Ride Descriptions

Kawartha Cycling Club has a no-drop policy, however, to ensure the enjoyment of all participants, it is important to choose the right ride for your current abilities. If you are uncertain which ride is best for you, we recommend choosing a lower level and moving up as your skill and confidence allow.

We use Strava for ride mapping.  To access the Strava map on our website, you will require a (free) Strava (Strava | Running, Cycling & Hiking App – Train, Track & Share) account. Once you have an account please download the app and join the KCC Strava Club . You will be invited to participate in our rides on a monthly basis using the Strava app where you can let us know if you plan to join each ride. This lets the ride leaders know participant numbers.

Members will be welcomed to any ride whether you have Strava or not, and our ride leaders will support you through the process.  If you need help, please contact us.

Level A

Pace:  25+ km / hour
Distance:  40 + km
Terrain:  A variety of flat and rolling terrain, with more challenging climbs
Traffic:  Moderate traffic with some higher traffic or faster-moving traffic
Bike:  Road bikes only
Skill:  High level of rider confidence is expected as close proximity cycling including pace-line formation and 2-up riding is standard. Riders should be able to hydrate and fuel while riding.

Level B +

Pace:  20 – 24 km / hour
Distance:  40 + km
Terrain:  A variety of flat and rolling terrain, with more challenging climbs
Traffic:  Moderate traffic with some higher traffic or faster-moving traffic
Bike:  Road bikes only
Skill:  Confident riders, prepared to build skills in close proximity cycling including pace-line formation and 2-up riding is standard. Riders should be able to hydrate and fuel while riding.

Level B

Pace:  20 – 24 km / hour
Distance:  30 – 60 km
Terrain:  Flat and rolling terrain with low to moderate climbs
Traffic:  Moderate traffic with wide shoulders preferred in higher traffic
Bike:  Road, gravel, and pedal-assist e-bikes; hybrids may struggle to keep pace
Skill:  Riders should be confident riding around traffic and on a variety of road surfaces. Ability to hydrate while riding is an asset, but not required.

Level C

Pace:  17 – 22 km / hour
Distance:  20 – 40 km
Terrain:   Alternates between calm roads and trail rides weekly with flatter overall terrain
Traffic:  Primarily lower traffic roads and wide paved shoulders while road riding
Bike:  Road, gravel, hybrid, mountain, and pedaled e-bikes appropriate for the route
Skill:  A social ride for casual cyclists, those new to group riding, returning from injuries or anyone looking for a leisurely pace. Rides are lead from the back of the pack or have a sweep present to ensure that riders are supported throughout. Breaks are frequent to ensure riders have sufficient time to hydrate and ask questions.

Trail & Gravel

Pace:  16 – 22 km / hour
Distance:  30 – 50 km
Terrain:  Gravel and trail routes over flat and rolling terrain
Bike:  Gravel, hybrid, mountain, and fat-tire bikes
Skill:  Riders should be comfortable on a variety of surfaces including muddy or wet areas, loose, coarse, or fine gravel, and hard packed dirt. This ride is social, and often includes a mid-ride or post-ride stop for refreshment and conversation.

Adventure

Pace:  20 – 24 km / hour
Distance:  50 – 90 km
Terrain:  Mixed flat and rolling terrain
Traffic:  Moderate traffic with some higher traffic or faster-moving traffic
Bike
:  Road, gravel, and pedal-assist e-bikes; hybrids are likely to struggle with pace over the distance
Skill:  Riders should be confident riding around traffic and on a variety of road surfaces. Ability to hydrate while riding is an asset, but not required. Rides will include points of interest and pit-stops along the route. These rides take place both in and outside of the City of Kawartha Lakes. Some travel may be required to the start point.

 

Ride Schedule and Calendar of Events

We use Strava for ride mapping.  To access the Strava map on our website, you will require a (free) Strava (Strava | Running, Cycling & Hiking App – Train, Track & Share) account. Once you have an account please download the app and join the KCC Strava Club . You will be invited to participate in our rides on a monthly basis using the Strava app where you can let us know if you plan to join each ride. This lets the ride leaders know participant numbers.

Members will be welcomed to any ride whether you have Strava or not, and our ride leaders will support you through the process.  If you need help, please contact us.

 

KCC Safety Rules

  • All bicycles by law must have a bell and red tail lights
  • All cyclists must wear a bicycle helmet
  • Agree to abide by the Club’s  KCC Risk Management Policy

For more information, please review our Policies, in particular our KCC Group Paceline Ride Guidelines.

Download the KCC Rider Captain Document

Download the Injury Report Form

Map Resources

We use Strava for ride mapping.  To access the Strava map on our website, you will require a (free) Strava (Strava | Running, Cycling & Hiking App – Train, Track & Share) account. Once you have an account please download the app and join the KCC Strava Club . You will be invited to participate in our rides on a monthly basis using the Strava app where you can let us know if you plan to join each ride. This lets the ride leaders know participant numbers. Members will be welcomed to any ride whether you have Strava or not, and our ride leaders will support you through the process.  If you need help, please contact us.

Many maps below not strava but are PDF files which can be printed. 

