Canadian Cycling Magazine’s Big Ride Guide
From open roads to twisty trails, this selection of top events in Canada and abroad has something for every rider
From open roads to twisty trails, this selection of top events in Canada and abroad has something for every rider You want gravel? Singletrack? Pavement? We have the ride, or rides, for you
Some cyclists ride for the challenge. Others are in it for the social aspect. For some, it’s a chance to drop everything and spend a few hours outside, and maybe to earn something indulgent and bubbly post-ride. The big rides here offer opportunities for all those features of riding, and likely the opportunity to snag a sweet jersey for your collection, too. The hardest part, as you look through the top events available this year, will be figuring out how to fit as many of them as you can into your season.
Even though North American fondos are younger than the European rides that inspired them, they’ve established themselves on this side of the Atlantic as great mass-participation events. Organizers have carved out unique reputations for their rides, which are greatly varied but all give people a chance to make memories from the saddles of their bicycles.
Big Ride Guide