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Riding to Paris?

  • 07 Jun 2010 10:38 AM
    Message # 355159
    Deleted user

    hey everyone. i would like to ride my bike to the paris rally coming up for the saturday, and was just wondering if anyone else was riding, or knows of some good ways to get there avoiding major highways. im riding from Newmarket on a 1954 matchless G9, so i would like to have some cruising roads. she hit the 400 a couple weeks ago, so it can hold its own, but would rather take a more scenic route.

     

    mike Kirby

  • 08 Jun 2010 11:14 AM
    Reply # 355812 on 355159
    Deleted user
    anyone?
  • 08 Jun 2010 12:23 PM
    Reply # 355849 on 355159
    A.
    I'm not up your way but my choice for a scenic, lower speed route from Newmarket to Paris would be something like: Hwy # 9 west of #400 and then #50 or Airport Rd south to the King side road (Hwy # 27 is under construction, I believe).
    Then King St (King side road) west through Victoria to Terra Cotta and then through Georgetown to pick up the famous 15 sideroad west of Stewartown to Speyside, Moffat and Morriston, South on old # 6 to Freelton and then west on old #97 to the south side of Cambridge to pick up # 24 south for a few km bearing right on East River Road (#14) to Glen Morris. Turn right and cross the Grand River Bridge on #28 then in a few km turn left (south) on Hwy #24A which brings you into the north end of Paris. After you pass a couple of plazas you come to the traffic light at Silver St. Turn right and in a couple of km the fairgrounds is on your right.

    Best Google Map or Mapquest the above to get a detailed map and turn-by-turn directions but the above is a general routing.

    See you at Paris!  

    Al
  • 09 Jun 2010 10:13 AM
    Reply # 356326 on 355849
    A. Johnson wrote:I'm not up your way but my choice for a scenic, lower speed route from Newmarket to Paris would be something like: Hwy # 9 west of #400 and then #50 or Airport Rd south to the King side road (Hwy # 27 is under construction, I believe).
    Then King St (King side road) west through Victoria to Terra Cotta and then through Georgetown to pick up the famous 15 sideroad west of Stewartown to Speyside, Moffat and Morriston, South on old # 6 to Freelton and then west on old #97 to the south side of Cambridge to pick up # 24 south for a few km bearing right on East River Road (#14) to Glen Morris. Turn right and cross the Grand River Bridge on #28 then in a few km turn left (south) on Hwy #24A which brings you into the north end of Paris. After you pass a couple of plazas you come to the traffic light at Silver St. Turn right and in a couple of km the fairgrounds is on your right.

    Best Google Map or Mapquest the above to get a detailed map and turn-by-turn directions but the above is a general routing.

    See you at Paris!  

    Al

    Al's route is a good one. I have ridden from Ottawa on my 66 Triumph the last few years, and follow that route Al described. I had done extensive MapQuest study before picking the route.  Newmarket is on my way, before that we take Highway 7 to Peterborough, a short stint on 115, then Highway 7A to Port Perry, then Newmarket.
    This year I think I'm taking the car, as I have to leave late on Friday, and be back in Ottawa for Sunday late afternoon .
    But I'll be getting in my riding as I leave for a 2-up cross country ride on Friday 25th. There isn't that much room on the Triumph so unfortunately I have to take my 1990 Harley FLHTP.
  • 09 Jun 2010 9:52 PM
    Reply # 356713 on 355159
    Deleted user
    I might be riding from Brampton on the 72 Bonnie. Weather permitting. I have done the route that Al suggests and it's a fine scenic ride. Not to hard on the old tart. For sure... check google maps and get a print out. Who knows - we may meet up on the way.


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