Parking & Directions

Bicycle

Valet Bicycle Parking Available
Ride your bike to Ribfest this August 10-13 and the City of Cambridge Valet Service provided by Grand River Cycle will keep an eye on it for you.

Park worry-free with the Valet Bike Park service. Check out the event site plan to find our gated parking area to the left of the south entrance (near accessible parking).

Volunteers will watch your bicycle for free! The Valet service is available within the posted hours of the event. Bicycles are not allowed in the event.

Visit www.cambridge.ca cycling for more information or contact:
Jason Leach, City of Cambridge
519-621- 0740 ext. 4268, LeachJ@cambridge.ca

AUTO PARKING

There is parking for approximately 700 vehicles throughout Riverside Park.  A shuttle service will run inside Riverside Park between the Ribfest site and remote parking areas within the Park. Parking is also available at various City of Cambridge parking lots in Preston. The City of Cambridge has agreed to suspend enforcement of the 2 hour parking restrictions in these parking lots during Ribfest only. All other parking restrictions (e.g. Overnight Parking, etc.) will be enforced.

Click here to see a map for lot locations.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING is available in Riverside Park at the south end of the Ribfest site. Please follow signage to these areas.


Directions

From the East (Via Hwy. 401)

  • Take Hwy. 401 to the Hwy.8 exit (Exit 278). Stay left on the exit ramp and go left to Shantz Hill Road / King Street East.
  • Turn left at end of the ramp onto Shantz Hill Road and follow the Cambridge Ribfest signs.
  • Turn left onto Fountain Street and go 1 block to King Street.
  • Turn right onto King Street.
  • Go 0.4 km to Riverside Park Entrance.

From the West (Hwy. 401)

  • Take Hwy. 401 to the Shantz Hill Road exit (Exit 278A) and exit to the right onto Shantz Hill Road. Follow the Cambridge
  • Ribfest signs.
  • Turn left onto Fountain Street and go 1 block to King Street.
  • Turn right onto King Street.
  • Go 0.4 km to Riverside Park Entrance

From the North (Hwy. 8)

  • Take Hwy. 8 to King Street East exit (exit before Sportsworld).
  • Follow the Cambridge Ribfest signs on King Street East / Shantz Hill Road to Fountain Street.
  • Turn left onto Fountain Street and go 1 block to King Street.
  • Turn right onto King Street
  • Go 0.4 km to Riverside Park Entrance

From the South (Hwy 8 / King Street)

  • The Riverside Park Entrance is located on King Street (Hwy. 8) approximately 5 km north of Hespeler Road / Water Street / Hwy 24.
  • Follow the Cambridge Ribfest signs to the Park entrance.

Special Note:
Shantz Hill Road, Fountain Street, and King Street East in the vicinity of Riverside Park will be under construction during Ribfest resulting in potential traffic delays for traffic wishing to enter Riverside Park via the King Street East entrance.

Riverside Park can also be accessed via Speedsville Road as follows:

From the North (Hwy. 8)

  • Take Hwy. 8 to King Street East exit (exit before Sportsworld).
  • Turn left onto Sportsworld Drive / Maple Grove Road and go approximately 4.3 km to Speedsville Road.
  • Turn right onto Speedsville Road.
  • Go approximately 2.0 km to Riverside Park Entrance at Rogers Drive.

Vehicles can either park in the soccer field parking lots where the shuttle service will pick people up and take them to the Ribfest site or they can drive on Rogers Drive approximately 2.2 km to the parking lots closer to the Ribfest site.

From the South (Hwy 8 / King Street)

  • Take King Street (Hwy. 8) to Eagle Street approximately 4.5 km north on Hespeler Road / Water Street / Hwy 24.
  • Turn left onto Eagle Street.
  • Go approximately 1.6 km to Speedsville Road.
  • Turn left onto Speedsville Road.
  • Go approximately 800 metres to the Riverside Park entrance at Rogers Drive.

Vehicles can either park in the soccer field parking lots where the shuttle service will pick people up and take them to the Ribfest site or they can drive on Rogers Drive approximately 2.2 km to the parking lots closer to the Ribfest site.

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