Bluewater Granfondo going virtual this year

Participants in the Bluewater International Granfondo. Submitted photo

Journal Staff

The Bluewater International Granfondo is scrapping its in-person event due to ongoing pandemic restrictions and will instead hold a virtual ride this year.

Organizers said cyclists can complete chosen distances from July 26 to Aug. 1 and record their ride with the Strava cycling app. Organizers will determine participation results.

Riders have a chance at more than $15,000 in prizes and participation awards. The registration fee includes a Granfondo cycling jersey. To register visit www.bigf.ca

The #1 ranked Granfondo in Ontario normally offers routes of 35, 50, 100, and 150 kilometres that begin and end at Mike Weir Park.

The volunteer-driven event has raised $200,000 for Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit and St. Joseph’s Hospice.