This region’s largest cycling event is still expected to take place this summer.
After a one-year pandemic hiatus, organizers of the 2021 Bluewater International Granfondo say they are optimistic the Aug. 1 ride will roll out as planned.
Riders who registered for 2020 and didn’t request a refund will have their entry transferred to this year, organizers said.
The last Granfondo in Bright’s Grove drew about 900 riders.
The #1 ranked Granfondo in Ontario offers routes of 35, 50, 100, and 150 kilometres that begin and end at Mike Weir Park. It’s not a race, but the rides include timed sections and altitude climbs in the 100 and 150 distances.
The volunteer-driven event has already raised $200,000 for Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit and St. Joseph’s Hospice.
A new documentary about the ride and its support of palliative care is premiering as a home-streamed event from the Imperial Theatres on Friday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for “The B.I.G. Cycle of Life” are on sale at www.imperialtheatre.net