​   DUNNVILLE GRAND TOUR RIDE INFO


The Dunnville Grand Tour will launch and finish at the Dunnville Lions  Park (free parking is available).The tour will guide you on 25, 50, 75 and 100km routes along the shores of Lake Erie, the Grand River and other scenic roads within Haldimad County. The area is famous for it's flat geographical road conditions and minimal elevation changes.​​

​ The Dunnville Grand Tour is a recreational tour and not a race, which allows you to experience the scenic routes at your own pace. The ride take place on paved roads  which are clearly marked with arrows.


Riders will receive maps and turn-by-turn instructions for their chosen route.  Rest stops along the way will provide refreshments, fruits, granola bars, snacks, and washrooms. A pasta lunch will be served at the end of the ride. During the tour, SAG vehicles will patrol the road and offer assistance to riders. Last year's tour offered the most amazing weather conditions. Hopefully we will experience the same weather this year,  however the tour will take place rain or shine.

The 2017 Dunnville Grand Tour is sponsored by Atizu Cycling Apparel. Tour jerseys will be available for purchase the day of the ride, but supplies will be limited.  We recommend you order in advance to ensure availablity.




Download the Dunnville Grand Tour Guide.   Everything you need to know about the tour.

 Ride Schedule
Aug 19 & Aug 20

7 :00 Registration and check-in
​7:30 Departure of the 160 km ride groups (Sat Only)
8:00  Departure of the 100 km ride groups
8:30  Departure of the 75 km ride groups
9:00  Departure of  the 50 km ride groups
9:30  Departure of the 25 km ride group​s
11:00 - 16:00 Spaghetti lunch at the Country Chip Wagon


Rest Stops every 20-30 km

Online Registration
Registration on-line is the easiest way to register for the Dunnville Grand Tour. Major credit cards are accepted. Please note: a small administration fee applies.  
Simply click  the online registration icon below.
                           Registration starts soon
             

Registration at the event
You can register in-person at the event.
Please note: We can only accept cash or cheque.
 
Early registration (before July 1st) 
$45/day or $85 for 2 days
                   
At the event and after July 1st 
 $50/day or $90 for 2 days
                   
For group (5+) rates please contact us.
             

Other activities
(additional costs may apply)

 Explore  the Grand River on kayak
   Visit  one of the largest outdoor pools in Ontario at Byng Island Conservation Park

​Fish at the Port Maitland Peer
Visit one of the area's golf courses
Dunnville Fair Aug 18 -19

NEW THIS YEAR!!!

Guided Night Tour (Up to 50km)
Aug 18th (Friday) 8:00 PM
Experience the Grand River and the shores of Lake Erie like you've never experienced before.                                                                                          
   On a bike in the dark! 
You must have your own bicycle, helmet, headlight ( min. 300 lumens) and tailight .
The ride will have a support vehicle traveling behind the riders to ensure safety.
            The support vehicle will have water and snack bars. 

​Participants will be riding in groups with one assigned guide.
​15-20 riders per group  (Dependent on speed and  fitness level)
​Riders will be assigned to groups by speed. ( slower then 22km/h, 23-26km/h and faster then 27km/h)
​Each group will have an assigned guide.
​               Please note, there will be limited number of spaces available for the night ride, so please register early.         

Dunnville Grand Tour 2017 ROUTES

Aug 18th Guided Night Ride

Aug 19th Saturday

Aug 20th Sunday

​PLEASE NOTE! Routes are proposed routes and may change without notice. Please confirm routes before you start your ride.

LAST YEARS ROUTES

Please click on the desired distance below to view route map.
Saturday Aug 20, 2016
​25 Km
​50 Km
​75 Km
​100 Km
Sunday Aug 21, 2016
​25 Km
​50 Km
​75 Km
​100 Km

Just watch for our directional arrows and you will  be guided along the tour

QUESTIONS ???

If you have any questions regarding  the Dunnville Grand Tour, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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Safety Information

Helmets must be worn by all riders, at all times.  
Alcohol is not permitted on the course.
Rides must be completed by twilight to ensure rider safety.  A SAG driver will be available to transport riders to the nearest rest stop or back to Lions Park. 
Hydration is critical no matter the riding conditions. Appropriate beverages are available at each rest stop, but riders are encouraged to carry their own drinks as well.
All riders must sign a liability waiver or they will not be allowed to participate. Riders under the age of 18 must have their waiver signed by  a parent or guardian in order to participate.  
 
Routes
All distances are approximate. Final course maps will be available the day of the event. Markings will be available along each of the routes to provide directions.  Please note, all distances and routes are subject to change based upon road conditions and other determining factors.
 
  
Rider Essentials & Rest Stops
  
First Aid Stations  provide free basic medical supplies for registered riders, but these are not staffed with skilled medical personnel.  Basic medical supplies include: bandages, gauze, adhesive tape, antiseptic, cold packs, gloves, sting and bite treatments, Tylenol and Advil, scissors and tweezers. Non-emergency transportation will be available at aid stations for riders who need to return to Dunnville Grand Tour staging area as necessary.
Riders are encouraged to carry medical cards/health insurance information with them at all times.  If a rider requires  transportation to a local hospital, payment for such transportation and subsequent care is their financial responsibility.
  
  

Rider Safety Handbook

3rd  Annual Dunnville Grand Tour Aug 18-20, 2017