VELO NIAGARA

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  • Duration: 4 days
  • Arrives: 07/01/2017
  • Departs: 07/04/2017
  • Price: $80

Spend the July long weekend in Niagara. Truly a cycling paradise

Velo Niagara

Celebrate the August Civic Holiday with CanBiCuba in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.

Day 1 – Friday, August 4th 

Visit historic Niagara-on-the-Lake the first capital of Upper Canada on Canada Day.  Check out the Old Town and stop for a sample at one of the towns Micro Breweries.  Your choice of two rides.  NOTL Short Ride is 45km or the NOTL Long Ride is 61km

Day 2 – Saturday, August 5th

Today the short ride goes to Port Dalhousie the home of the first Welland Canal and the world famous Henley Regatta Rowing Basin. Here you can ride a century old wooden carousal for a nickel.  Port Dalhousie Short Ride is 45km
The long ride goes to Smithville where the country roads are long and straight and have little traffic. On the way home we will stop to visit a local winery on the Beamsville Bench-after all Niagara is wine country. Smithville Long Ride is 95km

Day 3 – Sunday, August 6th

Niagara Falls is the destination of the Short Ride today. Check out the majesty of the Horseshoe and American Falls.  Remember that this is the Canadian and American holiday weekend so there will be a lot to see and do at Canada’s premiere tourist destination.  Niagara Falls Short Ride is 45km
Have you ever wanted to ride the Greater Niagara Circle Route?  We will ride a shorter version but not by much.  The ride destination is Port Colborne where the ships enter the Welland Canal from Lake Erie.  The majority of this ride is on paved bicycle trails.  Port Colborne Long Ride is 117km

Day 4 – Monday, August 7th – Civic Holiday

The short ride today will visit the quaint village of Jordan.  Climb the escarpment for the best view of Toronto across Lake Ontario which fortunately is found at Flat Rock Winery, so enjoy a glass while you are there.  Jordan Short Ride is 45km
The long ride will take us to the scenic and challenging hills of Effingham which includes Sayler Hill where Tour de France rider Steve Bauer trained as a young man.  Effingham Long Ride is 74km

 

Ride HQ

Ride HQ is at the residence of Niagara College – Niagara on the Lake Campus. To find the residence with your GPS simply type the Canadian postal code:-  L0S 1J0

All rides will start at 9 am in the Niagara College residence parking lot, See map.

Accommodation

We have a block of rooms at the residence of Niagara College – Niagara on the Lake Campus

Located at Niagara College Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, minutes from vineyards and golf courses in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, this seasonal all-suite property has a free continental breakfast. The on-site Benchmark Restaurant provides dining options.

Residence & Conference Centre-Niagara-on-the-Lake features 2-bedroom suites with kitchenettes. Guests will also appreciate air conditioning and free local calls and high-speed wired internet access.

Guests can prepare a meal using the barbeque facilities on the outdoor patio. Additional features at Residence & Conference Centre-Niagara-on-the-Lake include 24-hour laundry facilities and front desk. On-site parking is available for free.

Support

The event will have support each day for riders in distress on the road. Mechanical assistance will be available at ride HQ at breakfast and evening.  We will also provide pick up at nominated establishments on the routes, for purchased wine or beer

Bike Rental

Contact Zoom Bikes, they will deliver to your room https://zoomleisure.com/bike-rentals/rental-rates   or call  1-866-811-6993

Cities

Niagara Falls / St.Catharines / Fort Erie / Welland

Cost

The event registration is only $100

The ride is headquartered at Niagara College and we have blocked a number of two bedroom suites. These are $130 Cad per suite (two bedrooms, each with a double bed). This is a great deal.  To book your suite please contact Mike Parente and inform him you are part of the “VELO NIAGARA” group. YES you can keep your bike in the room 🙂 

Mike Parente
Sales & Conference Manager
Residence & Conference Centre – Niagara-on-the-Lake & Welland
T: 905-641-4435 ext. 2009