Ride Ontario: Campbellville
If you’re looking for some great riding roads that are just a short trip from the GTA then Campbellville might be just what you’re after. Ontario is an amazing province filled with lots of great riding locations, but you don’t need to head into Northern Ontario or pack your bags for a week long ride to enjoy a lot of the scenic riding that Ontario has to offer. There are some incredible riding locations all around the GTA that are perfect for a day trip.
Campbellville is located right outside of Milton, Ontario just off of highway 401. It offers a beautiful combination of rolling hills, twisty corners and scenic views. If you head over there on a nice Sunday afternoon, you’re bound to see quite a few motorcyclists out enjoying the roads.
The main loop in Campbellville consists of Guelph Line and Appleby Line running north and south, with Campbellville Road and Derry Road joining the two at each end. Guelph Line is the main road running through Campbellville and delivers a beautiful ride from Burlington all the way up to Rockwood. Appleby Line, on the other hand, is a little bit shorter, but provides some pretty exciting corners and two really big hills. Be warned if you’ve never been down it before, take your time on the hills, especially at the south end near Derry Road.
From there you can continue on down Campbellville Road to Tremaine Road and take a ride around the spectacular Kelso Conservation Area. The KCA is a great destination for a day trip. They have camping along with a small beach and the stunning view of the Niagara Escarpment provides a great backdrop to snap some cool pictures of your ride.
You can also head out the other side of Campbellville to the First Line Nassagaweya and loop back around to Guelph Line. It provides a few less corners and hills, but is still a beautiful ride through some incredible wooded areas. On the way back, you’ll drive right by the Mohawk Casino and Raceway, so if you need a little break from spinning the wheels on your bike, you can head in and spin a different kind of wheel.
Last, but not least, don’t forget to take quick spin down Campbellville Ave which jumps from Guelph Line over to Campbellville Road. It’s a fairly short little road that starts at the main intersection, but the ride past Campbellville Pond offers some breathtaking scenery that will make you forget how close to the GTA you really are.
Mechanical Issues? If you end up running into mechanical issues when you’re out exploring the Campbellville area, you can try to get in touch with one of the following motorcycle garages. If you’re on a sportbike, your best bet would be Ace Moto Tech located right in Milton. For cruisers, you can try Bronko’s or Kilbride Motorcycle. Bronko’s is located in Milton, while Kilbride Motorcycle is a little further away in Kilbride. All of them are open on Saturday, and no matter what you’re riding, any one of them should be able to give you a hand.
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