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  • #821032

    micah356
    Participant

    Looks interesting. I’ve recently (ie. today) become interested in this idea of overnight rides. So I decided to do one this coming Friday.

    I find it hard to plan time for the longer rides in between other ‘bigger’ travel plans, but a single day or two is much easier.

    Friday I’ll take the GO train in the afternoon to Hamilton, ride to Turkey Point. I’ll arrive around 8 or 9, camp, and in the morning, either do a loop of the trails and then ride back, or just skip the trails depending how I’m feeling, and ride back to the train (via a different route). A bit over 100km each way.

    Should be a good / quick way to test out some gear.

    For the BT700, I don’t think I’ll be able to do it on the official dates but may try it earlier in the season.

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    #821116

    nyby
    Participant

    Looks like a good route. I’ve ridden the Hamilton/Branford rail trail section and enjoyed it.

    Message me if you’re free on the 6th-7th and would like to come along on our trip. Trying to fit as much singletrack as possible into it.

    #821117

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    I love overnighters for all the reasons mentioned above. These both sounds fun, i’ll check dates.

    Might have just the bike for this. Check the front page 🙂

    #821127

    nyby
    Participant

    You know, as soon as I saw your Instagram post with the new bike I thought “I bet Marc will do this on the Stiggy!”

    I adjusted the outbound route so out of about 120 km, we’ve got 45 km of Singletrack, 25 km of rail trail, and 50 km of a mix of gravel and paved roads. Mostly gravel.

    #821143

    jhop
    Participant

    @nyby, might be interested in joining for another bikepack overnighter, would prob make own way back on day 2 in the name of time and family management just like last year, but as i havent done 100k in a couple years day one should be plenty of challenge for me. I’m putting it in the calendar and hope to have it locked in solidly within next week, look fwd to hearing more!

    #821144

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    I’m in the same boat @jhop. We should get out and smash a hundo together. If it ever stops raining.

    I’m also down for some overnights.

    #821156

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Anyone up for an overnight trip tomorrow night. Maybe up to Peterborough and back. Easy ride. 100km each way. Fun dinner and camping then back. Best on CX bike but anything goes. Mostly rail trail. Departure in Uxbridge.

    Like to leave at a reasonable time on Friday. Earlier the better. Early start on sat as I have to be back for an evening party.

    #821157

    micah356
    Participant

    I would be but already heading out to help a friend open up their cottage. Next time! I am into doing more of these overnight rides for sure.

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    #821158

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Right on. Next time my friend.

    #821159

    nyby
    Participant

    @jhop great, let me email you the details. Sorry about the late response, I didn’t get the notification email that you replied.

    #821164

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Looks like you had an amazing trip @nyby Stoked for ya!

    @dirtseeker and I are heading out Tuesday-Thursday to do the RFG bikepacking social loop. 3 days, 2 nights roughly 350km If anyone would like to join, let me know. I’m doing it on a mountain bike this year.

    Also, 65 tear old rider just pre-rode the BT700 and smashed it in 72hrs. Better bring your a game fellas. I could never do that but find it super inspiring. #goals

    #821176

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Man that RFG route is a riot. So much legit singletrack and hidden gems. We got hammered with rain on the last day but it was totally awesome and a good test of rider and gear.






    #821255

    repack
    Participant

    Before I ever rode trails, I did a lot of hiking/canoe camping, and i have to say this stuff looks amazing. Plus it’s a bit closer to home than the average canoe/hiking trip. Thanks and keep the reports coming. Not sure if/when I’ll make the plunge, but if/when I do the bruce peninsula is where i’ll be looking to add to this route and/or bt700. BP is never going to be a pure mountain biking destination but I think it does have most if not all the desirable features for bikepacking.

    #821326

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Amazing BT700 recap by @nyby Definitely on the bucket list if anyone is interested this fall.

    https://www.ridingfeelsgood.com/the-fellowship-of-the-tart-a-tale-of-the-butter-tart-700/

    Nice ride Mike!

    #821372

    BlurredLines
    Participant

    Not going to make it this season personally, but this looked like an excellent opportunity for a weekend of bike packing to test the waters if you’re keen.

    Alternatively it’s a real good “big day” for some folks out there.

    https://www.cannonball300.com/

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