Canada150

 

 

This year is Canada’s 150th birthday and DMBA is celebrating this momentous event in a mountainous manner. A route has been mapped out covering 150Km of trails, which includes 13 different segments, each named after a province or territory of Canada. Some of the routes will be familiar to you, kind of like the provinces you’ve been to, others will be remote, mysterious and waiting to be explored by yourself, like a great Canadian adventure.

 We encourage all members and your families to participate in our sesquicentennial rides and celebrations this summer, to show your patriotic support of Canada and your ongoing commitment to DMBA. To guide you, maps have been posted to the Canada 150 webpage on the DMBA website (www.durhammountainbiking.ca/canada150). Special Canada 150 race plates have been printed and will be provided to members at no charge. The plates are embossed with the beautiful Canada 150 and DMBA logos, as well as placeholder spots for each of the thirteen routes. When you have completed a segment, adorn the corresponding placeholder spot with one of the thirteen stickers you will be provided with the plate. We urge all members to affix a plate to their bikes and ride DMBA's Great Century and a Half Trail from end to shinning end, at their leisure.

 Once you have completed the full length of the trail, send an email to canada150@durhammountainbiking.ca and your name will be proudly displayed on the Canada 150 webpage showing that you have completed the whole trail. Prizes will be provided along the way as riders register completion.

 As mentioned, special events are planned including a kick-off ride on Saturday, June 3rd, a mid-summer event, a century and a half ride on the July 15/16 weekend (150Km in a weekend), a TCT ride on August 26th and a closing event on Saturday, September 9th, which corresponds with the last day of the conference held many years ago that created this great country of ours. Info and updates will be provided on the webpage.

 Celebrate Canada’s 150th and ride the Great Century and a Half Trail,

 

Ride like it’s 1867!

 

How to get your fabulous DMBA Canada 150 Plate and Stickers

You will be able to pick up your DMBA Canada 150 plate at any DMBA Event (including club rides), from Tom Hawks (contact information below), or from a DMBA Director.

Show your Canadian patriotism by riding with this plate on your bike for the months of June, July and August. 

You must first be a DMBA member. If you're not a member please join by going to our website at https://durhammountainbiking.ca/

 

1) Pick up your plate at a regular club ride from the organizer

1. Women’s Monday rides  -  Sam Woitzik

2. Tuesday family rides  -  Correi Parton

3. Wednesday Durham rides  -  Gord Parr

4. Thursday Ravenshoe rides  -  Belinda Hosey  

5. Saturday beginners welcome rides  -  Dan Little 

6. Durham Shredders youths' program  -  Sheila Fennell

7. Thursday night race series  -  Tom Hawks

 

2) Plate pick up from Tom, please call first

Tom Hawks

6100 Concession #7 (at Brookdale Road)

Uxbridge

Phone:  905-706-1211

 

3) Club Directors will also have plates for members

John Fisher, Sam Woitzik, Gord Parr, Dan Little, Andrew Szafranski, Belinda Hosey, Terry Sinclair, Dennis Kavish, David Jefferey

 

Thanks to our sponsors

Cycle Life is a family owned and operated bike shop conveniently located in Pickering on Brock Road just south of the 401.  We are cycling experts who pride ourselves on helping others to enjoy their ride. Come and visit us. It’s worth it to get the right advice, the right information and choose from an awesome selection of bicycles.  We’re friendly, we’re reliable and we have a plethora of bike knowledge and experience.  www.cyclelife.bike

 Green Durham Association is a not for profit charitable organization. Our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance the forests, farmlands and natural spaces which lie in Uxbridge township and lands adjacent to the township, to the south and the west, and to make it possible for people to enjoy the beautiful trails on these lands. Our goal is to make sure these lands are available for the enjoyment of future generations.

GDA works with partners to add to conservation land holdings, develop networks of trails, and maintain the trails. Over the last 20 years GDA has contributed over $2 million through donations of money and land; our members have volunteered thousands of hours in these efforts. Consider joining GDA to demonstrate your support for our work, you can find us at www.greendurham.ca

GDA is proud to partner with DMBA to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday!

