Things To Do

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In our third year we have refined the timing of our guided ride and on site activities at our North Kawartha Community Center location. You will find a list below.

In addition to the on site activities and guided ride you will discover our local atttractions, shops and artisans well worth a visit. We have started a list and will be adding to it so check back.

We are also fortunate to have a good number of excellent local roads in every direction. Be sure to make time to ride an alternate route home.


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We extend our sincere thanks to the Kawartha Charity Riders for their assistance in organizing the Games and Guided Ride again in 2017.

Be sure to take part in one or more of the games and don't miss the guided ride for a sample of some of the North Kawartha Twisties.


First of all there is the rendezvous. A rendezvous is a meet-up. Riders from all over come to share stories, compare notes, enjoy great food and participate in some of our games and contests. The event is the first Saturday in June from 9am – 4pm and is open to all ages. Admission is free!

All-Ways Apsley is a community oriented, family friendly event that features the following on-site activities:

Freestyle Motocross Featuring Jason Thorne

Jason Thorne FMX is a team of Freestyle Motocross rider’s lead by Metal Mulisha© rider “Airborne” Jason Thorne.

Jason will be doing two afternoon Freestyle Motocross shows on June 3rd at 1:00 and 3:00. Jason and his riders are known for their steady reign at X Games, their innovation, and absolute ability to defy gravity. Don't miss Jason's show, you wont believe what these guys do!

Show & Shine:

The Show & Shine is free to enter and winners receive a plaque.
Enter your bike in one of the following categories:

  1. Best in Show
    (Sponsor: The Rider's Mag)
  2. People's Choice
    (Sponsor: Lakeside IT)
  3. Lady Rider
    (Sponsor: Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism)
  4. Vintage
    (Sponsor: Paul Pilon Maintenance)
  5. Trike
    (Sponsor: North Kawartha Tire)
  6. Touring
    (Sponsor: Jack's Lake Lodge Cottage Rentals)
  7. Sport
    (Sponsor: Kemp's Garage)
  8. Cruiser
    (Sponsor: The Landing)
  9. Rat Rod
    (Sponsor: Apsley Backroads)




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Games:

  1. Tug of War
    (Sponsor: The Rider's Mag)
  2. Plank Race
    (Sponsor: Kawartha Pest Control)
  3. Slow Race
    (Sponsor: Vance Motors)

Awards:

  1. Oldest Rider
    (Sponsor: Tucker's Marine)
  2. Longest Distance Travelled
    Bike must be ridden to the event
    (Sponsor: Apsley Home Hardware Building Centre)
  3. Best Represented Club
    (Sponsor: Steve's Auto)

Other Activities:

  1. Guided Ride
    (Sponsor: Boyer Chevrolet Buick GMC Bancroft)
  2. KOR Mobile Motorcycle Dyno Tuning Centre
    DynoJet 250i dynamometer (with load controller) inside and custom built enclosed trailer with generators and inverters. More information.

Guided Ride

While at All-Ways Apsley why not join us for a gudied ride?

Our route follows a scenic loop that begins and ends at the North Kawartha Community Centre.

The ride will leave at 2:00 PM, take about an hour and be back in time for the draw and awarding of prizes.

This ride will be at a leisurely pace suitable for all riders and bikes. Come out and join the fun!

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the Kawartha Charity Riders for their assistance in organizing the Guided Ride this year.

Local Attractions

Apsley is nestled among hundreds of lakes and thousands of kilometres of beautiful boreal forests and Canadian Shield. Riding along any of the main roads will take you through gorgeous countryside, but some of the local attractions you can see in the surrounding area are:

  • The Gut conservation Area – Apsley, ON (this road is not paved but is well maintained)
  • Petroglyphs Provincial Park – Woodview, ON
  • Warsaw Caves – Warsaw, ON
  • Eagles Nest – Bancroft, ON.

Shops & Artisans

We are developing a list of local shops and artisans. Please check back. If you would like to be listed here please contact Kim Dunford: kim@ahhbc.ca

Roads Around Apsley

There are plenty of twisty and scenic roads that lead to Apsley. So if you are coming from the north, south, east or west you will have some great roads to ride and explore.

We've included a few of our favourite roads here and invite you to try them or modify a route to create your own unique experience.

