Loop of Lake Erie Bicycle Tour
July 28 to August 3, 2012
by Tom New and Wally Faas
The destinations will not change, but the routes may.
Bike trail to the Peace Bridge: at the end of Hanover St., right across pedestrian
Bridge to Marine Dr. Left to Erie St. Right onto Erie St. 2 blocks to Lakefront Blvd.
and bike trail on right of Lakefront Blvd. Watch for right turn (where it looks like
bike trail turns into a sidewalk). Follow bike trail along Porter Ave to ramp up to
Busti Ave. next to Peace Bridge Plaza. Find turnstile into Plaza.
|Day 1: 82 miles
Saturday July 28
Best Western Plus, the Inn of Lackawannamore
2500 Hamburg Turnpike
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Day 2: 90 miles
Sunday July 29
Erie Beach Hotel, Cove Room?
19 Walker St Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0, Canada
Day 3: 68 miles
Monday July 30
Port Stanley Beach Hotel
Port Stanley, ON N5L 1E2, Canada
Day 4 :: 95 miles
Tuesday July 31
279 Erie Street South
Leamington, ON N8H 3C4, Canada
Day 5 :: 41 miles
Wednesday August 1
Sunset Shores Bed & Breakfast
32708 Lake Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Day 6 :: 74 Miles
Thursday August 2
Motel 6 Geneva
1715 South Broadway
Geneva, OH 44041
Day 7: 50 miles
Friday August 3
Ends at Avonia Tavern
SUNDAY: After Peace Bridge, take Central Ave. exit on the right. At light, go right through next light to Lakeshore Rd. Where Lakeshore divides (two different times), veer left each tome. Stay along Lake Erie.
Lakeshore Rd. to Bardol Ave. Bardol Ave. to Dominion Rd. (rt. 1).
Dominion Rd. to Bassett Ave. (short dist - on left).
Bassett becomes Edgemere - RENDEZVOUS AT ERIE BEACH PARK.
Edgemere is blocked off. Not sure where so take the street at that point to the right to Dominion Rd. (rt. 1). Watch for Kraft Rd. (short distance). Turn left onto Kraft.
Watch for Friendship Trail entrance off of Kraft. Stay on Trail to Port Colborne onto Welland St.
Left on Welland St. to Clarence St. bridge.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS AFTER FRIENDSHIP TRAIL: PATTY DRIVES ON RT. 1 DOMINION RD. TO GORHAM RD. RT. 116, TURN RIGHT ONTO NIGH RD., FOLLOW NIGH RD. TO RT. 3 GARRISON RD., LEFT ONTO RT. 3. AT TOWN OF GASLINE, VEER LEFT. RT. 3 BECOMES RT. 5 KILALY ST. TO PORT COLBORNE. LEFT ONTO WELLAND SST. (RT. 68) 4 BOLCKS TO INERSECTION WITH FRASER ST. (THIS IS TERMINUS OF FRIENDSHIP TRAIL).
RENDEZVOUS AT INTERSECTION OF WELLAND ST. AND FRASER ST.
Cross bridge to King St. Left on King St. to Sugarloaf.
Follow Sugarloaf about 13 blocks to Rosement. Left on Rosemont.
Rosement to Lakeshore. Follow Lakeshore to Rt. 30 (Gold Course Rd.)
Turn left onto Golf Course Rd. to reconnect with Lakeshore.
Lakeshore becomes N. Shore Dr. to Dunnville (becomes Main St. E.)
Across bridge to Rainham Rd.
Follow Rainham to Rt. 49 (Aikens Rd.). Left onto 49 to Lakshore Dr. RENDEZVOUS HERE?
Lakeshore Dr. to Erie St. S. (Haldimand Rd. 53) to town of Selkirk on Rainham Rd. (Main St.)
Follow Rainham to Cheapside Rd. Left on Cheapside to S. Coast Rd. to Sandusk Rd.
Sandusk Rd. to Rainham Rd. to Riverside Dr. Left onto Riverside which becomes New Lakeshore Rd.
Follow New Lakeshore Rd. into Port Dover where it becomes Pansy Ave. Pansy Ave. to John St. Left onto John St. to Rt. 6. Left to hotel.
MONDAY out of Port Dover: next to hotel is St. George St. Follow St. George St. 4 blocks to Nelson St.
