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

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - CONTENTS - By Ch­eryl Madliger

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.

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