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Reviewed 21 August 2014

We biked 20 km of the trail from Vankleek Hill road 34 heading west to Boundary Rd and back to the parking. The trail was crushed dust and great for biking. We passed only two washrooms (port-a-pottie) the whole time. Some great sights on the trail. No services so you will need to bring the required water and snacks. In each of the towns there is some paved area to make it wheelchair accessible.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This cycling path crosses under HWY 417 at exit 17 and is only 2 km off the highway, so it was quite convenient to get to. The pea gravel path is in good condition and we cycled westward past farmland and the countryside is lovely. Once past Vankleek Hill, there are very few services so if you go, bring plenty of water and food. Overall it was a nice trip and we'll do it again soon.

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Reviewed 10 June 2013

As avid road cyclists, we are always looking for new country roads to ride on, and so we were pleased when we found a 27-km loop, called the Milky Way, starting in Casselman, Ontario. The Prescott-Russell Cycling Map describes this loop as a "leisure country ride taking you through the villages of St-Albert (famous for its cheese curds) and Casselman." So, recently, on a Sunday, we decided to try it out.

Starting out in Casselman, we headed out on County Road 7, which morphs into St-Albert Rd E, to link up with Route 800 E, and then on to St-Albert, where we stopped at the cheese shop. So far so good. We then rode on Rte 900 E to get to Guerin, and a bit later turned left onto Rte. 800 W and rode for 1.5 km to montée Lafleche, which turned out to be...a gravel road. That's 4.5 km of gravel! We hesitated briefly, and then headed back the same way we had come, only to be accosted by two none-too-friendly bulldogs, who seemed determined to follow us back to St-Albert. Since we'd already had an encounter with a Doberman earlier in the day on Route 800 E., our nerves were somewhat frayed, to say the least.

For most road cyclists, gravel roads are a definite no-no, so we were very surprised that this on-road itinerary included a longish gravel road.

Tip: Go to St-Albert and have their cheese curds, but check the map very closely for gravel roads and be ready to deal with dogs that are allowed to run free.

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