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    Hwy 1 "The Scenic Route" Ontario

    havent posted here in a while.

    i've recently come into lots of free time so i've gotten back on my bike.

    the other day i did 50km in west oakville and yesterday I did the Toronto Waterfront trail and the Don trail for 60km.

    I remember driving near Owen Sound a few years ago and taking hwy 1 the scenic route home. maybe it was wiarton, i cant really remember.

    i remember it being beautiful and I now want to cycle it. is it cyclist friendly and if anyone has a good route for up there, can you please let me know? I'm looking for 50 - 100km max.

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    It sounds like you're talking about CR 1 that runs between Owen Sound and Wiarton, hugging the shore of Georgian Bay. It is a great road to cycle. There's virtually no traffic, and the views are great. And there's a great ice cream place in big Bay.

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    that's the one!

    I want to leave Toronto at 7a and get up to Owen Sound for 9a, then ride it to Wiarton and back, then head back home after a good meal. I mapped the general area and it looks to be 100k spot on. I don't know where in Owen Sound you get on CR1. I'll have to figure that out.

    thank you for this though, i remember driving it years ago and it was BEAUTIFUL! i'm happy to know it's good for cycling too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy905 View Post
    that's the one!

    I want to leave Toronto at 7a and get up to Owen Sound for 9a, then ride it to Wiarton and back, then head back home after a good meal. I mapped the general area and it looks to be 100k spot on. I don't know where in Owen Sound you get on CR1. I'll have to figure that out.

    thank you for this though, i remember driving it years ago and it was BEAUTIFUL! i'm happy to know it's good for cycling too.
    by any chance do you have a link to map or gps track to this rout? I would love to do it one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sebo2000 View Post
    by any chance do you have a link to map or gps track to this rout? I would love to do it one day.
    I believe this is the route they're talking about:

    http://goo.gl/maps/t3vwW
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    Sounds like a lovely ride.

    Please report back on traffic and how it went.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renton View Post
    I believe this is the route they're talking about:

    http://goo.gl/maps/t3vwW
    looks sweet, my next free day at work is going to be there

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    so i did this ride and took grey road 17 back. i thought it was a great ride! i wasn't dressed for it as it was rather chilly.

    i'm in no way a professional cyclist as you can see by my average times but here it is.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/227979300

    i did some detours to kick it up to 100km. there's 2 or 3 short hills with a pretty serious grade that gets your heart pumping.

    there was zero traffic, i can probably count on my hands how many cars I saw. there are zero traffic lights (except in owen sound and wiarton) and there are zero stop signs (except in the cities)

    i did turn down one gravel road accidently which was about 500metres long but it's avoidable. I just happened to map it on my gps and was following my map.

    if you look at the map, there's a road just west of the Wiarton core that i took south to loop back, that is a gravel road. i won't take that in the future.

    all in all a great ride!





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    That looks really nice. Thanks for the update and pictures!
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    there are way better pics to take but i felt i had such momentum, i didnt want to stop.
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