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A 62, 85, or 94 km ride from the village of Ashburn to Enniskillen. The lunch stop is at the picnic tables in Enniskillen. You can either bring your lunch, or purchase something at the adjacent convenience store. The store was acquired by new owners in 2014. They have vastly improved it from its previous sorry state. The medium and long routes may wish to stop for lunch at Kari-Jo's Coffee and Cafe in Burketon on Old Scugog Road 5 km north of Enniskillen.
Meet for a 9 am departure at Ashburn Community Park on the west side of Ashburn Road, 200 m north of the main intersection (map). To get to Ashburn drive east on Hwy 401 to Brock Road, north to CR5 at Claremont, then east to Ashburn and north to the parking lot. Alternatively, get off the 401 at the new 412 spur (which is a toll rooad) and take it north to the extended 407, and then get on Ashburn Rd and follow it right up to Ashburn.
Enniskillen was the birth place of brothers Sam McLaughlin who operated the McLaughlin Motor Car Co. (which later became General Motors of Canada) and John James McLaughlin who founded the Canada Dry soft drinks business. Sadly, the Canada Dry brand no longer has any connection to Canada. It is owned by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. out of Plano, Texas, a multinational corporation that also distributes 7 Up, A&W Root Beer, Clamato, Yoo-hoo, and countless other brands. (link to Canada Dry story)