The Third Annual Bluewater International Granfondo welcomes cyclists to Lambton County and will start and finish along the shores of Lake Huron in Sarnia’s beautiful Mike Weir Park. Bluewater International Granfondo is part personal challenge and part serious competition with riders having three routes to choose from. The event will not be timed from start to finish as in traditional racing formats but instead will have timed sections.
Each route will have its own start time specifically designed to avoid mass start anxiety and allow riders of all routes to be able to finish within a reasonable time of each other.
This structure allows for the focus to be about enjoyment while allowing your competitive juices to flow during the timed sections. It also allows for regrouping with friends in between the timed sections or riding your own comfortable pace.
At the finish relax to live music while enjoying a well-deserved hot meal, beer and non-alcoholic beverages followed by an optional refreshing swim in Lake Huron. Whether you are looking to experience the enjoyment of riding on quiet country roads or through thriving fruit orchards or challenge yourself on the rolling hills of Arkona you will find it all in this first exciting new Granfondo.
Bluewater International Granfondo continues supporting two charities, St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bluewater Health’s Palliative Care with the emphasis being on further education of staff in the field of Palliative Care. A significant portion of the $50,000 raised in 2017 was dedicated to funding the first Lambton Palliative Care Retreat, a 2-day conference in Lambton County, where participants heard from a number of world-renowned speakers in the field of Palliative Care. In addition our MP Marilyn Gladu spoke about introducing the Private Members Bill C-277, an Act providing for the Development of a Framework on Palliative Care in Canada.