Switchback Cyclery Harvest Ride
Let's have an adventure!
Enjoy a harvest bicycle ride on some of the most beautiful roadways in Ontario in support of Switchback Cyclery! Join us for a guided, scenic 15km, 25km, or 70km ride through the idyllic countryside of Northumberland County followed by a farm-fresh lunch at Headwaters Community Farm & Education Centre.
Plus there’s FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! We’ll have kid-friendly activities at the farm in the morning for those who aren’t riding, and activities into the afternoon for the cyclists. This includes a Farm Tour and Axes & Arrow activity (age minimums), as well as yoga and massage therapy to recover from the ride. So bring the whole family for a wonderful day in the country! Just 75 minutes east of Toronto.
We are a retail and service-focused bicycle shop in Toronto's east end in Riverside. We are also an innovative, non-profit social enterprise that provides meaningful, dignified work opportunities for people with significant barriers to employment. Our mission is to "propel community" by providing excellent service, carrying bicycles and accessories from leading brands, and being an active member of the Toronto cycling community.
Families can register for $220 for 4 participants (minimum), and an additional $55 for each additional family member.
Enjoy gourmet authentic Italian pizzas from our wood-burning oven. Price includes salad, homemade sweets, and homemade herbal iced tea. Free for riders. Non-riders: $17 for adults (12+), $12 (6-11), under 6 free.
Join farmers Tony and Linda for a 90 minute tour of our organic gardens, pastured livestock areas and bee hives. Meet our goats, feed the horses, pick some veggies and collect the eggs.
Axes and Arrows
If you’ve ever had a hankering for throwing sharp objects, here’s how to do it safely! Learn the basics of shooting an arrow and throwing an axe and aim for the bulls-eye in our custom-made target range. Axe-throwing open for ages 12+. Archery for ages 8+
Give those muscles a break with a 20 minute massage or yoga session. Prices paid per therapist/instructor. Range from $15-30.
Enjoy the multi-award winning musical stylings of harmonica maestro Carlos Del Junco! Visit carlosdeljunco.com for more details.
15km- a low-key, relaxing ride through the countryside.
25km- a more ambitious trek around Northumberland County (some hills)
70km- take in the gorgeous scenery and enjoy a longer, high-intensity ride (some hills)
September 15 8:30 AM EDT - Meet at Headwaters Community Farm & Education Centre for check-in and registration
September 15 9:00 AM EDT - 70k "Road Warriors" starts
September 15 9:30 AM EDT - 25k "Cruisers" starts
September 15 9:30 AM EDT - Farm Tour #1 and Axes and Arrows #1 for non-riders
September 15 10:00 AM EDT - 15k "Slow and Steady" starts
September 15 11:00 AM EDT - Farm Tour #2 and Axes and Arrows #2 for non-riders
September 15 12:00 PM EDT - Gather at Headwaters Community Farm & Education Centre for lunch
September 15 12:30 PM EDT - Therapy Tent Opens (massage and yoga, sign-up for 20 minute sessions)
September 15 1:00 PM EDT - Farm Tour #3 and Axes and Arrows #3
September 15 2:00 PM EDT - Entertainment by Carlos Del Junco, Prizes, Awards, and Reccognition
Switchback Cyclery Staff