1000 Islands Tour – Quick Pace
Distance: 105 km (inc. 11km to cross Wolfe Island and end in Kingston)
Pace: Quick (25 kph to 29 kph)
Terrain: paved roads with flat & gentle grades, rolling hills (walk across two bridges)
(see map and elevation images below)
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Challenging
Recommended Bicycle Type: road
Start Location: Tragically Hip Way and Ontario Street beside ferry building
Start Time: 8:30
End Location: Cape Vincent, NY
Est. End Time: 15:30 (note that your return to Kingston will be later!)
This ride includes great views from 1000 Islands bridges and beautiful scenery on both sides of the St. Lawrence. Lunch at a restaurant or snack food in Clayton, NY waterfront ($US may be needed). This ride ends in Cape Vincent to take in the end of the first day of the 50th annual French Festival, and the parade. See if you can spot Napoleon!
Leader: Robert Tolley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Note 1: Riders should NOT park at the Wolfe Island Ferry dock. You are encouraged to ride to the start; or, find parking on streets just outside the downtown core to ride to the start location. Most municipal parking lots have a 3-hour limit.
Note 2: A valid passport or Enhanced Driver's Licence is necessary for border crossings. Also, there is a small ferry fee, $3 (CAD/USD), for Horne’s Ferry from Cape Vincent to Wolfe Island.