 

www.sellingdurham.ca

 

Maps

NOTE – all distances are estimates, your distance may vary

Map 1 - TransCanada Trail North Leg into Uxbridge (Ontario-1867)

Distance: 11 km

Direction: One Way

Map: 

Summary: Route (blue line) = Durham Forest Main Parking lot to/from Uxbridge, follow TCT Signs   - Park in Uxbridge or at Second Wedge Brewery or in Durham Forest. Ride this leg in either direction - or both! It is an undulating terrain, over a mix of country roads and double track trails. Elevation gain of 200m from N to S. The 7th Concession provides an easy 5km short cut back to your start along a paved rural road.

GPS Files: GPX TCX KML

 

Map 2 - TransCanada Trail South Leg into Durham Forest (Quebec-1867)

Distance: 14 km

Direction: One Way

Map: 

Summary: Pickering Town line, follow TCT Signs  - 1 way route Park at Durham Forest at 3789 7th Concession, or TRCA’s Timber’s Pit lot at 1469 6th Concession. Ride this leg in either direction - or both! Undulating terrain along double track trails. Elevation gain of 150m from S to N (easier ride N to S).

GPS Files: 
Heading North: GPX TCX KML
Heading South: 
GPX TCX KML

 

Map 3 - Walker Woods – North (Nunavut-1999)

Distance: 9 km

Direction: Loop

Map: 

Summary: Bet you haven’t ridden here! Park at 2986 6th Concession. A loop with an out-and-back leg to Brock Rd. along a mix of single and double tracks through mixed forest over undulating moraine terrain. Follow the post number sequence above to see the best of this little territory.

GPS Files: GPX TCX KML

 

Map 4 - Sky loft/Durham Forest south (Newfoundland and Labrador-1949)

Distance: 11 km

Direction: Loop

Map: 

Summary: Follow route to Super fly Alley, follow route to Lunartic Way, Slider, enter into TRCA Skyloft property and follow route to posts S3, S2, S1, S5, S6, Short out-and-back to Lakeridge Rd., follow route toward S3, turn right (N) on trail 50m east of S3, ride north back into Durham Forest, follow route to north end of The Pines Trail,  turn right on Houston Rd allowance and follow route, Ogre and Out (downhill section only to double track then turn left, follow route to Logs Over Easy, The Maze, Stone Soup, follow route back to start. Address for parking lot: 2990 Concession 7, Uxbridge. Ride this as a loop in either direction.  Mostly single track with lots of punchy climbs and descents.

GPS Files: GPX TCX KML

 

Map 5 - Dagmar North & South (British Columbia-1871) 

Distance: 15 km

Direction: Loop

Map: 

Summary: Park at Glen Major Parking (3 Rocks). Ride N on 7th Conc. to Dagmar North Trails, 7th Conc. Access Trail, Garter Belt, Biopace Blowout, DMBA Way, Double Cross, Twist and Shout, Cistern Hill, Seven, Zip Line, Follow Route up double track, ButterNuts, Dag d’Huez, Stubby Reloaded, Sticks and Stones, Follow Double track route, Live Wire, Ride out & back Chalk Lake Access Trail, Stump & Grind, CattleLogs, 7th Conc. Access Trail, Ride S on 7th Conc. to start. Address for parking lot: 1120 Concession 7, Uxbridge.  Ride this loop of fun DMBA purpose-built single track flow trail in either direction - or both! Enjoy some skill-testing rock and log sections, and lots of ups and downs

GPS Files: GPX TCX KML

 

Map 6 - Durham Forest North (Nova Scotia-1867)

Distance: 18 km

Direction: Loop

Map: 

Summary: DF Main Parking lot - Burnt Toast, Bowes, Bowes Too, Big Butter, Baby Butter, Missing Link, The Maze, Logs Over Easy, Ogre and Out, follow the route to Stone Soup, follow the route back to start. Ride this loop of all the best DMBA purpose-built single track flow trails in Durham Forest!  Mostly gentle rolling terrain ridable in either direction - or both!

GPS Files: GPX TCX KML

 

Map 7 - Brock Tract (New Brunswick-1867)

Distance: 10 km

Direction: Loop

Map: 

Summary: Brock Rd Parking (S) - B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, B10, B8, 9, B11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, N ide, 18, 19, B22, 21, 20, B18, 17, 16, 15, B1, Brock Rd Parking - Loop Route. Here is a beautiful area of EDH that not many ride. You can begin this loop at either TRCA EDH Parking lots at 1401 Brock Rd. or 1469 Concession 6. Ride this loop clockwise, staying left at most intersections, following the post number sequence above. All single track through forest and meadow over undulating terrain with a few sandy sections.

