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Frequently Asked Questions

Please note this page is a work in progress and will continue to build as necessary.

Question – Where does the event take place?

In Southampton, Ontario! Located 3 hours northwest of Toronto, off the beautiful eastern shores of Lake Huron.

Question – Where should I stay?

Check out our Community page for info

Question – What is the Post-Ride Picnic?

Be sure to stick around after you have finished your event and join us at the flagpole for the post-ride picnic. We will have a catered lunch and a beer tent. Lunch will be buffet style featuring Bruce County beef on a bun, vegan burgers, condiments, potato salad, coleslaw, seven bean salad, assorted pops, juices and water. Lunch is included as part of your registraton fee and will be served from 11:30am – 1:30pm.

Additional lunches are available for purchase at a discounted price of $15.00 for friends and family until Sunday, August 10th when registering online.

Question – Which distance should I ride?

All distances offer some beautiful sights and a rest stop where snacks can be found. The Post-Ride Picnic runs from 11:30am – 1:30pm, so please ensure you can finish your distance by 1:30pm so that you can grab your meal.

Question – Is this a timed event?

No, the Gran Fondo Lake Huron is not timed. The primary focus is fun and fundraising for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital, while we encourage everyone to come out and challenge themselves, please remember to obey signs and signals of the road and signal your turns/stops when riding.

Friendly Reminders for the Gran Fondo Lake Huron

  1. All cyclists are to OBEY ALL SIGNS AND SIGNALS during the event. If a light is red you must stop, if there is a stop sign you must stop and look both ways.
  2. All cyclists MUST WEAR A HELMET to participate.
  3. Please SIGNAL your TURNS and STOPS whether you see a vehicle or not. This will help and encourage the other riders around you as well to do the same.
  4. Please bring your own bottles for your bike! We will have jugs at the rest stations to refill your bottles. Please do not throw away your bottles, clean and re-use them 😊

Questions on Fundraising

Question – How can I/someone donate?

Simply click donate in our menu and follow the instructions.

Question – Do I have to collect all my pledges online?

No – you may download the pledge sheet and attach the donation with the information to the sheet.  You can bring the pledge sheet in to the Foundation Office at any time and they will update your pledge page for you.  Or, you can bring the form with you to the Registration Desk on August 18th (at the Southampton Coliseum Annex) and they will update your pledge page at that time.