Ruth & Pete invite you to ride the Port Hope Barn Quilt Trail with us out of Port Hope Town Hall this Friday starting at 5:30 pm. Let’s celebrate our local agricultural history with a visit to 23 barn quilts!
As you’ll note from the above Quilt Trail map, there are a couple of sections that call for riding short stretches on busy roads – i.e., Toronto Road out of town and Ganaraska 9 through Garden Hill. We will see if there is a detour to avoid most of the Toronto Road stretch. The segment through Garden Hill should be fine, given a very wide shoulder and the lower speed limit though town.
Note as well, there are hills. Yes indeed, we have hills. Keep in mind that there are plenty of shortcuts to avoid either the busy stretches or the worst hills. Check this post later for a Ride with GPS link that will show the full distance.
We’ll top off the ride with a visit to one of the top 10 burger joints in Canada – Olympus Burger.
UPDATE: HERE IS THE RIDE WITH GPS MAP
Below is a visual of our proposed route that goes by 15 out of 23 barn quilts. Our goal was to keep it under 50 km and avoid lengthy busy road sections. We’ll bring printed maps with a cue sheet that also shows ways to make it longer and get in a few more barns!
Here is a link to this route and the cue sheet: