GODERICH GETAWAY

August 27 to 29, 2021

Registration opens Friday, August 6, 2021

Situated about two and half hours from Toronto, Goderich is nestled along the shores of Lake Huron. It's historic elements, culture and arts scene and natural amenities make it one of the best small towns to explore in Canada.  The charm and character of the area has coined it “Canada’s prettiest town”. Top attractions include its 3 beaches, double sunset, Downtown Heritage Shopping District, and nature trails.  Check out Goderich: Where Beach Town Vibes Meet Small Town Charm - Canadian Traveller for more info.

Accommodation

TBN has reserved a limited number of motel rooms at Maple Leaf Motel, Cedar Lodge Motel, and The Comfort Inn.  If you are sharing a motel room with someone, only one person needs to purchase the motel room, as the prices are based upon the room for up to 2 people.  The other person registers by choosing the register (sharing room with someone else option).  Participants are also welcome to arrange their own accommodation.

Itinerary

Please note the itinerary is subject to change based on the preferences of the group, conditions on the trails, and weather conditions.  All activities are optional.  Bike rides will be lead at the Urban Roller or Country Cruise level.

Friday: 3:30 pm start at Point Clark Lighthouse.  Urban Roller Bike ride from Point Clark Lighthouse to Kincardine (ridewithgps.com), 35 km, along the coast of Lake Huron. Option also for a 54 km Country Cruise bike ride- Short Tour from Point Clark Lighthouse to Ripley and Back (ridewithgps.com).  Dinner (perhaps a patio or picnic), Sunset walk along the beach..

Saturday: 9:15 am start. Country Cruise Bike ride to Blyth- Backroads to Blyth - A bike ride in Goderich, Ontario (ridewithgps.com), 73 km.  Meet at Victoria St South and St David St.

Option also for a 50-60 km Urban Roller Bike ride via the popular G2G rail trail.  Meet at The Maple Leaf Motel, 54 Victoria St. North for a 9:15 am start. For more information on the charming village of Blyth, check out Blyth, Ontario - a unique village in Huron County (blythnow.ca).  Lunch at Cowbell Brewing Co. or Tim Horton's.  free time, Dinner in Goderich.

Sunday: Bike ride to Bayfield, with either a short , medium, or long return (total lengths of 46 km, 67 km and 76 km, respectively, with elevation gains of 198 m, 316 m, and 492 m).  Meet at Cambria Road South and Elgin Ave. East.  The long route will depart at 8 am and the short route will depart at 9 am.  For more information about Bayfield, check out Village of Bayfield.  Brunch in Bayfield.  Free time to explore Bayfield.

Please contact Trip Organizer Lora Flanagan, weekendtrips@tbn.ca for more information.

Refund Policy: Participants must cancel by August 23, 2021 to receive a refund.

For information on the safety of staying in hotels during COVID, please check out:

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Staying at hotels and accommodation establishments (who.int)

Is it safe to stay in a hotel in a pandemic? Your guide | CNN

Experts Reveal If It's Safe to Stay in Hotels Right Now (businessinsider.com)

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