America by Bicycle
proudly offers the Great Lakes Tour - Erie
beginning in 2012. This is an amazing 6 day, 532 mile, circumferential tour of Lake Ontario.
Lake Ontario is the focus of our tour as we adventure through small towns and farmland east to Rochester, NY, known as �The
Flower City� and �Imaging Center�. Further east the terrain becomes more undulating as you head to the port city of Oswego, one of the
final stops of �The Underground Railroad�. Continuing north toward the St. Lawrence Seaway and Cape Vincent, NY, you will board a ferry
for a short ride to Wolfe Island, mid-point in the seaway. After a short ride across the island past wind farms, you�ll board another
ferry, bound for the historic riverfront city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Leaving Kingston, we roll through farmland and quaint
towns, enjoying another ferry ride on the Glenora Ferry on the scenic and historic Loyalist Highway as we head west to Cobourg,
Ontario, on our second hundred mile day. The bustling city of Toronto is our focal point and next destination as we stay in the center
of the city. Leaving Toronto on our last day, we ride along the a beautiful waterfront trail and watch Toronto fade into the distance.
We will leave Lake Ontario and head west, at Port Weller, where the Welland Canal enters Lake Ontario. We are now in sight of our final
destination, Niagara Falls as we pass by scenic orchards and vineyards. What a thrill it is as you realize your goal. You have just
completed riding around one of the Great Lakes!