Calendar of Rides/Events

Upcoming events

    • 22 Jan 2020
    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Adelaide Club, 77 Adelaide St West

    Want to stay cycle fit this fall and winter? Carmen Diges' superb indoor cycling training sessions at the Adelaide Club start again on Wednesday, November 13. These are not your run-of-the-mill spin classes. Carmen is a certified Master spinning instructor, coach and competitive cyclist; she carefully tailors her classes and tests participants' progress to improve performance and meet personal goals. Plus, the Adelaide, at Adelaide and Bay Sts., now has state-of-the-art Stages bikes)  with power meter technology.

    Sign up soon. Classes are from 6:35 to 7:35 p.m. Wednesdays. The eight-week series  (Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4 and 11) is $90 plus HST. Four sessions are $50 plus HST. Please register with Lauren at 416-367-9957 x 4309 or lauren@adelaideclub.com

    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Withrow Park Rink at 725 Logan Avenue

    Hi Ice Skaters,

    We are skating at Withrow Park Rink this week.     By TTC - Take the subway to Pape station, then take the Pape bus south to Wroxeter, and walk west to Withrow Park or walk south of  Danforth Ave. along Logan Ave. to the park.      By car - There is on street parking near by.

    We will skate for about one and half hours and then head to a restaurant near by.

    The Host this week is Jeff Poirier.

    For first timers to Friday evening ice skating, a TBN membership is not required. We skate on public rinks. Admission is free to almost all rinks. A few rinks have skate rentals. We skate for about one and half hours and then head to a restaurant near by for dinner. You are welcome to just join us for the skating or only join us for the dinner or preferably both.

    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • McDonald's, 1735 Danforth Avenue, near Coxwell Station

    For Sunday, February 23, meet at 10 AM at the McDonald's, 1735 Danforth Avenue, near Coxwell Station, on the south side of Danforth, about 200 m east of Coxwell. 

    We will walk to the Winter Stations art installation at Woodbine Beach. Info on Winter Stations is available at:

    The total distance will be about 10 Km, and we will end up at Chester Station. We will be walking mostly on city streets and on the beach. We will stop at the Tim Hortons at Boardwalk Place for coffee, and there will be an additional washroom break on the way back.

    Early exits and other points of interest along the way include:

    • 0.0 Km – McDonald’s, 1735 Danforth (coffee, bathrooms)
    • 2.6 Km – early exit to Queen streetcar
    • 3.3 Km – Tim Hortons, Boardwalk Place (coffee, bathrooms)
    • 4.3 Km – if needed, Tim Hortons, Boardwalk Place (coffee, bathrooms)
    • 6.5 Km – early exit to Queen streetcar
    • 7.3 Km – early exit to Gerrard streetcar
    • 7.8 Km – Walmart Gerrard Square (bathrooms)
    • 9.7 Km – Kalyvia Restaurant
    • 10.0 Km – Chester Station (end of walk)
    The route is available on Ride with GPS at:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31969050

    In case this affects your travel plans, there is a scheduled subway outage on Sunday, from Sheppard-Yonge to St Clair. Please check https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp in case there are any changes.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form but will not be charged the non-member fee.

    For more information check the TBN website under PROGRAMS - FALL/WINTER - CITY WALKS (https://tbn.ca/programs/fallwinter/citywalks) for a description of the Winter Walk program. If you have any questions, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator



    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Christie Pits Rink at 750 Bloor St.

    Hi Everyone,

    We are skating at Christie Pits Rink this week. The rink is diagonally opposite the Christie Subway Station across the park, north west corner of the park.   By TTC - Take the subway to Christie Station and walk around the park to the opposite corner or walk through the park.   By Car - There is on street parking around the park.

    Our Host this week in Susan Bishop.

    We will skate for about an hour and half. Susan has offered a POT LUCK at her house after the skating. Directions to her house will be provided at the rink. Also, rides to her house will be provided for those who would like one.

    For first timers to Friday evening ice skating, a TBN membership is not required. We skate on public rinks. Admission is free to almost all rinks. A few rinks have skate rentals. We skate for about one and half hours and then head to a restaurant nearby for dinner. You are welcome to just join us for the skating or only join us for the dinner or preferably both.


    • 01 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • To Be Determined

    Scheduled Winter City Walk - Start location and other information to be posted by the Wednesday before the walk. Walks begin at 10 AM and are typically about 10 Km. A shorter, slower walk may be available, as well.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form but will not be charged the non-member fee.

    For more information check the TBN website under PROGRAMS - FALL/WINTER - CITY WALKS (https://tbn.ca/programs/fallwinter/citywalks) for a description of the Winter Walk program. If you have any questions, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator



    • 06 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Ramsden Park Rink at 1020 Yonge St.

    Hi Ice Skaters,

    We are skating at Ramsden Park Rink near Ramsden Park Rd. this week.                       By TTC -  Take the subway to Rosedale station and walk across Yonge St. to Ramsden Park.

    We will skate for about one and half hours and then head to a restaurant near by.


    The Host this week is Julie Postil.

    For first timers to Friday evening ice skating, a TBN membership is not required. We skate on public rinks. Admission is free to almost all rinks. A few rinks have skate rentals. We skate for about one and half hours and then head to a restaurant near by for dinner. You are welcome to just join us for the skating or only join us for the dinner or preferably both.

    • 08 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • To Be Determined

    Scheduled Winter City Walk - Start location and other information to be posted by the Wednesday before the walk. Walks begin at 10 AM and are typically about 10 Km. A shorter, slower walk may be available, as well.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form but will not be charged the non-member fee.

    For more information check the TBN website under PROGRAMS - FALL/WINTER - CITY WALKS (https://tbn.ca/programs/fallwinter/citywalks) for a description of the Winter Walk program. If you have any questions, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator



    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Pilot Tavern
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    TORONTO BICYCLING NETWORK


    would like to


    THANK YOU


    for volunteering in 2019 and invite you to volunteer in 2020!


    We hope that you will accept this invitation to join us at this year's TBN Volunteer Appreciation and Recruitment Night on Wednesday March 11th at the Pilot Tavern (22 Cumberland Street) in Yorkville.  The evening is open to anyone who either volunteered last year and\or would be interested in volunteering in 2020.  There are ways that you can help anywhere from setting up the Spring Kickoff to volunteering to be a board member.  The important thing is to get involved and support our wonderful club!

    It will be a night of fun and festivities. Share a bite to eat and a drink with fellow TBN volunteers, hear about a few new things the club has in store for 2020, and celebrate your accomplishments and those of the many people who help TBN to bring more rides, more fun and more friends together  than any other cycling club in Toronto.

    Doors open at 6:30 and pub finger food will be available (cash bar).  Please register by March 6th, so we know how much food to order.

    If you would like to eat before the event, you can eat downstairs and join the event at 6:30.

    Please email social@tbn.ca if you have special dietary requirements. 

    TBN sincerely appreciates the efforts that volunteers have contributed to the club in the past year and hopes to encourage past and new volunteers in 2020. 





    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • To Be Determined

    Scheduled Winter City Walk - Start location and other information to be posted by the Wednesday before the walk. Walks begin at 10 AM and are typically about 10 Km. A shorter, slower walk may be available, as well.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form but will not be charged the non-member fee.

    For more information check the TBN website under PROGRAMS - FALL/WINTER - CITY WALKS (https://tbn.ca/programs/fallwinter/citywalks) for a description of the Winter Walk program. If you have any questions, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator



    • 22 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • To Be Determined

    Scheduled Winter City Walk - Start location and other information to be posted by the Wednesday before the walk. Walks begin at 10 AM and are typically about 10 Km. A shorter, slower walk may be available, as well.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form but will not be charged the non-member fee.

    For more information check the TBN website under PROGRAMS - FALL/WINTER - CITY WALKS (https://tbn.ca/programs/fallwinter/citywalks) for a description of the Winter Walk program. If you have any questions, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator



    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Victoria Square Park, just east of the 404 on Elgin Mills Road

    Driving directions: click here

    Routes: click here

    Weather forecast: click here

    Guest rider registration: click here

    Caution notes: please ride single file on the paved shoulder on Aurora Rd between McCowan Rd and Highway 48. Please also take extra care as you go south on Highway 48, and then turn left/east across Highway 48 onto Lakeshore Rd.

    Time to dig out from winter and head into the countryside north of the city! Opening day for the 2020 Wednesday Wheelies season will be March 25 This week's rides will start from the Victoria Square Community Centre, just east of the 404 on Elgin Mills Road.

    The maps and cue sheets indicate that the designated lunch stops for the rides are at two golf clubs. However, the golf clubs are unlikely to be open at this time of year. Thus, we suggest you stop in either the Musselman Lake area (the short route) or Mt. Albert (the medium and long routes), or you can bring a lunch or snack with you.