Left onto Nelson St., becomes Radical Rd.
Radical Rd. to rt. 24 ("T" intesection). Right short distance to Vittoria Rd. Left onto Vittoria (a.k.a. Charlotteville 4). Follow to Rt. 16 Forestry Farm Rd ("T" intersection).
Left onto Rt. 16 to Front Rd. (Lakeshore Rd.) Follow Lakeshore into Port Burwell on Wellington St. to Robinson St. Right onto Robinson to bridge.
Follow County Rd. 42 Nova Scotia Line to Imperial Rd. Left onto Imperial (rt. 73) to rt. 24 (Dexter Line). Right onto rt. 24.
Follow rt. 24 to East St. (rt. 23) into Port Stanley. Hotel is across bridge to William St. Left on William to 124 William St. (Port Stanley Beach Hotel).
TUESDAY out of Port Stanley take William St. north to rt. 20 Carlow Rd north to Fingal (rt. 16, Fingal Line).
Follow rt. 16 to Currie Rd. Right onto Currie Rd. to Wallacetown.
At Wallacetown, take rt. 3 to Blenheim.
At Blenheim, watch where rt. 3 turns left to Wheatley.
To cut off downtown Wheatley, watch for Klondyke Rd. Left onto Klondyke one block to Middleton Line. Right onto Middleton to T-intersecion with Erie St. S (Rt. 1).
Left onto RDt. 1.
Watch for Deer Run Rd. Turn right onto Deer Run Rd. one block to Milo Rd.
Left onto Milo Rd. to T-intersection with Pulley Rd. (aka Pinery Rd.).
Pulley Rd. becomes Lakeshore Dr. which becomes Cotterie Park Rd. which (in Elmdale) becomes Silver Ave. then Carr Ave. which T-intersects with Mersea Rd. 2.
Turn left onto Mersea Rd. 2 to T-intersection with Mersea Rd. 19.
Turn left onto Mersea Rd. 19 short distance to next left to Mersea Rd. 1 (Rt. 20).
Left onto Rt. 20 (Seacliff Dr.) into Leamington to Erie St. S.
Left onto Erie St. S. to Seacliff Inn.
WEDNESDAY. At ferry dock by 10. Arrive in Sandusky at 3.
Out of Sandusky, Jackson St, uptown to E. Washington Stl which is Rt. 6. Follow rt. 6 out of Sandusky where 6 becomes Cleveland Rd. W. Where Rt. 6 sign says turn right onto 4-land, stay on Cleveland Rd. W. (straight ahead).
Follow Cleveland Rd. W. through town of Huron to where it ends, turns right and hooks up with Rt. 6 again. SEE MAP 3 FOR DETAIL OF HURON STREETS.
Follow Rt. 6 to Avon Lake - Sunset Shores B&B, 32708 Lake Rd (Rt. 6) (440)933-6393.
THURSDAY. Follow rt. 6 into Cleveland suburbs where it becomes Clifton Blvd. to Linda St. (Linda St. is a right-turn-only street in the middle of the 1900 block of Clifton Blvd. just before Clifton divides). SEE MAP 4
Right onto Linda St. to Detroit Rd. (rt. 6).
Left onto Detroit Rd., follow across bridge into downtown where it becomes Superior Ave. SEE MAP 5
Follow Superior Ave. to 3rd St.
Left on 3rd St. 2 blocks to St. Clair. SEE MAP 6
Right on St. Clair to 72nd St.
At end of 72nd St., turn right to Lakeshore Blvd. rt. 283 (watch for sign to Bratenahl). SEE MAP 7
Follow Lakeshore Blvd. Rt. 283 to Andrews Rd. in Mentor-on-the-Lake.
Andrews Rd. becomes Richmond Rd. Turn right. Intersects with Richmond St. (535 and 283).
Right on Richmond (535/283) to Rt. 20. SEE MAP 8
Left onto rt. 20 (E. Erie St.).
Follow Rt. 20 to Township Hwy. 141 (County Line Rd.).
Turn left onto Lake Rd. W. into Geneva State Park through park to left onto N. Broadway (534).
Then right onto 531 (Lake Rd. W.) Follow 531 through Ashtabula and Conneaut.