Routes - Zone 8
Mobile Logo
logo mobile

ZONE 8:   CYCLING ROUTES

Town/CityDistanceElevationCategorized Climbs
ViewUxbridge71 km605 mN/A
ViewUxbridge85 km907 mN/A
ViewUxbridge94 km878 mN/A
ViewUxbridge117 km1234 m2 - Cat. 5
ViewMount Albert72 km431 mN/A
ViewKing City102 km1048 mN/A
ViewKing City222 km2035 m2 Cat-3, 1 Cat-4, 3 Cat-5

UXBRIDGE 117 KM

Map of Uxbridge

CATEGORIZED CLIMBS

StartLengthStart | End ElevationAvg. GradeMountain Name
43.8 km5.6 km 272 m | 332 m59 m1.1%Shirley Rd.
89.6 km15.8 km 215 m | 349 m134 m0.8%Conc. Rd. 9/Conc. Rd. 4
N/A

ONTARIO CYCLING ROUTE

General Route Information:

  • Start Location: Town of Ballantrae
  • Start Location: Ballantrae Community Centre
  • Distance: 117 km
  • Elevation Gain: 1234 m
  • Washrooms: Occasionally, when the Centre is open
  • Food on Route: Raglan, Claremont

Emergency Services:

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

The unique thing about this route is the amount of elevation gain and the relative lack of categorized climbs, Only two. Most of the climbing is done on rollers which makes this an extremely enjoyable route to cycle. The trip across Wagg Rd. is your first test of what's to come. It's constantly up and down on rollers which seem to get bigger and deeper the further east you go. The road quality is excellent as new tarmac has been laid on long stretches. I love this road. The fast run in to the bottom of roller propels you up the other side with relative ease. It's a quiet road and is mostly lined on each side with deep forest to help protect you on windy days or provide shade on hot, humid summer days.

As the route progresses you'll come to Concession Rd. 7 where you'll turn left. A good downhill section leads you quickly to Brookdale Rd. It's a little known road that grants you access to safely cross the very busy Lake Ridge Rd. It's very quiet and picturesque, but you will need to climb out near the end. It meanders through thick forest that eventually gives way to a small cluster of homes sitting neatly atop the hill. Once you cross Lake Ridge you'll be on Medd Rd. where good quality country cycling lies before you. Soon you'll find your way onto Marsh Hill Rd. where the rollers continue on a mostly downhill trajectory. You'll cross over Regional Rd. 21 (Goodwood Rd.) where a quick right then a quick left should not be missed. Just down the road you'll find yourself on the slightly curving Ashburn Rd. This road is quiet, and framed on each side by beautiful working farms. It's a great road for cycling.

Some of the biggest rollers are after you turn left onto Townline Rd./Coates Rd. Feel free to have some fun here because it doesn't get any better than this. You'll eventually come to Simcoe St. which is pretty busy, but there's a little shoulder for your safety. It's only 2 km in length and is downhill all the way to Shirley Rd. Time spent here is measured in mere minutes. Once on Shirley you'll have a solid uphill battle for the next 5 km. It's major road that doesn't see that much traffic. I felt safe the entire time. At the 56 km mark you'll come to the little village of Blackstock where you can find water at the local General Store. You are now almost at the halfway point as you start to head south on Old Scugog Rd. A great road for cycling. Once you get to Concession Rd. 10 you'll turn right and have a sustained period of westward riding. The next 20 km is basically downhill as can be seen with the big dip on the route profile. A right hand turn at the 86 km mark will bring you onto Lake Ridge Rd. If it were not for the very wide paved shoulder I would not have posted this route. The cars are going fast and you are going uphill, in fact, from now until almost the end, you are climbing. This section is 2.2 km long.

Soon you'll turn left onto Concession Rd. 9, which is a little busier than you would want, but there is a small shoulder and even a bike path in sections that provide some safety. After 7.6 km on Concession Rd. 9 you start to veer north through the town of Claremont. You can stock up on food water at the corner of Durham Rd. 5 (aka Central St. - which is the same road as Concession Rd. 9) and Old Brock Rd. Remember you still have 20 km's left to go. After your right turn north on Old Brock Rd. you'll find yourself on the homeward push north on Concession Rd. 4. This is pretty much all uphill, good quality country riding all the way back to Wagg Rd. The left turn onto Wagg Rd. puts you back on familiar roads with only 9 km's to go.

Back to top