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Discover L&A Ride

Enjoy the Ride in L&A County!

This 56-kilometre journey takes you along paved roads that overlook the water’s edge and authentic rural Eastern Ontario landscapes. Rest stops are at fascinating historic sites, beautiful parks, and award-winning wineries for a day of cycling you won’t soon forget.

  • Saturday, September 21, 2024 (rain or shine)
  • Check-in: 9 – 10am  
  • Start & Finish: Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company,  9656 Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown
Not your ordinary, everyday ride.

It’s not just about the cycling – which is great, by the way. The Discover L&A Ride is about the experience. It’s a 56 kilometre tour of Lennox & Addington where you’re encouraged to enjoy the picturesque rural countryside, relax at the rest stops, and learn the history of our county. It’s a chance to meet other cyclists while sampling carefully crafted beverages and listening to live local music.

On Sale Early 2024!

A huge thank you to the 500 riders who purchased tickets our 2023 event! Keep an eye out in early 2024 for updates.
Food & drink aplenty before, during & after the ride

Great cycling AND amazing treats! Enjoy cookies and coffee from The Lodge at registration. Along the way sample apple cider donuts from Spring Meadow Orchards, apples from Wynn Farms, and a honey-related treat from The Hive & Hearthstone. You will receive a post-ride ticket that you can use for a complimentary beverage from The Napanee Beer Company, Bergeron Estate Winery or The County Bounty Soda Company.  In addition to Bergeron Estate Winery serving “Nonna’s Pizza” items will be available for purchase from a local chip truck!

The Route

Beginning at MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company, the Discover L&A Ride takes you on a 58-kilometre journey along paved roads that overlook the water’s edge and authentic rural Eastern Ontario landscapes.
Rest stops – Your stops along the way!

Refresh at The Hive & Hearthstone, Old Hay Bay Church, Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company, 33 Vines, Loyalist Trading Co. Gap Park and Finkle’s Shore Park. Each stop has a water-bottle fill station and light snacks. Lunch is also available for purchase at Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company! 

Note: rest stops subject to change.

9656 Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown

Registration packages may be picked up at the site beginning at 9 am on event day. The ride begins at 10 am. Enjoy a coffee and a cookie from The Lodge Coffee House and live music before you leave.

At the end of the ride enjoy a glass of Bergeron Estate wine back at the vineyard while listening to great local music. Drinks from The County Bounty Soda Company and The Napanee Beer Company will also be available post-ride. Nonna’s Pizza will be have food available for purchase and a food truck will be on site as well.

Discover Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company: It was being the first winery to be open for business in L&A County, selling its award-winning wine since 2007. Bergeron Estate produces Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, Vidal, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and a Rosé from wines that are made exclusively from grapes grown on their 10-acre vineyard. They also produce a delicious cider made from apples from a local orchard and feature “Nonna’s Pizza”.

Highway 33 (just east of County Road 21 Intersection)

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Gap Park: Take advantage of this new park and stretch your legs and fill your water bottle. It’s also a great opportunity to take some amazing selfies with Amherst Island in the background.

9656 Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown

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Water, snacks and washroom facilities will be available. This is the lunch stop for the ride this year, with several dining options available. Cyclists can purchase product from any of the stores downtown and have it delivered to Bergeron Estate Winery for post-ride pick-up. 

 

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This is the rest stop is a perfect spot to take a quick breather and fill your water bottle. You can also enjoy a local treat and hear great live music. 

225 South Shore Road, Greater Napanee

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Water, snacks (including honey-inspired ice cream treat). 

Discover The Hive & Hearthstone: They’re a small apiary and wood-fired ‘breadery’ (yes, they have made breadery a word), offering fresh honey, artisan bread and an array of fresh in-season produce. But, once you visit you realize that this amazing little spot is so much more than just that. This charming apiary welcomes with personality and the most ooey-gooey delicious honey you’ve ever tasted. The honey bees are affectionately referred to as The Sugar Fairies and they are lovingly cared for. The honey that’s produced is sold raw and unpasteurized to keep all the goodness intact.

2365 South Shore Road, Greater Napanee

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Water, snacks (including apple cider donut samples from Spring Meadow Orchards!) and washroom facilities will be available. Complementary tours of the church are available. 

Discover Old Hay Bay Church: It’s the oldest Methodist building in Canada and the second oldest church in Ontario. Built in 1792 on land donated by Paul Huff, Hay Bay Church was the first meeting house for Loyalists in Ontario. In addition to weddings and special parties, the restored church is host to an annual service on the fourth Sunday of August. Old Hay Bay Church is recognized as a national Canadian historic site.

On-Road Cycling in L&A
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Sore, tired and out of breath? Refuel with music.

It’s not just about the cycling! The entire day is an experience and includes first-rate entertainment along the way. Can you think of a better way to spend a cycling day? Participants will enjoy live music pre-ride, along the route, and back at MacKinnon Brother’s at the conclusion of the ride. 

 

Check out our amazing lineup of entertainers:

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Rules and regulations
For a safe and fun day!

The Discover L&A Ride is an open course, meaning you and your bicycles will be sharing the road with motorized vehicles. Please be safe and obey all traffic laws. All participants are required to wear a helmet. Please ride single-file on the extended paved shoulders where applicable.

All participants will receive a ‘Discover L&A Ride’ route map at registration. The route is marked with turn signage (‘500m ahead’ and ‘turn here’ signs). Rest stops will be well-marked as well. Each rest stop has a water bottle fill station (please bring your own bottles) and snacks to keep you refreshed and charged for the ride. Support vehicles will be making regular trips around the route. If you require assistance, please flag us down and we will assist you.

Although wineries and breweries are highlighted in this tour, we ask that you please use your judgement when partaking in the consumption of alcohol. Two wine tasting tickets and a post-ride beverage ticket will be distributed to each participant at registration. 

Participants can receive either a glass of beer, wine, or a beverage from The County Bounty when they present a ticket provided at registration. The beverage will not be served until the ride is complete. Additional beverages may be purchased at the end of the ride. Please drink responsibly and arrange for a safe ride home.

On Sale Early 2024!

A huge thank you to the 500 riders who purchased tickets our 2023 event! Keep an eye out in early 2024 for updates.

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