Calendar of Rides/Events

Upcoming events

    • 17 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Toronto Public Library, Palmerston Branch, 560 Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2P7
    Register

    In Ontario, the primary vector of infecting humans with Borrelia burgforferi (Lyme disease) is the bite of an infected blacklegged tick. The risk of exposure to the bacteria is the highest in the summer months in regions where blacklegged ticks have become established, of which are becoming more common in Toronto and Ontario.

    In a presentation given by Toronto Public Health, members will learn about the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, established tick locations throughout the GTA, tick identification strategies, and personal protective measures.

     

    Where: Toronto Public Library, Palmerston Branch

    560 Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2P7

    (north of Bloor Street, west of Bathurst, east of Christie)

     

     

    When: Tuesday September 17, 2018

    Presentation will be from 6:00 - 6:30 pm

    Question and Answer Period from 6:30 - 7:00 pm

    Since some snacks will be provided, registration will be required. Bring your own water bottle.

     

    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Campbellville Lions Club Hall on Main St. in Campbellville


    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS and PDF links: click here

    Weather forecast:  click here 

    Caution note: there is a nasty left turn on both the medium (km 53.6) and long (km 86.6) 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").

    A 61, 78, or 108 km ride from Campbellville past Waterdown, with lunch at the Lowville Golf Club (website). The Lowville Golf 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 route may also wish to stop at the Carlisle Golf Club (website).

    Meet for a 9 am departure at the Campbellville Lions Club Hall. The entrance to the parking lot is just south of the railway tracks in Campbellville. There is a Porta Potty in the Campbellville Conservation Area just before crossing the tracks.

    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Banbury Community Centre - north of Lawrence Ave East

    Our ride this evening is south down through Sunnybrook park, to the Science Centre and clmb out of the valley and across to Wynford Heights, down into the Don valley again, and out of Moccasin park, Note: 6:00 PM start . Nice roads with little traffic makes a group ride exciting with the smooth pavement.  Our group style for is good for new people and regulars who enjoy the group ride. People ask how fast we go, the pace is 18 to 22 km/h but with all the stops and regroupings is probably 13 km per hour, which mean we go 26  km in 2 hours. We have a change in starting location. For Guest, please don't forget to bring a bike helmet, and if you need more info. email torontoterry27@yahoo.ca at least a day prior to the the event, scroll down to the bottom for guest sign up. 


    New this Year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the registration page. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Victoria Square Park (on Elgin Mills Road in Markham, just east of the 404)

    A 65km or 77km route through open country to the north (and east) of the Greater Toronto Area, with a coffee stop at the ever popular Annina's Bakeshop in Goodwood. 

    Start point is at Victoria Square Park in Markham, just east of the 404. 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.

    The park's toilets may not be open for our early-morning start. Facilities are available at gas stations both east and west of the 404.

    Please note: This route detours at the 49.7km point to avoid construction on 19th Sideroad. This means it includes a very short section on busy Highway 48. Ride single file, and ride carefully.

    Ride leader: Teo Cotnareanu

    Click here for map, cue sheet and RWGPS links

    Registration for non-members click here

    Remember: Ride leader will not have printouts of maps and cue sheets. Please download the route to your GPS device, or print out your own copy of the cue sheet and bring it with you to the ride.

    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Genadier Cafe, High Park

    Meet at Genadier Cafe in High Park - Map. The ride will follow the Waterfront Trail to Marie Curtis Park and back.

    The apres-ride is The Mugshot Tavern, 2202 Bloor St. W

    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: Brian Tao

    Departure Time: 6:00 PM

    Distance:  29 km

    Typical Speed: 16 to 22 km/h

    Online map and cue sheet: RWGPS route


    Please print your own map and cue sheet. The ride leader does not supply copies.

    Helmets and lights (front and back) are required. 

    Members please bring your membership card.

    Check the website 2 hours before the ride for last minute info.  More on FNR and upcoming rides

    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Mayfield Recreation Centre, Bramalea Rd, N. of Mayfield

    TOTTENHAM TRAIN RIDE

    Ride through the Caledon Hills and if you choose, take time to enjoy an excursion on a steam locomotive or a jaunt to a framers’ market.

