As Canadians, we know better than anyone how fleeting the joys of summer can be. We pack in as many weekend plans as we can so that we make the most of our sunshine. Road trips, picnics, campfires and water parks are benchmarks of a successful season, as are the memories we’ll cling to when the weather turns cold again.
MS Bike tours happen across the country throughout the summer, and they’re a great way to visit beautiful parts of Canada that you might not see otherwise. Our country’s topography is exceptionally diverse, making each MS Bike experience different from the others.
Today we’re highlighting some of the major differences between the Grand Bend to London and Windsor to Wolfville MS Bike tours, both of which take place this weekend.
GRAND BEND, ON
Tour length: 150 km
July 25-26, 2015
The ride from Grand Bend to London and back—this year celebrating 25 years of MS Bike—is two days of beautiful views and flat-as-can-be farmland and fresh air. If you’re thinking of participating in the Grand Bend to London MS Bike this year, make the most of it by visiting the sights.
Camping at the Grand Bend Motorplex
Set up camp
Did you know you can pitch a tent on the Motorplex grounds for 10 dollars? Show up the night before and get to know some of your fellow riders over some roasted marshmallows and a tin foil dinner. When you wake up, you’ll be right at the start line and ready to ride!
Sandy beaches as far as the eye can see
After two days of biking, there’s nothing quite like a dip in the lake. Grand Bend is home to hundreds of miles of sandy beach. Being on the west side of Ontario also means some pretty stunning sunsets, so pack your swimsuit and a camera!
July 25-26, 2015
If open fields aren’t your thing, head east and sign up for a scenic coastal ride along Windsor to Wolfville, NS. Wolfville is in the Annapolis Valley and is known for its small-town charm and local wines.
High tides in Cape Blomidon
The Bay of Fundy boasts some of the highest tides in the world and was named a finalist for the New7Wonders of Nature contest that took place a few years ago. Besides being a fantastic photo opportunity, it’s a great place to take the whole family for a post-ride picnic.
Wine tasting in Annapolis Valley
The Annapolis Valley is home to a slew of wineries that not a lot of people know are there, and Wolfville is just a hop, skip and a jump away. Sharing a glass of wine while you reminisce about the two days you spent riding together is a great way to end the weekend and strengthen the bond you’ve built with your teammates.