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  1. y2ktm

    y2ktm ODSC Executive

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    Port Perry
    Trying to finish the route for this summers two day club ride. Anyone have any GPS tracks to share for area around Bancroft? I have the route built up to Eels Lake and I can get myself to close to Cardif by memory but I need to fill in the blanks plus I would like to route north of Bancroft via Lake St Peter for the return trip.


    I will take anything people have and piece it all together.
  2. Visser

    Visser Limited User

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    Town:
    Mississauga
    My favourite road from up there is the old Airport Road which is an ancient paved road that is in massive disrepair. Ever since Bob lead a ride through there I've been wondering why they would pave a road and then let it fall into such disrepair. It seems like a scene out of an apocalypse movie 50 years after civilization has collapsed. Last time I was on old Airport Road I encounter a moose wandering down the old pavement.

    Starts from here: https://goo.gl/maps/m6NPZwmX3wzAJqNa7

    I emailed you Bob's tracks that he graciously provided last I time I had a beer with him.
  3. Xhumeka

    Xhumeka Limited User

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    Town:
    Toronto, Canada
    I've often wondered about the history of that road myself... it's in such disrepair it seems like it was originally paved in the 50s or 60s! Was it a private road to begin with? Where did it lead to? I've travelled from Bancroft all the way to Loop Rd, and it doesn't seem like there is much inbetween (that you would pave a road for at any rate).

    If anyone knows a bit of the history or where to read up on it please let me know!

    PS - y2ktm, if you make it to Cardiff there is a trail that leads from Cardiff North to Airport Rd (which then easily connects to Bancroft). The trail from Cardiff to Airport Rd is NASTY (albeit VERY fun and scenic... there are some amazing "mud flats" in a clearing at the half-way point). The dry river bed would be the most challenging, especially since there's some up-hill sections. Definitely not "newbie" friendly but for any moderate and above riders it is fun as heck!!