    Start: Meet at the Mayfield Recreation Centre on the north-east corner of Bramalea Road North and Mayfield Road. The parking lot is a little further north on Bramalea (approx. second entrance on east side.)
    Distance: 61 km

    Ride Leader: Vicky Laurens

    RWGPS CUES & MAPS:

    61 km - Tottenham Train Ride SCS - 61km

    Guest rider registration: click here


    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Grenadier Cafe in High Park

    High Park to the Evergreen Brickworks

    New this year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the non-member registration form.  Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    A popular route from High Park across the city, using quieter roads and paths (including some gravel) to the Evergreen Brickworks for a break and optional shopping.  Return by the Lakeshore to finish by 1 to 1:30pm.

    Distance:  39 km
    Ride Classification:  Urban Roller
    Ride Program:  Saturday Morning Ride
    Starting Point:  Grenadier Cafe, High Park
    Start Time:  9:30 am
    Online Map:  Ride With GPS

    Weather:  The ride will be cancelled if there is bad weather (e.g. too cold, too wet, etc).  If the weather looks doubtful, check the website after 8am on the day of the ride.

    Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.
    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Finch TTC Station Parking Lot - West Side

    Meet north of Finch Subway Station at "Finch" west parking lot on the north side of Hendon Ave, just west of Yonge St.

    N.B. If you are travelling north on Yonge St, keep going past Finch Ave and turn left onto Hendon Ave. The parking lot is on the right near 18 Hendon Ave, North York.


    A ride through suburban side streets and country roads to Goodwood for a lunch stop at Annia's Bakeshop (beware - delicious pasteries) before heading back to Finch station.

    This is a Tourist-A ride. Regroup after traffic lights on the way out of the city.  Once clear of the city, smaller groups will form at faster or slower paces. Be prepared to be self-sufficient. 

    If you start with the A-ride and it's too hard, you can join the Tourist-B riders when they come along anywhere during the first 32 km (where the two routes overlap).

    Guest riders  - Register here.

    Sign up to receive a weekly Tourist reminder email - Click here.

    Ride leader: Neale Hunt

    Distance:  105 km

    Online map and cue sheet: RWGPS route


    PLEASE PRINT THE CUE SHEETS & MAPS, OR DOWNLOAD THE GPS FILES BEFORE ATTENDING THE RIDE. (The ride leader does not provide maps or cue sheets).

    Helmets are required.

    Members please bring your membership cards.

    Will be cancelled if raining at the start of the ride or major weather warning issued for part of the route.

    Check this page the night before the ride for the latest information. For more information about Sunday Tourist Rides, please click here.


    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 9:05 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Finch TTC Station Parking Lot - West Side

    Meet north of Finch Subway Station at "Finch" west parking lot on the north side of Hendon Ave, just west of Yonge St.

    N.B. If you are travelling north on Yonge St, keep going past Finch Ave and turn left onto Hendon Ave. The parking lot is on the right near 18 Hendon Ave, North York.


    A ride through suburban side streets and country roads to Mussleman Lake (food on Hwy 48 before reaching the lake), then heading back to Finch station.

    This is a Tourist-B ride. Please cooperate with the ride leader to keep the group together with frequent regrouping.

    Sign up to receive a weekly Tourist reminder email - Click here.

    Guest riders  - Register here

    Ride leader: Danny Harvey

    Distance:  83 km

    Online map and cue sheet: RWGPS route


    PLEASE PRINT THE CUE SHEETS & MAPS, OR DOWNLOAD THE GPS FILES BEFORE ATTENDING THE RIDE. (The ride leader does not provide maps or cue sheets).

    Helmets are required.

    Members please bring your membership cards.

    Will be cancelled if raining at the start of the ride or major weather warning issued for part of the route.

    Check this page the night before the ride for the latest information. For more information about Sunday Tourist Rides, please click here.


    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Rouge Hill GO station (Lawrence East and Port Union)


    Waterfront to Whitby



    New this Year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the registration page. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    TTC Note: The Bloor Danforth subway between Broadview and St George staions will open late on Sunday, around noon. Shuttle buses will run in place of trains between staions. Some will be equipped with bike racks.


    GO Transit Note: If you are taking the GO train to the start you will need to catch the 9:13 train from Union (7:23 at Danforth) arriving at approx 9:42.




