The Cambridge Tour de Grand is an annual recreational bicycle event which was first held in 1998 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the formation of the City of Cambridge. The event was organized by Don Rope, members of the Cambridge Trails Advisory Committee and other volunteers. The turnout of over 500 cyclists on a rainy Sunday morning, to ride one of three routes, showed there was great interest by local cyclists in such an event. As a result, it was decided to hold the Cambridge Tour de Grand on an annual basis.
Each year the number of cyclists participating has increased substantially with almost 3,000 cyclists riding in the 19th annual Cambridge Tour de Grand last year.
Eleven routes from 10 km up to 160 km attract cyclists of all ages and abilities. New this year are the 50 and 76 gravel and trail routes.
Come and join in a great day of cycling on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Sunday, June 11th, 2017
Duncan McIntosh Arena, Churchill Park
200 Christopher Drive
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 4S4
Scenic bicycle rides through Cambridge and surrounding countryside for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Rest stops, free food and drinks, full lunch.
Bicycle helmets are mandatory for all cyclists.
No motorized or powered bicycles permitted.
No baseball caps, headphones or earbuds.
8:00am - 160 km
8:30am - 100 km
8:45am - 50 & 76 km gravel
9:00am - 60 & 72 km
9:30am - 40 & 50 km
10:00am - 25 km
10:30am - 10 & 15 km
For all routes, riders will start in small groups, every 10 minutes.
Event T-Shirts to the first 2,000 pre-registered cyclists only.
The Cambridge Tour de Grand has enjoyed continued success due to the hard work of a large group of volunteers assisted by the staff from the City's Community Services Department. The organizing committee of the Cambridge Tour de Grand is comprised of fourteen volunteers who work throughout the year to ensure the success of the event. Ride day volunteers number over 275.
The philosophy of the Cambridge Tour de Grand is to promote cycling within our community and to allow cyclists of all ages and abilities to have a safe and enjoyable day of cycling in our City and the surrounding countryside.
The success of the event was evidenced by the selection of the Cambridge Tour de Grand as the 2013 Sports Organization of the Year.
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