About the Ride
We are cycling from Kingston to Montreal because Ian went to Queen’s , so the route has symbolic significance. It also happens to be a beautiful ride, with most of the 280kms along Highway 2/ Rte 338 hugging the Saint Lawrence River, along the seaway and through the scenic Thousand Islands. Much of the route is along dedicated bicycle paths.
Friday, Aug 18:
5:00 pm – All team members arrive in Kingston and check in at their hotels (Confederation Place or Four Points Sheraton).
5:45 pm – Pre-Ride briefing at Confederation Place Hotel (237 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 2Z4) in the dining room. Please be punctual (this is Jane talking). It’s critical that you are all there on time as we have a lot of material to cover in one hour:
1- Welcome and introduction of riders (John). Distribution of the new team jerseys.
2- Introduction of Support Team (Jane)
3- Introduction by Igor of one of this year’s interns, who will describe some their research.
4- Explanation of the experiment being conducted during the ride each year which is finding correlations between exercise and its impact on cancer cells.
5- Run-through of the route and highlight of major points (rest stops, lunch stops, tricky spots, etc…) (Rob)
6- Riding rules and tips (Steve)
7- Wrap-up (John)
7:15 pm – Head out for BBQ dinner care of Don Aldridge. BYOB.
Saturday, Aug 19:
7:00-7:30 am – Breakfast at the Confederation Hotel.
7:45 am – Group pictures at the ride starting point, Ian’s bench in front of Goodwin Hall.
8:00 am – We are OFF! Everyone must stay together through Kingston until we get over the bridge, then the four pelotons will be formed according to each rider’s speed.
For details about the route see http://goo.gl/maps/rM4Y7
3:00pm onward – Arrival at the McIntosh Country Inn & Conference Centre, 12495 Highway #2 East, in Morrisburg!! Chill by the pool and hot tub, get that massage you booked and replay the ride of your life.
7:00 pm – Buffet Dinner at the McIntosh in the Orchard Room (we each pay for ourselves.) Update by Igor on what Ian’s Fund has been doing, awards, tall stories and other goodies await.
Sunday, Aug 20:
6:30- 7:30 am – Breakfast
8:00am — Off for Day Two! For route details see http://goo.gl/maps/EH8KE
3:00pm (approx) – Arrival at the Finish line care of Greg Dunning in beautiful Hudson (898 Main St, Hudson QC)!!! Champagne, beer (and more beer), burgers and snacks! Shower in the annex or go jump in the lake! (BRING YOUR BATHING SUIT AND A TOWEL!) All are welcome to relax and enjoy the Dunnings’ beautiful property.
For those who need, Steve will bring your bike back to the Martin Swiss store where you can pick it up later.
Now, PRAY FOR SUNSHINE!!!