    This ride was scheduled twice this year but the first one was cancelled due to high water levels on Lake Ontario. This later season version means that the paths are less crowded, and there's a chance of seeing some early fall colours. Come try the rarely seen eastern sections of the Waterfront Trail. Enjoy the nicer parts of Pickering, Ajax, and Whitby. Return from Whitby by GO train is an option. There are newly constructed portions that eliminate the previously difficult sections near Whitby including a dedicated separated bike lane on Victoria Street. Lunch is at Tims in Whitby.


    The RwGPS map and cue sheet (linked below) were updated (Sept 2015) to avoid the busy boardwalk section on the return trip and show the new section.


    For great general maps with lots of helpful notes go to the Waterfront Trail website: www.waterfronttrail.org and pick the first 3 maps of the Pickering to Port Hope section


    Meet for a 10am departure from the parking lot of the Rouge Hill GO Station, located at Lawrence Avenue East and East Avenue, just east of Port Union Road.


    Please print a copy of the cue sheet provided from the link listed below. Please note that the Ride with GPS cue sheet directions have not been edited and may not be accurate, but the linked cue sheet has been checked.


    Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.


    Distance: 55 km

    Level: Sunday Urban Roller

    Map: Ride with GPS (updated Sept 2015)

    Cue sheet:  Waterfront to Whitby 2015 (updated Sept 2015)

    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Etienne Brulé Park

    Mimico Creek RR

    Distance: 27 km

    Starting Point: Etienne Brulé Park (down the hill from the Old Mill TTC station)

    An extended version of a ride we did in early spring in the reverse directions. Includes Alex Marchetti Park

    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

    RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29154749

    Map and Cuesheet: Mimico_Creek_and_the_Humber_-RR.pdf

    * Roberta Revised


    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Port Hope Town Hall, 56 Queen St, Port Hope

    RICE LAKE REVISITED

    Enjoy the Fall colours in the Northumberland countryside following three new routes to Rice Lake prepared by Brian Hedney. Lunch in Bewdley on the shores of Rice Lake where there is a restaurant, store and waterfront picnic area. Note:  these rides start in Port Hope, not Cobourg!

    Start:  Meet at Port Hope Town Hall, 56 Queen Street - Exit #461 from Hwy 401, follow County Road #2 into town.

    /Port Hope Town Hall - Google Maps

    Distances:  50 km, 77 km & 90 km

    Ride Leader:  Barry Pinsky

    RWGPS CUES & MAPS:

    All routes / distancesRice Lake Revisited, CC - 50km, 78km & 90km

    Guest rider registration: click here

    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Finch Subway Drop Off and Ride

    A one-way ride the whole length of the Yonge line. Don Mills and Lower Don Mills Trail. Get full value for your subway token. Overall the route goes downhill. Coffee/lunch in the Distillery District.

    Start: 10:30 a.m. Finch Subway Drop Off and Ride

    Dist: 30 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: Mick

    RWGPS: ridewithgps

    Cue sheet: Finch_to_Union_Station-4.pdf


    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Free Parking Lot on Park Drive just south of Main Street, Stouffville


    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS and PDF links: click here

    Weather forecast: click here

    A 37, 59, 80, or 99 km ride east and north from Stouffville with lunch at Annina’s Bakeshop in Goodwood (reviews).

    Meet for a 9 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. 

    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Schomberg Arena, W. off Main St, Schomberg

    A 67, 80 or 97 km ride from Schomberg, with lunch at The Hockley General Store and Restaurant in Hockley (review). 

    Meet for an 830 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).

    Ride leader: Teo Cotnareanu.

    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS links: click here

    Weather forecast: 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.

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Victoria Park TTC Station parking lot
    Victoria Park to Guildwood, via Hydro corridor

    New this year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the non-member registration form.  Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    From the TTC parking lot at Victoria Park station, we will ride along trails and mostly residential roads to the Gatineau hydro trail, then south to the Lakeshore trail,  after a coffee-washroom break at Guildwood, returning about 12:30 to 1pm.  Come at 9:15 to be ready for a prompt 9:30am start.

