Great journey – A Celebration of something more than cycling: it’s about the journey itself, camaraderie and showcasing the best the region has to offer.
With its trendy boutiques housed in well cared for historical buildings, the quaint village of Creemore is a charming, almost hidden community of residential streets lined with gothic homes and surrounded by picturesque rolling hills. The settlement began in 1842 and by the turn of the century had become a thriving village with a vibrant business community.
Creemore Springs Brewery, in partnership with MultiSport Canada, is excited to host their 3rd annual vintage cycling event, Turas Mór, on Saturday, May 26th in Creemore and the surrounding countryside of Clearview and Mulmur Townships. Turas Mór means Great Journey in Gaelic, which is in keeping with the heritage of Creemore, also a Gaelic word Cree Mohr that means Big Heart. Inspired by the grand vintage rides of Europe, Turas Mór is a celebration of something more than cycling: it’s about the journey itself, camaraderie and showcasing the best the region has to offer.
In keeping with the inspiration of the event, a Vintage Festival is held during the day in the village of Creemore and riders are offered a chance to ride a classic bike, dress up in retro garb and get out and ride the serene country roads. Prizes are awarded for best costume and best heroic ride. Prizes are also awarded for crossing the finish line… last.
“Our goal is to create a memorable journey,” says Steph McLarty from Creemore Springs. “From classic bikes to bagpipes, from the rolling hills to classic climbs, from rest stops featuring local food and drink to the bond you create with your fellow rider, we want folks to experience things unique to Creemore, capturing the true spirit of the region.”
The non-competitive Turas Mór features two routes: a 61km challenging journey or a 23km more leisurely route, both on gravel and non-gravel roads. Each route offers a rest stop or two: the shorter ride stops at Giffen’s Country Market – a local apple orchard featuring house-made, fresh apple cider and some of the best butter tarts around. The longer ride has cyclists stopping at the Terra Nova Public House and The New—both charming locations serving up local delicacies made up of power smoothies, charcuterie, those butter tarts & more.
The day finishes on the main street of Creemore in front of the Creemore Springs Brewery. Riders can share stories, enjoy a rewarding pint of Creemore and eat a hearty lunch while listening to live music by Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party.
Creemore Springs Turas Mór definitely has all the ingredients for an unforgettable day. |E|
For more details and to register visit creemorespringsturasmor.com