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Sackets Harbour/Watertown Overnighter

Thursday, September 21, 2023, 8:00 AM until Friday, September 22, 2023, 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Wolfe Island Ferry Dock
Barrack St
Kingston, ON  

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Gordon Smith
Event Coordinator
613-217-4431 (c)
Multi-Day Tour
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee
Itinerary Interested in an overnight bicycle tour from Kingston into the US? Check out the itinerary below:
  • start with the ferry to Wolfe Island
  • cycle across the Island to Point Alexandria
  • take Horne's Ferry to Cape Vincent in the US
  • cycle south down the US coastline of Lake Ontario to Sackets Harbor
  • have lunch in Sackets Harbor at Tin Pan Galley (website), and browse the historical and retail attractions
  • continue on to Watertown where we'll stay overnight
  • the next day we'll take an inland route back north visiting Clayton and some of the small towns along the way
  • finally, finish the tour with the two ferry crossings back to Kingston.
Route Map Day 1

Route Map Day 2

Consolidated Routes

Additional Details
  A SAG vehicle will take one VERY small overnight bag for you, and will be available to rescue any stranded riders! The ride will be cancelled if rain is forecast. We'll be covering approximately 85 km per day and the average speed will generally be low "C" (i.e., a bit under 20 km per hour). We'll be staying overnight in downtown Watertown at $108 US dollars per room, single or double. A group dinner will be arranged for Thursday evening.

Participation Participation will be limited to 15 riders. Please indicate your intention to participate by Monday, Sept 18 by contacting:
  • Gordon Smith
  • phone or message at 613-217-4431
Documents, Etc. Please note that your passport will be required in order to enter the US. Participants should also ensure that they have appropriate out-of-country accident and health care insurance.

Ride Preparation
  Riders should be familiar with Ontario's Safe Cycling Guidelines, and bring the following with them on the ride: 

  • a cell phone, with the app "what3words" installed
  • a copy of the ride route (downloaded to a mobile device or printed)
  • a spare tube, pump and repair kit
  • sufficient hydration and nutrition
  • health card
  • document showing address and emergency contact information