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CALEDON EAST 63 KM

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SPRING TRAINING

APRIL 19, 2020

START TIME9:00 am
APPROX. FINISH11:30 am
DISTANCE63 km
ELEVATION +738 m
CAT. CLIMBSN/A

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START LOCATION

Map of East Caledon 63 km
CATEGORIZED CLIMBS
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ROUTE DECRIPTION


Cycling in Caledon revolves around the challenge of Caledon Mountain and the beautiful country roads that surround it. There are five categorised climbs up the mountain on five separate roads. Most climbs are on very quiet roads with the exception of Mississauga Rd. which tends to be a bit busier. In addition to great climbing, smaller "foothill" climbs on absolutely beautiful roads can be found east of Airport Rd. Fun is always close by as you'll speed up and down the deep set rollers and tackle the small climbs that are common in this area. Just south of the "foothills" is one of my favourite roads, Old School Rd. It's the perfect gateway into the region and it's also a great road for group cycling. It's a 15 km stretch of fairly flat tarmac that is often treated to a by a tailwind. This is definitely a fun road to cycle on. All of this and more from an area that can cater to any and all levels of cycling.

The route starts at The Caledon East Community Park where it seems the doors are always open to use the well maintained facilities. Thank you East Caledon for your hospitality. The fun starts about 2 km from the start with a right turn onto Mountainview Rd. where, almost immediately, you are thrown into shadow by the large trees overhead. About 1 km up the road you'll come to one of the highlights of the route, The Grange Side Rd. where you'll turn left. This 8 km ribbon of road bisects Caledon Mountain on it's lower southern flank. It's a wonderful stretch of tarmac full of deep rollers, great views, good climbs, thrilling downhills all on lightly traveled roads. After you cross Hwy 10 you'll soon have to climb into and then out of Inglewood. The left turn onto McLaughlin Rd. will have you climbing almost from the get go, but once at the top you'll be treated to a fast descent into town. As you leave the village you'll turn right onto Olde Baseline Rd. where a good stiff, but short, climb awaits. Just past the top of the first good climb you'll turn left onto Chinguacousy Rd. The turn here prevents us from doing the full climb up Olde Base all the way Mississauga Rd. A fast punch south brings you to Old School Rd. where grouping riding can begin.

At the 37 km mark you'll turn left onto Centreville Creek Rd. This road is a false flat with a usual cross wind from the west that's accelerated by the open terrain. It can put the hurt in the legs. Respite can be found with a right turn onto Castlederg Side Rd. You'll now find the terrain is generally headed downward allowing you to coast along sections of this beautiful road all the way to Duffy's Lane. A slight kick north on Duffy's will eventually lead us to Patterson Side Rd. Another notable road in Southern Ontario. We'll be doing a 4 km segment. Patterson can often be covered in shadow and is full of blind corners. If you have lights use them!!! I absolutely love this road for its beauty and deep in the forest feel. You are climbing the entire time, but it hardly seems to matter as your surroundings are reason enough to mask any discomfort. All the work of climbing temporarily comes to an end with a left turn onto Innis Lake Rd. At first glance you think you'll have more climbing to do, but there are long downhills that precede the view before you that will give you enough speed to scoot up the other side with relative ease. At some point you'll cross the crest and speed back into the town of East Caledon.

TRAINING RIDE # 3

CALEDON EAST 63 KM

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SPRING TRAINING

DateApril 19, 2020
Start Time9:00 am
Approx. Finish11:30 am
Distance63 km
Elevation +738 m
Cat. ClimbsN/A

VIEW ROUTE

START LOCATION

Map of Milton 56 km

CATEGORIZED CLIMBS

CAT.LENGTHELEVATION +CLIMB NAME
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ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Cycling in Caledon revolves around the challenge of Caledon Mountain and the beautiful country roads that surround it. There are five categorised climbs up the mountain on five separate roads. Most climbs are on very quiet roads with the exception of Mississauga Rd. which tends to be a bit busier. In addition to great climbing, smaller "foothill" climbs on absolutely beautiful roads can be found east of Airport Rd. Fun is always close by as you'll speed up and down the deep set rollers and tackle the small climbs that are common in this area. Just south of the "foothills" is one of my favourite roads, Old School Rd. It's the perfect gateway into the region and it's also a great road for group cycling. It's a 15 km stretch of fairly flat tarmac that is often treated to a by a tailwind. This is definitely a fun road to cycle on. All of this and more from an area that can cater to any and all levels of cycling.

The route starts at The Caledon East Community Park where it seems the doors are always open to use the well maintained facilities. Thank you East Caledon for your hospitality. The fun starts about 2 km from the start with a right turn onto Mountainview Rd. where, almost immediately, you are thrown into shadow by the large trees overhead. About 1 km up the road you'll come to one of the highlights of the route, The Grange Side Rd. where you'll turn left. This 8 km ribbon of road bisects Caledon Mountain on it's lower southern flank. It's a wonderful stretch of tarmac full of deep rollers, great views, good climbs, thrilling downhills all on lightly traveled roads. After you cross Hwy 10 you'll soon have to climb into and then out of Inglewood. The left turn onto McLaughlin Rd. will have you climbing almost from the get go, but once at the top you'll be treated to a fast descent into town. As you leave the village you'll turn right onto Olde Baseline Rd. where a good stiff, but short, climb awaits. Just past the top of the first good climb you'll turn left onto Chinguacousy Rd. The turn here prevents us from doing the full climb up Olde Base all the way Mississauga Rd. A fast punch south brings you to Old School Rd. where grouping riding can begin.

At the 37 km mark you'll turn left onto Centreville Creek Rd. This road is a false flat with a usual cross wind from the west that's accelerated by the open terrain. It can put the hurt in the legs. Respite can be found with a right turn onto Castlederg Side Rd. You'll now find the terrain is generally headed downward allowing you to coast along sections of this beautiful road all the way to Duffy's Lane. A slight kick north on Duffy's will eventually lead us to Patterson Side Rd. Another notable road in Southern Ontario. We'll be doing a 4 km segment. Patterson can often be covered in shadow and is full of blind corners. If you have lights use them!!! I absolutely love this road for its beauty and deep in the forest feel. You are climbing the entire time, but it hardly seems to matter as your surroundings are reason enough to mask any discomfort. All the work of climbing temporarily comes to an end with a left turn onto Innis Lake Rd. At first glance you think you'll have more climbing to do, but there are long downhills that precede the view before you that will give you enough speed to scoot up the other side with relative ease. At some point you'll cross the crest and speed back into the town of East Caledon.

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