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    Dorkimus Prime
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    SW Ontario Overnighters or S24O's(the new fancy lingo for overnighter)?

    Anybody have any proven overnighter route's or one's they intend to do?

    What about bike and gear selection?

    I have my commuter with 32c tires set up with a rack and panniers, I'd like to give this activity a try. I've been thinking of a route down Huron's Shores in Bluewater County. Maybe Bear Creek Prov. Park to Inverhuron Prov. Park?

    Please don't limit input to my questions, if you have relevant info please share it.

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    From here, we've had a great time riding to Fort Erie and back with an overnight at the border HoJo. For a real adventure, the best ride is to Montreal but that'll take you a few more days. That's a ride any cyclist needs to do at least once in a lifetime!
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    We always wanted to do the rail trail route too - you can take it more than 70km either way now. An out, then overnight, then back has always appealed. On another note, there's a sweet little Bruce Trail Overnight Rest Area in the Dundas Valley. We could never figure out a way to make it work (without being silly about it), though we might be able to now that we have a very small boy with limited range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    we might be able to now that we have a very small boy with limited range.
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    Dorkimus Prime
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    I actually googled "bikepacking Ontario" and this thread was near the top result,

    Bikepacking in Ontario

    Apparently EC member, Biff Pedachenko, has some cred in this department. Last night I read through Biff's blog about his ~2000km odyssey around SW Ontario. Good stuff.
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    I'm not sure where exactly you're thinking of coming from/heading to - almost all my trips are from right out the front door and I don't make my way south of an invisible line between the Holland Marsh and the Bruce Nuclear Plant very often...but I can say that there is an awesome rail trail running into Elora - I picked it up just West of Orangeville as part of a overnight from Sutton-Elora-Sutton.

    There's also a nice ~210 km loop of almost entirely rail trail around Simcoe County if you're interested in coming North...you just need to know the details of where to hook up the series of about 6 trails - I can help you there if needed (I'm not on here often though, if you want a quick response get my contact details off my website at pedachenko.com)

    I started with a simple setup of my mountain bike with a set of 700x32 CX tires with rack and pannier and it works well for pretty minimal investment - you can probably find someone to borrow the stuff from if you don't have it yourself - but if you get into touring there are better ways - I can't even recall the last time I used my panniers

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