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MILTON 66 KM (SHORT OPTION)

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SPRING TRAINING

MAY 10, 2020

START TIME8:00 am
DISTANCE66 km
ELEVATION +789 m

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Map of Milton 66 km

NOTE: The blue section is where the shorter route deviates from the standard route.

CATEGORIZED CLIMBS
CATEGORYSTARTLENGTHSTART | ENDELEVATION +AVG. GRADECLIMB NAME
category 5 symbol 9.3 km2.2 km159 m | 212 m53 m2.4%Side Rd. 2
category 4 symbol 13.7 km6.8 km161 m | 258 m97 m1.4%Britannia Rd.
category 5 symbol 83.5 km4.8 km257 m | 324 m67 m1.4%Appleby Line

ROUTE DECRIPTION


There's no better place to start a ride than the Mattamy National Cycling Centre. It's a legacy project of the Toronto Pan Am Games and is the only velodrone of its kind in Canada and only the second in North America. It's clean, modern and the doors always seem to be open allowing you to use the facilities. Please use the big parking lot on the east side. As you leave the facility you'll soon find yourself heading south on Tremaine Rd. It's flat and fast as you head towards Britannia Rd. where a right turn will, most likely, put you into a head wind. You are now cycling away from the urban sprawl of Milton towards the beauty of the country as you make a left turn onto Bell School Line. While on Bell School you'll see a small airport where planes come and go with frequency. It's not unusual to see one land or take off as you are riding by. Once you reach Side Rd. 2 you'll turn right and then about a km up the road you'll come to the Appleby Line where you'll turn right again. The first turn of the day that's easy to miss is the left turn back onto Side Rd. 2. It's a couple hundred metres up the road on the left hand side. When you see the small church, be prepared to turn.

Almost as soon as you make the turn you'll enjoy a quick descent into the forested valley below. Upon reaching the small bridge, you'll start to bounce back up the other side. It's a good little climb that gets steeper the higher you get. As the road disappears to the left around the corner the end is near. Your reward is a breath taking view of the Niagara Escarpment. It's a picture perfect moment. The fun continues as you keep heading west towards the escarpment on an incline that feels much harder than it looks. The closer to the escarpment you get the steeper the incline becomes. As you veer to the right the climbing continues all the way to Side Rd. 4 where you'll turn right. Gravity will now work in your favour almost as soon as you make the turn. Be careful early in the season as the road is sometimes covered with sand especially on the hard left corner at the bottom. I've been caught here myself. Almost hit the guard rail. Around the corner the valley opens up and twists its way back up and out of the valley and back onto Appleby Line. Soon you'll turn left onto the perfect rollers of Britannia Rd. where 1.5 km up the road you'll descend down towards a "T" intersection. Make sure you turn left. Here you'll have to negotiate a little out of the saddle test that climbs up towards Walkers Line. At the top be sure to turn right. It can be a bit confusing here. Just be sure to stay on Britannia.

You are now treated to a great stretch of road that rips up and down deep set rollers. Once you reach Cedar Springs Rd. you'll turn right and head north. Once again, the road falls off into a small dip and then climbs back up the other side. The tarmac is good and the inclines are fairly easy. Just before you top out you'll turn right onto Side Rd. 8 and climb a little nasty ramp as you negotiate a path towards Twiss Rd. where you'll turn left. Most of the hard climbing for the day is now done with the exception of Appleby Rd. which is near the very end. At about the 27.5 km mark you'll come to a sharp downhill with blind corners. Be careful here. I've seen people negotiate this section too fast and have landed up on the hood of a car pulling out of the small parking lot around the blind corner. From here it's a small effort up a hill where flattish country riding rules the day.

The next turn comes at Side Rd. 3 where you'll turn left. This is a small cottage like road that is completely covered overhead by foliage. It's all downhill which can be a bit slippery if there is still sand covering the road. Please be careful. As soon you cross the railway tracks you'll turn right onto 1st Line. From here it's a fast punch north on good quality roads. As you cross over Hwy. 401 keep heading north into the Halton Hills. For the next 20 km's you'll pass through quiet country roads that roll with the landscape with nothing too difficult to cause any concern. The roads here are quiet and are rarely flat. For the most part the roads are bordered by trees and shrub that act as a good wind break for the farmers fields beyond. The end is near when your reach 6th Line. Once you see the quarry on your left and right you'll come to a small rise and then a very quick descent down towards Campbellville Rd. It's a straight drag race down where you can reach speeds of up to 70 kph. At the bottom you'll turn right onto Campbellville Rd. en route to your last big test of the day. Appleby Rd. The moment you turn onto Appleby you'll see the climb ahead. It's a left then right sweeping climb where the hardest gradients are on the bend. Once around the corner the climb eases but it keeps climbing all the way to 14th Side Rd. Here you'll reap the rewards of your climbing efforts with a very fast descent towards Tremaine Rd. As you near the end you'll see the Mattamy National Cycling Centre just off to your right and your finish line for the day.

