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This is simply a great, long day on the bike! The only challenge is that it is committing. This route differs from most in the county in that once you start around the lake there is no cutting it short …unless you throw your bike into the lake and start on a long swim instead. The route is pretty almost all the way around although there are a few areas with a bit more traffic closer to the beginning and end on the route. There are a few nice climbs on the south side of Rice Lake as well as a couple of places to stop along the way.

Because of the commitment this ride has an epic feel to it. I believe it is best done in the spring or fall with a like-minded group of friends. The cottage traffic can be a nuisance so if you wish to ride this in the summer months it is best to choose a weekday or make an early start.

Rice Lake Loop

Peterborough and the Kawarthas Cycling Link