We are so glad you are interested in joining us on the 2019 Great Lakes Waterfront Trail Adventure!

The 2019 Great Waterfront Trail Adventure is now SOLD OUT; Sign up for our no obligation waiting list by clicking the button below – you will be contacted when a space becomes available.

The sliders below provide information regarding fees, what’s included and what isn’t.

If you have any questions please check out the FAQs or contact us at tourdirector [at] wrtrust.com or 416-943-8080.

Fees

Adult:

  • Before Feb. 25, 2019:  $1033 + $134.29 H.S.T
  • Feb. 25 – June 30, 2019: $1083 +$140.79 H.S.T
    Lists of what is and is not included are included below.

Waterfront Trail Champion – Fundraising Option:

Student rider (aged 15- 25):

  • $550 + $71.50 H.S.T

Child:

The 2019 GWTA is considered unsuitable for children under the age of 15.

Personal Support Vehicle:

What is a Personal Support Vehicle? Link to FAQs

  • $550 + $71.50 H.S.T

Meals: Four dinners, two lunches and all breakfasts are included in the 2019 registration fee. All other meals are on your own in the local communities–one of the ways the GWTA supports local businesses and promotes communities. It also allows you to schedule and budget your lunches and dinners according to your needs.

Transportation

Please note that in 2019 registration DOES NOT INCLUDE coach transportation.

Coach Transportation is now available to purchase:

1. Return transport to Long Term Parking in Barrie includes: July 28 bus from Barrie to Sault Ste. Marie & Aug 2 bus from Sudbury to Barrie. Price – $170 + $22.10 HST please note bus price includes light breakfast in Barrie (Tim Hortons) and light lunch in Spanish.

Bus leaves Georgian College in Barrie  28 July at  7am

Scheduled arrival in Sault Ste. Marie 28 July – 2pm

Bus Leaves Travelodge Sudbury, 2nd August at 8:30am

Scheduled arrival at Georgian College, Barrie 2nd August at 11:30am

2. July 28 -Bus -Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie.  Price – $100 +$13.00 HST no meals included.

Bus leaves Sudbury  28 July at 10am

Scheduled arrival in Sault Ste. Marie  28 July 1:30pm

Rates include seat on luxury coach bus, luggage and bike transport.

Purchase Coach Transportation

End of tour transportation back to Sault Ste. Marie

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer coach transportation back to Sault Ste. Marie on August 2nd. We recommend the following options.

  1. Ontario Northlands bus service from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie. Please prebook yourself, bike and luggage onto this economical service.
  2. One way vehicle rental – pick up from Sudbury, drop off in Sault Ste Marie – we recommend using a cargo van or pick up truck to transport bikes. Rental rates work out to approximately $300 per vehicle.
  3. Drive your car to Sudbury Long Term Parking at the Travelodge Hotel on July 27/28, park your car in Sudbury for the week. Pick up our charter coach bus from Sudbury on July 28 to return you to Sault Ste. Marie. Book this special charter bus service here. Please note this does not include bike or luggage transportation.

Please contact Tour Director Jo  if you wish to be put in touch with other people who will be travelling back to Sault Ste. Marie.

Merchandise (aka "The Jersey!")

2019 SOUVENIR JERSEY

We take the design of our jerseys very seriously and are delighted to receive such positive feedback about them. In 2019  we have worked with Sugoi to create a GWTA 2019 custom jersey which we believe reflects the theme of Cycle the North perfectly. This year for the first time ever our jersey design features fluorescent accents for high riding visibility .

The jersey is available in both men’s and women’s specific sizing and priced competitively at $76 plus $9.88 H.S.T Jerseys  are only available to registered GWTA riders. Final date for pre ride Jersey orders is June 3rd.

Order your jersey here.

Payment Methods

Credit Card:

Payment by credit card will be processed securely by PayPal. You do not need to have a Pay Pal account for amounts under $1,500. If registering more than one participant and total comes to more than $1500, you will be prompted to create a PayPal account for added security.

People who do not have access to the internet can register via phone at 416-943-8080.

Included in Registration Fee

  • All breakfasts on 28 July – 2nd August.
  • Opening night dinner at the Delta Inn in Sault Ste. Marie.
  • Celebration dinner at Science North, Sudbury on August 1st.
  • Community Dinners in Bruce Mines and Blind River.
  • Lunch on two of the five riding days.
  • Snacks at the Finish Line.
  • Designated route for week.
  • Printed itinerary with maps.
  • 3 nights camping (own tent) in host Waterfront Trail Communities and 2 nights in non camping accommodation (Delta Inn and Suites in Sault Ste. Marie and the Travelodge Hotel in Sudbury).
  • Long term parking in Barrie.
  • Programmed events and activities other than cycling (some may be subject to an additional charge).
  • Luggage transfer (subject to weight & size restrictions).
  • Support vehicles for riders who do not wish to cycle the full distance.
  • A team of experienced volunteer cyclists to provide on route first aid, basic bike repair, help with navigation, and good cheer.
  • Commemorative Finishers Medal.
  • Tour organization and support.
  • CAA Mechanical Support.

