Huron County Gravel Grind Getaway
$1200 (25% due upon booking 75% charged 30 days before tour start date)
September 17-19, 2022
September is a great time to ride in Huron County – combining just a hint of fall colour with the opportunity to visit Lake Huron for a post-ride plunge! Add in the western stretch of the G2G rail trail and the rolling hills of Amish country and two nights amid the serene surroundings of the Benmiller Inn & Spa and well … Huron County has everything you’re looking for in a gravel riding getaway.
Our Gravel Grinder will roll at an average speed of 25-29 km/h, covering distances of 70-100 km per day. We’ll roll out around 10 a.m. for a shorter ride on the first day, with earlier start times and longer distances on the next two days.
- 25% due upon booking
- 75% charged 30 days before tour start date
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. See below for single supplement. Please confirm your booking by August 17.
Included with the tour is a Gravelocity Cycling Jersey & swag bag. Please select your jersey size below, or take a look at our sizing chart:
Explore the Western G2G trail
It’s hard to think of a more perfect location for a weekend cycling getaway than Goderich, in Huron County. Imagine riding quiet gravel roads in Amish country, stopping for a treat at the brand-new bakery in the village of Blyth, following the western stretch of Guelph-to-Goderich Trail for a visit to the shores of Lake Huron and filling your face with delicious ice cream in the town square - all in one weekend. Now, imagine that all in ONE RIDE!
This Gravel Grinder offers the most diverse collection of scenery and attractions on our menu - for cyclists and non-cyclists alike. Beaches, rivers, forests, farmland... at every turn is a new sight to see, a new path to pursue, and another taste to experience. After a spirited day on your bike, relax in town on a patio overlooking the lake or dive right into the waves. Hop in your car to hunt down local breads, cheeses and brews. Or simply indulge in a spa treatment and decadent meal at the renowned Benmiller Inn & Spa, before tucking into bed for a well-earned sleep. Wake up the next morning to a scrumptious breakfast - ready for the next day’s adventure.
Please Note: All rooms at the Benmiller feature just one bed - making it best for singles, couples or very close friends!
Where you'll be staying
Situated on 25 scenic acres along the picturesque Sharpe’s Creek and Maitland River, the Benmiller is a go-to destination for relaxing and recharging. This country retreat sits only a few kilometres from the quaint town of Goderich and the sandy beaches of Lake Huron and some of the best gravel and rail trails in Ontario. It’s a perfect destination for those looking for diversions once the ride is over - or for non-cycling companions. Accommodation is spread out between five historic buildings - a combination of mill buildings and the homes of their owners and workers. Gravelocity’s guests will stay in the Woollen Mill - once used to manufacture wool blankets in the early 1900’s. With only 12 rooms, it’s likely our camaraderie will extend off the bike and well into the evening.
- 3 Days of guided rides on curated routes
- 2 Nights at the Benmiller Inn & Spa
- 2 Breakfasts
- Mid-ride bakery or lunch stops
- First night Team Dinner
- Gravelocity Cycling Jersey (sizing chart)
- Swag bag
You will receive your product(s) on the first day of the tour, and we’ll have spare sizes available on site for a quick and easy exchange if necessary.
Not riding? No problem. Relax with a book alongside a waterfall, or a trickling stream - only steps from your room. Book into the spa for a whole menu of pampering. Hop in the car for a short drive to Goderich. Visit the historic steel-and-wood Menesetung railway bridge, then hit Courthouse Square for great coffee, homemade ice cream and legendary cream puffs. Want more? Head north to Kincardine or south to Bayfield. You’ll find roadside farm stands with the freshest produce along the way, and pretty main streets for shopping and strolling.
Please Note: Gravelocity’s tours run rain or shine. That said, we reserve the right to alter routes, distances or start times to avoid the worst of what Mother Nature (or the local gravel graders) may throw at us. On the rare occasion that a day’s bike ride is cancelled altogether, we’ll welcome you back on any other day - at any location - to make up for it.