    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • To Be Determined

    Scheduled Winter City Walk - Start location and other information to be posted by the Wednesday before the walk. Walks begin at 10 AM and are typically about 10 Km. A shorter, slower walk may be available, as well.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form but will not be charged the non-member fee.

    For more information check the TBN website under PROGRAMS - FALL/WINTER - CITY WALKS (https://tbn.ca/programs/fallwinter/citywalks) for a description of the Winter Walk program. If you have any questions, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator



    • 01 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Centennial Park parking lot on Jane Street about six kilometres north of King Rd


    Driving directions: click here

    Routes: click here

    Weather forecast: click here

    Guest rider registration: click here

    These are new routes that start from Centennial Park on Jane Street north of King City and go up into the Holland Marshes (Wikipedia article). They follow many of the roads of our traditional King City routes, but avoid the urban sprawl traffic on Keele Street coming out of King City. The short route will go as far as Bradford and stop for lunch at either Tim Horton's or Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery. The long route will continue west and stop for lunch lunch at the Tim Horton's in Tottenham. The long route has a short section of hard pack just before reentering the Holland Marshes on the return stretch. 

    Meet for a 10 am departure at the Centennial Park parking lot on Jane Street about six kilometres north of King Rd.  

    • 07 Apr 2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Etienne Brulé Park

    A great way to warm up your cycling muscles after a long winter: a paved path with gentle grades along one of the nicest stretches of the Humber River. The route is almost totally car-free.

    Leader: Sandra

    Start: 10:30 a.m. in the Etienne Brulé parking lot (Go down the hill behind the Old Mill subway station. Go over the bridge and turn left )

    Dist: 20 km

    RWGPS:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26848624

    • 08 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Free Parking Lot on Park Drive just south of Main Street, Stouffville


    Driving directions: click here

    Routes: click here

    Weather forecast: click here

    Guest rider registration: click here

    A ride east and north from Stouffville with lunch at Annina’s Bakeshop (reviews) in Goodwood.

    Meet for a 10 am departure at the Free Parking Lot on Park Drive just south of Main Street in StouffvilleTo get to the start, drive north on Hwy 404 to Stouffville Rd, and then go east into Stouffville. Facilities are available at many of the chain restaurants and gas stations as you come into Stouffville. 

    • 08 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 13 Apr 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Washington DC
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    Spring in DC- April Long Weekend


    Join TBN this Spring as we explore Washington DC and the surrounding areas on bike and foot!  Why DC? DC has been recognized as one of the best biking cities in the US. There is plenty of culture, history, festivals, art, architecture, nature, and food to enjoy. Check out https://washington.org/ Almost all of the top DC attractions are free (19 Smithsonian Museums, Monuments, and Memorials).  With an average high of 19 degrees Celsius, low humidity, and low rainfall, April is a beautiful time of year to visit DC.

    We will be staying in Old Town Alexandria, VA, nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th and 19th century architecture. It is one of the South’s prettiest cities with more than 200 trendy restaurants and boutiques. Check out www.visitalexandriava.com.

    Accommodation

    The Airbnb we will be staying in comfortably sleeps 8, is run by a superhost and has received a rating of 4.98 out of 5.  Click here for more info about the Airbnb. It is a 15 minute Metro ride or 30 minute bike ride to the main tourist areas of DC and a short walk to the many Alexandria attractions, including King Street, recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America.

    The sleeping arrangements will be as follows: Bedroom 1- Queen Bed suitable for a couple, Bedroom 2- Double Bed suitable for a couple, Bedroom 3- 2 single beds (trundle style), Living Room - Sofa Bed (suitable for one person), and Finished basement: 1 or possibly 2 air mattresses

    TBN members who would like to arrange their own accommodation, but participate in the activities are welcome to do so.

    Price: $410/person The price includes 5 nights accommodation, parking, and secure bike storage. Food is not included, however participants will have the option to participate in a food fund. Transportation is not included in the price.  A minimum of 6 registrants is required to run the trip. If the minimum number is not reached, the trip will be cancelled and refunds will be issued.  The initial price of $410/per person is based on 6 people sharing the Airbnb, but the house can fit up to 8 people. If more people register, registrants will be issued a discount ($35/person discount if 7 people register and $65/person discount if 8 people register.

    Transportation

    The trip organizer will make every attempt to match people for carpooling, but carpooling is not guaranteed. Each car can fit up to 3 people. Participants who carpool are expected to contribute to gas costs as well as a little bit extra for wear and tear on the car. The approximate fuel cost per way is $100 (to be shared among the passengers). If a person cannot be matched for carpooling, he/she will have to make his/her own transporation arrangements (options include air, bus, or train). A bike can possibly be taken on a plane or train, or there are a number of bike shops in DC where a bike can be rented.

    Itinerary

    There will be five scehduled bike rides, 4 historical guided walking tours, and free time to explore DC's attractions.  The rides are suitable for Urban Roller bicyclists.  All activities are optional. This schedule may be adjusted depending on weather, preferences of the group and the availability of tickets for the historical walking tours (not yet available for booking).  All of the sightseeing activities suggested in this itineary are free. Dinners/Nights out and Beer tasting are at the participant's own expense, as is using the Metro.  The Historial Walking tours led by DC by Foot are pay what you can/some have a small booking fee. Check out https://freetoursbyfoot.com/washington-dc-tours/

    Wednesday

    Drive to DC (about 10 hours including breaks). Check-in to airbnb anytime after 4 pm.

    DC Bike Party Cherry Blossom Chase ride at 7:30 pm.  Now in its eigth year, this free ride has been recognized as one of the best events of the festival and has reached cult status.  Hundreds of cyclists explore the city with a playlist, and after the ride head to a bar.  DC Bike Party has won the "Best Social Ride" Award from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. Ride distance about 25 km, including distance from Airbnb to start of ride.  Take the Metro back to Airbnb.

    Thursday

    Morning Ride: Bike ride from Alexandria to Mount Vernon using the Mount Vernon Trail, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24894922, 35 km, a favourite bike trail among the locals and tourists.  Mount Vernon is George Washington's plantation estate which is the most visited historic home in the US. 

    Afternoon Ride: Alexandria Loop, https://ridewithgps.com/ambassador_routes/834-the-alexandria-loop, 30 km.  This ride goes through the north west area of Alexandria, where we will see upscale neighbourhoods, The Masonic Memorial and possibly stop for some Beer tasting at Port City Brewing Company.

    Dinner and Night out in Alexandria

    Friday

    Ride Part 1: Early morning ride to see the Cherry Blossoms at sunrise (best time to view), https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2276336, 35 km. We will visit the Tidal Basin/East & West Potomac Park/National Mall/Capitol Hill/Foggy Bottom. There will be an optional extension to the US National Arboretum (best secret place to see the Cherry Blossoms).  We will then proceed to the start of the Ride Part 2.

    Ride Part 2:  For the members of the group who do not want to wake up so early, they have the option to join us in Georgetown. We will take two of the most popular bike trails in DC on this route- The Capital Crescent Trail and Rock Creek Park. Along the way, we will head through Bethesda and Chevy Chase Maryland. There will be a number of Metro stations along the way if anyone would like to cut the ride short. The ride from start to finish in Georgetown is 35 km https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1522922

    Capital Hill Scandals walking tour (DC by Foot) in the evening, 90 minutes, 1 km

    Dinner/Night out in DC

    Saturday

    Morning: Guided tour of the US Capitol (free tickets already reserved) and Washington Monument Tour (tickets already reserved)

    Free time to see Smithsonian Museums/attractions

    Historic Georgetown walking tour (DC by Foot), 2 hours, 3 km, https://freetoursbyfoot.com/washington-dc-tours/walking-tours/historic-georgetown/

    White House at Night walking tour (DC by Foot), 90 minutes, 1 km 

    Petalpalooza in the evening- live music, art installations, beer garden and fireworks https://nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/event/petalpalooza/

    Sunday

    Embassy Row and historic Dupont Circle walking tour (DC By Foot), 2 hours, 1.5 km, https://freetoursbyfoot.com/washington-dc-tours/embassy-row/

    Museums/sightseeing in the afternoon

    End of Trip Dinner in DC

    Monday

    Check out time 11 am (at the latest). Drive back to Toronto

    Cancellation Policy

    No refunds will be issued if a participant can no longer go. Registrants who can no longer go are responsible for finding a replacement, and arranging payment themselves. TBN will not be involved with the financial transaction.  TBN can help publicize if spaces become available or connect people on the waitlist.  If TBN cancels the trip, participants will be issued a refund.  Registrants are encouraged to arrange trip/medical insurance.

    Registration will begin January 24 for TBN members and will open to non-members on February 14. Final date to register is March 9, 2020. 

