I really enjoy bicycling, especially in Puslinch. Most residents of Puslinch may not
realize that Puslinch is a popular destination site to cycle. Many avid and recreational
cyclists find their way to our Township due to the diverse terrain (on and off road),
excellent road conditions and safe environment. The Cambridge Tour de Grand and the
Tour de Guelph both use the roads of Puslinch.
I have biked every paved and gravel road in Puslinch and all the trails that permit
bicycles. Depending on whether I am training for a triathlon or just riding with my
Grandchildren, I can easily cover over 2000 km per year.. My kids and now my
grandkids enjoy the ride from home to Puslinch Tract and return. Of course they would
probably say the rest stop at the Hwy. 401 Onroute station was the best due to the treats I
would buy (bribe). Yes, there is a back gate and trail from Puslinch Tract that leads to the
east bound station.
The time of day and riding direction are crucial when picking a route. Cycling between
9am-11am through the week and even the weekend provides the greatest amount of
safety and enjoyment. I have a variety of bicycles from my carbon fibre racing bike to my
hybrid mountain bike. I enjoy both but it is always best to plan a route in advance. Road
conditions (paved or gravel), trails speed, distance, training or recreational riding will
always dictate the type of bike I choose for the trip.
Spring, summer and fall in Puslinch provides different sights, sounds and smells that
keep me stimulated during my rides. New growth and the smell of lilacs in the spring and
the colour changes of the trees in the fall are two great examples. More people are taking
advantage of this great activity. The number of riders in Puslinch has increased each year
and they all have smiles and return my waves. If you decide to join the Puslinch
adventure and see others on their bikes enjoying the day, give them a smile and a wave.
You will feel that much better for your efforts and participation in the Puslinch Cycling