Thanks to the fantastic and super generous Rotarians, we have a great way for athletes and spectators to get around over the course of the weekend.
There are shuttles that are leaving from Deerhurst and heading towards downtown Huntsville regularly to help you keep your car at your accommodations. If your accommodations are not on the bus route, then by all means drive to somewhere close to one of the pick up stations and catch a ride in by the shuttle system.
On race day, there will be buses taking spectators out to Dwight and Baysville to enjoy the sights and sounds of these great little communities.
Getting out to see the athletes on the bike course:
- Dwight has a great beach for families to hang out at, build sandcastles and swim until you can’t swim no more! Make sure you bring a towel and your swimsuits with you! There are some cafe’s down in this quaint little village for you to grab a snack at as well.
- Baysville is a great little town in Lake of Bays, where there is a great park, lots of cafes and restaurants, and of course the award winning Lake of Bays Brewery. Check in there, hang out on their patio and what the bikes go by.
Getting out to see the athletes on the run course:
There are many great vantage points to get out on the run course. Of course you could drive, but why drive when there is a shuttle bus system in place. The roads are still open, but if you have your own bike, and you handle it safely and according to Ontario laws, you can get around this way as well. There are a number of great things to do along the course, and tons of cafe’s, restaurants, and stores to stop into along the way.
Here are the three main stops:
- Huntsville Place Mall: this is close to the fourth aid station. There is are a number of large chain and family owned stores in this area, plus is about a 500m walk to a playground that is right on the run course (on Meadow Park Drive)
- Boston Pizza and River Mill Park: These are right downtown. Hop off here, join the massive festival that we are having in the downtown where there are a number of opportunities for the kids to have fun in River Mill Park. Grab some street chalk, get your face painted, jump in the bouncy castle, or find a quiet corner to sip away at a beverage of your choice.