Sep 162010
 

On Saturday, September 18, 2010 a group of cyclists will leave Ottawa to cycle to the Grazing Days farm in Manotick Station. Please join us for this fantastic bike ride!

There are two options to choose from – the 21 km option (one way) and the 10 km option (one way). It doesn’t matter how fast or how slow you bike, there should be lots of time for you to make it to the farm in time for the Farm Tour and Pasture Walk.

21 Km Option:

Meeting Point: – Corner of Preston, Prince of Whales, and Queen Elizabeth Drive at Dow’s Lake

Departure Time: 13:00 Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Break: At 11 Km – in the Hilton Garden Inn Parking Lot (2400 Alert Rd) we will wait for the arrival of the people joining us for the last 10 Km of the bike ride. We will most likely have about 15 minutes to drink some water and have a snack. We will continue on at 14:00…

Route: Please see the attached maps

  • Start: At the corner of Preston, Prince of Whales and Queen Elizabeth Drive at Dow’s Lake – head south on the NCC bike path on the West side of Dow’s Lake
  • 1.47km: Stay left on the path
  • 1.63km: Cross the canal over the locks
  • 1.67km: Head down the stairs, turn right and continue South on the NCC bike path
  • 3.3km: Head through the tunnel and hang a left
  • 3.5km: Stay on the South sidewalk of the Hog’s Back Bridge and head East
  • 3.6km: Hang a right and follow the NCC bike path South through Mooney’s Bay Park
  • 5.0km: Cross Riverside Drive onto Walkley and head East. If the traffic on the road is not your cup of tea, ride on the South sidewalk.
  • 5.9km: Turn South onto McCarthy Rd.
  • 8.5km: Cross Hunt Club and continue South on Downpatrick
  • 9.25km: Turn South onto Uplands Drive
  • 11.2km: Turn South onto Alert Road
  • 11.4km: Turn into the Hilton Garden Inn Parking Lot 2400 Alert Rd
  • 11.4km: Continue South along Alert Road
  • 13.8km: Turn left and continue South onto High Road
  • 14.5km: Go through the gate and continue South on Bowesville Rd
  • 20.6km: Turn right and go West along Mitch Owens Rd
  • 21 km: Turn right into the Grazing Days field.

10 Km Option:

Meeting Point: – Hilton Garden Inn Parking Lot (2400 Alert Rd)

Departure Time: 14:00 Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Getting Here: Bus #s 97 and 99 have bike racks and stop close to this Parking Lot. If you do have a car, there are several parking options around the Hilton Garden Inn…

Route: Please see the attached maps

  • Start (11.4km): Hilton Garden Inn Parking Lot (2400 Alert Rd). Turn right and head South along Alert Road
  • 2.4km (13.8km): Turn left and continue South onto High Road
  • 3.1km (14.5km): Go through the gate and continue South on Bowesville Rd
  • 9.2km (20.6km): Turn right and go West along Mitch Owens Rd
  • 9.6km (21km): Turn right into the Grazing Days field.

Return Ride:

There is nothing officially planned for the return ride back to the city. Since some people will want to stay at the farm for the potluck and vegetable garden tours, and others will want to head back into the city – people are on their own in getting back to the city. You may want to consider arranging for a ride back into the city so that you don’t get stuck cycling home in the dark…

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