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Cyclists will travel local roads for 6-day waterfront trail ride

Cyclists will be in the area for the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure from Aug. 7-12
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A group of cycle tourists will be exploring Simcoe County starting this weekend as part of the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure, travelling from Blue Mountain Village along the coastline of South Georgian Bay en route to the shore of Lake Simcoe.

Due to the number of cyclists taking part, CAA South Central Ontario is urging motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to share the road and is providing safety tips.

The route will follow these roads:

Sunday, Aug. 7: Blue Mountain Village to Meaford and Apple Pie Trail

  • Grey Road 19; Jozo Weider Boulevard north to Georgian Trail/Great Lakes Waterfront Trail
  • 7th Line; Grey Road 40 to Sideroad 21
  • Grey Road 2; Sideroad 21 to Sideroad 24
  • Sideroad 24; Grey Road 2 to 10th Line / Beaver Valley Road
  • Grey Road 13/Beaver Valley Road/Marsh Street/Bruce Street South; Main Street (Heathcote) to Georgian Trail

Monday, Aug. 8: Blue Mountain Village to Midland

  • Grey Road 19; Jozo Weider Boulevard to Monterra Road
  • Grey Road 21/34; Monterra Road to Georgian Trail 
  • Beachwood Road; Lakeview Avenue to Bluewater Gate
  • Shore Lane/Shore Lane Trail (Wasaga Beach)
  • Mosely Street/Main Street; 3rd Street North to Stonebridge Boulevard
  • River Road East; Stonebridge Boulevard to Eastdale Drive
  • Tiny Beaches Road; Eastdale Drive to Balm Beach Road
  • Balm Beach Road; Georgian Bay Terminus to Tiny Trail
  • Main Street, Penetanguishene; Brock Street to Robert Street

Tuesday, Aug. 9: Midland, Thunder Beach Loop and Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

  • Main Street, Penetanguishene; Robert Street to Brock Street
  • Concession Road 12; Tiny Trail to Tiny Beaches Road
  • Tiny Beaches Road; Concession Road 12 to Concession Road 19 West.
  • County Road 6 North; Green Point Road to Lafontaine Road/County Road 26
  • County Road 26/Lafontaine Road/Concession 16 East; County Road 6 to Awenda Park Road
  • Awenda Park Road
  • Champlain Road; Awenda Park Road to Robert Street West

Wednesday, Aug. 10: Midland to Orillia

  • Duck Bay Road bridge, Waubaushene
  • Highway 400, Quarry Road and South Bay Road overpasses
  • Port Severn Road North; Hodgins Road/Honey Harbour Road/Muskoka Road 5
  • Honey Harbour Road/Muskoka Road 5; Port Severn Road to South Bay Road
  • South Bay Road/Muskoka Road 48; Honey Harbour Road to White Falls Road/Muskoka Road 34
  • White Falls Road/Muskoka Road 34; Muskoka Road 48 to Upper Big Chute Road
  • Upper Big Chute Road/County Road 17/River Street; Muskoka Road 34 to Gray Street, Coldwater
  • Mississauga Street; Lakeview Avenue to Highway 12
  • Highway 12 (pathway); Mississauga Street to University Avenue

Thursday August 11: Orillia to Midland

  • Highway 12 (pathway); University Avenue to Mississaga Street
  • Mississaga Street; Highway 12 to West Street South
  • Bayfield Street, Barrie; Waterfront to Ross Street
  • Ross Street/Sunnidale Road; Bayfield Street to Anne Street North
  • Anne Street North; Sunnidale Road to Carson Road
  • Snow Valley Road/County Road 43; Anne Street to Vespra Valley Road
  • Flos Road 11 West/Eastdale Drive; County Road 27 to River Road East
  • River Road East; Eastdale Drive to Stonebridge Road
  • Main Street/River Road West/County Road 92, Wasaga Beach; River Road East to Wasaga Beach Arena

Friday, August 12: Wasaga Beach to Blue Mountain Village

  • River Road West/Main Street/Mosley Street; Wasaga Beach Arena to 3rd Street North
  • Shore Lane/Shore Lane Trail, Wasaga Beach
  • Beachwood Road; Bluewater Gate to Lakeview Avenue
  • Grey Road 19; Monterra Road to Jozo Weider Boulevard