It's not just the journey, it's the stops along the way!
Refresh at Pickerel Park, Old Hay Bay Church, Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company, 33 Vines, Loyalist Trading Co. Gap Park and Finkle's Shore Park. Each stop has a water-bottle fill station and light snacks. Lunch is also available for purchase at Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company or 33 Vines!
MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company
It's the perfect spot to start... and finish! Your 'Discover L&A Ride' begins and ends at MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company in Bath.
Registration packages may be picked up at the site beginning at 9 am on event day. The ride begins at 10 am. You'll be able to enjoy a coffee and a cookie from The Lodge Coffee House before you leave.
At the end of the ride you can enjoy a delicious glass of MacKinnon Brothers beer back at the brewery while listening to great music. Hard Way Cider Company will also be onsite post-ride, and Rocky Mountain Smoothie Company is back for 2020. The Soup Chef Food Truck and Santorini Mediterranean Grill will have food available for purchase.
Stop #1: Pickerel Park
665 South Shore Road, Greater Napanee
Distance from Start: 17 km
Distance from Finish: 41 km
Rest Stop Hours: 10:45am - 12pm
Water, snacks (including the world-famous APPLE CIDER DONUTS) and washroom facilities will be available.
Discover Pickerel Park: A popular destination for decades, Pickerel Park offers camping sites and RV sites for family and group stays. The property features over 700 feet of shoreline and 21 acres of shaded woodland surroundings for friends and family to enjoy. Besides superb fishing and beautiful views of Hay Bay, Pickerel Park has plenty of activities and events for everyone, from bingo and horseshoes to dances on long weekends and live music performances.
Stop #2: Old Hay Bay Church
2365 South Shore Road, Greater Napanee
Distance from Start: 25 km
Distance to Finish: 33 km
Hours of Operation: 11am - 1:30pm
Water, snacks (including our very popular ICE CREAM STOP) and washroom facilities will be available. Complementary tours of the church are available.
Discover Old Hay Bay Church: It's the oldest Methodist building in Canada and the second oldest church in Ontario. Built in 1792 on land donated by Paul Huff, Hay Bay Church was the first meeting house for Loyalists in Ontario. In addition to weddings and special parties, the restored church is host to an annual service on the fourth Sunday of August. Old Hay Bay Church is recognized as a national Canadian historic site.
Stop #3: Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company
9656 Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown
Distance from Start: 34 km
Distance from Finish: 24 km
Hours of Operation: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Water, snacks and washroom facilities will be available. Participants are entitled to a complementary wine OR cider tasting. Delicious Nonna's Pizza will also be available for purchase by the slice. Cyclists can purchase product from the winery and have it delivered to MacKinnon Brothers for post-ride pick-up.
Discover Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company: It was being the first winery to be open for business in L&A County, selling its award-winning wine since 2007. Bergeron Estate produces Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, Vidal, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and a Rosé from wines that are made exclusively from grapes grown on their 10-acre vineyard. They also produce a delicious cider made from apples from a local orchard and feature "Nonna's Pizza".
Stop #4: 33 Vines
9261 Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown
Distance from Start: 37 km
Distance from Finish: 21 km
Hours of Operation: 11:45am - 2:30pm
We're excited to have the newly re-opened 33 Vines back as a Discover Ride rest stop! Participants are entitled to a complementary wine tasting and their delicious food truck will be open ($$$). Cyclists can purchase product from the winery and have it delivered to MacKinnon Brothers for post-ride pick-up.
Stop #5: Loyalist Trading Co.
8191 Loyalist Parkway, Conway
Distance from Start: 40 km
Distance from Finish: 18 km
Hours of Operation: 12 - 3pm
Water and snacks will be available. Cyclists may purchase products from the store and have it delivered to MacKinnon Brothers for post-ride pick-up.
Discover Loyalist Trading Co.: a family-run business that offers a wide range of preserves, apparel, decor and much more. All products in the store are proudly made in Canada, and locally sourced whenever possible.
Stop #6: Gap Park
Highway 33 (just east of County Road 21 Intersection)
Distance from Start: 48 km
Distance from Finish: 10 km
Hours of Operation: 12:30 - 3:30pm
Water only is available at this stop.
Gap Park: Take advantage of this new park and stretch your legs and fill your water bottle. It's also a great opportunity to take some amazing selfies with Amherst Island in the background.
Stop #7: Finkle's Shore Park
697 Main Street, Bath
Distance from Start: 54 km
Distance from Finish: 4 km
Hours of Operation: 12:30 - 3:30pm
Water and snacks will be available. This is the final rest stop on the tour... a perfect spot to take a quick breather and fill your water bottle. Oh, and maybe get a quick poutine from the Fryway 33 Chip Truck while you're at it.