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, Loyalist Trading Co. and the Fairfield-Gutzeit House. Each stop has a water-bottle fill station and light snacks. Lunch is also available for purchase at Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company.
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. At the end of the ride you'll be able to enjoy a delicious glass of MacKinnon Brothers beer back at the brewery while listening to great music. New for 2018... The Hard Way Cider Company will also be onsite post-ride with their hard cider available for purchase! Rick's Bike Repair will be on hand to assist with any emergency repairs you may have.
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 also entitled to a complementary wine tasting AND a complementary cider tasting. This is the unofficial half-way point of the ride, and delicious Nonna's Pizza will be available for purchase by the slice. Cyclists can purchase product from the winery and they'll deliver it to MacKinnon Brothers. Rick's Bike Repair will be on hand to assist with any emergency repairs you may have.
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: 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 can purchase products from the store and they'll deliver it to MacKinnon Brothers for 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 #5: Escape of the Royal George
Highway 33 & County Road 21 Intersection
Distance from Start: 47 km
Distance from Finish: 11 km
Hours of Operation: 12:30 - 3:30pm
Water only is available at this stop.
Escape of the Royal George: Learn about an important incident that took place during the War of 1812 and enjoy an exceptional view of Amherst Island and Prince Edward County. This is a good opportunity for you to stretch your legs and fill your water bottle.
Stop #6: Fairfield Gutzeit House
341 Main Street, Bath
Distance from Start: 54 km
Distance from Finish: 4 km
Hours of Operation: 12:30 - 3:30pm
Water, snacks and restroom facilities will be available. Complementary tours of the Fairfield-Gutzeit House are available.
Discover the Fairfield-Gutzeit House: a Georgian Style home; one of the first dwellings built in Ontario on the shores of Lake Ontario in the historic village of Bath. The campus consists of a large waterfront property that is owned and cared for by the charitable non-profit Fairfield/Gutzeit Society. This beautiful example of early Canada is fully furnished in the Victorian era with the gardens being cared for by the Bath Gardening Club.