    Distance:  34 km
    Ride Classification:  Urban Roller
    Ride Program:  Saturday Morning Ride
    Starting Point:  Victoria Park TTC parking lot
    Start Time:  9:30 am
    Online Map:  Ride With GPS Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4712088

    Weather:  The ride will be cancelled if there is bad weather (e.g. too cold, too wet, etc).  If the weather looks doubtful, check the website after 8am on the day of the ride.

    Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Finch TTC Station Parking Lot - West Side

    Meet north of Finch Subway Station at "Finch" west parking lot on the north side of Hendon Ave, just west of Yonge St.

    N.B. If you are travelling north on Yonge St, keep going past Finch Ave and turn left onto Hendon Ave. The parking lot is on the right near 18 Hendon Ave, North York.


    A ride through suburban side streets and country roads to Schomberg for a lunch stop at Grackle Coffee before heading back.

    This is a Tourist-A ride. Regroup after traffic lights on the way out of the city.  Once clear of the city, smaller groups will form at faster or slower paces. Be prepared to be self-sufficient. 

    If you start with the A-ride and it's too hard, you can join the Tourist-B riders when they come along anywhere during the first 21 km (where the two routes overlap).

    Sign up to receive a weekly Tourist reminder email - Click here.

    Guest riders  - Register here.

    Ride leader: Neale Hunt

    Distance:  102 km

    Online map and cue sheet: RWGPS route


    PLEASE PRINT THE CUE SHEETS & MAPS, OR DOWNLOAD THE GPS FILES BEFORE ATTENDING THE RIDE. (The ride leader does not provide maps or cue sheets).

    Helmets are required.

    Members please bring your membership cards.

    Will be cancelled if raining at the start of the ride or major weather warning issued for part of the route.

    Check this page the night before the ride for the latest information. For more information about Sunday Tourist Rides, please click here.

    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 9:05 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Finch TTC Station Parking Lot - West Side

    Meet north of Finch Subway Station at "Finch" west parking lot on the north side of Hendon Ave, just west of Yonge St.

    N.B. If you are travelling north on Yonge St, keep going past Finch Ave and turn left onto Hendon Ave. The parking lot is on the right near 18 Hendon Ave, North York.


    A ride through suburban side streets and country roads to Kettleby, then heading back via King City (lunch at Roost Cafe pictured above).

    This is a Tourist-B ride. Please cooperate with the ride leader to keep the group together with frequent regrouping.

    Sign up to receive a weekly Tourist reminder email - Click here.

    Guest riders  - Register here

    Ride leader: Danny Harvey

    Distance:  83 km

    Online map and cue sheet: RWGPS route


    PLEASE PRINT THE CUE SHEETS & MAPS, OR DOWNLOAD THE GPS FILES BEFORE ATTENDING THE RIDE. (The ride leader does not provide maps or cue sheets).

    Helmets are required.

    Members please bring your membership cards.

    Will be cancelled if raining at the start of the ride or major weather warning issued for part of the route.

    Check this page the night before the ride for the latest information. For more information about Sunday Tourist Rides, please click here.

    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Etienne Brule Park


    Fields and Streams


    New this Year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the registration page. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.


    Ride out to Streetsville, have lunch at Tim Hortons. Then a great long ride down Mississauga Road to Port Credit, then home along the Lakeshore Trail. What more could you want?

    Meet for a 10 am departure from the parking lot of Etienne Brule Park. The park is located down the hill from the Old Mill subway station at the intersection of Old Mill Road and Old Mill Drive.

    Please print a copy of the cue sheet provided from the link listed below. Please note that the Ride with GPS cue sheet directions have not been edited and may not be accurate, but the linked cue sheet has been checked.

    Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.


    Level: Urban Roller
    Distance:   65 km
    Map:   Ride with GPS
    Cue Sheet:  Streetsville
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Shoppers' World-Vic Pk & Danforth
    Taylor Creek Ride

    Distance:26 KM
    Starting Point: Shoppers' World-Vic Pk & Danforth

    Come and enjoy the bike paths in and around Taylor Creek Park.

    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. 

    Led by: Roy



    RWGPS:ridewithgps

    Cuesheet and Map for you to print: Taylor-_Martin_and_the_Don_-Bayview
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Waterdown Shopping Centre in Waterdown

    ANCASTER ASCENSION


    A little bit of Ludlum vibe! This Country Cruise offers the options of rail trail riding and some hill climbing all in the lovely countryside northwest of Hamilton.  The short route has 9km on the rail trail before lunch in Ancaster.  The long route passes through St. George and Ancaster with the rail trail being optional.  Both routes do Clara's climb out of Dundas.