North of Apsley

About: 130 KM, 2 HR
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fzQx4

From The Mad Masher 29558 County Rd 60 in Whitney
Go south on Hwy 60 to Hwy 127
Follow Hwy 127 south to Mynooth then turn west (right) on Hwy 62
Follow Hwy 62 through Bancroft to Hwy 620 then turn west (right)
Follow Hwy 620 to Hwy 504 then turn south (left)
Follow Hwy 504 to Apsley

About: 160 KM, 2 HR
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Ywcph

From Mr. Sub on Main St
Go east follow District Rd 3 to Hwy 60 east (right)
Follow Hwy 60 to Hwy 35 south
Continue on Hwy 35 through Dorset to Hwy 118 then turn east (left)
Follow Hwy 118 through Haliburton to the Dyno Rd / County Rd 48 then turn right
Follow the Dyno Rd to Hwy 28 then turn south (right)
Follow Hwy 28 south to Apsley

** This route contains gravel roads **

About 70 KM, 1 HR & 15 Minutes
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/d1II1

From The Granite 45 Bridge St W.
Follow Monck St / Hwy 28 west aprox 9 KM to Lower Faraday Rd then turn left
Follow Lower Faraday Rd to Hwy 620 at Coe Hill then turn right
Follow Hwy 620 to Hwy 504 then turn left
Follow Hwy 504 to Apsley

About 140 KM, 2 HR 10 Minutes
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/bJoMH

From Tim Hortons at 19407 Opeongo Line / Hwy 60
Go towards Hwy 62 then turn left
Follow Hwy 62 to County Rd 515
Continue on Hwy 515 through Palmer Rapids to Hwy 28 at Hardwood Lake then turn west (right)
Continue through mcCarther's Mills to Bowen Corner, turn left on Detlor Rd
Follow Detlor Rd to Hwy 62 then turn left
Follow Hwy 62 to Hwy 620 then turn right
Follow Hwy 620 through Coe Hill to Apsley

South of Apsley

About: 100 KM, 1 HR and 15 Minutes
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ySfqa

From Main Street landing (Restaurant) 1939 Lakehurst Rd Buckhorn
Go to the intersection of Hwy 36 & County Rd 23 then turn left
Follow Hwy 36 north to Flynn's Corners
From Flynn's Corners take Hwy 507 to Gooderham
From Gooderham go east on Hwy 503
Continue east on Hwy 118 to Hwy 48 and turn south to Hwy 28
Follow Hwy 28 south to Apsley

About: 90 KM, 1 HR and 15 Minutes
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/W5THn

From Tim Hortons in Havelock
Go north on County Rd. 44
Continue to County Rd. 6 then turn west (left)
Continue to Hwy.28 then go north (right) Follow Hwy 28 north to Apsley

About 90 KM, 1 HR and 15 Minutes
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/CBB9K

From Tim Hortons in Madoc go north on Hwy. 62
Continue to Hwy. 620 then turn west (left)
Follow Hwy 620 north to Apsley

About 130 KM, 2 HR
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/AZLkn

From the Port Hope Tim Hortons north of the 401
Go north on Hwy. 26
Continue to Regional Rd. 74 then go east (right)
Continue to County Rd. 18 then go north (left)
Continue to Gores Landing then go east (right) on County Rd. 18
Continue on County Rd. 18 through Roseneath to County Rd. 45
Continue on County Rd. 45 to Norwood
Follow Hwy. 40 north to County Rd. 6 then go east (right)
Continue on County Rd. 6 to Northey's Bay Rd. go west (left)
Follow Northey's Bay Rd. to Hwy. 28 then go north (right)
Follow Hwy 28 north to Apsley

East of Apsley

About: 180 KM, 3 HR
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ipKnk

From Mumford's Restaurant & Gas Bar , 4709 Calabogie Rd / Hwy 508
Go west to County Rd 65 then turn right
Follow County Rd 65 to County Rd 71 / Matawatchan Rd then bear right
Follow County Rd 71 to Hwy 41 then turn left
Follow Hwy 41 to Hwy 28 then turn right
Follow Hwy 28 through Denbeigh to Bowen Corner then turn left on Detlor Rd
Follow Detlor Rd to Hwy 62 then turn left
Follow Hwy 62 to Hwy 620 then turn right
Follow Hwy 620 through Coe Hill to Apsley

About 200 Km, 2 HR & 30 Minutes
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QWyIZ

From Tim Horton's 98 Dufferin St / Hwy 7
Go west to Madoc then turn right on Hwy 62
Follow Hwy 62 to Hwy 620 then turn left
Follow Hwy 620 through Coe Hill to County Rd 504 then turn left
Follow County 504 to Apsley

