Turas Mór

LO­CA­TION Creemore, Ont. DIS­TANCES 25 or 60 km DATE May 27 creemore­springsturas­mor.com

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - SUDS & CYCLING -

Creemore, Ont., has been made fa­mous among beer drinkers be­cause of the Creemore Springs Brew­ery. The town, roughly 130 km north of Toronto, is also the start­ing point for Turas Mór, a ride in­spired by the grand vin­tage rides of Europe. The name trans­lates to “great jour­ney” in Gaelic. Ac­cord­ing to Steph Mclarty, mar­ket­ing man­ager at Creemore Springs, the brew­ery started host­ing the event with the in­tent of cel­e­brat­ing cy­cling her­itage. “We en­cour­age rid­ers to don their vin­tage cos­tumes and gear – rid­ing a vin­tage, or ‘heroic’ bikes made prior to 1987,” Mclarty said, adding that new bikes are still wel­come. This year, the ride co­in­cided with the Creemore Vin­tage Fes­ti­val.

The fo­cus of the day isn’t speed, but savour­ing the 25-km or 60-km cour­ses and mak­ing the most of the rides. “Folks are en­cour­aged to en­joy the beauty of the area with fel­low cy­cling en­thu­si­asts and fin­ish the day with the vin­tage fes­ti­val, beer gar­den and food of­fer­ings that take place back at the brew­ery,” Mclarty said. “It’s all about great food, de­li­cious beer, ca­ma­raderie and a beau­ti­ful day of cy­cling all rolled into one.”

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