The Algonquin National Park in Ontario has some breath taking scenery, and is known for amazing camping, beautiful views and an awesome two day trail ride.
The trail ride happens this year June 16 and 17. Part of the KTM Trail Riding series, the ride is suitable for riders of most skill levels from Novice to Expert. Riders need to be experienced, and self sufficient for most expected trail side repairs (such a flats, lever changes, etc). There will be, however, a beginner loop on Saturday that riders can also ride Sunday.
“We’re very excited for this year’s event,” Kirk Holden, one of the organizers, said. “It’s our 25 anniversary, so we’re planning some special events for riders on Saturday night.” The special events include speakers, an open bar, and a bit of a history lesson on the race, including some video and pictures from the previous quarter century worth of rides.
Breakfast will be available Saturday and Sunday, and lunch and dinner are covered on Saturday.
On Saturday, riders can expect to ride approximately 160 to 180 kilometres, including all of the options. Bikes do not need to be blue plated, but riders must have at least a green plate and valid insurance. For bikes that are not blue plated, there are two or three sections of road, approximately 200′ to 300′ feet a piece, where riders with green plated bikes will be expected to walk along side their bikes.
“We want bikes to be plated and insured, and riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult,” says Holden.