    Please contact Trip Organizer Lora Flanagan, weekendtrips@tbn.ca for more information.




     

    • 12 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • King Edward's Statue - Queen's Park
    First of the Season Sunday Leisure Wheeler Ride - Queen's Park to Cherry Beach (and back)
    Distance: 21 KM
    Starting Point: King Edward's Statue -Queen's Park 

    Meet at King Edward's statue in Queen's Park.

    Ease into the Leisure Wheeler season with a two park ride. Of course, there are city streets (with bike paths) to traverse between the two parks.

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee Payable in advance on line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Safety Reminder: Signal all turns and stops. If you are unable to signal, call out the turn. In the meantime You must practise riding with one hand on your own, so that eventually you are able to signal. This is important in traffic. Give adequate warning to cyclists behind you by calling out "stopping" when you intend to stop.

    Leader: Jamie

    Cue-Sheet and Map to Print: Queen's Park to Cherry Beach
    RWGPS:  Click Here
    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Taddle Creek Park

    The very first (and shortest) Tuesday ride followed this route. Here’s the original description from 2003: “A half-hidden ravine ride for freelancers, shift workers, people between jobs, retirees, and ne’er-do-wells". This downtown route has a minimum of street riding and only two hills (OK, so the first one is Poplar Plains). Some unpaved paths.

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader- Vicki

    Start: 10:30 a.m. in Taddle Creek Park, one block north of the Bedford exit of the St. George subway station on the West side of Bedford.

    Dist: 15 km

    RWGPS:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20200135

    Cuesheet and Map: Secret_Circuit_-HG_variation-.pdf


    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Schomberg Arena, W. off Main St, Schomberg


    Driving directions: click here

    Routes: click here

    Weather forecast: click here

    Guest rider registration: click here

    Caution note: the medium and long routes cross Highway 9 at kilometre 33.2. Highway 9 can be busy, including with trucks. Cross carefully.

    Gravel stretch: the long route has a 1.5 km stretch of unsealed road lined with wonderful stately trees shortly after passing Upper Canada Camp and turning west towards Orangeville.

    A ride west from Schomberg, with lunch at The Hockley General Store and Restaurant in Hockley (review). 

    Meet for a 10 am departure at the Arena parking lot in Schomberg. The Arena is on the west side of Main Street in Schomberg, just south of Hwy 9. Need pre-ride facilities or a coffee? Tims is nearby (map).

    Horse fences photo by Allen McGregor / CC BY 2.0

    Guest rider registration: click here
    • 19 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • King Edward's Statue - Queen's Park

    Queen's Park and the Don Valley

    Distance: 21 KM

    Starting Point: King Edward's Statue - Queen's Park

    Enjoy the early LW season by doing this short, easy ride to the waterfront. Distance and route may vary depending on weather. 

    Coffee at Lavazza

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 


    Safety Reminder: Signal all turns and stops. If you are unable to signal, call out the turn. In the meantime You must practise riding with one hand on your own, so that eventually you are able to signal. This is important in traffic. Give adequate warning to cyclists behind you by calling out "stopping" when you intend to stop.

    Leader: Jamie


    On-line interactive map: ridewithgps
    Cuesheet for you to print: Queen-s Park and the Don Valley
    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • "Passenger Pick-up" Kennedy subway station

     At the Kennedy Station we will make our way around the construction on the fenced pedestrian walkway. Then we will have quiet residential streets, no stairs, a ravine, a cemetery, and a better way to Tim Hortons. 

    Start: 10:30 a.m. at the Passenger Drop off - western entrance  to the Kennedy subway station off of Transway Crescent). Because of all the construction, this is a change from our usual meeting place.

    If you are driving, you could park at Jack Goodlad Park north of Eglinton and the east side of Kennedy Rd. You could wait for us there by the washrooms ...which won't be open but we will pass by them. That way, you won't have to puzzle how to get around the station to the meeting place.

    Dist: 22 km

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader: Sandra

    Interactive map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29788499

    Cuesheet and Map: Kennedy_Conundrum.pdf

    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Community Centre on the south side of Main St in Mt. Albert



    Driving directions: click here

    Routes:  click here 

    Weather forecast: click here 

    Guest rider registration: click here

    A from Mt. Albert to Uxbridge, with lunch at the Tin Cup Caffe (reviews). 

    Meet for a 10 am departure at the Community Centre on the south side of Main St in Mt. Albert.

    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Etienne Brulé parking Lot

    Mostly paved paths. Up the Humber to Eglinton  and across to Mimico Creek. We then circle back to Etienne Brulé 

    Meet at Etienne Brulé parking lot down the hill from The Old Mill subway station

    Start: 10:00 a.m. Dist: 24 km

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader: Roberta

    Online Interactive Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30501085

    Cuesheet and Map to print: Mimico_Creek_Expedition 2019



    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Taddle Creek Park

    The lower Don, a bit of the Martin Goodman Trail, and a couple of small parks paralleling the long-buried Garrison Creek. All but a few metres of the route is paved. Some street riding.

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader: Vicki

    Start: 10:30 a.m. in Taddle Creek Park, one block north of the Bedford exit of the St. George subway station

    Dist: 24 km

    RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26848700

    Cue-sheet to print:Mary's_Short_Meander



    • 29 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Boston Presbyterian Church (3 Line & 5 Side Rd), north of Milton


    Driving directions: click here

    Routes: click here


    Weather forecast: click here

    Guest rider registration: click here

    Caution note: please ride single file on the 1.5 km stretch on Highway 7 coming into Rockwood.

    We start at Boston, Ontario, and north through picturesque Glen Eden (and also Limehouse and its old lime kilns on the medium and long routes) to Rockwood for lunch at either Saunders Bakery (reviews) or Goodfellows Field to Fork (reviews).

    Meet for a 10 am departure at the Boston Presbyterian Church (some history). For a pre-ride pit stop, there is a Tim Hortons on the left just past the first traffic light after you get onto Hwy 25 (map). 

    • 03 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Finch Subway Station
    Maple Bakery- A Trail Ride

    Distance: 35 KM
    Starting Point: Finch Subway Station - Passenger Pickup and Drop Off place

    Head north for brunch at TBN's favourite bakery.

    Delightful meandering pathways, some paved and some hardpack.   Some paths may have loose gravel.

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance online

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader: Don


    Ride with GPS: ridewithgps.com/routes
    • 05 May 2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Note change of START: Upper King's Mill Parking Lot

    Mostly paved paths. Up the Humber to Eglinton (with a hopeful visit to James Gardens)  and across to Mimico Creek. We then circle back to Etienne Brulé  

    Start: 10:30 a.m. Etienne Brulé parking lot. If you are riding from the Old Mill subway station, ride down the hill, past The Old Mill and turn left after the bridge.

    Dist: 23 km

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader:Jean

    Online Interactive Map ridewithgps.com/routes/29220324

    Cuesheet and Map to print: Humber_-_Mimico_Creek_cc.pdf

    • 06 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ashburn Park, 9160 Ashburn Rd, Whitby, Ontario


    Driving directions: click here

    Routes: click here

    Weather forecast: click here


    Guest rider registration: click here

    A ride from the village of Ashburn out to the east through the Durham County drumlins. The lunch stop is at the picnic tables in Enniskillen. You can either bring your lunch, or purchase something at the adjacent Enniskillen General Store (website). The medium and long routes can also stop for refreshments at Tyrone Mills.

    Meet for a 10 am departure at Ashburn Park on the west side of Ashburn Road, 200 m north of the main intersection (map). There is a porta potty at the end of the parking lot.

    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

    • 10 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Shoppers World at Victoria Park & Danforth Ave

    Gary's Ride

    Ride down to the Martin Goodman Trail and explore the trails at Ontario Place. Return to enjoy coffee in the sun near Harbourfront and then continue on the Don Valley and Taylor Creek Trails.

    Distance: 40 km

    Start: Shoppers World- Victoria Park and Danforth

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance online

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader: Roy

    RWGPS:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26866793

    Map and Cuesheet:Gary-s_Ride-3.pdf

    • 12 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 14 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Hornell, New York, USA
    Register



    For the last three years, a group of Wednesday Wheelie types have headed down to Hornell for some cycling in the northern Allegheny Highlands (click here for Wikipedia article). The Highlands are part of the vast Appalachian Mountain Range of the Eastern United States and Canada. In less technological times they posed a significant barrier to land travel in eastern North America.  In our era, they are a hidden cycling gem - great scenery, terrific roads and, best of all, lots of challenging hills. We are therefore again scheduling two Hornell outings for 2020 - once in the spring and again in the fall. The spring outing will be from Tuesday May 12 to Thursday May 14. If you think you might be interested in joining the Wednesday Wheelie Hornell peloton for this outing, please read on. In the past some of our friends from the Niagara Freewheeler also joined us. We expect that some of them will be back with us this year, and perhaps also a few friends from elsewhere.

