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The Tour de Guelph rides on Sunday, June 23

Cyclists can complete 5 or 10km routes to raise funds for Guelph General Hospital and local charitable programs through the Rotary Clubs of Guelph South and Guelph Trillium

Cycling and community spirit come alive at Tour de Guelph on Sunday, June 23!

“You are one ride away from a good mood,” says British cyclist Sarah Bentley. And she’s absolutely right! Riding a bike is a joyful experience, and it's even more exhilarating when shared with others.

For the past decade, Tour de Guelph has been a highlight of the Bike Month community calendar, bringing together hundreds of cyclists for a day of fun and camaraderie. This year, on Sunday, June 23rd, the 11th annual Tour de Guelph, presented by Label Design and Scotiabank, promises to be the biggest and best yet.

From the moment you arrive at the University of Guelph, the event host site, you’ll be swept up in an atmosphere of excitement and unity. It's a magical day when you’ll feel an energetic buzz and a strong sense of belonging.

With routes ranging from a gentle five kilometers to a challenging one-hundred kilometers sponsored by Paisley Dental, there's something for everyone, regardless of age or cycling ability.

The longer routes take riders through scenic country roads, rolling hills, lush green fields, quaint small towns, and over picturesque bridges. The wind in your hair, warm sun on your back, fresh air in your lungs and friendly faces all around – these simple pleasures induce all the feel-good emotions.

The five and ten-kilometer routes, winding through the serene streets of The Village by the Arboretum, are perfect for all ages and abilities. Residents often cheer from their porches and lawns, adding to the community spirit. For kids and the young-at-heart, the Family Fun Zone offers bike decorating crafts, face painting, and freezies.

Cyclists are well-supported with rest stops along the way, including the Granite Home rest stop at Flow State. Speed River Bicycle will be at the event and able to head out on routes to assist with mechanical issues.

Thanks to DENSO Manufacturing Canada, returning sponsor, riders stay hydrated and energized with water, electrolytes, and snacks available at the event site and rest stops. To reduce plastic waste, participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles for refills at the Guelph Water Wagon.

Departure times are staggered so cyclists return to a festive atmosphere at the event site, where a BBQ lunch awaits provided by Harvey’s restaurants of Guelph. Don’t miss the Finishers’ Podium for a professional photo, shared in the online album on Browse and shop at various vendor stalls on site.

What makes Tour de Guelph truly special is its mission to raise vital funds for Guelph General Hospital and local charitable programs through the Rotary Clubs of Guelph South and Guelph Trillium. Over the past ten years, participants have raised over $1 million in net proceeds for these causes. This year, the goal is $200,000.

The Village of Arbour Trails is this year’s Fundraising Rewards Sponsor, offering your choice of the coveted custom Tour de Guelph jersey, cycling hat, or buff for those who raise $300 or more.

Tour de Guelph invites everyone to register, fundraise, and join the ride to give back to the community. With over 100 volunteers needed, signing up to help is another great way to participate. And if you can't make it out on June 23 to ride or volunteer, you can still take part by making a donation online.

For full event details, visit the Tour de Guelph website at Join us for a day of fun, fitness, and community spirit!