View Full Version : Traveling to Barrie Ontario Canada - Advice?

Ultra AL
10-24-2015, 02:27 PM
Hey guys,

Now that I'm finally free from my kidney issues (which were excruciating, I hope none of you ever suffer through that!) I am committed to attend a bicycle peer group business meeting next week. It's in Barrie, Ontario Canada. I've never ridden the bike in Canada, and want to know if you have, which route you'd recommend.

My choices are I-75 to the Ambassador Bridge, then take the 401 to just short of Toronto, then north on 400 into Barrie. Or - Cross at the Bluewater Bridge instead, and take the 402 to London, then onto the 401 to the 400 and in.

Any of you ridden either of those routes, and have recommendations?

I leave tomorrow morning around 10:30 or so.

Gas Man
10-24-2015, 08:05 PM
Route 2 is nice...

Ultra AL
10-24-2015, 08:16 PM
Route 2 is a little outta the way. I'm not going to New Brunswick...

Ooops. Now I see it. Thanks.

Gas Man
10-25-2015, 05:06 PM
Yeah we have taken that to Port Dover... it's a nice ride. Kinda of like 2 going to sandusky.

10-25-2015, 05:58 PM
I've crossed the blue water bridge going to Canada and taken the 402 over to London, its less congested than taking the 401. I've crossed the ambassador bridge back into Michigan a couple times ( both on the weekend ) with minimum delay at the bridge. given the choice I would cross the blue water bridge regardless to if I were going to or coming from canada

Ultra AL
10-28-2015, 10:42 AM
Well I'm back. I ended up taking the Bluewater Bridge over to the 402, to the 401 on the way there, and just straight back on the 401 to the Ambassador Bridge on the way home last night. Was supposed to leave today, but the idea of rain all day, up to 3 inches, 45 degree temps, and winds up to 50 mph gusts just didn't appeal. Chose to ride in the dark than ride in the monsoon! Had a good ride. 400 miles in total round trip.

10-28-2015, 10:54 AM
Good to hear Al and wise decision on passing on the rain. It is a monsoon today, tough to ride in this kinda stuff. Good for you "EH".

Bagger Dave
10-28-2015, 11:54 AM
Cool Al! Glad you had a safe trip!