    Accommodation We will be staying in the Econo Lodge (website) in North Hornell which is a short distance south west of the Finger Lakes. Please call the hotel directly at 607-324-0800 to make your reservation. Tell them that you are part of the Wednesday Wheelies group and ask them to put you in the "New Building". It's a separate structure of 18 large rooms, all of which are non-smoking. If you run into any confusion trying to make your booking, we suggest you call back when Sabra is on duty. There are also about 50 additional rooms in the other buildings. You can expect to pay around $60 per night, including breakfast. Don't try and use one of the many of the online booking options as you may actually pay more, and you probably won't be able to ask to be put in the New Building. We suggest you drive down on the Monday evening and stay through until the Thursday morning. However, if you want to come for either a shorter or longer stay, no problem. 

    The Scenery As mentioned above, the region is very hilly, and so not for the faint of heart (sorry). You may wish to consider using a granny gear bike. There are some really long beautiful remote stretches on all of the routes. It will be impossible to avoid enjoying the scenery, even when you are climbing! You may even decide that the scenery is spectacular. Be sure to bring along some sort of camera device.


    The Rides We've plotted hilly rides for the first two days. On the third day, there will two around a lake options - one flat and the other hilly. Click here to see RWGPS plots of the rides (click on the "Show all on map" button in order to see the big picture). The RWGPS link includes some other options for anyone choosing to stay longer than three days. As the event approaches, we will refine parking lot information, refreshment stops and other details, and some nits will be fixed. Start times for the rides will tentatively be 9:30. There will be a short drive to the start locations on the first two days, and a slightly longer drive to the start location for the rides around the lake on the third day. 



    After Ride Socializing and Dinner Each day after the ride, we will meet in the parking lot outside our rooms for some after ride socializing and rehydrating. We will generally head off as a group around 6 pm for dinner at one of the local restaurants. 

    Flexibility Since we all be staying in the same hotel and will likely be a fairly small group, we will have the flexibility to change details to suit the circumstances (e.g., start times or restaurant details).

    Weather and Cancelling Your Hotel Reservation Click here to check out the weather forecast for Hornell (this page also includes also includes links to 14 day and 7 day forecasts). If the weather looks like it will be really lousy, you will be able to cancel your hotel reservation without penalty up to 11 am on the day before your scheduled arrival. If we have one bad day of weather, Corning is a very touristy town about an hour away that's worth a visit. Of particular interest is the Corning Glass Museum (website) where you can learn all about glass making and how Corning developed Pyrex, Corelle, fiber optic cable, gorilla glass and other game changing technical glass products. Another bad weather day option would be a visit to Ithaca and Cornell University.


    Driving For driving directions, click here. Google Maps estimates the driving time to be 3.5 hours in good conditions. Of course, there is the border and possible traffic delays. Hence, we recommend that you drive down on the Monday evening. In order to avoid roaming charges on your phone, you may wish to download the Google Maps sections for the area before leaving home. This will allow you to put your phone in airplane mode after crossing the the border. In addition to using Google Maps to get to the hotel, you will also find it useful for finding parking lots, restaurants, etc.

    Registration If you think you are likely to join us, please click on the registration button on the left and register as soon as possible. If you change your mind at any point, not an issue. However, it will be very helpful to us if you register so that we have a reasonable sense of our likely numbers.

    Questions If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact us.



    • 12 May 2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Taddle Creek Park

    David Balfour Park, up Bayview (no Moore Park), the Beltline, and Cedarvale Park. Some unpaved paths. 

    Start: 10:30 a.m. in Taddle Creek Park, one block north of the Bedford exit of the St. George subway station on the West side of Bedford Rd.

    Dist: 19 km

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader: Patsy

    RWGPS:ridewithgps

    Cuesheet and Map to Print: Balfour and Beltline



    • 13 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Hornby Park, 2 km W. of Trafalgar on Steeles


    Driving directions: click here


    Routes: click here

    Weather forecast: click here

    Guest rider registration: click here

    Caution note: shortly after the lunch stop there is a dangerous left turn. It's where you turn left off Appelby Line and cross over to Side Rd 2. The turn is on a bend and so there are visibility issues in both directions. Consider pulling over to the right side of the road and stopping so that you can look carefully in both directions before crossing over (the "Safer Left Turn").


    A ride from Hornby through rolling Halton County to Lowville. Lunch will be at the Lowville Golf Club on Britannia Rd just outside Lowville. The picture at the top of this page is an early picture of the Lowville United Church just down the road from our lunch stop. Click here for some interesting history of the church.

    Meet for a 10 am departure at Hornby Park
    .
    Facilities are available at the Tim Horton's/Petro Canada at the lights as you turn onto Steeles.

     

    Rattlesnake Point photo by Alexander Synaptic / CC BY-NC 2.0

    • 17 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kennedy Subway Station

    Scarborough See the Geese


    Distance: 45 KM
    Starting Point: Kennedy Subway Station

    Explore the asphalt trails through 2 parks and along Lake Ontario en route to the mouth of the Rouge River.

    Bring lunch.

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet.

    Non-members are welcome. There was no Leisure Wheeler ride last Sunday due to the Ride for Heart so this ride is considered part of Bike Week and is free to non-members. Please register online for the ride. However, if you are technically challenged, you may sign the waiver at the start of the ride.

     

    Leader:         Mary


    Ride with GPS:    LW See the Geese

    Cuesheet:             LW See the Geese

    Map to print:        See the Geese V3map.pdf



    • 19 May 2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Finch subway

    A one-way ride that takes a shortcut from Finch subway station to Kennedy station using the Finch Hydro Trail, East Don Parkland and Gatineau Hydro Trail.

    Start: 10:30 a.m. Finch subway Park and Ride- Hendon Ave., West of Yonge

    Dist: 24 km

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign a waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader:Heather

    RWGPS: ridewithgps

    Cuesheet and Map:Finch_to_KennedyV-3




    • 20 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Georgina Ice Palace, just off Woodbine Ave, Keswick

    Driving directions: click here

    Routes: click here

    Weather forecast: click here

    Guest rider registration: click here

    A ride from Keswick along the shores of Lake Simcoe through Stephen Leacock territory past Sibbald Point Provincial Park to Virginia Beach Marina. The medium and long routes then turn inland while the short route returns back along the shores of Lake Simcoe. Lunch for all three routes will be at Tim Horton's on Dalton Rd.

    Meet for a 9 am departure at the Georgina Ice Palace, just off Woodbine Ave in Keswick.

    Cook's Bay photo by Joe Mabel / CC BY-SA 3.0

    • 24 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Grenadier Restaurant-High Park

    High Park to Wychwood

    This is normally a Friday night, Urban Roller ride but we can enjoy it in the daytime. Discover the Railpath, York Beltline, Cedarvale Ravine and Wychwood Gardens all at a Leisure Wheeler pace. Some hills on this ride.

    Safety Tip for this Week: When passing another rider- say "Passing on your left" before overtaking them and always pass on the left

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance online

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

     Leader: Roberta

    Distance: 25KM
    Starting Point: Grenadier Restaurant, High Park

    RWGPS:ridewithgps

    Map and Cuesheet: High_Park_to_Wychwood_Park-

    • 26 May 2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Taddle Creek Park-Bedford exit of St. George station

    Cedarvale Park and the Beltline extension. Some unpaved paths and street riding. More changes could be made because of Crosstown construction. Coffee at Second Cup on Bloor at Lippincott. 

    Start: 10:30 a.m. in Taddle Creek Park, one block north of the Bedford exit of the St. George subway station

    Dist: 19 km

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign a waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader:

    RWGPS:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29222706

    Cuesheet and Map to print: Cedarvale_Prospecting_-avoiding_construction

    • 27 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Caledon East Community Complex, in Caledon East



    Driving directions: click here

    Routes:  click here

    Weather forecast:  click here

    Guest rider registration: click here

    A ride starting from Caledon East. Lunch for the short route will be at the Higher Ground Coffee Co in Belfountain. The medium route and long routes will stop at the Tin Cup Café in Erin.

    Meet for a 9 am departure from the Caledon East Community Complex. When you arrive, please park along the perimeter of the parking lot away from the building. There are washrooms in the building.

    Forks of the Credit Turn Pike photo by Michael Gil / CC BY 2.0


    • 28 May 2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Kennedy subway station

    Highland Creek,

    The route follows Highland Creek as it winds through Morningside and Colonel Danforth Parks and down to the lakeshore. Some street riding.


