On Saturday September 28th, join us for our 2nd annual Harvest Ride on some of the most beautiful, rolling roadways in Ontario in support of Switchback Cyclery.
There will be 3 different guided, scenic rides for 3 levels of riders - 15km, 25km, or 60km - through the idyllic countryside of Northumberland County, followed by a farm-fresh lunch at Headwaters Community Farm & Education Centre just 75 minutes east of Toronto.
Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m.
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 massage therapy to recover from the ride. Baby sitting will be provided upon request. So bring the whole family for a wonderful day in the country!
Check Out the Routes!
Switchback Cyclery is a local, non-profit bike shop in Toronto’s East End. Our mission is “propelling community” and it’s our way of serving this wonderfully diverse community. We are committed to:
- Training, mentoring & supporting people who experience barriers to employment due to poverty and/or addiction. We embrace marginalized individuals and bring them into the heart of community, both within our shop and our neighbourhood.
- Contributing to the grassroots biking movement, and helping our community get moving on two wheels, by providing quality bikes, accessories and repair service.
We’ve discovered that our lives become so much richer when we move into the slow lane and get to know and work with some of the people who make our city unique.
Individual Registration Fee
$50 per rider
Team & Family Discount
Groups of 3 or more registering at the same time will receive a 10% discount on registration.
Enjoy gourmet authentic Italian pizzas from our wood-burning oven. This 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 session, a pay per use service that ranges from $15-30 per session.
To be announced.
We hope you can join us for a wonderful ride in the country and celebrating the arrival of Fall.
Interested in checking out some views and footage from last year? Check it out here!
25km- a more ambitious trek around Northumberland County (some hills)
$50.00May 10 - Sep 28
60km- take in the gorgeous scenery and enjoy a longer, high-intensity ride (some hills)
$50.00May 10 - Sep 28
Sloth Cycling Team
Switchback Technician Supreme TeamRaised:
Russet House Farm Cycling Team
- September 28 8:30 AM EDT - Meet at Headwaters Community Farm & Education Centre for check-in and registration
- Switchback Cyclery Staff
- +1 416-466-6776