Decomissioned rail bridge deep in the Ganaraska Forest

Because Bicycle Touring doesn’t stop at the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Bike To The Borough provides unofficial routes from the venerable Waterfront Trail and the new Greenbelt Trail up to the city of Peterborough and back again. This part of Ontario is an excellent, but little known, part of the province for cycling.

Discover the challenging, rewarding, scenic hills of the Durham region, the gentle grades of the Otonabee River basin and the drumlins to the northeast and east of Rice Lake. (If you don’t care for hills, the eastern section of the route can be ridden almost entirely on the Trans-Canada Trail and its gentle, fine-screened limestone covered grades).

Peterborough County, Durham Region and the Northumberland Hills south of Rice Lake, offer some of the most challenging and rewarding cycling to be found in the province of Ontario.

Don’t fear the hills, though. A properly geared cyclist can easily tackle any climb in the region, even with a full touring load, and the Trans-Canada Trail runs from one end of the county to the other for people looking for gentle grades and a car free experience.