    Start: 10:30 a.m. Kennedy subway station beside the elevator on 

    Transway Crescent       

    Dist: 38 km

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader: Dinsmore

    RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27787480

     Map and cuesheet: Highland_Creek_-copy- (2).pdf



    • 31 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Shoppers' World-Vic Pk & Danforth
    Mark's Secrets of Scarborough


    Starting Point: Shoppers' World-Victoria Pk & Danforth
    Distance: 28 KM


     Remembering Mark Brousseau who first created this ride. 

    Safety Reminder: Signal all turns and stops. If you are unable to signal, call out the turn. In the meantime You must practise riding with one hand on your own, 

    so that eventually you are able to signal. This is important in traffic. Give adequate warning to cyclists behind you by calling out "stopping" when you intend to stop.

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance online

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 


    Leader: Carole



    Ride with GPS:ridewithgps

    Cuesheet and Map for you to Print: Mark's_Secrets_of_Scarborough

    • 02 Jun 2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Finch subway- Passenger Pick-up

    This  route goes west on Finch Hydro Trail to access a series of parks along Black Creek.  All of the route is paved. Because of the longer distance, this ride will be faster than usual. (An advanced Leisure Wheeler Ride)

    Start: 10:30 a.m. Finch subway Passenger Pick-up

    Dist: 28 km

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign a waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader: Dinsmore

    RWGPS:ridewithgps

    Cue-sheet and Map to Print: Black_Creek_and_Back_2020


    • 03 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ashburn Park, Ashburn Rd, Ashburn


    Driving directions: click here

    Routes: click here

    Weather forecast: click here

    Guest rider registration: click here

    Caution note: there is a 1.6 km busy stretch on County Rd 2 heading north starting at km 8.6. It's largely downhill and there is an extra lane or good paved shoulder for the first half of the distance. However, the paving then becomes quite rough. Thus, reduce your speed and keep your distance from the cyclist in front along this stretch. As always, emphasize your presence with a good rear flashing red light.

    A ride from the village of Ashburn through the Oak Ridges Morraine to lunch at either Penny's Mini Mart in Blackstock or the Wolf Run Golf Club just after Janetville.

    Meet for a 9 am departure at Ashburn Park on the west side of Ashburn Road, 200 m north of the main crossroads in Ashton

    Oak Ridges Moraine photo by Rick Harris / CC BY-SA 2.0

    • 05 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Victoria Square Park (on Elgin Mills Road in Markham, just east of the 404)

    Open our Freedom Friday season with a selection of rides open country just to the north (and east) of the Greater Toronto Area. You'll skirt picturesque Musselman Lake and dip down to Annina's Bakeshop in Goodwood for coffee and cakes before circling back to our start point. You'll be amazed how quiet the roads are, and how close you are to the city.

    Start point is at Victoria Square Park in Markham, just east of the 404 (on Elgin Mills Road). Exit the 404 at Elgin Mills Road and head east. The park is on your right hand side, just after the Prince Regent Street intersection. Distances: 61km, 71km, 80km, 97km.

    (Note: The park's toilets usually open between 8 and 9am. Facilities are available at gas stations both east and west of the 404.)

    Ride leader: tba 

    Click here for links to maps, cue sheets and RWGPS files.

    Registration for non-members click here

    Remember: Ride leader will not have copies of printed maps and cue sheets. Please print out your own copy from the RWGPS page and bring it with you to the ride.

    • 09 Jun 2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tim Hortons near Kipling subway

    Explore the western edge of the city. A bit of street riding takes us to paths in two nice long ravines. Includes a short stretch of unpaved road.

    Start: 10:30 a.m. START LOCATION: Meet near Kipling subway station on Dundas St West, north side, outside Tim Hortons.  (Construction/modifications to the Six Points junction.)

    Dist: 18 km

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign a waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader: Patsy

    RWGPS:ridewithgps.com

    Cuesheet:Bloordale Mimico Creek cuesheet

    Map:BloordaleMimicoCreek

    • 10 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Schomberg Arena, W. off Main St, Schomberg


    If the weather is nice and we have a good turnout, we will take our annual Wednesday Wheelie group picture before heading off. If you own a TBN cycling jersey, please remember to wear it. If you have an extra one that someone else might be able to wear for the picture, please bring it.

    Driving directions: click here

    Routes: click here  

    Weather forecast: click here


    Guest rider registration: click here

    A ride from Schomberg to Caledon East. The lunch stop is at the Trailside Bistro & Cafe which has an outside sitting area.

    Meet for a 9 am departure at the Schomberg Community & Agricultural Arena parking lot in Schomberg. The Arena is on the west side of Main Street in Schomberg, just south of Hwy 9. Need pre-ride facilities or a coffee? Tims is nearby (map).

    Horse fences photo by Allen McGregor / CC BY 2.0


    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Jack Goodlad Park: Kennedy and Ranstone Gdns.

    Ravine Ride Special: A Stretch to the East

    Note the earlier start...9:00 AM

    Come and join us for beautiful ride through Highland Creek, east  along the Waterfront Trail at Port Union to the border of Pickering, head north to the Toronto Zoo along quiet residential streets and country roads. Bring food but lunch can purchased at 35.5 km at Paul’s Breakfast & Burgers. Plenty of time to enjoy the scenery. A few steep but mostly gentle climbs.

    Starting point: Jack Goodlad Park at Kennedy Rd & Ranstone Gdns, 1 km north of Kennedy Subway. Lots of free parking.

    Distance: 62 kms

    Starting time: 9 am                    Ending time: 2 pm

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader: Dinsmore

    RWGPS : ridewithgps

    Cuesheet to print: Highland Creek and Rouge Valley

    Map to Print: Highland Creek and Rouge Valley Map 


    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Parking lot at Centennial Park on Jane Street, King City (about 6km north of King Road).

    New routes, new start location.

    Ride north from near King City into the Holland Marsh, with a break in Bradford or Tottenham and route options of 51km, 76km and 91km. The central section of these rides is pancake flat, but you can expect hills at the start and at the end. They build character.

    Note: the long route has a short stretch of hardpack just before you reenter Holland Marsh on the return journey.

    Meet for an 830am departure at the Centennial Park parking lot on Jane Street, about 6km north of King Road.

    Ride leader: TBA

    RWGPS link here

    Map and cue sheet here

    Registration for non-members click here

    Remember: Ride leader will not have copies of printed maps and cue sheets. Please print out your own copy and bring it with you to the ride.


    • 14 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Shoppers' World, Danforth at Victoria Park Ave. adjacent plaza marquee.

    Visit the lighthouse at the tip of the Leslie St. Spit via eastern Beaches Goodman Trail.  Good photo opportunities with the Toronto skyline and waterfront. Lots of wildlife on the Spit. Return via Corktown Underpass, Bayview Extension bike trail and Taylor Creek bike paths. Bring lunch or buy something at the Brickworks on the return ride.

    Starting Point:  Shoppers World plaza: Victoria Park and Danforth

    Distance: 37 km

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance online

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader: Roy B.

    RWGPS: ridewithgps

    Map and Cuesheet: Leslie_St-_Spit

    • 16 Jun 2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Taddle Creek Park

    A one-way ride. Almost all of the route is paved. Some street riding, but two-thirds of the route is on bike paths and half is in ravines. Come and see the amazing half-elephants (or maybe they’re giant molars)!

    Coffee at Balzac's

    Start: 10:30 a.m. in Taddle Creek Park one block north of the Bedford exit of St. George subway station

    Dist:30 km

    Safety Tip for this Week: When passing another rider say, "Passing on your left", before overtaking them and always pass on the left. When needing to stop quickly, call out, "Stopping"

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

    However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign a waiver at the start of the ride. 

    Leader: Heather

    RWGPS:ridewithgps

    Cuesheet and Map to Print: Rosedale-Sunnybrook-DonValley-Taylor_Creek

    • 16 Jun 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • 18 Jun 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Collingwood
    Register



    For the last three years, the Wednesday Wheelies have left the "safety" of our Toronto area countryside and headed up to Collingwood for three days of great riding and socializing. In 2020 we'll be heading back to Collingwood on 
    Tuesday June 16, Wednesday June 17 and Thursday June 18. We will also have a second outing to Collingwood in the fall.

    The event is a Wednesday Wheelies event. However, we will be delighted if other members of the TBN join us.



    The Routes
    The routes are all available on RWGPS. If you would like to see an interactive RWGPS consolidated map of all of them, click here, and then click on the button at the bottom left titled "Show all on map". There is also an image of the consolidated map at the bottom of this web page.

