WELCOME TO HUB & SPOKE!

You have chosen a unique event at Sea Otter Canada created for the participant who is seeking to explore the beautiful region in which our event is taking place with the opportunity to enjoy some of our favourite local destinations.

Hub & Spoke is designed to show you how rewarding it can be to explore by bike and make that exploration as relaxed or energetic as you choose.

The ‘Hub’ is our Sea Otter Expo at the base of Blue Mountain. Our ‘Spoke’ routes set out from there and have been created to connect you to places where you can stop and enjoy a break; eat, drink and discover what our local communities have to offer.

Each spoke route is also rated so riders can gauge what destinations are best suited to their desired experience. If you are just new to cycling or a seasoned rider used to covering longer distances, we hope you’ll find these descriptions helpful for planning your day:

1. LEISURE

MY FITNESS LEVEL…
I’m relatively fit but I want to ride at a relaxed pace to enjoy the view and wind in my face!

I’M COMFORTABLE WITH…
Slight inclines, but like it to be mostly flat.

MY TIME ON THE BIKE…
Around 1-2 hours of riding sounds about right.

2. RECREATIONAL

MY FITNESS LEVEL…
I ride my bike on a regular basis either for fitness, to commute to work, or just for fun. I enjoy an active lifestyle with an occasional physical challenge.

I’M COMFORTABLE WITH…
Rolling terrain and some hills that are challenging… I feel great after reaching the top.

MY TIME ON THE BIKE…
I’m good with 2-3 hours of riding… a little longer is OK if I stop a few times along the way.

3. ACTIVE

MY FITNESS LEVEL…
Fitness is central to my life. I ride my bike regularly on a weekly basis and I am comfortable with longer rides at a relatively strong pace.

I ENJOY…
All terrain, with hills, even longer or steeper ones that I can brag about! I like getting some speed on moderate descents.

MY TIME ON THE BIKE…
Around 3-4 hours of riding is no problem.

To find a route(s) that suits your style of riding and desired Hub & Spoke experience, check out ROUTES + TRAILS page.

We want you to enjoy every moment on the bike but also encourage you to stop along the route and be OUR guest as you spend some time visiting our Hub & Spoke Partners.

So, as part of your Hub & Spoke experience we are providing each rider $50 in Sea Otter Bucks which can be redeemed at any one of the following Hub & Spoke Partner locations:
Blackbird Pie Company – Heathcote (Note: no public washroom on the premises).
Currie’s Farm Market – Collingwood
Espresso Post – Collingwood
Georgian Hills Vineyards – Clarksburg
Gibson & Company – Collingwood
Good Grief – Thornbury
Heavenly Café – Collingwood (Note: Sea Otter Bucks not applicable to alcohol purchases).
Northwinds Brewpub & Craft Beer Store – Village at Blue Mountain
Northwinds Brewhouse & Kitchen – Collingwood
Ravenna Country Market – Ravenna
Surf Cafe – The Blue Mountains
The Cheese Gallery – Thornbury
Thornbury Village Cider House & Craft Brewery – Thornbury

You will receive your Sea Otter Bucks when you register at Blue Mountain. Sea Otter Bucks will be provided in $5 denominations and can be put towards your bill for purchases at any of these locations.

Please note the following rules and conditions for using Sea Otter Bucks:

• Sea Otter Bucks are not transferrable.
• Sea Otter Bucks are ONLY VALID ON JULY 6TH & 7TH, 2019.
• Sea Otter Bucks are only valid at the Hub & Spoke partner locations listed above.
• Sea Otter Bucks have no cash value, cannot be redeemed for cash and no change will be issued on purchases…
• Sea Otter Bucks cannot be used to cover gratuities. Please leave a tip and say thanks to our partners for their kind service and participation in the event!

Accordingly, if your bill is $19.00 and you put down 4 x $5 Sea Otter Bucks coupons, you will not receive any change.  If your bill is $21.00 and you put down 4 x $5 Sea Otter Bucks coupons, you will owe $1.00 cash to cover your bill.

Please be respectful of these rules and conditions which have been kindly agreed to by our Sea Otter Hub & Spoke Partners to say ‘welcome to our community and to make your day on the bike more enjoyable.

So, get out and ride, have fun and say HELLO! to people, you pass along the route. Finally, please say THANK YOU to each of our Hub & Spoke Partners for showing you some local fare and hospitality!