Ride long.  Ride hard.  Smile.

Welcome to ptborides.com  This site represents a group effort to express and share the joy and passion of the Peterborough cycling community.  The road network around Peterborough and the Kawarthas is diverse and challenging.  Quiet country roads and rolling hills, open vistas, shaded lanes and punishing gravel are all here.  Short coffee shop rides by the river or all-day tours in the hills can be planned from Peterborough.

ptborides.com is about inspiration.  Whether a long time rider in the Peterborough area or a visiting rider let our selection of rides inspire you to visit new places.  Each ride is presented with a map, photo’s, video and selection of rider stories.  The selected rides will also map a short version that will share some of the highlights of the documented ride.

See you out there. 


 In the Peterborough Cycling Routes section one can find enough routes that you can always choose one that will suit the day’s wind. A word to the wise; use days of unusual wind patterns (like a day that is blowing a gale from the east) to do a long that you would not normally take on.

Pick a route, grab a map and go exploring


The Triple Crown Challenge features three grueling routes around our area. We hope to inspire riders to explore. Explore the hills, valleys and towns around Peterborough on roads they may not have visited. Also to explore their own limits by riding farther than they have gone before. Consider the Triple Crown an invitation to test yourself.


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