    Start: 10:00am - Meet at the Waterdown Shopping Centre in Waterdown on the northwest corner of HWY 5 (also called Dundas St. E.) and Hamilton St. N. To get to the shopping mall from Toronto, go west on Hwy. 401 to Hwy. 403.  Continue on Hwy. 403 until Highway 6 (exit # 74).  Go north on Highway 6 to Highway 5 and turn east on Dundas St. E.  Continue until Hamilton St. N.  At the shopping mall, park near Tim Hortons.

    Tim Horton's - Dundas St. E. in Waterdown

    Distances:  78 km, 83 km & 106 km 

    Ride Leader:  Rein Suurallik and Sandra Loughead

    RWGPS CUES & MAPS:

    All routes / distances: 78km, 83km & 106km  Ancaster Ascension, CC - 78km, 83km & 106km

    Guest rider registration: click here

    • 01 Oct 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Entrance to Banting Park- East of Sheppard West Subway Station

    A one-way route, downhill overall, but there is one climb on rough ground.

    Start: 10:30 a.m. Entrance to Banting Park, opposite intersection of Banting Avenue and Embro Drive. (Banting Park is south of Sheppard Avenue, one block east of Sheppard West subway station)

    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

    Dist: 37 km

    RWGPS:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10235526

    Map and Cuesheet: Downsview_-Sheppard_West_--Old_Mill

    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Schomberg Arena, W. off Main St, Schomberg
      

    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS and PDF links: click here 

    Weather forecast: click here


    A 74 or 96 km ride from Schomberg to Caledon East. The lunch stop is the Trailside Bistro & Cafe in Caledon East which has an outside sitting area.

    Meet for a 9 am departure
    at the Schomberg Community & Agricultural Arena parking lot in Schomberg. 

    Puddle in the Parking Lot photo by b k / CC BY-SA 2.0


    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Trafalgar Sports Park - Georgetown

    HaLton Rolling ROMP

    We are back in the wonderful Halton Hills, but with a different perspective!  Enjoy the rolling Halton Hills as we journey to Eden Mills with lunch in Acton for the 58km.

    Start:  Trafalgar Sports Park

    Driving directions: Take the 401 West to Trafalgar Road (Exit 328), continue to Georgetown turning left at 17th Sideroad.  The parking lots are the first right just past the railroad tracks.

    Distances:  58km

    Ride Leader(s):  Rein Suurallik and Sandra Loughead 

    RWGPS cues and map:   58kmHalton Rolling Romp, SCS - 58km    

    Guest rider registrationclick here


    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Etienne Brule Park, near Old Mill TTC station

    Old Mill to Humber College

     

    New this year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the non-member registration form.  Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    The ride is northwards to Humber College on the picturesque Humber river trail, for a coffee break returning by a slightly different route, using another branch of the Humber River.  This is a somewhat longer Saturday morning ride, but a relaxing route along much of the Humber River, finishing about 1:00pm.  Come at 9:15 to be ready for a prompt 9:30am start - from Etienne Brule Park (down the hill and across the bridge by Old Mill subway station.)

    Distance:  49 km
    Ride Classification:  Urban Roller
    Ride Program:  Saturday Morning Ride
    Starting Point:  Etienne Brule Park, Old Mill TTC
    Start Time:  9:30 am
    Online Map:  Ride With GPS Map

    Weather:  The ride will be cancelled if there is bad weather (e.g. too cold, too wet, etc).  If the weather looks doubtful, check the website after 8am on the day of the ride.

    Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.


    • 06 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Finch TTC Station Parking Lot - West Side

    Meet north of Finch Subway Station at "Finch" west parking lot on the north side of Hendon Ave, just west of Yonge St.

    N.B. If you are travelling north on Yonge St, keep going past Finch Ave and turn left onto Hendon Ave. The parking lot is on the right near 18 Hendon Ave, North York.


    A ride through suburban side streets and country roads skirting the Holland Marsh, then heading south through Newmarket followed by a lunch stop at Tim Hortons in Aurora.

