Protect. Connect. Celebrate. RIDE.

Friends, Finds, and Fun, the top three reasons people keep coming back to the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure (GWTA). Although freedom and food are high on the list too!

Bring friends or make friends. Find new local wines, hidden treasures, and unique communities. Feel the wind, water, and earth in a new way. Experience the freedom of slowing down, stopping, and trying something new. 99% of our 2017 participants will recommend the GWTA to friends and family. Check out the testimonials below.

GWTA 2018 – Classic Ride from Ajax to Quebec!

Ride with us from July 29th to August 3, on the 2018 GWTA as we ride from Ajax on Lake Ontario to the Quebec border on the St. Lawrence River. Read more about the 2018 Route and Itinerary.

Join us for 40 -110km (25 – 68 miles) of riding per day as we travel along the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail from Ajax with it’s beautiful off road trail to the Quebec border and a finish line celebration with more than a slight nod to the Celtic traditions of South Glengarry.


  • Reconnect to Canada’s Great Lakes! The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail is a key part of a strategy to protect, connect and celebrate the earth’s largest group of freshwater lakes.
  • Discover vibrant communities and beautiful rural vistas; experience delicious local food and entertainment; enjoy charming shops and unique local businesses.
  • Eat, shop, learn, discover, relax …
  • Optional shuttle van at designated rest stops.
  • Daily luggage transportation.
  • Camping in scenic waterfront parks and community grounds. Hotel options available.
  • Two nights non camping accommodation included at Queens University (brand new suite style rooms) and the amazing NAV Centre in Cornwall.
  • Daily itinerary and maps.
  • Meet and greet reception
  • Daily hearty breakfasts
  • Celebration Dinner
  • Check out the itineraries for more information 

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Your 2018 GWTA Partners

Testimonials From Past GWTA Riders

I had an amazing time and this is only possible because of the work that is done behind the scenes with the GWTA team. Congratulations on another successful year. You did an outstanding job and you have a great team.

ParticipantGWTA 2016

I look forward to and love this adventure every year. I have chatted it up enthusiastically at home and elsewhere and am continually recommending it to others. It is truly an exceptional experience and I cannot imagine a summer without the GWTA. I am afraid of missing the deadline next year (like a reoccurring nightmare!) so please sign me into two slots as I’ll be bringing a friend!!

Participant GWTA2016

They have been doing this for so many years and each year incorporate the wisdom and learning from the past years into each new year. We, the riders benefit from this and I want to repeat my appreciation and gratitude to each and every one of you for your very being. The GWTA team ROCKS!

ParticipantGWTA 2016

I thought the Indian Hills lunch ‘event’ was the most memorable hour of the entire week. It was so authentic and hopeful. It shows the connections GWTA is making with communities which I’m very proud to support. Great work!

ParticipantGWTA 2016

What a great trip! Thanks to all involved. It was so well planned and organized, and perhaps the best bike event I participated in, and I have ridden in many, many events over the years in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, and Wyoming.

ParticipantGWTA 2014

I did it last year and now I am hooked. This is an addiction that I don’t want to kick. Did I say I loved it? The communities along the way were so incredible in the way they came out and greeted, fed, supported us as we made our way along the route. The staff organizing this trip are beyond wonderful!

ParticipantGWTA 2013