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The routes for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Gran Fondo fundraiser August 19 have been finalized.

The SNC Lavalin 30 kilometre “From Farm to Shore and Back” route gives riders a sample of the best riding that the Saugeen Shores area has to offer. Starting with a loop through Southampton, the route then travels south to Port Elgin along the shoreline of Lake Huron before tracking inland. The final section travels past beautiful farmland along the fertile shores of the Saugeen River before returning to Southampton.

This route has a start time of 9 a.m. and features one rest stop.

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The ReMax Land Exchange 70 kilometre “Winding Past Windmills” route has a great balance of scenery and topography. After looping through Southampton, the route follows the shoreline of Lake Huron to Port Elgin. It then jogs inland briefly before returning towards the Lake Huron shoreline before passing-by lush forests of MacGregor Point Provincial Park. The route then traverses some rolling terrain as it heads over the height of land and east towards the Saugeen River valley. The final section features some beautiful winding roads as it rolls alongside the Saugeen River on its return to Southampton.

This route has a start time of 8 a.m. and features one rest stop.

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The Society of United Professional 110 kilometre “Pretty in Paisley” route offers riders a mixture of terrain over its length as it travels through some of the nicest roads in the area. Beginning with a loop through Southampton, the route tracks south and follows close off the shoreline of Lake Huron travelling through Port Elgin, MacGregor Point Provincial Park as well as passing-by Bruce Power. It then turns east and away from the shore passing through Tiverton and Underwood on its way to Paisley. Situated at the convergence of the Saugeen and Teeswater Rivers, Paisley will offer participants a warm and friendly rest stop before following the Saugeen River valley back to the Finish in Southampton.

This route has a start time of 7:15 a.m. and features two rest stops and an elevation gain of approximately 580 metres.

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The Bruce Power 160 kilometre “Bruce County Bucket List” offers both amazing scenery as well as well-supported rest stops, not to mention bragging rights amongst your fellow cyclists. This route hits many notable stops throughout southwestern Bruce County as it takes riders through Sauble Beach, Tara, Port Elgin, Tiverton and Paisley. What will make this ride a truly memorable experience is the country hospitality and amazing support you’ll receive throughout the event. Join the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation in Southampton in 2018 and be the one of the first riders to add this Century ride to your bucket list.

This route has a start time of 7 a.m. and features three rest stops and an approximate elevation gain of 791 metres.

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Click here to register for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Gran Fondo fundraiser.