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Friday Rides

All Friday rides are guided by local cyclist ambassadors and begin and end at the Fondo Village. The Fondo Village is located at the Eastlink Centre at All Friday rides are guided by local cyclist ambassadors and begin end at the Fondo Village. The Village is located at the                                  58 Kensington Rd, Charlottetown and is accessed via entry doors of Red Shores Race Track & Casino. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A delightful lunch will follow at                                            , located at 155 Kent St. Bike racks will be located at Kings Square on Kent Stand will be monitored by Gran Fondo Volunteers.

Cyclists are then welcome to return to the Fondo Village to store their bicycle for the evening.  

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Friday Ride Options 

Easy Short Route:
Deep Roots Distillery

Distance: 26.4 km inland loop
Terrain: Mild rolling hills 
Est. climbing: 211m
Departure time: 10:30 am

This delightful ride takes cyclists on a journey to Deep Roots Distillery, a Canadian Award Distillery nestled in the rolling hills of Warren Grove.

 

Sample award winning spirits, such as the gold medal winning Absinthe, the silver medal winning High Tide Moonshine or the bronze winning delicious Apple Brandy.

Cyclists will have the opportunity to shop around and have purchased products returned to the Fondo Village for pick up. 

Moderate Intermediate Route: Farm & Cottage Distance

Distance: 58 km inland and rural seaside loop

Terrain: Gentle rolling hills

Est. climbing: 503m

Start Times:

9:15 AM Start #1 (32+km/hr)

9:30 AM Start #2 (28 - 31 km/hr) 9:45 AM Start #3 (24 - 27 km/hr) 10:00 AM Start #4 (20 - 23 km/hr)   10:15 AM Start #5 (to 20 km/hr)

Explore the rural communities of Prince Edward Island.

Difficult Advanced Route: Victoria by the Sea 

Distance: 94 km shore side out and back 

Terrain: Hilly

Est. climbing: 870 m

Start time: 8:00 AM

This challenging route boasts beautiful views of the Northumberland and iconic red cliffs, where the riders will have the opportunity to visit local shops such as the famous Island Chocolates before returning to Charlottetown for lunch. 

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