Oxford County Friends Ride
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Roll out from the Elm Hurst Inn & Spa in Ingersoll by 9:15 a.m. sharp for a 74 km route that highlights the very best that Oxford County has to offer: wide open rollers through farmland, tree-lined gravel hills, and follow forested tracks that snake along the water. Mid-ride coffee at Kintore Coffee in Embro is included. If you like, stick around for a post-ride lunch at the Elm Hurst at your own cost. (Please let Rich know if you’re planning to stay for lunch.)
Wide Open Gravel for the Taking
Is the sky bigger in Oxford County? It sure seems that way. Many of our gravel rides here roll across sprawling pastoral farmland, where the road ribbons ahead of you for miles, while long stands of trees help buffer the wind.
On this friendly social ride, we'll follow a 74 km routes that hits all the highlights: wide-open country roads lined with cornfields, shaded rail trails, tree-lined rollers and forested tracks that snake along the water. Along the way, we'll also enjoy a tasty mid-ride bakery treat!
When we step off the bikes, you have the option to enjoy a delicious lunch at the luxurious and historic Elmhurst Inn & Spa. Please be sure to confirm your interest with Rich asap.
Where you'll be dining
The historic Elm Hurst Inn & Spa is the finest luxury hotel in Southwestern Ontario. A landmark since 1872, the Inn sits on 30 acres of rolling countryside, offering decadent dining and indulgent spa services. After a day of gravel grinding, cyclists can relax with a massage or just recline on the expansive patio overlooking the creek down below.
You mean we didn’t have you at “spa?” (Better book that right now!) How about exploring the variety of renowned cheese makers for which Oxford County is famous? Wander into Ingersoll and enjoy the food and curio shops on its main street. Drive south through Amish country with farmstand stops along the way or head north for a swim in the gorge near St. Mary’s. Stratford is a little more than a half-hour away - whether you’re going to the theatre or for a stroll.
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.