Ride Info

Grey Highlands Gran Fondo starts and finishes in the town of Markdale. Routes meander through beautiful Grey Highlands passing through Walter’s Falls, Bognor, Meaford, Thornbury, and the picturesque Beaver Valley.

Our 26k route is family friendly, while the 77k and 135k routes will challenge intermediate and experienced riders. Conquer Scotch Mountain on the 77k. Climb out of the Beaver Valley to Epping on the 135k. All routes feature quiet rural roads, rolling terrain and spectacular views at every turn! Grey Highlands is truly a cyclist’s paradise!

This event is sanctioned by Ontario Cycling, and is limited to 500 riders, so register early! Enjoy a great day on the bike and help raise funds to equip the new Markdale Hospital.

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Breve Fondo 26k

Early Bird: $70
Regular: $90

Medio Fondo 77k

Early Bird: $100
Regular: $130

Gran Fondo 135k

Early Bird: $130
Regular: $170

Early Bird Rates are for Registrations thru June 3, 2024.
Regular Rates are for Registrations from
June 4 – September 4, 2024.
In addition to registration fees, all riders are encouraged to fundraise a minimum of $200.00.

Note:  Registration closes at 11:59 pm Wednesday, September 4, 2024. There will be no on-site registration.

 All participants will be required to sign waivers.

Breve Fondo 26k

Our 26k Breve Fondo Route gives riders a wee taste of Grey Highlands cycling! The Breve leaves Markdale via Grey Road 12. After a right turn onto Grey Road 30, the route heads east and continues onto Bowles Bluff Road. The Breve continues south on Grey Road 30 to East Back Line, returning north through beautiful rolling farmland. A left turn onto Grey Road 12 returns riders to the Start/Finish area. An Aid Station is located at the 10k mark.

Start Time: 10:30 am

Pace: 25kph = 75 min with stop. 15kph = 2 hours with stop.
1 Aid Station
0 Timed Segments

 

Medio Fondo 77k

Our 77k route heads east of Markdale via Grey Road 12, then turns left at Goring and continues north on SR22A.  A right turn on the Euphrasia-Holland Townline brings riders north into Walter’s Falls.  The route continues on 29 SR down through Bognor to Grey Road 18.  The route heads east via the Gerald Shortt Parkway and SR 10 to Grey Road 12.  The Medio continues right, up the challenging Scotch Mountain climb.  At Temple Hill, the route continues on Grey Road 12, returning to Markdale and the Start/Finish area.  Aid Stations are located at the Walter’s Falls Community Centre: 25k and near Temple Hill: 50k.

Start Time: 9:00 am

Pace: 25kph = 3 hours with stops.
2 Aid Stations
1 Timed Segment (Strava: Grey Rd 12 Climb: 1.2km & 90m elevation)

Gran Fondo 135k

Our 135k route offers the very best of Grey Highlands cycling! It shares the route with the Medio Fondo through Walter’s Falls and Bognor, heading east to Grey Road 12. The route turns south and east towards Meaford on Grey Road 12 – turning right onto the 7th line. The Gran then heads south and east to Thornbury via the 7th Line and SR 4. It continues on Grey Rd. 13 through Clarksburg, turning south on SR 10. The ride heads into the Beaver Valley on Grey Roads 119 and 13. It then turns north onto Grey Rd 7, climbing out of the valley to Epping. The Gran turns west on SR 22b to Rocklyn, turning south at Rocklyn on the 7th Line to Hutchinson’s Corners. Here it turns left onto Bowles Bluff Road and finishes along the 27k Breve route. Aid Stations are located at Walter’s Falls Community Centre: 25k, Riverside Centre: 50k, Farmer’s Pantry: 75k, John Muir Lookout: 100k, Bowles Bluff Road: 119k.

Start Time: 8:00 am

Pace: 25kph = 6 hours with stops.
5 Aid Stations
1 Timed Segment (Strava: Epping Main Climb: 4.12km & 166m elevation)