Monday, July 28, 2014
Biking from Whitby to Barrie
Figured I'd post this in case someone else is ever doing it. Maybe it will come up in a google search or something? We were visiting friends on the same day I needed to get a long ride in so figured I would bike up (and catch a ride home).
142km (thanks to a wrong turn - planned for 138km!).
I cobbled the route together from a few sources, turned out mostly OK. A few decent climbs (Mt. Albert and Bradford being among the toughest!).
If I were doing it again I would try avoid Barrie Street out of Bradford - that was busy. Also Line 11 just north of there had some gravel bits - nothing too bad, but unexpected so probably better to go one north and use Line 12. The turn for Big Bay Point Rd is crazy confusing... make sure you go left!
All in all a pleasant ride through some nice communities along Lake Simcoe I'd never seen before.