Township of Woolwich

Woolwich & Surrounding Areas On-road Cycling 

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Organized Rides

 The cycling rides are scheduled for 2014. View  the 2014 schedule and join us for bike rides throughout beautiful Woolwich Township.


On-Road Cycling Routes

 


1 Millbank for Lunch-66.5km

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Enjoy the Mennonite countryside in Woolwich Township along the back roads between the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market and the village of Millbank.  Anna Mae's home cooking and famous broasted chicken is a "must" in Millbank.  This tour also passes through the villages of Kingwood, Wellesley, Poole, St. Clements, Heidelberg and Crosshill.   Cue sheet and map for this route are found at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2175706

 

 

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2 Mennonite Country Block Tour- 19 km

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This is a casual paved route through the beautiful Mennonite Countryside of Woolwich Township. The route begins in the village of St. Jacobs.  En route you will see working Mennonite farms, parochial schools, the Conestogo River, the St. Jacobs Country Garden Centre as well as many farms offering farm gate sales. Restaurants and washrooms are located in Elmira and St. Jacobs.  Cue sheet and map for this route are found at -
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2298781

 

 

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3 Elmira to Wellesley Wandering Loop- 62 km  

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 Enjoy riding through Mennonite/Amish farm country.  On route you can visit Elmira, Hawkesville, Wellesley (the half way point with plenty of restaurants) and St. Clements.

Cue sheet and map for this route are found at-
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2298112

 

 

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4 General Store Tour- 33.6 km

   General Store Tour

 

Cycle through the beautiful Mennonite countryside and rolling hills of Woolwich and Wellesley Townships.  Visit bakeries and old general stores of 5 rural villages (Hawkesville, Floradale, Yatton, Wallenstein and Elmira).  The route includes some great hilly sections with views of the Conestogo River in the Hawkesville area.   Cue sheet and map for this route are found at-
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2298078

 

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5 Bloomingdale to Elora for Lunch- 53 km

Bloomingdale to Elora for Lunch

This 53 km trip follows quiet country roads with wonderful views of the Grand River.  Ride through the last covered bridge in Ontario at West Montrose.  Also known as the Kissing Bridge, lovers have long used this spot to steal a kiss under the privacy of the covered bridge. Enjoy the peaceful beauty of West Montrose, Ariss and Maryhill along your way. Elora offers several options. 
Cue sheet and map for this route are found at-
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2298834

 

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 6 Elmira to Kissing Bridge Cycling Route - 39.5 km

Elmira to Kissing Bridge Cycling Route

Enjoy the Mennonite countryside and rolling hills of Elmira and area.
Take a break at the last covered bridge in Ontario and enjoy some great views of the Grand River.  Also known as The Kissing Bridge, lovers have long used this spot to steal a kiss under the privacy of the covered bridge. This route offers many spectacular views of the Grand and Conestogo Rivers as one travels through West Montrose, RIM Park (along the Walter Bean Trail) and Conestogo. Refreshments are available at Lost Acres Variety Store in West Montrose. Elmira and Conestogo offer several restaurants with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.   
Cue sheet and map to this routes can be found at-
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2298794

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7 Woolwich Village Route- 41.2 km Woolwich Village Route

Enjoy the Mennonite countryside of Woolwich Township.  Explore the villages of West Montrose (and visit the last covered bridge in Ontario), Elmira, St. Jacobs, Winterbourne.  Much of this route follows the hard packed, level surface of the Kissing Bridge Trailway (formerly a CP rail line) with beautiful views of working Mennonite farms and rolling countryside. Cue sheet and map to this route can be found at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2298412  

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8 8 Villages in Woolwich -50 km

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Enjoy a 50 km ride through picturesque Woolwich Township, with river crossings, river views and a covered bridge (at West Montrose). Villages include Bloomingdale, Conestogo,  St. Jacobs, Hawkesville, Elmira, West Montrose and Winterbourne. Restaurants available in Conestogo, St. Jacobs and Elmira.  Cue sheet and map this route can be found at-
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2298127  

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 9 St. Jacobs Country Tour- 24 km

St. Jacobs Country Tour

Enjoy the beautiful Mennonite countryside.  Begin your ride at the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market, then wind your way along back roads to the village of St. Jacobs.  Approximately half of this route includes hard packed gravel roads, the remaining roads are paved.  Washrooms and restaurants are available at the Farmers' Market (open Thursdays and Saturdays year round plus Tuesdays from mid-June through the end of August), as well as in St. Jacobs.  There are many farms along the route that offer farm gate sales of produce, meat and quilts. Cue sheet and map this route can be found at
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/661296

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10. Woolwich Mountain Run - 31.6 km
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6PM

Ride starts at Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) 24 Church St. S. Elmira N3B 1Y9. Free parking and washrooms are available. Start with a stout climb to the outskirts of North Woolwich. Then roll through the hills of Line 8 onto scenic Middlebrook Road with wonderful views of the Grand River. Enjoy the gradual descent down to the Kissing Bridge Trailway and then back to Elmira. A good work-out with a nice wind-down finish. Cue sheet and map for this ride can be found at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2205743. For more information please contact ride organizer and leader, Brad Fisher at 519-669-9067 or gvalley.bike@sympatico.ca.

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11. Elmira to Hawkesville to Yatton-25km

Ride starts at Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) at 24 Snyder St. S. Elmira N3B 1Y9. Free parking and washrooms available. All paved route through Mennonite country side. Look for horses either on the roads, in the fileds or farm yards. Easy ride with light traffic. Cue sheet and map for this route are found at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2883951. For more information please contact ride organizer and leader, Patrick Gleeson at 519-669-2317 or pagleeson29@gmail.com.

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12. Elmira to Hawkesville to Yatton to Floradale - 39.6 km

Ride starts at Woolwich Memorial Centre (WMC) 24 Snyder St. S. Elmira N3B 1Y9. Free parking and washrooms available. All paved route through Mennonite countryside. Look for horses either on the roads, in the fields or farm yards. Easy ride with light traffic. Cue sheet and map for this ride are found at: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2883996 For more information please contact ride organizer and leader, Patrick Gleeson at 519-669-2317 or pagleeson29@gmail.com.

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13. Breslau August Ride - 20 km or 27 km

Ride starts at the Breslau Community Centre, 100 Andover Drive, Breslau. Free Parking. This ride, through the southern part of Woolwich Township, goes through tranquil pasture land on quiet roads and is mostly flat. There will be a short (20km) and a long (27km) version. Both start and end at the Breslau Community Centre and are similar, with the longer ride taking an extra section. The roads are paved with the exception of 2 km of gravel. Cue sheets and maps for this ride can be found at: Short Route at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2301999 Long Route at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2302037

For more information please contact ride organizers and leaders, Matt and Inga-519-742-8750 or matt@kermis.com.

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Disclaimer: While the Township of Woolwich supports and encourages physical activities, such as cycling, The Township reminds cyclists that cyclists are responsible for choosing on-road routes that suit their individual cycling ability and comfort level in terms of safety. All cyclists riding these routes do so at their own risk. The Township of Woolwich is not responsible for any damage, loss, injury or death claimed or suffered by any person related to the use of these routes unless caused by the sole negligence of the Township of Woolwich.

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