King to Brockton is a challenging 200km mixed surface ride in Southwestern Ontario starting at the King City Go Station and ending at Brockton cyclery in Toronto. It was initially designed by Theo Kelsey-Verdecchia as a training ride for the BT700 Bikepacking race as it borrows a few small sections from the BT route.
The route was designed to make it easy for city folks to get out for a big day (or two) as easily as possible by utilizing the Go Train service, avoiding the need for a vehicle. It can easily be modified to end at the Go Station as well, making for a shorter day that still takes riders through the best of the route.
As it was designed as a training route, the route can be described as challenging, especially if attempted in one day. The route includes a healthy amount of climbing, some of which you will have to walk no matter what bike you’re on. An abundance of fun, flowy singletrack mixed in with beautiful gravel and dirt farm roads makes up for all the tough parts and you will be sure to find yourself smiling as much as you are cursing as you grind away in your granny gear.
If you have any questions about the route you can reach out to Theo on instagram @theokelsey_. Happy trails!
This route can be ridden with any gravel or mountain bike.
Adrian Grant of www.ridegravel.ca
Chris Panasky, host of the Bikepack Adventures Podcast.