Hello. Again.

WE JOURNEY DOWN MEMORY LANE AS PTBORIDES RETURNS TO THE INTERWEB.

Well, hello there. Perhaps this is a “hello again” or maybe it is a “nice to meet you”. In any event, PTBOrides has returned. Maybe we have never met before, or maybe you wondered where we went, or maybe you were too busy riding bikes and high fiving (remember those) your friends to notice that we drifted off the back of the bunch (cycling analogy 1).

A new year always comes with oodles of ambition for what lies ahead, so while you are planning your best year ever, or perhaps calculating if eating 6 Cinnabons has derailed (cycling analogy 2) your diet (hey it has been a week), we thought we would share a few lines to catch you up on things.

PTBOrides is not new (but the website is!) – it began as a love letter to cycling in Peterborough and the Kawarthas by a passionate and very talented group way back in 2011. It was, by all accounts, quite popular for its witty and insightful blog content, detailed cycling routes and for fostering an incredible sense of community among those of us that enjoyed a shared love of riding a bike. Peterborough is a gem for the cycling enthusiast and the early days of PTBOrides built the foundation for sharing this great area and the lovely people that call it home on two wheels. So, what happened? The wheels just fell off (that is 3) – new projects, different interests, perhaps a domain name expired – they all compounded to see the site slowly fade away. Perhaps out of nostalgia, perhaps for just not wanting such a cool logo to go to waste, but more importantly, to provide a resource and a hub for long-time Peterborough cyclists and those exploring for the first time – we are quite thrilled to be back.

As we roll (does that one count as 4?) into the spring we will work to bring back some of that great past content, add some new tidbits and share the fantastic variety of cycling routes – road, gravel and in the woods – that we have in this mini-mecca we love so dearly. And there’s more to come, we hope to take you along for some Inspired Rides, challenge your limits with the Triple Crown and yes, there will be some PTBOrides adorned cycling kit coming later down the road.

It has been a thrill digging through the archives and while we may not roll on 23c tires or brakes that squeeze on the rim (remember those!) any longer we do still hang our hats on the shared pleasure of riding bicycles.

Ride hard. Ride long. Smile.

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