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It's Cycling Time! And We Are on the Way

Updated: May 4

Starlings & Roses Bed & Breakfast is Listed on Ontario By Bike! We have registered with the Ontario By Bike Network as a suitable accommodation for cyclists that meets the following requirements:

  • Covered and secure bike storage area: bikes can be stored in our old Coach House, which used to accommodate a postal carriage and horse over 100 years ago. We have 2 biking racks for 4 bikes in total.

  • Local cycling information: I have created this page to put together many online cycling resources (please see below).

  • Basic bicycle repair toolset & tire pump: available on a shelf in our Coach House.

  • Healthy, local food and beverage options if served on site: please take a look at Our Kitchen Creations for a variety of healthy as well as decadent menu options featuring local food (vegetarian options are available and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated). Delicious 3 Course Breakfast is included with every night's stay and other meals can be prepared and served in our beautiful dining room or al fresco on the patio. We can even put together a picnic or "to go" breakfast for you to eat on your way.

Our Biking Storage in the Coach House

Our Bed & Breakfast is a great place to stay when you exploring the local area by bike. The following cycling routes are either close to us or run through us:

Perth County, Mitchell & Stratford:

The following routes are published on the 2021 Perth County, St. Marys & Stratford Cycling Map

  • PCCT 2020 Stratford Lisbon Wellesley – 60km (no gravel)

  • Listowel Millbank Milverton – 66km (no gravel)

  • Listowel – Atwood – 25km (no gravel)

  • Listowel Britton Atwood – 32km (no gravel)

  • Mitchell Dublin Dairy Bar Loop (WE ARE HERE) – 27km

  • Cycle Stratford Stratford Mitchell Loop (WE ARE HERE) – 57km

  • Cycle Stratford Avonton Loop – 26km

  • Cycle Stratford Wartburg Route – 30km

  • Cycle Stratford – Stratford SW – 66km (70% gravel)

  • Cycle Stratford Ellice Swamp Route – 52km

  • Perth County Paolo Picnic + Espresso – Stratford St Marys – 59km (30% gravel)

Stratford and Perth County Cycle Routes– Created by Cycle Stratford, these routes begin and end in Stratford, and lead on longer journeys through the nearby areas of Perth County. The routes are plotted on paved roads. There are nine routes available varying in distance between 26km and 59km.

Perth County Cycling Routes – 6 rural road routes outside the communities of Listowel, Millbank, Milverton, Mitchell, Stratford, Shakespeare, and St Marys. The routes follow paved but quiet country roads with distances between 20km and 85km

West Perth Wetlands Nature Trail (WE ARE HERE)The West Perth Wetlands include 65 acres featuring 3 rehabilitated ponds, 10kms of walking trails of which some are also accessible by bike. West Perth consists of about 10km of tails that are ideal for walking, hiking, jogging or biking. The trails wind through wetlands and follow along the Thames River with scenic landscapes, lush green space and natural animal habitats.

North Perth Trail System – This trail system is approximately 22km long and can be used in all four seasons on foot or by cycling, horseback riding, skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Trails stretch from Gowanstown to Listowel (currently under construction) and from Listowel to Henfryn.

G2G: Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail:

I have created this page to put together some online cycling resources in the local area to be an easy reference for guests and us, as hosts, when asked questions. If what you are looking for is not on there, please let us know and we will research.

:) Happy Trails!

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