Britannia Road Loop

Another popular loop that is 33.6km, but has some great challenging hills on Brittania Road. Heading down Brunel, there is great pavement with paved shoulders, and then you turn onto Brittania, which is well maintained and a quiet cottage road. You then turn onto South Portage and head along the final stretch of the Ironman 70.3 Muskoka route.

Click here to view the route map on Strava.

Huntsville to Sprucedale

This route, with a maximum distance of 112km return, heads away from Huntsville and passes through forests and fields along quiet country roads. Along the way, cyclists will pass through the two small villages of Ilfracombe and Sprucedale, you will truly feel as if you are lost in Muskoka.  Stop and have a swim in Buck Lake at Ilfracombe, or make a trip out of it as many of our local members bike out to Sprucedale to their hotel to have breakfast!  The pavement is in great shape, which will make the trip that much more enjoyable.

Click here to look at the route map on Strava.

Algonquin Park Gate to Gate

Iconic and world renowned Algonquin Park, despite being a Provincial Highway, is a fantastic place to cycle.  The pavement is very good (re-surfaced in 2013) with wide paved shoulders.

There are great opportunities for wildlife viewing, excellent scenery, while the elevation change makes for challenging ride.  Leave early to miss most of the traffic, and get some breath taking sunrise vistas over any number of the lakes that you will pass by while you ride.

If you are parking at the Visitors Centre, you will have to buy a day pass.  However, if you park in Dwight and bike into the park (adds another 20km each way), then you won’t.  There are some businesses along the way that you could probably park at as well.

Click here for a link to the Strava map and route information.

Limberlost Road (Out and Back)

Limberlost Road is a favorite of locals, and hosts an informal cycling night on Thursday nights (non-sanctioned, non-club related). There are often several cyclists out for the Thursday evening ride.

Limberlost offers rolling terrain with excellent scenery. The pavement is very good, but the pavement past the Olympia Camp at Dotty Lake can have some sand or gravel in patches early in the season. By mid summer, the Camp Lake landing is an excellent place for a swim and short break at the half-way point of the ride. There are several popular Strava segments on this route, including several climbs and the long winding decent from Walker Lake to Highway 60, where the ride finishes.

Click here for a link to the Strava Map of this routes location and information.

Let Us Be Your Host

We are triathlon country

In Muskoka, we take relaxing as serious as seriously as we embrace endurance sports and triathlon.  With over 9 triathlons in our region each summer and a history of this sport in our area for over 25 years, we can truly claim stake that we are Canada’s Triathlon Country.

Our community knows how to host endurance sporting events, we do it well, and we do it with the athlete and spectator in mind.  We want to not just host these events, we want to be your host and ensure that everyone that visits our area for these events comes away with a sense of longing to come back.

In addition to triathlons, Muskoka annually hosts a significant number of running, cycling, swimming, and adventure events.   The stunning beauty of the landscape, which lends its name to our IRONMAN race courses, aptly named “The Beauty and the Beast”, equally offsets the challenging terrain.

Muskoka is naturally tough.  Muskoka is naturally beautiful.  Do what comes naturally.  Come to Muskoka to train, race, and relax.

 

We are Ontario’s Cottage Country

Centrally located in the Province of Ontario, Muskoka is a geographical wonder where the multicoloured granite rock that makes up the Canadian Shield explode through the earth creating dramatic rocky outcrops, and natural basins for our fresh water spring fed lakes to settle in between.

In 2012, National Geographic voted Muskoka as the #1 place to spend your summer vacation.  So why wouldn’t you want to come up to Muskoka to train, race, and of course relax?  With the options of lounging on the dock at one of our many lakefront cottages and resorts, or exploring the vast array of roads that course through the forests and granite rock cuts, at your disposal, Muskoka is a choice that comes naturally.

Muskoka is the cottage retreat for many people, from movie stars and celebrities to families looking to get away from it all.  Everyone has the same goal in mind.  To relax and enjoy the great outdoors and reconnect with themselves and those that are around them.

 

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