Cycle Skills Competitions

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.

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2018 Festival July 14

Organizing is underway for the 2018 Lakes and Trails Festival.

The Festival will be held on Saturday, July 14 with activities at the Point park in Sydenham village, South Frontenac, 9:30am to 2pm.  We hope to expand the festival to include live music on George and Mill Streets with opportunities to enjoy a drink or coffee after a morning of activity.

The Festivals will include a bike around the Lake with an added short bike out and back on the Cataraqui Trail for younger families.  Paddling will again be organized by the Sydenham Canoe club. Local residents and historical interpreters will organize a new version of the walking tour of Sydenham village.

To see pictures of last years festival click the Picture item on the top menu.

See you on July 14.

Participation Pays at Festival

All participants in the Lakes and Trails Festival will get an InFrontenac T-shirt, modeled by Bob, an ice cream cone, courtesy of Trousdale’s General Store, a community BBQ, paid for by the Festival sponsors, and a water bottle from the KFL+A Public Health Unit.

Participation involves signing up, then doing something active, whatever is within your ability: bike, swim, play an giant outdoor game, walk, explore Sydenham’s history, try a dragon boat, paddle on the lake. Bring your own boat or try one supplied by Frontenac Outfitters. Everyone is welcome and all events are free.

See you on Saturday, July 15 from 10-2 at the Point in Sydenham.

Around the Lake Bike Routes

The Around the Lake Bike trips will all start from the Point Park at 10:30.  There will be a leader for each of the three loops: 21K, 32K and 44K.  All loops do the first 18 K together and then diverge.  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)