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Two days. Four routes. 220 to 420 kms!

Ride between two historic Upper Canada cities: Ottawa - the nation's capital - and Kingston - the first capital of the Province of Canada.

Rideau Lakes Cycling Tour – one of the country's longest-running cycling events – is now in it's 49th year. This two-day ride takes you through picturesque towns and villages along the Rideau Lakes waterway to the shores of Lake Ontario.

Are you up for the challenge?

The Rideau Lakes Cycling Tour will add plenty of distance to your odometer. Total weekend distances range from 220 to 420 kms. That's back-to-back metric centuries and back-to-back double metric centuries!

Are you new to the tour? Then check out our First Time Tips page.

Follow the Facebook events to stay informed and participate in route-specific (and possible bib transfer) discussions. Don't forget to also share them with your friends!

Four Routes: (see descriptions )

  1. Century Plus: 224 km total. 112 km & ~300 m ascent each day. [ CE FB Event ] ⇗
  2. Classic: 344 km total. 172 km & ~650 m ascent each day. [ CL FB Event ] ⇗
  3. Cruise: 372 km total. 186 km & ~600 m ascent each day. [ CR FB Event ] ⇗
  4. Challenge: 420 km total. 210 km & ~1,000 m ascent each day. [ CH FB Event ] ⇗

Tell me no more .. Price and Registration

Show up and ride!

We take care of route map, cue sheets*, Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles, luggage transfer, accommodations in Kingston**,  group meals - Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast followed by an optional welcome-back BBQ in Ottawa or Perth. Enjoy community run rest stops along your route - fuelling you to your destination!

* Visit website for latest track files or to print maps/cue sheets.

** For those who don't need meals & accommodations in Kingston, we offer a reduced registration - RIde Only.

*** If you are accompanied by a non-rider, there is an Accommodation Only (with meals) registration.

It wouldn't be epic without the ...

The social aspects of the ride:  beer gardens, the Sunday BBQ. Kingston - cafes & waterfront ...

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