SPARK Spin

SPARK Spin

SPARK Spin logoHow do you take your art? Cycling!

For 2017, SPARK Photo Festival has joined forces with Wild Rock, GreenUP, and B!KE to provide festival goers with FIVE SPARK Spin self-guided cycling routes that will take you to exhibits in Peterborough, Lakefield, Bridgenorth, Douro, Campbellford, and Warkworth.

Route 1: Peterborough Discovery Route

Route 2: The Lakefield Looper

Route 2a: The Lakefield Looper Lite

Route 66: Northumberland Bound

Route 66a: Northumberland Bound Lite

 


Finding your way around  Each SPARK Spin route has been mapped using Strava, a free on-line and mobile route tracking tool. You can print the maps, or access on them on your mobile with the free Strava app. A printable PDF has also been provided for each route with detailed information about each SPARK Photo Festival location along the route. Just click on the links below each description. To learn more about each stop on the route, visit SPARK Photo Festival or pick up a SPARK Photo Festival catalogue (at locations around town).

Make it a day or weekend trip  There are so many yummy options for a quick coffee, ice cream, or lunch stop along each route. Other art galleries, museums, and other local landmarks will likely catch your attention, too. So, use our routes to tack on a couple additional stops. If you are visiting from away, find a place to stay using TripAdvisor.ca.

Join a guided tour  GreenUP and B!KE are offering guided tours for Route 1 and Route 2a during the month of April. To register for these tours click the buttons below.


Route 1: Peterborough Discovery Tour

Start/Stop: Peterborough Square, Downtown Peterborough
Distance: 10 km loop
Terrain: Ride along road, bike lanes, and trail.
Special Route Notes:
– Stops 2, 4, and 7 are closed on Sundays. Some stops have limited hours on Saturday.

SPARK Photo Festival Stops on Route 1:

STOP 1
Peterborough Arts Alumni Photographers (p22) – PACE @ Peterborough Collegiate, 201 McDonnel St
M,T,W,TH,F 8am-4:30pm & 6-9pm SAT,SUN 10am-2pm

STOP 2
A Way Home Peterborough (p68) – Pappas Billiards, 407 George Street N
M,T,W,TH 9:30am-10pm F,SAT 9:30am-midnight SUN closed

STOP 3
Peterborough Photographic Society (p66)– YMCA (Balsillie Family Branch), 123 Aylmer St S
M,T,W,TH,F 5:30am-10:30pm SAT,SUN 7am-7:30pm

STOP 4
Greg Burke (p33) – Peterborough Farmers Market (Morrow Building), 136 Lansdowne St
SAT 7am-1pm

STOP 5
Kawartha Artists Gallery (p28) – Kawartha Artist Gallery & Studio, 420 O’Connell Rd
W,F,SAT,SUN 1-4pm T 1-7pm

STOP 6
Peter Curley (p42) & Ken Powell (p52) – Canadian Canoe Museum (Community Room), 910 Monaghan Rd
M,T,W,F,SAT 10am-5pm TH 10am-8pm SUN 10am-2pm

STOP 7
Newcomer Children’s Photo Project (p74) – Brant Basics, 296 George St N
M,T,W,TH,F 8:30am-5:30pm SAT 9am-5pm SUN closed

STOP 8
SPARK Showcase Exhibit (p16) – Peterborough Public Library, Peterborough Square (Lower Level), 340 George St
M,T,W,TH 10am-8pm F,SAT 10am-5pm SUN 2-5pm

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Route 2: The Lakefield Looper

Start/Stop: Downtown Peterborough
Travel Through: Bridgenorth, Lakefield, Douro
Distance: 67 km loop
Terrain: Ride on roads through countryside and towns. Gentle hills.
Special Route Notes:
– Bridgenorth Library (STOP 1) is closed and Celtic Connections (STOP 2) is open 1-3pm on Sundays.

SPARK Photo Festival Stops on Route 2:

STOP 1
Garry Barker/Steve Brittain/Ralph Colley/Jennie Versteeg (p58) – Bridgenorth Library, 836 Charles St, Bridgenorth
M 1pm-5pm, T,TH 10am-8pm W,F 10am-5pm SAT 10am-4pm SUN closed

STOP 2
Anna McShane/Tara Molson (p65) – Celtic Connections, 25 Queen St, Lakefield
M,T,W,TH,F ,SAT 10am-5pm SUN 1pm-3pm

STOP 3

Lakefield College School Camera Club (p63) – Canoe and Paddle, 18 Bridge St, Lakefield
SUN,M,T,W 11am-11pm TH,F,SAT 11am-midnight

STOP 4
Shannon Loughrey (p50) – Greenhouse on the River, 4115 County Rd 32 (River Road), Lakefield
M,T,W,TH,F 9am-5pm SAT,SUN 10am-4pm

STOP 5
Mike Towns (p54) – PG Towns, 297 County Rd 8, Douro
T,W 8am-6pm TH,F 8am-7pm SAT 9am- 5pm SUN 10am-4pm

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 Route 2a: The Lakefield Looper Lite

Start/Stop: Peterborough
Travel Through: Trent University/Lakefield
Distance: 15 km one-way, 31km round-trip
Terrain: Ride on paved trail and limestone chip trail. Ride on roads in Lakefield.
Special Route Notes:
– Lady Eaton College (STOP 1) is closed on weekends.
– There are special instructions for accessing STOP 1 and STOP 4. See STOP information below.