Thursday Touring Ride Map

Cannington
Cannington Short Route 37 km
Cannington Longer Ride 48 km

Orillia
Map # 3: Orillia – Tudhope Park – Bike Trail Out and Back – 18 Km
Map # 3 A: Orillia – Trent Severn Lock 42 Loop Ride – 59 Km

Coboconk
Map # 4: Coboconk – Indian Point – Norland Loop Ride – 51km

Kirkfield
Map # 5: Kirkfield – Uphill – Lake Dalrymple Rd. – 55 Km

Lake Simcoe
Map # 9 C: Lake Simcoe Shoreline Park – South Route – 40 Km
Map # 9 D: Lake Simcoe Shoreline Park – North Part of Route – 25.6 Km

Bobcaygeon
Map # 14: Bobcaygeon Beach Park – Dunsford Short Ride – 25 Km
Map # 14 A: Bobcaygeon Beach Park – Dunsford – Medium Ride – 33 Km
Map # 14 B: Bobcaygeon Beach Park – Dunsford – Long Ride 42 Km

Minden
Map # 15: Minden – Deep Bay Road – Short Ride 27 Km (Foresters Rd)
Map # 15 A: Minden – Deep Bay Road – Long Ride 38 Km (Hwy 35)

Fenelon Falls
Map # 17: Fenelon Falls – Sturgeon Point – Loop – Short Ride – 27 Km
Map # 17 A: Fenelon Falls – Sturgeon Point – Cty Rd # 30. Medium Loop – 37 Km
Map # 17 B: Fenelon Falls – Sturgeon Point Ride  – 45 Km
Map # 17 B: Fenelon Falls – Sturgeon Point – Cedar Tree Rd. – Long Loop – 52 Km (same ride opposite direction)
Map # 17 D: Fenelon Falls – Cedar Tree – Sturgeon Point Rd. – Long Loop – 52 Km (same ride opposite direction)

Omemee
Map # 19: Omemee – Peterborough – Rail Trail Out & Back Route – 40 Km
Map # 19 A:  Omemee – Peterborough – Loop – Long Ride – 52 Km

Lakefield
Map # 20: Lakefield – Peterborough Bike Trail Route – 24 Km
Map # 20A: Lakefield – Peterborough Loop Ride – 39.5 Km

Furnace Falls (Kinmount)
Map # 21: Furnance Falls – 3 Brothers Falls Ride – 18 Km
Map # 21 A: Furnace Falls – Irondale Gooderham Ride – 39 Km

Buckhorn
Map # 22: Buckhorn – Gannon’s Narrows Ride – 44 Km
Map # 22 A: Buckhorn – Ennismore Loop Long Route – 62 km

Kinmount
Map # 24: Kinmount – Davis Lake Loop – Medium Ride – 33.5 Km
Map # 24 A: Kinmount – Buller Road – Davis Lake Rd – Long Route 43 Km

Burnt River
Map # 25: Burnt River – Pinery Route – 26.5 Km

Kirkfield
Map # 26 B: Kirkfield Lift Lock – Head Lake – Balsam Lake Park – 60 Km
Map # 26 C: Kirkfield – Sebright – Uphill – Longer Route 60 Km
Map # 26 C-1: Kirkfield – Sebright – Uphill – Longer Route 60 Km

Cambray
Map # 50: Cambray -Woodville Ride – Short Route – 35.5 Km
Map # 50 A: Cambray Woodville Ride – Long Route – 46.5 Km
Map # 50 B: Cambray – Balsam Lake – Kirkfield Long Route – 69 Km

Lindsay – Wilson Fields
Map # 51: Lindsay – Wilson Fields – Farmstead Rd – Short Route – 41 Km
Map # 51 A: Lindsay – Wilson Fields – Little Britian – Long Route – 58 Km

Lindsay – Rec Centre
Map # 52: Lindsay Rec Centre – Farmstead – Rail Trail – Short Route – 42 Km
Map # 52 A: Lindsay Rec Centre – Little Brittan – Long Route – 59 Km

Emerald Isle
Map # 53: Emerald Isle Ride – Shorter Routes – 32 Km

Ennismore
Map # 53 A: Ennismore Long Loop Ride – 50 Km (350 metres elevation)

Balsam Lake
Map # 54: Balsam Lake – Long Point – Short Route – 34 Km
Map # 54 A: Balsam Lake – Cambray Long Route – 55 Km (283 metres elevation)

Norland
Map # 55: Norland – Dongola – Coboconk – Return – 33 Km (214 metres elevation)
Map # 55 A: Norland – Dongola – Coboconk – Cty Rd. #41. Monck Rd. – 50.4 Km ( 311 metres elevation)

4 Mile Lake
Map # 60: Tour of Four Mile Lake – 54 Km

Fenlon Falls
Map # 80: Fenelon Falls – Burnt River – Rail Trail Ride – 33 Km
Map # 80 A:  Fenelon Falls – Kinmount – Rail Trail Ride – 60 Km

Lindsay – Fenelon Falls
Map # 82:  Lindsay – Fenelon Falls – Rail Trail Ride – 44 Km

Newmarket
Map # 91: Nokiidaa Trail – 32 Km

Monday Gravel/Rail Trail Maps

Burnt River
Map # 94 Burnt River Crego Lake Kinmount Gravel Ride 44 Km

Cannington
Map # 87 A Cannington – Uxbridge Rail Trail Ride – 60 Km.

Fenelon Falls

Map # 80A. Fenelon Falls – Burnt River – Rail Trail Ride – 32 Km
Map # 82A. Fenelon Falls – Lindsay – Rail Trail Ride – 44 Km

Lindsay

Omemee

Wednesday Time Trial Map

Time Trial Route Map
KCC Time Trial Route Map – 16.5Km