2023 Lake Ontario & New York Finger Lakes
Tour Information: 2023 Lafayette Ride Around Lake Ontario
Selected Key Dates
Saturday, July 8: Travel Day - Arrive at Toronto Canada - though some may arrive earlier
Sunday, July 9: First ride day, departing from Toronto
Saturday, July 22; Last riding day, arrive Toronto and farewell dinner
Sunday July 23: Travel day - Depart from Toronto Canada - though some may have other departure dates
You can find the daily routes on the RideWithGPS web application. The routes are also available on the RideWithGPS smartphone app (Apple or Android), which can be downloaded from your phone's app store. Use the following link to access the web app:
For any expensive items (especially your bike, but also cameras, lap tops, etc.), you may wish to complete an Identification of Articles For Temporary Exportation (for Canadians going into the US) or Certificate of Registration for Personal Effects Taken Abroad - Customs Form 4457 (Americans entering Canada). You can obtain these forms at the border or at your local customs office.
Have the form(s) stamped at the border or prior to your trip. The serial number of the item is recorded on the form and proves the origin of the item. Otherwise the item could be dutiable (and in Canada, GST-able). Once completed and stamped, keep these forms, they'll be good for future trips. Non Canadian/US citizens should check with their own country officials for similar documentation. With bicycles, customs officials are looking to see if you purchased a new bike. In such cases the purchase may attract a duty and tax.
The form(s) should travel with the item. If your camera is on your bike, keep the form with you. If your laptop is in a support vehicle, the form should be in the support vehicle.
Toronto parking for Ontario 2023 bike ride
Short term self parking available at Embassy Suites Toronto Airport Hotel for discounted $18 CAD/night - regular price is $28 CAD/night. Maximum number of consecutive days for parking is 8 days
Driving Duties and Contact list
Our group consists of 21 people in week 1 and 20 people in week 2. We will have a luggage van and a car for shopping, picnics, and transportation during the tour. Please note that we won't have professional drivers, and participants will be asked to take turns driving the van and car, sacrificing a day and a half of bike riding for each duty.
Contact list of the riders, same as the list on the left hand tab:
Issues on the road
If you have issues on the road, for example a mechanical issue or health issue, and need to be picked up, we will have both a van and a car. The phone numbers for both vehicles are located in the table above. To make it easier for the vehicle to locate you, you can use your smart phone to share your location with either vehicle. Instructions on location sharing is lcoated at: https://sites.google.com/coxintl.com/2023/gps-location-sharing?authuser=0
It would be wise to practice sharing your location before you're stuck need a lift.