SPARK Photo Festival Stops on Route 2a:

STOP 1
Trent Visual Arts Network (p80) – Lady Eaton College, Trent U, 1755 West Bank Dr, Peterborough
M,T,W,TH,F 7am-10pm SAT,SUN closed
*At the bridge that passes over Nassau Mills Road, park your bike in the bike rack to the right of the trail. Walk up the stairs and cross over the bridge to Lady Eaton College.

STOP 2
Anna McShane/Tara Molson (p65) – Celtic Connections, 25 Queen St, Lakefield
M,T,W,TH,F ,SAT 10am- 5pm SUN 1pm-3pm

STOP 3
Lakefield College School Camera Club (p63) – Canoe and Paddle, 18 Bridge St, Lakefield
SUN,M,T,W 11am-11pm TH,F,SAT 11am-midnight

STOP 4
Shannon Loughrey (p50) – Greenhouse on the River, 4115 County Rd 32 (River Road), Lakefield
M,T,W,TH,F 9am-5pm SAT,SUN 10am-4pm
* You can access this stop from the trail, half-way between Hickey Road and Centre Road.

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Route 66: Northumberland Bound

Start/Stop: Hastings
Travel Through: Campbellford and Warkworth
Distance: 63 km loop
Terrain: Ride on roads through countryside and towns. Gently rolling hills with some steeper slopes (but with beautiful views from the top).
Special Route Notes:
– Much of Campbellford is closed on Sundays.

SPARK Photo Festival Stops on Route 66:

STOP 1
John Charlton/Lori Gillespie/Norma Keith (p60) – Snapshots, 16 Queen St, Campbellford
M,T,W,TH,F, SAT 9am-8pm

STOP 2
Tony Crocker (p41) – I am Coffee Café, 49 Front St North, Campbellford
M,T,W,TH 7:30am-4pm, F 7:30am-8pm, SAT 7:30am-3pm, SUN closed

STOP 3
Mike Gaudaur (p43) – Bennett’s Furniture, 13 Front St South, Campbellford
M,T,W,TH,SAT 9:30am-5:30pm F 9:30am-8pm SUN closed

STOP 4
Cindy Conlin (p38) – Caroline’s Organics, 15 Front St South, Campbellford
M,T,W,TH,F 9am-5:30pm SAT 9:30am-4pm SUN closed

STOP 5
Robert Laycock (p48) – Capers Restaurant, 28 Bridge St West, Campbellford
T,W,TH,F,SAT,SUN 11am-midnight

STOP 6
Gary Mulcahey (Featured Exhibit) (p30) – Ah! Arts and Heritage Centre, 35 Church St, Warkworth
F,SAT,SUN 11am-4pm

STOP 7
Lise Varrette (p56) – Our Lucky Stars Cafe, 16 Main St, Warkworth
M,T,W,F 8:30am-4:30pm, TH 8:30am-7pm, SAT 9am-4:30pm, SUN 9:30am-4pm

STOP 8
Christopher Thorpe (p53) – Camp-Ho-Ba-Chee, 18 Main St, Warkworth
W,TH,F, SAT 10:30am-4:30pm, SUN 11am-4pm

STOP 9
Laura Berman/Mary Weilandt (p59) – Cheeky Bee, 23 Main St, Warkworth
M,T,W,TH,F, SAT 9:30am-5pm, SUN 11am-4pm

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Route 66b: Northumberland Bound Lite

Start/Stop: Campbellford or Warkworth
Travel Through: Campbellford or Warkworth
Distance: 21km one-way, 42km round-trip
Terrain: Ride on roads through countryside and towns. Gently rolling hills with some steeper slopes (but with beautiful views from the top).
Special Route Notes:
– Much of Campbellford is closed on Sundays.

SPARK Photo Festival Stops on Route 66a:

STOP 1
John Charlton/Lori Gillespie/Norma Keith (p60) – Snapshots, 16 Queen St, Campbellford
M,T,W,TH,F, SAT 9am-8pm

STOP 2
Tony Crocker (p41) – I am Coffee Café, 49 Front St North, Campbellford
M,T,W,TH 7:30am-4pm, F 7:30am-8pm, SAT 7:30am-3pm, SUN closed

STOP 3
Mike Gaudaur (p43) – Bennett’s Furniture, 13 Front St South, Campbellford
M,T,W,TH,SAT 9:30am-5:30pm F 9:30am-8pm SUN closed

STOP 4
Cindy Conlin (p38) – Caroline’s Organics, 15 Front St South, Campbellford
M,T,W,TH,F 9am-5:30pm SAT 9:30am-4pm SUN closed

STOP 5
Robert Laycock (p48) – Capers Restaurant, 28 Bridge St West, Campbellford
T,W,TH,F,SAT,SUN 11am-midnight

STOP 6
Gary Mulcahey (Featured Exhibit) (p30) – Ah! Arts and Heritage Centre, 35 Church St, Warkworth
F,SAT,SUN 11am-4pm

STOP 7
Lise Varrette (p56) – Our Lucky Stars Cafe, 16 Main St, Warkworth
M,T,W,F 8:30am-4:30pm, TH 8:30am-7pm, SAT 9am-4:30pm, SUN 9:30am-4pm

STOP 8
Christopher Thorpe (p53) – Camp-Ho-Ba-Chee, 18 Main St, Warkworth
W,TH,F, SAT 10:30am-4:30pm, SUN 11am-4pm

STOP 9
Laura Berman/Mary Weilandt (p59) – Cheeky Bee, 23 Main St, Warkworth
M,T,W,TH,F, SAT 9:30am-5pm, SUN 11am-4pm

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