** Return Trip Option
About 240 KM, 3 HR & 15 Minutes
Try the Calabogie route then turn right on Hwy 511
Follow Hwy 511 through Lanark to Perth

About 225 KM, 4 HR
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/jf02N
** Includes a Ferry Crossing **

From Tim Horton's 285 Ontario St (By Wolf Island Ferry)
Go to Brock St then turn right on Brock St
Take Brock St one block to King St then turn left
Follow King St / Front Rd to Days Rd then turn right
Follow Days Rd to Bath Rd / County Rd 33 then turn left
Follow Bath Rd / County Rd 33 to the Ferry
Take the Ferry to Glenora
Follow County Rd 33 / Loyalist Parkway through Bloomfield
Prepare to bear right on County Rd 62
Follow County Rd 62 through Rossmore across the bridge to Dundas St W / Hwy 2 then turn left
Follow Hwy 2 to Route 1 then turn right
Follow Route 1 / County Rd 14 through Sterling to Marmora then turn left on Hwy 7
Follow Hwy 7 to Havelock then turn right on County Rd 44
Follow County Rd 44 to County Rd 6 then turn right
Follow County Rd 6 to Northey's Bay Rd then turn right
Follow Northey's Bay Rd to Why 28 then turn right
Follow hwy 28 to Apsley

West of Apsley

About: 125 KM, 1 HR & 45 Minutes
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/oJCsB

From Tim Horton's 1889 Scugog St Port Perry v Go east on Scugog St / Hwy 7A to Regional Rd 57 then turn left
Follow Regional Rd 57 through Caesarea to Hwy 35 then turn north (left)
Follow Hwy 35 to Mt. Horeb Rd then turn right
Follow Mt. Horeb Rd to Hwy 7 then turn right
Follow Hwy 7 to County Rd 10 then turn left
Follow County Rd 10 past Emily Prov. Park
County Rd 14 is also known as Yankee Line / County Rd 14
Continue over the Chemong Lake Causewway
At County Rd 18 / Ward St turn left
Follow Country Rd 18 to County Rd 25 then turn left **
Follow County Rd 25 to Hwy 28 (Youngs Point) then turn left
Follow Hwy 28 to Apsley

** This route bypasses Lakefield if you want to go through Lakefield continue another 100 yards to County Rd 29 then turn left
Follow County Rd 29 through Lakefield to Hwy 28 then turn left
Follow Hwy 28 to Apsley

About: 125 KM, 1 HR & 45 Minutes
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/nmlFg

From McDonalds 1100 Davis Dr Newmarket
Go east on Davis Dr / Regional Rd 31 to Lake Ridge Rd then turn left
Follow Lake Ridge Rd / Regional Rd 23 to Regional Rd 13 then turn right
Follow Regional Rd 13 to Regional Rd 2 then turn left
Follow Regional Rd 2 to Regional Rd 4 then turn right
Follow Regional Rd 4 through Little Britain to Hwy 7 then turn right
Follow Hwy 7 to County Rd 14 then bear left
County Rd 14 is also known as Yankee Line / County Rd 14
Continue over the Chemong Lake Causewway
At County Rd 18 / Ward St turn left at County Rd 20
Follow County Rd 20 to Hwy 28 (Youngs Point) then turn left
Follow Hwy 28 to Apsley

About: 200 KM, 2 HR & 20 Minutes
https://goo.gl/maps/F5WsR

From Tim Hortons 4 Fairview Rd, Barrie
Get on Hwy 400 North
Follow Hwy 400 to ON 11 then bear right
Follow ON 11 to Rama Rd then turn right
Follow Rama Rd to County Rd 44 then turn left
Follow County Rd 44 to County Rd 45 / Monck Rd then turn right
Follow County Rd 45 / Monck Rd to Kinmount then turn left on County Rd 121
Follow County Rd 121 to County Rd 503 then turn right
Follow County Rd 503 to Tory Hill then bear right on County Rd 118
Follow County Rd 118 to County Rd 48 / Dyno Rd then turn right
Follow the Dyno Rd to Hwy 28 then turn south (right)
Follow Hwy 28 south to Apsley

With so much to do where can I stay over night?

Apsley is a small, rural town located in beautiful North Kawartha. Accommodations vary and can be found in the village or surrounding towns. Here is a list of some of the nearest accommodations.