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ZONE 8

Zone 1 Map The best place to ride in this zone is north of Hwy 407. The city of Toronto is also in this zone and can hold some good rides on the Waterfront Trail and the valley system. Perhaps in the future I may include some Toronto routes, but for now, all of the routes in this zone will be concentrated on country riding located north of the aforementioned highway.

The best area for hill climbing is on Concession Rd. 3 and 4 south of Davis Dr. There is also a category 5 climb on Ashworth; please refer to the route "Uxbridge 71 km" for more route info. The terrain in this area is rolling and is dotted with equestrian facilities and farmland. The roads are in good condition and are basically of the paved variety with a few "chip and tar" sections in between. The traffic tends to be fairly light on the back roads, but can be heavy on the main roads. I have attempted to stay away from the main roads as much as I can, but sometimes you will need to use these roads as links to quieter sections.

I did not include any quick links for the Toronto area except for a link to The City of Toronto tourism website and a link for Toronto General Hospital. To include all the possibilities in this area goes beyond the scope of this site. All of the cycling is done north of Hwy. 407, so those are the links I have included within the routes below.

ZONE 8:   CYCLING ROUTES

Town/CityDistance (km)Elevation Gain (m)Categorized Climbs
ViewUxbridge71 km605 mN/A
ViewUxbridge85 km907 mN/A
ViewUxbridge94 km878 mN/A
ViewMount Albert72 km431 mN/A
ViewKing City102 km1048 mN/A

KING CITY 102 KM

Map of King City

CATEGORIZED CLIMBS

StartLengthStart | End Elevation Total Elevation GainAvg. GradeMountain Name
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ONTARIO CYCLING ROUTE

General Route Information:

  • Start Location: King City
  • Start Location: King City Community Centre
  • Distance: 102 km
  • Elevation Gain: 1048 m
  • Washrooms: Occasionally, when the Centre is open
  • Food on Route: Kettleby, Bolton
  • Rating: 9/10
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ROUTE DESCRIPTION

There's little time for warm up on this route. The northward ride out of King City takes you right up Keele St. and straight into hill country. The roads directly out of King City are not too bad, but once you get north of Sideroad 15 the hills await. Personally, I love this part of Keele St. The hills are not too big, but just big enough to give you a feel of climbing. This hilly section of Keele only lasts for about 11 km's then you turn left onto Kettleby Rd. which takes you through the beautiful hamlet of Kettleby.

Once outside of Kettleby you will cross over Hwy. 400 and continue west along Lloydtown Aurora Rd. which is quite busy until it crosses Hwy 27, where it becomes Sideroad 19. Here you are firmly back onto country roads. This section of busy road is about 7 km's in length. When you come into the village of Lloydtown be sure not to miss the left hand turn that keeps you on Sideroad 19. This turn is easy to miss. Soon you'll turn left onto Concession Rd. 11 where you'll be met with rolling terrain. The right hand turn onto Sideroad 17/Castleberg Side Rd. will bring you much of the same.

You are now at the lower end of Caledon Mountain. Your right turn onto Duffy's Rd. will start you on an uphill course to the top. You basically climb the mountain on Humber Station, speed down the Gore Rd. and then climb back up Centreville Creek Rd. where you'll be met with a stiff climb near the top. This section is meant to be a hill repeat. Take heart in knowing that the bigger climbs on Caledon Mountain are further to the west. This is the easy end.

Once at the top for a second time you will descend Innis Lake Rd. and start your return journey back to your car. Once south of Castleberg Side Rd. the route flattens out. You'll turn left onto Healy Lake Rd. and then onto Coleraine which takes you straight through Bolton. Here you can stock up on food and water as there is still 20 km to go. Be careful cycling through Bolton on the 3 km stretch of King St. as it can get quite busy. The turn right onto Concession Rd. 10 will bring you back into the security of country riding. There is really only one obstacle left that will give you any concern and that is the little climb out of the valley on King Vaughn Rd. The steepest section here tops out at 14%. Not to worry though it's fairly short. Once you top out it's fairly standard riding all the way back to Keele St. and King City.

The short trip back up Keels St. is on a very busy road so please use caution. This area is known for its cycling so motorists are used to having cyclists share the road. I've never had a problem. There is a fairly descent shoulder for your safety. This section of busy road is short at only 2.0 km.

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