The 2017 Picton Kiwanis Fall Colour Ride (formerly Colour Cribbage Ride) will be on Sunday September 24, 2017.
This year we'll start and finish at the Picton Community Centre; we'll hold the usual 50k and 100k rides, and this year we'll continue a 25k ride for those who just want a leisurely ride through a portion of beautiful Prince Edward County. The 100K ride will begin promptly at 09:00 AM and the 50K and 25K rides will launch promptly at 10:00 AM. Riders should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before their start times to ensure their registration for their ride. On site registration begins at 08:00 AM. Lunch will be served starting at 12:00 noon and continue until the last rider has been fed.
Every participant will receive a voucher towards their choice of local County produce on display in the hall. Display include Cressy Mustard , Nyman Farms , Barley Days Brewery, Waupoos Estates Winery .
Make our Kiwanis Fall Colour Ride part of a weekend in Prince Edward County by also visiting Taste Community Grown which takes place on Saturday September 23, 2017.
Click here to download Fall Colour Ride brochure to share with friends.
Registration for the Colour Ride can be with Paypal
Please make cheques payable to;
Kiwanis Club of Picton
10 Hill Street
Names:_______________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Address: _____________________________ ______________________________
Phone ________________________________ Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
With Discount @ $45 & $25 Total_______
Fall Colour Ride Routes
100 km route
50 km route
25 km route
Registration starts at 08:00 at Rotary Hall in the Picton Arena at Prince Edward Fair Grounds which if using a GPS is about 350 Main St E in Picton.
Fall Colour Ride Information
Contact: Wayne VanSoelen, 613 393 5270 or email@example.com
Expect to See these Pavement Markings at Turns
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Fall Colour Ride?
A very good question! Courses are laid out and riders follow them, using maps provided, reaching refreshment/checkpoints along the way. Folks ride whichever route suits them and then, when you return to the Community Centre at the end, you can pick up your prize if your name was drawn while you were riding.
What are the routes and how long are they?
The routes for the 2017 ride are being updated to accommodate ongoing road construction in Prince Edward County. Routes will be displayed when available.
The roads in Prince Edward County are fairly quiet, especially in early fall. There are lots of light, rolling hills and a few climbs. There are lovely lake vistas, vineyards, sand dunes and great rolling scenery throughout both routes. The fall colours are well underway by the end of September.
What are the roads like? What kind of bike should I ride?
All the plotted routes travel on paved roads in Prince Edward County. Road bikes are completely suitable as well as hybrids and comfort bikes. Knobby tired mountain bikes and double suspension are not required, but are perfectly acceptable, if you like. Safety approved helmets are required.
What is the fee?
Adults: $50; Students and children, $30.
Prepaid registration entitles you to a discount of $5 per rider.
What do you mean by "pre-registration"?
If we receive a paid registration by September 23rd, 2017, you will pay a reduced entry fee. If you register on the event day (Sunday September 24th 2017) you'll pay full pop for entry. This is our effort to encourage everyone to PRE-REGISTER (please, PRE-REGISTER)!
How do I register on event day?
Registration will be open at the COMMUNITY CENTRE, at Picton Fairgrounds, beginning at 8 a.m.
Where is the start?
The event will start and finish at the COMMUNITY CENTRE
What time does it start?
The first wave of riders (the 100km riders) will leave from the COMMUNITY CENTRE at 9AM. The riders doing the shorter courses will head out at 10:00AM. On-site registration will be open by 8AM.
What kind of children's programs do the Kiwanis support?
Kiwanis International has a mandate to support children's programs. Locally the Picton Kiwanis is involved with buying bed kits for kids in third world countries (a program called Sleeping Children Around the World), they give financial support to local soccer teams, Kids of Steel triathlon, graduation awards, scholarships, local hospital foundation, Terrific Kids program in schools.
What if I don't have a bicycle?
Bicycles are available to rent (at a discounted rate) from the Bloomfield Bicycle Company for the event. Contact them directly ( 613-393-1060 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to make reservations. Bikes can be picked up in advance or delivered to riders at the Community Centre at 8:30AM on event day.
What if I get tired and want to short-cut the course?
This is a fun event, not a race with rules and sanctioned points or anything like that. You will have a good quality road map. If you decide that you want to take a short cut to get back to the finish please feel free to do so .
What if I get hurt or I get too tired to finish?
There will be communication abilities at each refreshment stop – as well as food and water. If you need assistance or transportation, folks at the refreshment stops will be able to call for a van to fetch you back to the Community Centre. There are also sweep riders at the back of each route with first aid supplies for both you and your bike. If you are unable to continue just wait and help will be along. You might consider bringing along a cell phone as well. For a serious emergency call 911 and for routine assistance a Kiwanian at the Community Centre will be available at 613 967 9307
What time is lunch served? What time are the prizes awarded?
We start serving lunch at about 12PM (or when the first riders return, whichever comes first!) and have plenty for everyone. All prizes will be drawn while riders are out and riders will know immediately upon return if they have won.
What if my question wasn't answered here?
Please feel free to email or phone email Wynand Vansoelen at email@example.com, phone 613 393 5270 of the Kiwanis Fall Colour Ride organizing team with any questions, concerns or suggestions that you have. Our first several years have been great fun and we've had great feedback from all participants and we're excited about the possibilities for 2017 AND we're still open to input from all!
Our goal is to make the Kiwanis Fall Colour Ride the best cycling event possible.
How do I win a prize?
All prizes will be drawn while riders are out and riders will know immediately upon return if they have won.