ROTARY CLUB – – Tour de Dundas – – Taste of Dundas

Sunday September 24, 2023

“Our community cycling event with a local flavour”


Tour de Dundas Gran Fondo

Ride from the Dundas Valley – where Canadian Olympians train.

Enjoy late-summer cycling at its finest. Starting in picturesque Dundas, our longer routes climb the Niagara escarpment, wind along paved rural roads through rolling countryside and pastoral landscapes before returning down into the valley.

Your lunch will be waiting for you at the Taste of Dundas outdoor food court in the picturesque Dundas Driving Park. Choose your meal from a selection of flavourful local fare, then pair it perfectly with cold craft beer or Niagara wine.

A meal voucher (food only) is included with registration in any of the four sports-cycling rides (36 km – 100 miles). Beer and wine will be available to purchase separately.

E-bikes are welcome.

Supported Routes

The Olympian – 100 miles – Conquer this classic Imperial Century (161 km) with over 1,000 m of total elevation gain. This route incudes a short 18% ascent (10 m climb) and a serpentine 10%+ descent. Be prepared!

The Countryside – 100 km – Rise to the challenge of completing your Metric Century riding through the rolling rural countryside of Flamborough farmland with over 600 m of total elevation gain

The Pastoral – 60 km – Start your ride with a gentle climb to the pastoral landscapes of West Flamborough. Less than 500 m of total elevation gain.

The Idyll – 36 km – Surround yourself in idyllic scenery as you rise up through the Dundas valley and then enjoy the descent. This route is ideally suited for e-bikes.

The Waterfront – 20 km – A family friendly out-and-back route to Bayfront Park, with a maximum grade of 4%.

Note: The Waterfront route uses a combination of public roads and paved trails (50/50). All riders must follow the rules of the road and exercise due caution while riding in traffic. Every child younger than 13 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult as described below.

Registration in The Waterfront ride does not include a meal voucher. Meals will be available to purchase at the Taste of Dundas outdoor food court in the Driving Park. This route is ideally suited for e-bikes.

All Routes – All routes are GPS-supported with printed maps available. Map images are shown below. Rest stations with water, snacks and WR’s will be spaced at appropriate intervals.

The courses are “open”, on public roads, with neither road closures nor escorts. All riders must follow the rules of the road.

Participants of all ages are welcome, subject to the following requirements:

  • Every person registering themselves only must be at least 13 years of age on event day.
  • Every person registering a child younger than 13 years must themselves be at least 18 years of age on event day.
  • Every participant younger than 13 years on event day must be accompanied by a responsible adult (a parent or guardian at least 18 years old) who is registered in and participating in the same event as the child. This requirement applies to all participants including all riders and all passengers.

Register now to secure your spot in the Tour de Dundas Gran Fondo!

Taste of Dundas – Outdoor Food Court

The Taste of Dundas outdoor food court will feature delicious meals from a selection of local restaurants, a craft brewery and Niagara winery. Enjoy outdoor dining in the peaceful setting of the picturesque Dundas Driving Park.

The Taste of Dundas is a unique one-day event run as a special event under permit by the City of Hamilton. It is open to the general public and all park visitors.

No registration required for the Taste of Dundas. Come early for the best selection.

The Dundas Driving Park at 71 Cross St, Dundas includes:

  • Playgrounds and picnic shelters
  • Large trees and grassed areas
  • Public washrooms
  • Free onsite parking (for the early birds)
  • Free municipal parking within 1 km (no charge on Sunday)

Walking Tours of Historic Dundas

Learn the engaging stories of historic Dundas with local amateur historian Stan Nowak. Enjoy an informative stroll through Downtown Dundas or Grove Cemetery. All walking tours begin and end in the Dundas Driving Park, lasting approx. 60 minutes.

Register now to secure your spot in a walking tour of historic Dundas!

Thank you for supporting our charities

Your participation in this event will support the charitable works of the Rotary Club of Dundas, including:

  • Margaret’s Place Hospice – providing compassionate care to families
  • Routes Youth Centre – providing “drop-in” programing to local youth