This summer’s Granfondo proceeding as planned

Participants cycle Old Lakeshore Road in Bright’s Grove during the inaugural granfondo. Photo courtesy, Bluewater International Granfondo

Journal Staff

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