BURL-OAK BACKROAD BLAST
Cruise the Burlington and Oakville waterfronts mixed with kilometers of open-road rural riding on this fully-signed 113km route following the Greenbelt Route, Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, and their signed connectors. Take it on as a 1-day shake-up ride or a 2 day leisurely ride with an added stop in Georgetown. You decide.
Near the 54 km mark you can make the choice to follow the Greenbelt Route through to Georgetown for an overnight to make for a more leisurely ride.
“This route is a perfect end of season shake out for experienced road cyclists who are not afraid of a few hills and like to sample a few tasty treats along the way!”
Tip: This route includes long remote stretches. Make sure you are well stocked with water and snacks.
Start/Finish: LaSalle Park parking lot, 50 North Shore Blvd E, Burlington, ON L7T 4A4
Terrain: Paved trails and roads. Hills.
Surface: Combination of paths and roads. Paved. Suitable for road bikes.
Level: Intermediate to advanced. Know the rules of the road; comfortable sharing road with vehicles. Some roads with narrow shoulders. Some hills including Snake Road approaching Waterdown.
Family-friendly option– Spencer Smith Park in Burlington is currently closed to cyclists – please walk your bike; Burlington to the Burlington Lift Bridge is completely off-road. Be sure to take in views of the lake from the viewing platforms. Crossing the Lift Bridge at the boundary with Hamilton offers a spectacular destination.
Maps: Download RidewithGPS Map and Cue Sheet. The interactive map and detailed cue sheets include a picture of signs you’ll follow.
Share your trips with the #greenbeltroute and #waterfronttrail hashtags.