Enter some fine Ontario riders led by David Purdy that organized a ride with an interesting route that is also an IBA sanctioned 500 mile "Butt builder" and is free to attend. I enjoy riding other people's routes because it relieves me from planning the ride, lets me enjoy the road more and usually takes me to a few places/roads I haven't seen before. If I manage to cover over 800Km of twisty Muskoka roads in under 12 hours I may even spring some coin for a patch for the bike and certificate for the garage. A win-win-win proposal, even if i lose :).
See you at Bikefest 500!