GPS Files: GPX TCX KML

 

Map 8 - Wilder Forest (Manitoba-1870)

Distance: 7 km

Direction: Loop

Map: 

Summary: Brock Rd Parking – Pleasure Valley (N) - F1, F3, 4, 5, F8, 9, 8, 7, 6, F3, 2, Brock Rd Parking lot – Loop Route (7km) Park in TRCA lot at 2499 Brock Rd by Pleasure Valley. A short loop on single track through mixed forest with a few steep climbs and descents. Ride in either direction - or both!  Connect to the Brock Tract loop (Map 7) via F4 to B9 connector trail to make a great 20km ride through these less traveled areas. Or connect to Walker Woods (Map 9) by crossing 6th Concession at F9/W19.

GPS Files: GPX TCX KML

 

Map 9 - Walker Woods (Alberta-1905)

Distance: 12 km

Direction: Loop

Map: 

Summary: 7th Conc. Parking lot - W4, 3, W8, W2 – Wind Mill, Saw Mill, Dry Shed, W11, W15, W18, W19, W20, W22, W23, W21, W16, W12 –snakes/Ladders, W13, W6, W5 – Ivy Ally, W4, 7th Conc. Parking lot. Park at 2990 7th Concession.  Follow the post number sequence to ride a big loop of single and double track trails. An easy intermediate ride with gentle climbs and descents. Connect to Wilder Forest (Map 8) at W18 or W19, or Glen Major Forest (Map 10) at W22 or W23 to extend your ride.

GPS Files: GPX TCX KML

 

Map 10 - Glen Major Forest – East (Saskatchewan-1905)

Distance: 11 km

Direction: Loop

Map: 

Summary: Glen Major Parking (3 Rocks) – G3, 4, G11, G5, 6, 7, W23, W21, W23, G7, 8, 9, G11, 12, G2, 3, GM Parking. Park at Glen Major or “3 Rocks”.  Climb up (with some down) from the bottom of the moraine to the top on this ride then have fun descending (with some climbing too) back to your start.  Some climbing and descending skills and fitness required on this ride!

GPS Files: GPX TCX KML

 

Map 11 - Glen Major Forest – (North West Territories-1870)

Distance: 8 km

Direction: Loop

Map: 

Summary: 6th Conc. Parking lot – G24, G22, 23, G13, 14, 15, 16, G10, G18, G9 (head up to G8), G19, 20, 21, G17, G22, 21, 20 G24, 6th Conc. Parking lot. Park at 1469 Concession 6. Follow the post number sequence up and down (and repeat) around trails with some great scenic lookouts - stop and take in the views. Connect to Walker Woods (Map 9) at G8 to W22 to extend your ride. The route is a little convoluted - you can do it your own way - just head west and downhill to get back to your car.

GPS Files: GPX TCX KML

Map 12 - Uxbridge Countryside Preserve Trails (Yukon-1898)

Distance: 11 km

Direction: Loop

Map: 

Summary: Parking Elgin Park (Uxbridge on Main St) start on Isaac Ct, follow map.  8km Loop - Enjoy and ride it with respect for all other (slower) trail users.  It may also be labeled, Historic Rotary Trail, Wooded Sticks Trail and Countryside Preserve Trails. Choose your own way to explore all the Preserve trails on this easy ride.

GPS Files: GPX TCX KML

 

Map13 - TransCanada Trail Uxbridge – Rail Trail Out and back (PEI 1873)

Distance: 13 km

Direction: Loop

Map: 

Summary: This is an easy, flat and family/children friendly rail trail.  It should be ridden out to Blue Mountain Road and back to Uxbridge.  Enjoy the large train trestle bridge and ride it with respect for all other (slower) trail users. Be extra careful crossing Durham #23, Lakeridge Road. 13km Loop.  Park in Uxbridge and make your way by road to the trail head at Stirling and Main.

GPS Files: GPX TCX KML

 

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We would like to acknowledge the DMBA 150 Organizing Committee

  • Norm Wachholz (PM)
  • Otto Wevers
  • Tom Hawks
  • John Fisher
  • Bruce MacDonald
  • Tracey Rempel 
  • Plus with the grateful support of many others

 

With special thanks to our DMBA 150 supporters

  • Cycle Life - www.cyclelife.bike
  • Green Durham Association - www.greendurham.ca
  • Sheila Fennell, real estate broker - www.sellingdurham.ca