November 3, 2014
Torrance Barrens is a 1,905 hectare (4,707 acre) Conservation Reserve that is north enough from Toronto (in Muskoka) to be outside the light pollution of the city. Riding on the Precambrian Shield was surreal -- at times, it felt like we were riding on moon rocks. A fellow rider said Torrance reminded them of Utah, but without the heat! How cool is that? The place is dotted with lakes, wetlands and yes, we definitely got our feet wet. A lot! There are boardwalks and mud holes, and plenty of rock rolling in between. This is absolutely a place for fat bikes. The trail is marked with white arrows painted on the rocks. This ride was one of my favourites this year.