Santa Claus is comin' to town...or at least a town near you in Grey County! The holiday seasons brings us many parades and celebrations for the little ones to visit the man in red, and share their Christmas wish lists.
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Distance: 40 km
- Surface: Paved
- Start: Beaver Valley Community Centre, Thornbury.
This route takes it name from some serious cyclist folks who challenge each other to complete this on their lunch break. Feel free to take a bit longer, and know there are a couple of steeper climbs to challenge your riding buddies on. Head out Napier Street to Bruce Street (Grey Rd 13) towards Clarksburg. Take a right on Hillcrest, then Clark Street which becomes Sdrd 30. Stop and turn around at the top of the first major hill for a view over Thornbury to Georgian Peaks and across the bay to Christian Island. Continue on and hang a left at 7th line, ready for another good hill before reaching the crest and cruising to Rocklyn. The general store here is a good place for a rest and a snack before heading east back to Grey Rd 7, north to Grey Road 40, for a big descent with big views towards Georgian Peaks and the bay, to Grey Rd 13 back to Thornbury. If you’re a serious nooner you’ll be back at your desk by 1 pm.
The Beaver Valley Community Centre large hall holds approximately 296 people and the small hall approximately 70 people. For hall/kitchen/rental rates please contact J Hodgkinson.
Marine supplies, marine charts, rope, topographic maps, fishing and hunting licenses, bait, tackle, electronics, boat repair and service, new sails and repairs.
The harbour facilities are operated and maintained by the Town of The Blue Mountains. Transient moorings, fuel and pumpout are available at the dock immediately on the left as you enter the harbour. V.H.F.