    This is a Tourist-A ride. Regroup after traffic lights on the way out of the city.  Once clear of the city, smaller groups will form at faster or slower paces. Be prepared to be self-sufficient. 

    If you start with the A-ride and it's too hard, you can join the Tourist-B riders when they come along anywhere during the first twenty km (where the two routes overlap).

    Sign up to receive a weekly Tourist reminder email - Click here.

    Guest riders  - Register here.

    Ride leader: Neale Hunt

    Online map and cue sheet: RWGPS route


    PLEASE PRINT THE CUE SHEETS & MAPS, OR DOWNLOAD THE GPS FILES BEFORE ATTENDING THE RIDE. (The ride leader does not provide maps or cue sheets).

    Helmets are required.

    Members please bring your membership cards.

    Will be cancelled if raining at the start of the ride or major weather warning issued for part of the route.

    Check this page the night before the ride for the latest information. For more information about Sunday Tourist Rides, please click here.


    • 06 Oct 2019
    • 9:05 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Finch TTC Station Parking Lot - West Side

    Meet north of Finch Subway Station at "Finch" west parking lot on the north side of Hendon Ave, just west of Yonge St.

    N.B. If you are travelling north on Yonge St, keep going past Finch Ave and turn left onto Hendon Ave. The parking lot is on the right near 18 Hendon Ave, North York.


    A ride through suburban side streets and country roads to Aurora with lunch at Tim Hortons.

    This is a Tourist-B ride. Please cooperate with the ride leader to keep the group together with frequent regrouping.

    Sign up to receive a weekly Tourist reminder email - Click here.

    Guest riders  - Register here

    Ride leader: John Burdett

    Online map and cue sheet: RWGPS route


    PLEASE PRINT THE CUE SHEETS & MAPS, OR DOWNLOAD THE GPS FILES BEFORE ATTENDING THE RIDE. (The ride leader does not provide maps or cue sheets).

    Helmets are required.

    Members please bring your membership cards.

    Will be cancelled if raining at the start of the ride or major weather warning issued for part of the route.

    Check this page the night before the ride for the latest information. For more information about Sunday Tourist Rides, please click here.


    • 06 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Boardwalk Place

    Highland Creek


    New this Year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the registration page. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    Ride out to the Guildwood area, then take a scenic loop through the Highland Creek park trail system down to the lake. Lunch at Tim Hortons with other choices available nearby. There are a few hills on this ride, but they're not insurmountable.


    Meet for a 10 am start at the Tim Hortons that was formerly the Boardwalk Pub. The cafe is just east of of Coxwell on Lakeshore Boulevard. Public pay parking in the adjacent lot, however there is free street parking nearby on Coxwell.


    Please print a copy of the cue sheet provided from the link listed below. Please note that the Ride with GPS cue sheet directions have not been edited and may not be accurate, but the linked cue sheet has been checked.


    Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.


    Distance: 53 km

    Class: Sunday Urban Roller

    Map: Ride with GPS

    Cue Sheet: Highland Creek

    • 06 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • June Rowlands Park-Tennis Court. Millwood and Mt. Pleasant
    Autumn Colours


    A different starting place for a Sunday LW ride.This final LW ride of 2019 will follow the Beltline Trail and some quiet residential streets.

    Starting Point: June Rowlands Park Tennis Courts- Millwood and Mt. Pleasant

    Distance: 21 KM

    Leader: Jane O.


    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. 

    Ride with GPS:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24393296

    Map to print:AutumnColoursmapJane's Version.pdf


    • 06 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Pineview Public School, Trafalgar Rd. & 5th Sideroad

    HALTON HILLY

    Enjoy the Halton Hills with the challenging option of mounting the escarpment (or not!) via Rattlesnake.

    Start: Go west on Hwy 401 to Trafalgar Rd. Travel north to 5th Side Rd. Meet at Pineview Public School (not Stewarttown P.S., which is further north) at the south-east corner of Trafalgar Rd. & 5th Side Rd.

    Google Map of Start Locationhttp://goo.gl/maps/evWNz

    Distances: 71 km, 90 km &  99 km 

    Ride Leader(s):  John Anderson  

    RWGPS CUES & MAPS:

    All routes / distances: 71km, 90km & 99km - Halton Hilly, CC - 71km, 90km & 99km

    Guest rider registration: click here

    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Etienne Brulé Park

    Paved paths and only a few blocks of street riding. This extended version includes Alex Marchetti Park.

