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    Looking for rides in Barrie, Ontario

    All, I am going to be spending five to six weeks in Barrie, Ontario on a lengthy trial. I am going to be incredibly busy and pretty stressed. I will need to ride, both to destress and to stay in some semblance of shape and I don't think the exercylce at the hotel gym is gonna cut it. I am bringing my cyclocross bike with me in the hope I can ride it early in the morning or later on at night (ie in the dark - I have decent lights). I will be staying in the downtown area. Does anyone have any suggestions for hour-long rides - looking for quiet roads, hills, perhaps a 20-30k loop in the downtown area.

    Also, if anyone knows of anywhere that offers drop-in spin classes in the morning or evening, that would work too.

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    the barrie bucket...

    want to check out this area...

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    the barrie bucket...

    want to check out this area...

    https://maps.google.ca/maps/myplaces...20source=embed
    Will scout it out if time permits and post a full report...
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    If you're looking for good riding, another 15min. of driving will get you to 3-Stage trails just outside Collingwood. Any of the bike shops there will have maps, or be able to point you in the right direction.

    Trails offer alot of variety, and a mix of elevation depending on the loops you choose. If it's a clear day you'll also get a great view of Georgian Bay.

    Enjoy.

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    We are still riding at Palgrave on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at 630. Wouldn't be too far of a drive for you.

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    If you're riding around downtown, bring a tube or patches in case you run over some needles. haha

    It shouldn't be too hard to put together a good loop around town. You can ride along the lake shore and there are a few easy trails in Lackies Bush on Bayview and Little Ave. There also used to be some off of Essa on the big hill. I have also heard that there are some in Ardagh Bluffs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    the barrie bucket...

    want to check out this area...

    https://maps.google.ca/maps/myplaces...20source=embed
    That's quite the rail trail loop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delusional View Post
    If you're looking for good riding, another 15min. of driving will get you to 3-Stage trails just outside Collingwood. Any of the bike shops there will have maps, or be able to point you in the right direction.

    Trails offer alot of variety, and a mix of elevation depending on the loops you choose. If it's a clear day you'll also get a great view of Georgian Bay.

    Enjoy.
    Barrie to 3-Stages in 15 minutes??? You are delusional.

    There is riding in Barrie behind the County building off 26, I forget what the trail names are.

    There used to be some great singletrack in the zone between Dobson Rd and Miller Dr, no idea what it was called as I'd just follow a buddy around that lived in Barrie.

    Not sure on what the status of the trails in Borden are, worth looking into.

    Dufferin is 45 minutes depending on where in Barrie you are.

    Copeland is 25 minutes drive.

    I am sure there are some hidden little tracks that one of the Barrie locals will chime in with that I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louda View Post
    We are still riding at Palgrave on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at 630. Wouldn't be too far of a drive for you.
    would love to do that, but I can only bring one bike as I will have a full car and a small hotel room to keep it in, and the cx bike gives me the most versatility for training....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    would love to do that, but I can only bring one bike as I will have a full car and a small hotel room to keep it in, and the cx bike gives me the most versatility for training....
    You can ride Palgrave on a CX bike. No technical sections or rocks. Just tight twisty single track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post

    Not sure on what the status of the trails in Borden are, worth looking into.
    Best info I can find is here.

    Borden CMtb Trail Mountain Bike Trail in Ontario

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    Your best bet would be to ask the local lbs,The Bike Zone is right downtown,Black Tooth Grin on Dunlop just past the 400 and Bikeland on Anne st(not far from Dunlop).All good guys who will point you in the right direction.There is a bit of decent riding right in town,but more 10-15 minutes away.

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    Copeland....

    Copeland....the best !
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    Midhurst in Barrie is awesome,

    Also 15 min to three stages?! Maybe in a airplane...

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    Quote Originally Posted by broadwayline View Post
    Midhurst in Barrie is awesome,

    Also 15 min to three stages?! Maybe in a airplane...
    Could have done it in my 400hp Talon, at the risk of serious speeding tickets, but I could have done it.

    Would probably have taken 30-40L of 94 Octane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickboers View Post
    Could have done it in my 400hp Talon, at the risk of serious speeding tickets, but I could have done it.

    Would probably have taken 30-40L of 94 Octane.
    Let's do the math on that...

    To travel the 66km distance from Barrie to Three Stages in 15 min you would have to drive at an AVERAGE speed of 264km/h

    DSM reliability doesn't add to your case either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broadwayline View Post
    To travel the 66km distance from Barrie to Three Stages......

    DSM reliability doesn't add to your case either.
    I didn't realize it was that far. I estimated 45km. Reliability wasn't a problem with mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broadwayline View Post
    Let's do the math on that...

    To travel the 66km distance from Barrie to Three Stages in 15 min you would have to drive at an AVERAGE speed of 264km/h

    DSM reliability doesn't add to your case either.
    Jens Voigt does it in 14 min at 265km/h.

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