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Cycling

MTA trails are for foot traffic only.  However, cycling is permitted on the G2G (Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail). MTA maintains the section of the G2G from Highway 21 in Goderich to the Maitland River in Auburn.

 

MTA offers Guided Bike Rides along the G2G and surrounding areas.

G2G 
Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail

People often ask, “Can you cycle on the Maitland Trail?”

The answer is No.  However, you can cycle on the G2G.

With Current detours, the G2G provides approximately 142 kilometers of beautiful country trail for cycling from Goderich to Guelph.

As a steward group, the MTA maintains the section of the G2G from Highway 21 in Goderich to the Maitland River in Auburn. (From Goderich, the G2G Trail takes you to the pillars of an old railway bridge. (There's a 10 km detour along Little Lakes Rd. that takes you to the other side.)

 

Description: 

Flat, crushed gravel, open countryside and forest areas, spectacular views of the Maitland River and valley.

 

Access and Parking:

North Harbour Road.  Cyclists can start at the trail head, cross the Menesetung Bridge and continue to the Maitland River in Auburn, where the pillars of an old rail bridge remain.

Distance:

- From North Harbour Road parking lot to Auburn: 13.8 km (Return trip: 27 km)

- from Highway 21 North of Goderich to Maitland River in Auburn: 10.9 km

Safety and Courtesy:

Whenever you are cycling on a multi-use trail, stay to the right and adjust your speed when approaching other cyclists or people walking. This is particularly important near Tiger Dunlop's Tomb and the entrance to the Menesetung Trail. 

Maitland Trail Cycling

MTA organizes group bike events throughout the summer.  Check the calendar of events for more information and Waivers. Become an MTA member and receive event notices directly in your inbox.

Guided Bike Rides

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