TRAINING RIDE # 6

MILTON 66 KM (SHORT OPTION)

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SPRING TRAINING

DateMay 10, 2020
Start Time8:00 am
Approx. Finish11:30 pm
Distance66 km
Elevation +789 m
Cat. Climbs2 Cat. 5 | 1 Cat. 4

VIEW ROUTE

START LOCATION

Map of Milton 66 km

NOTE: The blue section is where the shorter route deviates from the standard route.

CATEGORIZED CLIMBS

CAT.LENGTHELEVATION +CLIMB NAME
category 5 symbol 2.2 km53 mSide Rd. 2
category 4 symbol 6.8 km97 mBritannia Rd.
category 5 symbol 4.8 km67 mAppleby Rd.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

There's no better place to start a ride than the Mattamy National Cycling Centre. It's a legacy project of the Toronto Pan Am Games and is the only velodrone of its kind in Canada and only the second in North America. It's clean, modern and the doors always seem to be open allowing you to use the facilities. Please use the big parking lot on the east side. As you leave the facility you'll soon find yourself heading south on Tremaine Rd. It's flat and fast as you head towards Britannia Rd. where a right turn will, most likely, put you into a head wind. You are now cycling away from the urban sprawl of Milton towards the beauty of the country as you make a left turn onto Bell School Line. While on Bell School you'll see a small airport where planes come and go with frequency. It's not unusual to see one land or take off as you are riding by. Once you reach Side Rd. 2 you'll turn right and then about a km up the road you'll come to the Appleby Line where you'll turn right again. The first turn of the day that's easy to miss is the left turn back onto Side Rd. 2. It's a couple hundred metres up the road on the left hand side. When you see the small church, be prepared to turn.

Almost as soon as you make the turn you'll enjoy a quick descent into the forested valley below. Upon reaching the small bridge, you'll start to bounce back up the other side. It's a good little climb that gets steeper the higher you get. As the road disappears to the left around the corner the end is near. Your reward is a breath taking view of the Niagara Escarpment. It's a picture perfect moment. The fun continues as you keep heading west towards the escarpment on an incline that feels much harder than it looks. The closer to the escarpment you get the steeper the incline becomes. As you veer to the right the climbing continues all the way to Side Rd. 4 where you'll turn right. Gravity will now work in your favour almost as soon as you make the turn. Be careful early in the season as the road is sometimes covered with sand especially on the hard left corner at the bottom. I've been caught here myself. Almost hit the guard rail. Around the corner the valley opens up and twists its way back up and out of the valley and back onto Appleby Line. Soon you'll turn left onto the perfect rollers of Britannia Rd. where 1.5 km up the road you'll descend down towards a "T" intersection. Make sure you turn left. Here you'll have to negotiate a little out of the saddle test that climbs up towards Walkers Line. At the top be sure to turn right. It can be a bit confusing here. Just be sure to stay on Britannia.

You are now treated to a great stretch of road that rips up and down deep set rollers. Once you reach Cedar Springs Rd. you'll turn right and head north. Once again, the road falls off into a small dip and then climbs back up the other side. The tarmac is good and the inclines are fairly easy. Just before you top out you'll turn right onto Side Rd. 8 and climb a little nasty ramp as you negotiate a path towards Twiss Rd. where you'll turn left. Most of the hard climbing for the day is now done with the exception of Appleby Rd. which is near the very end. At about the 27.5 km mark you'll come to a sharp downhill with blind corners. Be careful here. I've seen people negotiate this section too fast and have landed up on the hood of a car pulling out of the small parking lot around the blind corner. From here it's a small effort up a hill where flattish country riding rules the day.

The next turn comes at Side Rd. 3 where you'll turn left. This is a small cottage like road that is completely covered overhead by foliage. It's all downhill which can be a bit slippery if there is still sand covering the road. Please be careful. As soon you cross the railway tracks you'll turn right onto 1st Line. From here it's a fast punch north on good quality roads. As you cross over Hwy. 401 keep heading north into the Halton Hills. For the next 20 km's you'll pass through quiet country roads that roll with the landscape with nothing too difficult to cause any concern. The roads here are quiet and are rarely flat. For the most part the roads are bordered by trees and shrub that act as a good wind break for the farmers fields beyond. The end is near when your reach 6th Line. Once you see the quarry on your left and right you'll come to a small rise and then a very quick descent down towards Campbellville Rd. It's a straight drag race down where you can reach speeds of up to 70 kph. At the bottom you'll turn right onto Campbellville Rd. en route to your last big test of the day. Appleby Rd. The moment you turn onto Appleby you'll see the climb ahead. It's a left then right sweeping climb where the hardest gradients are on the bend. Once around the corner the climb eases but it keeps climbing all the way to 14th Side Rd. Here you'll reap the rewards of your climbing efforts with a very fast descent towards Tremaine Rd. As you near the end you'll see the Mattamy National Cycling Centre just off to your right and your finish line for the day.

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