    Schedule

    Tuesday

    • 11:00 AM ride start time
      • Driving directions to start (Creemore & District Recreation Centre):  click here 
      • Routes:  click here
    • 5:30 PM - We'll meet for drinks, wings and socializing at the Kelsey's Original Roadhouse (map). 
    • After socializing (say around 6:30 PM) we suggest you head off to dinner in groups to one of Collingwood's numerous restaurant options (or if you want you can just stay at Kelsey's):

      Wednesday

      • 9:00 AM ride start time
        • Driving directions to start (Angora parking lot in Collingwood):  click here
        • Routes:  click here
        • An alternative route for anyone interested in staying off the roads is the Georgian Trail which goes along the scenic shores of Georgian Bay from Collingwood to Meaford. To see the route, click here and then click on the Georgian Trail box on the right. The route is 34 km from end to end, although you can turn around at any point. The route is suitable for road bikes. To see some images of the Georgian Trail, click here.
      • 5:00 PM - We'll meet for drinks, wings and socializing at the Boston Pizza (map).
      • After socializing (say around 6:00 PM) we again suggest you head off to dinner in groups to one of Collingwood's great restaurant options (or if you want you can just stay at Boston Pizza).

      Thursday

      • 9:00 AM ride start time
        • Driving directions to start (Angora parking lot in Collingwood):  click here
        • RWGPS and PDF links:  click here
        • An alternative route for anyone interested in staying off the roads is the Clearview Trail which goes along an abandoned rail corridor. It heads south east out of Collingwood into the countryside towards Stayner. To see the route, click here and then click on the Clearview Trail box on the right. The route is 14 km from end to end, although you can turn around at any point. The route is suitable for road bikes.
      • After Thursday's rides, we will head home.

      Accommodation You are on your own in finding accommodation. Because the event is a midweek event before the start of the school summer holidays, our understanding is that you should not have any difficulty in finding accommodation and that the prices should be reasonable. 

      Although we will not have a headquarters hotel for the event, we have done a little bit of digging around for options. The Luxury Inn, Comfort Inn and Days Inn are all centrally located, modern and reasonably priced. The Luxury Inn will likely be the cheapest. With luck, you may be able to get mid week, pre season pricing at the other options. The Milestone Motel is an old style drive up. It may be a little cheaper yet. It's well located and has very good reviews.

      Everything is Optional If you choose to participate in the event, it will be totally optional as to whether you ride all three days, and attend all the social functions. If you wish to have a non-riding partner join you, terrific. And if you wish to play golf or participate in some other activity, no problem. Our big picture goal is simply to have an out-of-town cycling meet-up in June in a lovely location where there will also be opportunities for socializing.

      Registration If you think you will likely participate in “The Wednesday Wheelies Go to Collingwood”, please click on the button at the left and register as soon as possible (including for your partner, if applicable). If you change your mind at any time, not an issue. Just let us know at wedwheelie@tbn.ca and we'll delete your registration. 


      The Wednesday Wheelies Crew


      • 17 Jun 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • The Community Center on the south side of Main St in Mt Albert

      Driving directions: click here

      Routes:  click here

      Weather forecast: click here


      Guest rider registration: click here

      A ride from Mt. Albert to Uxbridge, with lunch at the Tin Cup Caffe (reviews).


      Meet for a 9 am departure at the Community Centre on the south side of Main St in Mt. Albert.

      Click here to go to the website of Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario from which the above picture is taken. The house is in Leaksdale near Zephyr just north of Uxbridge and is where many of Lucy Maud Montgomery's novels, including many of the Ann of Green Gables series, were written.

      • 19 Jun 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Schomberg Arena, W. off Main St, Schomberg

      Route and destination to be confirmed. Check back closer to the ride date.

      Join Freedom Fridays for a scenic jaunt from Schomberg to Hockley, with a welcome ice cream/coffee stop at the Hockley General Store and restaurant at the halfway point. Ride distances: 66km, 84km and 97km.

      Meet for an 830am departure at the Arena parking lot in Schomberg (map). The Arena is on the west side of Main Street in Schomberg, just south of Hwy 9. Need pre-ride facilities or a coffee? Check out Tims (map) or the ever popular Grackle coffee shop a notch further down Main Street.

      Driving directions: click here

      Click here for maps, cue sheets and RWGPS links

      Registration for non-members: click here

      Weather forecast: click here

      R
      ide leader: tba

      Remember: Ride leader will not have copies of printed maps and cue sheets. Please print out your own copy and bring it with you to the ride.

      • 21 Jun 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Finch subway "Kiss and Ride" Hendon Ave. and Yonge St.
      Edwards Gardens Picnic

      Starting Point: Finch Subway Station - Passenger Pick-up and Drop Off place
      Tour the area of the rich and famous. See Versailles AND The White House. Then, lock your bike and enjoy the flowers as you eat your lunch. BYOP (Bring your own picnic)  or buy something from the Garden Café.

      Safety Point: Please communicate with pedestrians and other cyclists. Communication means ringing your bell, or saying something like "Bikes coming through". (Saying "On your left" has no meaning to pedestrians). It also helps if the cyclists slow down!!!

      Distance: 33 KM

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance online

      However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Leader: Jean


      RWGPS:ridewithgps
      Map and Cuesheet for you to Print: Edwards_Gardens_Picnic



      • 23 Jun 2020
      • 10:30 AM
      • Shoppers World, Victoria Park and Danforth

      A water theme: the lakeshore, the Don River, and Taylor Creek. Paved paths with a few blocks of street riding, and about 100 m of dirt path. Coffee at the Brickworks.

      Start: 10:30 a.m. Shoppers World, Victoria Park and Danforth, one block south of Victoria Park subway station.

      Safety Reminder: Signal all turns and stops. If you are unable to signal, call out the turn. In the meantime You must practise on your own riding with one hand so that eventually you are able to signal. This is important in traffic. Give adequate warning to cyclists behind you by calling out "stopping" when you intend to stop.

      Dist: 26 km

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

      However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Leader: Jane

      RWGPS:ridewithgps.

      Cuesheet and Map:TaylorCreek

      • 24 Jun 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Campbellville Ball Park (New) in Campbellville


      Driving directions: click here

      Routes: click here

      Weather forecast:  click here 

      Guest rider registration: click here


      Caution note: there is a nasty left turn on the medium and long routes. It's where you turn left off Appelby Line and cross over to Side Rd 2. The turn is on a bend and so there are visibility issues in both directions. Consider pulling over to the right side of the road and stopping so that you can look carefully in both directions before crossing over (the "Safer Left Turn").

      This week's rides start in Campbellville, and go to the Lowville Golf Club for lunch (website). The Club is on Britannia Road on the right, one driveway past Conservation Halton and 400 metres before the church at Guelph Line where we used to turn left to descend down into Lowville. The Club has sandwiches or full meals. The long routes may also wish to stop at the Carlisle Golf Club (website).

      • 26 Jun 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
      • Victoria Square Park, just east of the 404 on Elgin Mills Road

      Enjoy the quiet roads north of Markham as we head up to scenic Herald Rd and then up and down hilly Kennedy Avenue on the return journey. Morning coffee break at Pheasant Run Golf Club on Warden Avenue.

      This ride, with 64km, 77km and 102km options, starts at 8:30 am from Victoria Square Park on Elgin Mills Road.

      Click here for the RWGPS file or map and cue sheet. 

      Registration for non-members, click here.

      Ride leader: TBA

      Remember: Ride leader will not have copies of printed maps. Please print out your own copy and bring it with you to the ride.

      • 28 Jun 2020
      • 6:00 AM
      • 29 Jun 2020
      • 12:00 AM
      • Mississauga Square One
      Register

      The group departs Square One (Duke of York Blvd and Burnhamthorpe Rd) at 6:00 AM. Plan to arrive by 5:30 AM at Mississauga Celebration Square to sign in, find your group, and get in the group picture at 5:50 AM. You have until midnight to complete the ride. A set of lights is mandatory for those participants who finish after dusk (past the 13.5 hour mark). 

      Check out the main Hairshirt page for more information including links to get GPS files, and PDF files for printing your own map and cue sheets. 

      Start location map.
      • 28 Jun 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Tim Hortons by the Boardwalk
      Toronto Island Tour (Bring Lunch)

      Distance: 26-32 KM

      Starting Point: Tim Hortons by the Boardwalk
      Plan to arrive at the start (Tim Hortons) no later than 9:45  so that we can leave at 10:00 AM
      Follow streets and trails to the ferry and then steam over to the Island. Ferry fare extra. Distance depends on how much you ride around the Islands. Bring lunch for an island picnic.

      Ferry tickets are available online. Buying them online eliminates the huge lineup.

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance online

      However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Leader: 


      RWGPS:ridewithgps
      Map and Cuesheet: Boardwalk_to_Toronto_Islands

      • 30 Jun 2020
      • 10:30 AM
      • Oriole Park, west of Davisville subway station

      After some street riding, this route dips down into Hogg’s Hollow to cross the west branch of the Don River, then climbs back up to follow Wilket Creek to the east branch. Includes some unpaved paths and a bit of gravel. There are 3 steep hills on this ride. 

