If the idea of bicycle road racing on narrow, winding roads in uncertain weather and historic settings makes you think of Europe, think again and get ready for the Tour of Bronte in Oakville.
Taking place in Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville, Ontario, the race circuit is a mix of smooth and not so smooth paved and unpaved winding, narrow roads. It evokes the feel of the historic classic races in northern Europe and modern ProTour retro classics like the Monte Paschi Eroica in Tuscany.
What makes it unique? only 20 minutes from downtown Toronto • closed road circuit (no yellow line rule, ever) • half of the course is unpaved • $5000+ prize list • events for the bike racing neophyte all the way up to and including elite amateur and professional riders • a ton of family friendly activities to complete the day • children’s farm, playbarn, century farms and walking trails add to the family friendly atmosphere
On April 10, come ride, or watch, what is sure to be one of the most interesting races in Canada in 2011.
2011 Tour de Bronte - Course Map
If pro riding is not your thing then RRS may provide an alternative. Keep checking the RRS website because I will coordinate with RRS member Mike Walker and see if we can schedule a RRS Tour de Bronte to retrace portions of the course at a leisurely pace. Mike led the RRS group through Bronte Park last summer.
Information on the pro ride at Tour of Bronte.