Tuesday August 11, 2019

Coming Soon!

Lion’s Head to Southampton  – 75km

7-8 am

8:30 am to 10 am
28 km Pike Bay General Store–32 flavours of ice cream, amazing lunch. Washrooms in the general store.

9 to 10:30 am

38 km        Red Bay Lodge or municipal park with a beach—municipal or pop up water stop. (40 km south of Pike Bay)

  • POI-Twisted Antler?
  • Point of Interest. Earthbound Gardens (Lavender cookies)—call them to see if they would serve as a water stop.

9:30 to 11:15

48 km Oliphant Beach—public washrooms


10 to 12:30 or 2 pm if they do activities

57 km — Sauble Falls Provincial Park—Matthew Cunliffe is the contact.

  • Sauble Fall Provincial Park is located at the 57km mark of an 82km day.
    • Picnic pavilion to serve as welcome centre/hub for participants.
    • WRT to have volunteers in place to watch bikes.
    • First to arrive will be cycling volunteers wearing green pinnies. Last to leave will be cycling sweeps wearing red pinnies.
    • Park staff on hand to welcome participants.
    • Washrooms and water refill available.
    • Sandwich Board sign in place to direct participants into the park.
    • WRT support vehicles (truck and passenger van and CAA MobileBike Assist)


    • Meet the Park Superintendent and learn about the ecological/stewardship initiatives. TBC
    • Take a self-guided hike of the 3 km Sauble Falls Trail. For shorter hike, walk to the lookout and turn back.
    • Canoe/kayak/stand-up board paddle the Sauble River. Sauble Falls Provincial Park to check out if it is feasible and at what price (per person) to offer 2 time slots for an 1 hour tour, limited to first come, first serve.
    • Wade into the river by the falls. Can they swim as well?
    • WRT to consider whether we should include a catered picnic lunch at the Park.
    • Participants will be able to lock bike in/near the picnic shelter—WRT volunteers responsible for security.
    • WRT may offer participants a shuttle from the Park to Southampton.

63 km
11 to 3 pm
Lunch: on your own in Sauble Beach

  • 10 to 15 places to eat in downtown.
  • Suggest Wellness Refinery, 656 Main St, Sauble Beach, ON N0H 2G0
  • https://www.thewellnessrefinery.com/
  • May have long waits and very few tables inside; mostly patios
  • Shuttle from Sauble Beach Square (TBC)

Note that cyclists will turn left onto Clarendon Street turn right onto Victoria to reach the campground and Coliseum. Event signage should be in place.

82 km
1 to 4 pm


  • Hotels– Quality Inn. Store bikes in your room.
  • Campers—Coliseum, 26 Albert St S, Southampton, ON N0H 2L0. Jubilee Park, 261-285 Scott St, Southampton, ON N0H 2L0
    • Info tent will be located on Victoria Street South. Secure bike parking available the Coliseum (just across the road).
    • Covered pavilion; washrooms in Jubilee Park.
    • Coliseum-shower/washroom to 11 pm and open at 6 am. Two dressing rooms for men and women. Locked at 11 pm. Electric charging station inside. Arena floor for secure bike storage.
    • Fire station may have another location for charging closer to camp as well.
    • Water refill station at the coliseum and park for people. Jugs can be refilled using a hose in the Coliseum.
    • Arrange something with Outlaw to include it as a stop on the way?? WRT to check out
    • Campfire? Yes, open to having a campfire if it is in contained firepit.
    • Other entertainment? Town could share a local list of entertainers. We will contact Brewery to see if there is music playing there.
    • Best way to sign people into the park.
    • WRT to complete special events permit
    • Dinner: On your own
    • Evening activities
      • Staff will be on hand with tourism representatives to provide recommendations and suggestions to folks as to what to do. Mini-guide to restaurants, including delivery place. Town to contact local chamber of commerce to advise members or our arrival. Mentioned Business passport, welcome GWTA signage as ideas on how to generate visits by participants.
      • Bruce County Playhouse
      • Sunset Paddle
      • Straight down High Street to the Beach! Must do.
  • Dinner: On your own
  • Evening activities
    • Bruce County Playhouse
    • Sunset Paddle
    • Connect us with tourism

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