      Coffee at the Brickworks

      Start: 10:30 a.m. in Oriole Park, west of Davisville subway station. Go west on Chaplin Cres. to Colin Ave, then left into park.

      Dist: 27 km

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

      However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Led by: 

      RWGPS: ridewithgps.

      Cuesheet and Map to Print: Double_Don_2018.pdf:



      • 01 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Parking Lot on Park Drive just south of Main Street, Stouffville

      Driving directions: click here

      Routes: click here

      Weather forecast: 
      click here 

      Guest rider registration: click here

      A ride east and north from Stouffville with lunch at Annina’s Bakeshop in Goodwood (reviews).

      Meet for a 9 am departure at the Parking Lot on Park Drive just south of Main Street in Stouffville. To get to the start, drive north on Hwy 404 to Stouffville Rd, and then go east into Stouffville. Facilities are available at many of the chain restaurants and gas stations as you come into Stouffville.


      Butter Tarts photo by Rob Campbell / CC BY-NC 2.0

      • 02 Jul 2020
      • 10:45 AM
      • Finch West subway station

      Finch West - Humber College Loop

      A special ride from Finch West subway to Humber College via the Humber River. A longer than usual ride but rewarded with both sides of the Humber River. A purchased lunch can be had at the college and eaten in the picturesque Arboretum. We will return in time to get the subway home before 3 pm. Free parking is available at Coppa’s parking lot on the corner of Dufferin and Supertest Rd., a ten-minute ride along the Finch Hydro Corridor Trail west.

      Start: 10:45 a.m.at Finch West subway station. Meet at the north entrance on the corner of Keele St. and Four Winds Dr.

      Dist: 40 km

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

      However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Led by: Dinsmore

      RWGPS: ridewithgps.com

      Cuesheet and Map to Print: Humber_River & College Loop_2020


      • 03 Jul 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Boston Presbyterian Church (3 Line & 5 Side Rd), north of Milton

      Ride through the Halton Hills to Rockwood, enjoying rolling hills and surprisingly quiet roads on this always popular route, with three possible distances: 60km, 80km and 97km. The Freedom Friday team recommends the scones and date squares at our halfway stop at the Eramosa Cafe in Rockwood.  

      Meet for an 8:30 am departure at the Boston Presbyterian Church (map). 

      To get to the start, take Hwy 401 to Hwy 25 in Milton (Exit 320). Drive north on Hwy 25 for 2 km, turn right on 5 Side Road and go 1.3 km, turn left on Third Line (Boston Church Rd) and go 0.8 km. The church is on the right. 

      For a pre-ride pit stop, there is a Tim Hortons on the right just past the first traffic light after you get onto Hwy 25. 

      Driving directions:  click here

      For RWGPS links and links for maps and cue sheets click here

      Registration for non-members click here

      Weather forecast: click here

      Caution note: please ride single file on the 1.5 km stretch on busy Highway 7 coming into Rockwood.

      Weather forecast: click here

      Ride leader: TBA

      Remember: Ride leader will not have copies of printed maps and cue sheets. Please print out your own copy and bring it with you to the ride.

      • 05 Jul 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Tim Hortons-near the Boardwalk at Coxwell and Lakeshore
      Scarborough Bluffs

      Distance: 23 KM
      Starting Point: Tim Hortons (by the boardwalk at Coxwell and Lakeshore)

      Enjoy the view from the edge of the Bluffs. Return via city streets and the Martin Goodman Trail. Some hills on this ride.

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance online

      However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Leader:Jane 

      Map to Print:ScarboroughBluffsMap.pdf

      Cuesheet:ScarboroughBluffs copy.pdf

      RWGPS:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20615743

      • 07 Jul 2020
      • 10:30 AM
      • Finch subway Park and Ride

      A ride to L’Amoreaux Park that finishes with a walkable only, steep hill. This route includes the Duncan Creek Trail which has some hard-pack gravel and nicely avoids one steep hill (but not the challenge near the end of the ride). This ride makes it onto our bucket list.

      Safety Point: Please communicate with pedestrians and other cyclists. Communication means ringing your bell, or saying something like "Bikes coming through". (Saying "On your left" has no meaning to pedestrians). It also helps if the cyclists slow down!!!

      Start: 10:30 a.m. Finch subway Park and Ride

      Dist: 32 km

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line  However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Leader: Sandra

      RWGPS:ridewithgps

      Cuesheet:North_by_Northeast

      • 08 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Glen Williams Ball Field, in Glen Williams
       

      Driving directions: click here

      RWGPS and PDF links:  click here

      Weather forecast:  click here


      Guest rider registration: click here

      A ride starting from the Glen Williams Ball Field. These routes include some short, but very attractive and passable, unpaved stretches.
      Lunch stops are available at Ray's Third Generation in Alton, the Higher Ground Coffee Co in Belfountain or the General Store in Inglewood. 

      Meet for a 9 am departure at the Glen Williams Ball Field


      Glen Williams Panorama photo by Ken Heaton / CC BY-SA 4.0

      • 09 Jul 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 2:45 PM
      • Rouge Hill GO Station

      THURSDAY RAVINE RIDE SPECIAL: WATERFRONT TRAIL TO WHITBY AND BACK

      Enjoy a scenic bike ride through Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax and Whitby. We will see deer, wild turkeys and the odd migratory bird. A snowy egret was once spotted in Rotary Park, Pickering. Mostly paved bike paths with only a few kilometres of road riding. The distances are calculated for the return trip by train from Whitby (35 km) Ajax (55 km) and Rouge Hill (65 km). Lunch can be purchased at Tim Hortons 2.5 km from the finish en route or at the chip wagon in Whitby.

      If parking lots are full at Rouge Hills Station, free car parking at West Rouge Community Centre, 270 Rouge Hills Drive 2 km from start.

      Location: Rouge Hill GO Station. Bike access to the GO train is allowed going east in the mornings BUT NOT AT UNION STATiION. Use an alternate station.  Bikes are allowed going west in the afternoon from the Rouge Station.

      When: Thursday, August 15th 2019   9: 30 AM – 2:45 PM

      Distances: 65 km 55 km 35 km

      Lunch: Rotary Sunrise Lake Park, Whitby

      Leader: Dinsmore

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

      However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30720734

      Cuesheet and Map to Print: RR_Waterfront_Trail_65_km_.pdf


      • 12 Jul 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Etienne Brulé Park (near Old Mill TTC Stn.) Subway closure- Lawrence to St. Clair
      Humber Trail & Beyond

      Distance: 47 KM
      Starting Point: Etienne Brulé Park (near Old Mill TTC Stn.)

      Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Humber Trail. A yo-yo ride to Humber College and back. Pack a lunch or hope to buy something at Humber College.

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance online

      However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Leader: Mary


      RWGPS:ridewithgps
      Cuesheet and Map:Humber_Trail_and_Beyond
      • 14 Jul 2020
      • 10:30 AM
      • Taddle Creek Park

      Cedarvale, the Beltline, and the long, long, glide down Moore Park Ravine. Lots of unpaved paths (one section will be challenging for very narrow tires).

      Start: 10:30 a.m. in Taddle Creek Park one block north of the Bedford exit of the St. George subway station.

      Dist: 22 km

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line  However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Led by:Mary

      RWGPS: ridewithgps

      Cuesheet and Map to print: Hill_and_Vale-5.pdf


      • 14 Jul 2020
      • 11:00 AM
      • 16 Jul 2020
      • 4:00 PM
      • Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario
      Register


      Want to explore a new riding area in Ontario this summer? On Tuesday July 14 to Thursday July 16, we are going to ride out of Trent University in the Kawartha Lakes area of Ontario. If you are potentially interested, please read on.

      Accommodation We'll be staying at Gzowski College at Trent University. The University is located on the banks of the Otonabee River at the northeast corner of the City of Peterborough. The suites in the College each have two bedrooms with shared washroom facilities. To book your room, call the college at 705-748-1011 ext 7757 any time after February 25 and advise them that you are part of the Wednesday Wheelies. The cost per room should be around $XX (including if a second person occupies the bedroom).

      The Rides Each day there will be a short option and a long option. The Tuesday rides will start from the College at 11 am. The Wednesday and Thursday rides will start from the College at 9 am. To see the routes, click here. To see all the routes on a single map, click on the button titled "Show all on map". In the coming weeks, we'll be refining the route details.


      After Ride Socializing and Dinner After the ride on Tuesday, we'll be heading to Hot Belly Mama's for some after ride summer socializing and dinner. The restaurant specializes in New Orleans style cuisine (including Cajun vegetarian specialities). After the ride on Wednesday, we'll be socializing and chowing down at XXXXX.

      Driving Driving time to Trent should generally be between 1.5 and 2 hours. For driving directions, click here.

