Cycling will again be a main activity at this year’s Lakes and Trials Festival, July 16 , 2022.
The Around-the-Lake bike, a 21-kilometre route on an off-road trial and low speed country roads, will circle Sydenham Lake. Guides will lead the group. It is a Festival favourite.
The Family-Cycle, an 8-kilometre route on a flat off-road trial bedside Sydenham Lake, is a great opportunity for families, and new cyclists to enjoy the Cataraqui Trail, scenic Sydenham Lake and find their cycling legs. Two experienced guides will go with the group.
Maps for longer bike routes, suitable for more experienced cyclists, will be available at the Festival.
Get your bike tuned up by a professional bike mechanic at a Tune-Up Clinic run by Cycle Kingston. The Clinic provides a valuable service , getting your bike running smoothly, and raises money for Gear-Up a social enterprise to train youth in the skills and business of cycling. There is a suggested donation for this service of $30.
The Lakes and Trails Festival is an annual community Festival celebrating South Frontenac’s natural beauty, history and active lifestyle. Other featured activities include biking events and a walking tour of historic Sydenham.
Come on out and join us on Saturday, July 16 from 9am to 1pm at The Point Park in Sydenham. Check out our website or Facebook page for more details and updates. All events are free and family friendly.
There are three Around the Lake bike routes: 21K, 32K and 44K. About 70% of the trips are on the Cataraqui Trail and the K+P Trail. Paved, low-speed, low-volume country roads make up the rest with one 200 meter stretch on a paved shoulder of Sydenham Road, and 80k/hr arterial road. There are a few gentle hills but the routes are primarily flat.
The routes can be viewed at: Lakes_Trails Festival-Around the Lake (2)
The Lakes and Trails Organizing Committee would like to thank the community sponsors who have already come forward to make the July 14, 2018 Festival possible. With their early help we are able to expand the number activities at this year Festival and add a free “Music on Mill Street” concert in the afternoon from 2-4. There will also be a concert by Gary Raspberry, a well known local children’s performer, on the Point in the morning. More details to follow. We also need more sponsors to ensure we can cover all our costs and continue into 2019.
The 2018 sponsors, as of May 3, are:
Barb’s Handmade Pierogi
Clinton Family Dentistry
KFL+A Public Health Unit
RBC Sydenham Branch
South Frontenac Rides
South Frontenac Township
Sydenham Canoe Club
Sydenham Veterinary Services
Trousdale’s General Store
Trousdale’s Funeral Home
The Lakes and Trails Festival this summer will feature a Cycle Skills competition, with prizes for different age groups. A leader board will be kept through the morning and participants are welcome to try again and improve their score. The skills events are:
1) The Paper Boy – Ride through a course with a bag of newspapers and deposit them in barrels – judged on time and accuracy
2) The Zig Zag – Ride between the lines on a pre-determined zig zag course. This event is geared towards younger riders, including those with training wheels – judged on accuracy.
3) The Slow Bike – How long can you take to ride between two points. – slowest rider wins!
Other cycling events at the Lakes and Trials Festival include the Around the Lake bike (21, 36 and 44K loops) and a 5k family cycle on the Cataraqui Trail. Bells, lights, and helmet fitting will be available to riders.
For more information on the Festival visit: https://lakesandtrailsfestival.org/.
See you on July 14. Bring you bike, boat and walking shoes.