We are so glad you want to take part in the 2018 Great Lakes Waterfront Trail Adventure!

Click on the button to use our on-line registration system; registration opens on December 11, 2017. Information regarding fees, what’s included and what isn’t can all be found by clicking on the sliders below. If you have any questions please contact us at tourdirector [at] wrtrust.com or 416-943-8080.

Fees

$20 processing fee per person will be added to the below registration fees

Adult:

  • Before Jan. 31, 2018:    $825+ 107.25 HST
  • Feb. 1 – June 30, 2018:  $865 + 112.45 HST
  • Lists of what is and is not included are included below.

Waterfront Trail Champion

  • $500 + $65 HST + $1,000 required fundraising
  • includes 2018 commemorative GWTA  jersey
  • Click here to find out more about the League of Extraordinary Waterfront Trail Champions and how to become one.
  • The first five 2018 GWTA campaigns will receive a donation of $200 each from David Werezak; a long-time supporter of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and a founding member of the League of Extraordinary Waterfront Trail Champions.

Student rider (aged 17- 25):

  •     $550 + $71.50 HST

Child  (12 – 17):

  • $300 + $39 HST
  • please contact the tour director if you wish to register children below the age of 12 (tourdirector (at) wrtrust.com)

Personal Support Vehicle:

  • $450 + $58.50 HST
Meals: One dinner, one lunch, at least one reception and all breakfasts are included in the 2017 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 2018 registration DOES NOT INCLUDE coach transportation from the Finish at the Quebec border to Long Term Parking in Ajax.  

Coach Transportation on Friday August 3rd from the Finish at Glengarry Park to Long Term Parking in Ajax  – is available to purchase for $100 (includes H.S.T)

Transportation will include a seat on a luxury coach bus, luggage and bike transport, taxes and processing fees.

To register for the charter bus please click here.

Merchandise (aka "The Jersey!")

2018 SOUVENIR JERSEY

Made by Sugoi, 2018 GWTA limited edition jerseys are now available to order! Jerseys are only available to order for registered GWTA participants.

Check out the 2018 jersey which features the authentic South Glengarry tartan.

Payment Methods

Credit Card:

Payment by credit card will be processed securely by PayPal, $20 registration fee per rider covers credit card processing fee. 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.  Click here to register.

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

Included in Registration Fee

  • All breakfasts on 29 July – 3rd August
  • Opening night reception in Cobourg
  • Celebration dinner at the NAV Centre, Cornwall on Thursday August 3rd
  • Lunch and snacks at the Finish Line
  • Designated route for week
  • Printed itinerary with maps
  • 3 nights camping in host Waterfront Trail Communities and 2 nights in non camping accommodation ( Queens University suites  in Kingston and the NAV centre in Cornwall)
  • Long term parking at a location close to the ride start in Ajax
  • Programmed events and activities other than cycling (some may be subject to an additional charge)
  • Luggage transfer (subject to weight & size restrictions, click here)
  • 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

Not Included in Registration Fee

  • Snacks
  • Lunches on July 29, 30, 31,August 1 & 2. Dinners on July 29, 30, 31, & 1 August. There are lots of communities and choices for lunches and dinners.
  • Camping gear
  • Non-camping accommodations such as Hotels, B&Bs, or Comfy Campers
  • Transportation from the Finish back to long term parking in Ajax, but transportation will be available to purchase separately – see above.

Checklist

Congratulations on registering for the 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 2018 GWTA – Ajax to Quebec border.
  • Organized transportation to the start of the event if you plan on using Toronto Long Term Parking – Transportation options available soon.
  • Organized transportation from the Finish if you plan on using Ajax 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. 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, 2018 Registration Fee paid less $75 processing fee
February 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 50% of Registration Fee
April 1, 2018 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, 2017 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 – 2018. No year-to-year carry-overs will be granted.

2018 GWTA Partners

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.