Road cyclists are invited to enjoy a leisurely ride along some of the best roads in Ontario at the '2019 Discover L&A Ride'. This 4th annual event takes place along the roads of Lennox & Addington County on Saturday, September 21st. More than 400 riders are expected to participate.
For only $30 per person, participants will have access to several strategically placed rest stops, entrance into two historic sites, as well as wine and cider tastings from local producers found along the route. At the end of the ride, a glass of locally crafted beer, cider, or fruit smoothie will be provided to all registrants, if desired.
The ride begins at MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company in Bath at 10am where riders will hear music from folk musician Chris Morris. Bicycle repair services, including air checks and minor tune-ups will be available on site. 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, Loyalist Trading Company, 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 music from The Stone City Band. A delicious lunch will be available for purchase, and a complementary wine and cider tasting is available. The menu includes a variety of sandwiches as well as Nonna’s pizza slices.
After a fun day of cycling, riders will return to MacKinnon Brothers and be entertained by music from performer Solomon Woodland. A glass of MacKinnon beer, cider from Hardway Cider Company or a non-alcoholic beverage from Rocky Mountain Smoothie Co. will be available after a fun day of cycling. The Soup Chef Food Truck will be at the brewery serving a variety of menu items from 1:30 – 5pm.
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 2019 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, RTO9 South Eastern Ontario, and 88.7 myFM Napanee.