Not Included in Registration Fee

  1. Snacks
  2. Lunches on July 30, 31. Dinner on July 31. There are communities and choices available for lunches and dinners.
  3. Camping gear
  4. Non-camping accommodations such as Hotels, B&Bs, or Comfy Campers
  5. Pre tour accommodations in Barrie on July 27th – please book separately – see Accommodations tab.
  6. Coach Transportation from Long Term Parking in Barrie to the start in Sault Ste. Marie on July 28th. Purchase coach transportation here.
  7. Coach Transportation from the Finish in Sudbury to Long Term Parking in Barrie  on August 2nd. Purchase coach transportation here.

Checklist

Congratulations on registering for the 2019 Great Waterfront Trail Adventure!  We are excited to have you join us and want to make sure that you have everything you need in order to have a great experience. Please use this checklist to help you organize your trip.

  • Completed Registration for the 2019 GWTA -Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury.
  • Booked pre tour accommodations at Georgian College in Barrie.
  • Booked transportation to the start of the event if you plan on using Barrie Long Term Parking – Transportation options available soon.
  • Booked transportation from the Finish if you plan on using Barrie Long Term Parking.
  • Booked accommodations if planning to stay in hotels or use Comfy Campers.
  • A list of what to pack can be found here.
  • Check out the itinerary pages for extra activities that you may be interested in.

Tour Rules

Rules have been created to help create a safe experience for everyone. Anyone who violates the rules will have their wristband removed at the discretion of the Tour Director and will be ejected from the Tour. There will be no refunds for people ejected for safety violations.

  1. All cyclists are expected to follow the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.  Bicycles are considered a vehicle as part of the Act.
  2. Helmets are required for all participants throughout each day of the tour.
  3. Drafting is extremely dangerous, and especially on a trail that will have other users present. This will not be accepted during this ride.
  4. Stopping; please make sure that you signal prior to stopping and move to the right of the trail, and remove your bike from the pathway to allow other people to pass. Also, make sure that no one is behind you before you come to a complete stop. When accessing areas off the pathway along the itinerary, please make sure that your bicycle is visible for guides who are sweeping the route.
  5. Passing on the trail; signal with a bell or by calling out to cyclists in front of you that you intend to pass on the left. Conversely when you are notified of someone’s intentions to pass, please move to the right to allow space.
  6. Stay to the right along the trail, this also applies to the sections that are along country roads as part of the trail. For your safety here is a link to the Hwy traffic act as it applies to cyclists (please read and understand). Staying to the right allows oncoming vehicles and cyclists alike the ability to pass safely.
  7. Anyone thought to be endangering the safety of others along the route due to the consumption of alcohol will be ejected from the tour. The bicycle falls under the HWY traffic act and is treated the same way as a motorized vehicle in these circumstances.
  8. Obey posted signs! Cyclists like motor vehicles are required to come to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights. Also be aware of railway crossings and potential hazards in wet conditions.
  9. Be considerate of others while on the trail, in campgrounds and in the communities along the route! Be a welcomed guest.
  10. Ebikes – all the above rules apply. Please be especially considerate of other cyclists and give a warning as you pass – remember that you my take them by surprise.  All Ebike riders are required to bring an additional fully charged battery pack – the GWTA cannot guarantee that adequate charging facilities will be available at overnight campgrounds.
  11. Be safe & enjoy the ride!!!

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, the cancellation fee will be determined according to the policy outlined below.  Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather, or personal emergencies.  There is no refund for arriving late or leaving the trip early.

Deadline

Refund

until January 31, 2019 Registration Fee paid less $75 processing fee
February 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019 50% of Registration Fee
April 1, 2019 to event day No Refund offered

The fees retained reflect the costs to the Trust of administering the Tour registration and are not intended to be punitive in any way. The Trust realizes that the majority of those who cancel their registrations do so out of necessity.

If you wish to cancel your registration, you must request a refund by email to tourdirector [at] wrtrust.com on or before the above-noted deadlines. No exceptions to the deadline or amount of refund will be considered.

Transfer of Registration:   After April 1, 2019, the Trust will not issue refunds. However, you may sell or transfer or give your registration to someone else. The Trust will not facilitate these transactions. To transfer a registration, the Trust must have an email (tourdirector [at] wrtrust.com) from both parties (seller & purchaser) stating that the transfer has taken place and is accepted by both parties.

Registration Carry Overs:   All Registrations apply to the Tour year only – 2019. No year-to-year carry-overs will be granted.

Waiver

Download the waiver to read and sign for the adventure.

FAQs

Do you have questions about the tour before you register? Read our FAQ on the About page.