      Registration If you think you are likely to join us, please click on the registration button on the left and register as soon as possible. If you change your mind at any point, not an issue. However, it will be very helpful to us if you register so that we have a reasonable sense of our likely numbers.




      • 15 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Ashburn Park, 9160 Ashburn Rd, Whitby, Ontario


      Driving directions: click here

      Routes: click here

      Weather forecast: click here

      Guest rider registration: click here

      A ride from the village of Ashburn through the Durham County drumlins.
       The lunch stop is at the picnic tables in Enniskillen. You can either bring your lunch, or purchase something at the adjacent Enniskillen General Store (website). The medium and long routes can also stop for refreshments at Tyrone Mills.

      Meet for a 9 am departure at Ashburn Park on the west side of Ashburn Road, 200 m north of the main intersection. There is a porta potty at the end of the parking lot.

      Oak Ridges Moraine Scenery photo by Rick Harris / CC BY-SA 2.0

      • 16 Jul 2020
      • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Finch subway Station Passenger Pick-up

      A Thursday Special for Ravine Riders. 

      Start at Finch Subway Station Passenger Pickup. Take roads and trails east to Jack Goodlad Park on Kennedy Rd., continue east and south to Lake Ontario and then back to Kennedy Station in time to get your bike on the subway to return home.

      Ride starts at 10:30 SHARP!

      This ride will be faster than the usual leisure wheeler pace.

      Distance:53 km

      Leader: Dinsmore

      RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30578051

      Map and Cuesheet:Finch_Kennedy-Highland_Creek_Kennedy

      • 17 Jul 2020
      • 19 Jul 2020
      • Bass Lake Provincial Park
      • 45
      Registration is closed

      Bass Lake Boogie

      Camping and Cycling Weekend Trip

      July 17 to 19, 2020:

      Registration opens Sunday, 19 April 2020 - Saturday night at midnight

      Come to Bass Lake Provincial Park for two days of cycling around Lake Simcoe.  The closest city is Orillia.  Bass Lake offers swimming and hiking in addition to rolling cycling terrain around quiet cottage country.  

      Enjoy the company of fellow cyclists while camping on a group site Friday and Saturday night.  Provided will be two pancake and egg breakfasts and provisions for two sandwich style lunches.  Saturday night dinner will be potluck.  The last day for registration is Sunday, July 12th

      The venue has been booked, but details are still under development.  The Information sheet may change until registration opens.

      Register online for this outing.  If you want to pay by cheque or register by mail, download the sign up sheet from the links below.  If you register by mail, complete the registration section and include a cheque or money order for $45 (or $50 if you are not a TBN member) made payable to the “The Toronto Bicycling Network, Inc.”.

      Have a look at the information sheet below, even if you are signing up online - it contains suggestions on what to bring and the newly revised cancellation policy:

      Information:  Information_BassLake2020.pdf

      Sign up sheet:  SignUpSheet_BassLake2020.pdf

      When you complete payment when registering online, you will receive a confirmation email with an attachment providing directions to the park, an itinerary, and some extra information.  If you are mailing your form close to the cut off date, send us a concurrent email – mail has arrived after the weekend trip! 

      While we will not directly organize car pooling, we will help in the process. Contact us for more information.  For car poolers, if you can not find a ride, we will refund your online payment or return or destroy your cheque.

      You will need a tent and some camping supplies. 

      Bass Lake Provincial park is about a two and a half hour drive North from Toronto.

      paul price & Brenda Sweet
      905-567-1035 (home, no voicemail)

      Email:  pbtrips@tbn.ca

      • 19 Jul 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • In the parking lot of the park in the valley on the north side of Sheppard, opposite Leslie Subway Station
      Henry the Fifth - Part Three
      Distance: 33 km
      Starting Point: Meet in the park in the valley on the north side of Sheppard, west side of Leslie. 
      By car, enter from Old Leslie St. 
      By subway, exit Leslie St. station, cross to the north side of Sheppard and go down the hill into the parking lot of the park.

      Mount your steeds and ride an alternative approach to the "Battle of Agincourt" as you follow new trails and the streets to Milliken Park. (Okay. Shakespeare did not write a Part Three, nor even a Part Two but Henry the Fifth triumphed in the battle of Agincourt.)

      "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more"

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance online


      However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Leader: Roy


      Ride with GPS:ridewithgps.com

      Map and Cuesheet for you to print:Henry_V_Part_Three
      • 21 Jul 2020
      • 10:30 AM
      • Finch subway

      The missing link in the diagonal lines series. Most of this one-way route is on bike paths, but there are several short sections on busy streets. This ride takes in Finch Hydro Trail and the Humber River. Due to the distance, the ride will average 18 km/h.

      Start: 10:30 a.m. Finch subway Park and Ride

      Dist: 39 km

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

      However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Ride leader: Dinsmore

      RWGPS :https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23067541

      Map & Cuesheet :Finch_to_Kipling_via_Humber (1).pdf



       

      • 22 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Boston Presbyterian Church (3 Line & 5 Side Rd), north of Milton

      Driving directions: click here

      Routes: click here


      Weather forecast: click here

      Guest rider registration: click here

      Caution note: please ride single file on the 1.5 km stretch on Highway 7 coming into Rockwood.

      This is a ride from Boston, Ontario north through picturesque Glen Eden (and also Limehouse and its old lime kilns on the medium and long routes) to Rockwood for lunch at either Saunders Bakery (reviews) or Goodfellows Field to Fork (reviews).

      Meet for a 9 am departure at the Boston Presbyterian Church (some history). For a pre-ride pit stop, there is a Tim Hortons on the right just past the first traffic light after you get onto Hwy 25 (map). 

      Blue Peugeot Bicycle photo by Jean-PierreCC BY-SA 2.0

      • 26 Jul 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Etienne Brulé parking lot (down the hill from Old Mill TTC Stn.)
      Randy's Ramble

      Distance: 45 KM
      Starting Point: Etienne Brulé parking lot (down the hill from the Old Mill TTC Stn.)
      A westward yo-yo ride from the Humber along the Waterfront Trail to Port Credit. Picnic in Saddington Park -

      Bring Lunch

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance online


      However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Leader: Roberta


      • 28 Jul 2020
      • 10:30 AM
      • Taddle Creek Park

      A heart-shaped ride linking ravines in the centre of the city. Some unpaved paths but nothing as difficult as Milkman's Lane.

      Start: 10:30 a.m. Taddle Creek Park one block north of the Bedford exit of St. George subway station. 

      Dist: 31 km

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line

      However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Leader: Heather

      RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30514920

      Cue sheet: Heart_of_Toronto Too



      • 29 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • Georgina Ice Palace just off Woodbine, Keswick


      Driving directions: click here

      Routes: click here

      Weather forecast: click here

      Guest rider registration: click here

      A ride from Keswick along the shores of Lake Simcoe through Stephen Leacock territory past Sibbald Point Provincial Park to Virginia Beach Marina. The medium and long routes then turn inland while the short route returns back along the shores of Lake Simcoe. Lunch for all three routes will be at Tim Horton's on Dalton Rd.

      Meet for a 9 am departure at the Georgina Ice Palace, just off Woodbine Ave in Keswick.

      Kiting on Lake Simcoe photo by Vladimir / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

      • 31 Jul 2020
      • 03 Aug 2020
      • Fanshawe College, London, Ontario
      • 175
      Register



      Early bird registration opens April 23!

      Cyclon® is the three-day premier cycle touring event hosted by Toronto Bicycling Network.

      There are only 180 spots this year. It will be held on the Civic Holiday weekend, between July 31 and August 3 (Friday to Monday) at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

      You will love the:
      • London downtown district, scenic parks and unique neighborhoods
      • Selection of cycling routes of various distances on each day
      • Friday night reception and ice-breaker, with pizza and snacks
      • Fabulous Sunday banquet followed by Karaoke and dancing
      • Post-ride socials on Saturday and Sunday with snacks
      • Company and camaraderie of other cyclists
      • Optional Saturday night group dinners and activities
      • Detailed information package and route maps
      • Easy online registration     

      Accommodation features: 
      • Spacious 4-bedroom suite with air-conditioning

      • Seperately locked bedroom with a double bed and desk

      • Kitchenette with full-sized fridge, microwave, sink and cupboard

      • Dining area with table and chairs

      • Sofa and flat-screen TV with cable channels

      • One or two shared bathrooms in 2-Bedroom or 4-Bedroom suite

      • Free WiFi in all rooms

      • Laundry facilities

      • Smoke-free campus

      • Well-lit outdoor parking next to the residence


      Base package includes:
      • 3 nights lodging
      • Friday night pizza and snacks
      • Sunday night banquet dinner
      • Post-ride snacks on Saturday and Sunday

      Options:
      • Additional nights stay for Thursday and Monday
      • Preference on suitemates
      • 3 Breakfa