East of Toronto Gravel Routes

The following routes are mainly gravel cycling routes exploring what I’ll call the Eastern Greater Toronto Area including York, Peel, Dufferin, and Simcoe.

The routes are all designed as day trips generally in the area of 80-120km.

Durham Destroyer – The Rookie


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My Ride Report for the 2021 Durham Destroyer – The Rookie – April 2021

The Rookie is the first of three Durham Destroyer routes, at 100km it’s the easiest of the bunch.

Tour of Scugog


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My Ride Report of My Very Own Tour of Scugog – A Route in Progress – April 2021

The Tour of Scugog is my first attempt at a gravel route build. Starting in Port Perry, you will head towards the Town of Lindsay via some excellent gravel roads featuring some great panoramas of The Township of Scugog before heading south on the Victoria Rail Trail and then the turn back home on Ballyduff Road. It’s on the turn that the day will get interesting, with an option to brave Ballyduff in its entirety or bypass the Ballyduff ATV track via Gray Road Bypass.

Durham Destroyer – I’m Not Worthy


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My Ride Report from 2021 – Comparing my Rocky Mountain Vertex vs my Norco Search on the Durham Destroyer – May 2021

My Ride Report for the 2021 Durham Destroyer – I’m Not Worthy – September 2020

I’m Not Worthy is the second of three Durham Destroyer routes. With close to two kilometres of climbing over an imperial century, it’s not for the faint of heart.