provided to all registrants, if desired.
The ride begins at MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company in Bath at 10am. The 58-kilometre looping route takes riders along paved roads that overlook the water's edge and authentic rural Eastern Ontario landscapes. Rest stops along the way include Pickerel Park, Old Hay Bay Church, Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company, Thirty Three Vines Winery, Wynn Farms Apple Orchard, and the Fairfield-Gutzeit House. Refreshments – using local ingredients wherever possible – will be available at each stop.
The unofficial half-way point of the ride is Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company where cyclists can take a break to hear live local music from local musician Soloman Woodland. A delicious lunch will be available for purchase, and a complementary wine tasting is available. The menu includes a variety of sandwiches as well as Nonna’s pizza slices. Bicycle repair services will be available at this location, courtesy of Pathfinder Bicycle Repair.
After a fun day of cycling, riders will return to MacKinnon Brothers and hear live music by ‘Seventh Town’ (from 2 – 5pm). A complimentary glass of MacKinnon beer will be available after a fun day of cycling, and ‘The Soup Chef Food Truck’ will be at the brewery from 1:30 – 5pm. For participants needing a relaxing massage after completing the ride, Registered Massage Therapist Tara Batchilder will be on site providing her services.
The Discover L&A Ride gives visitors a first-hand look at some of the great road cycling opportunities available in Lennox & Addington County, including portions of the extensive ‘County Trails’ network. The County Trails include 12 looping routes consisting of 600 kilometres of paved roadway. Many of the routes offer extended paved shoulders, which is a key benefit for road cyclists. Thousands of riders have experienced the Lennox & Addington County Trails since debuting in 2006.
The 2017 Discover L&A Ride is sure to be a fun day of cycling you won't want to miss. Online registration is available now by visiting www.DiscoverRide.ca. For more information please visit the website call 613-354-4883 ext. 3271.
The Discover L&A Ride is proudly presented by Lennox & Addington County, L&A County Trails, Ontario 150: Celebrate by Bike, and 88.7 myFM Napanee.