    Start: 10:30 a.m. Etienne Brulé parking lot (down the hill behind Old Mill subway station)      

    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: Jean

    RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31125537

    Cuesheet and Map:Mimico_Creek_Plus_2019.pdf

    • 09 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ashburn Park, 9160 Ashburn Rd, Whitby, Ontario


    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS and PDF links: click here

    Weather forecast: click here


    A 62, 88, or 107 km ride from the village of Ashburn to Enniskillen. The lunch stop is at the picnic tables in Enniskillen. You can either bring your lunch, or purchase something at the adjacent convenience store. The 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

    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 14 Oct 2019
    • Madawaska Kanu Centre
    Register

    Madawaska Thanksgiving Tour

    Click here for trip information: Madawaska Thanksgiving Tour

    When: 

    Friday to Monday; October 11 to 14, 2019

    arrive Friday evening, leave Monday afternoon

    Where: 

    Madawaska Kanu Centre (MKC)

    247 River Road

    Barry's Bay, Ontario  K0J 1B0

    GPS:  45.414850 N, 77.756885 W

    613-756-3620 / 888-652-5268

    Who to Contact:

    Chris Colebrook

    905-822-6678

    ccolebrook1@gmail.com

    Where to Register:

    Phone MKC directly - they will want a credit card for payment.

    888-652-5268

    Price (options):

    Camping - $365

    Shared Dorm - $410

    Shared Lodge - $470

    Private Lodge - $650

    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Outside Tim Hortons, Boardwalk Place, Woodbine Beach

    Ashbridges Bay (Lakeshore/Coxwell) to Guildwood

    New this year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the non-member registration form.  Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    Starting from outside the Tim Hortons at Boardwalk Place, the ride goes east, following the Lakeshore Trail to Guildwood for a coffee/washroom break and returning by a different route, finishing about 12:30 to 1pm.  The route includes a few hills, to challenge your fitness!

    Meet at the parking lot of Boardwalk Place, The Beaches, at 9:15 AM for a prompt 9:30 AM departure.

    Distance:  38 km
    Ride Classification:  Urban Roller
    Ride Program:  Saturday Morning Ride
    Starting Point:  Ashbridges Bay Tim Hortons (Lakeshore & Coxwell)
    Start Time:  9:30 am
    Online Map:  Ride With GPS Map

    Weather:  The ride will be cancelled if there is bad weather (e.g. too cold, too wet, etc).  If the weather looks doubtful, check the website after 8am on the day of the ride.

    Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet. 

    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    • Burlington GO station south parking lot
    • 27
    Register
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    Advanced Urban Roller Burlington - Niagara Falls - GO Home

    REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY *
    New this Year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the registration page. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    Victoria Day weekend Sunday - We will ride from Burlington GO station through Hamilton Beach trail, most of the waterfront trail, the garden city of St. Catherine, scenic vine yard of Niagara-on-the-lake, Niagara parkway and finally climb up the Niagara escarpment to reach Niagara Falls.  We will have plenty of time to take in the charms of The Falls. We meet for dinner at Zappi's Italian Eatery, and return home by GO Transit's "Bike Train", leaving the Niagara train station at roughly 7:20 pm.

    Rain day will be Monday if there needs to be changed due to a poor forecast for Sunday. 

    This is mostly a flat ride except the Niagara Escarpment.

    Starting point is Burlington GO station south parking lot off Fairview St. For those who are driving, there are plenty parking on Burlington GO station.  For those who are taking the train, 9:00 train from Union station will get you to Burlington GO before 10:00.  Purchase your own return GO Train ticket at the station in Niagara Falls. Estimated fare is $20. Bicycles carried at no additional expense in dedicated bike rack cars and vestibules.

    Meet at Burlington GO south parking lot at 9:45AM for a prompt 10:00AM departure.

     
    Distance: 105 km
    Ride Classification: Advanced Urban Roller
    Starting Point: Burlington GO station south parking lot
    Start Time: 10:00 AM
    Online Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10270127
    GPX File: Burlington_GO_to_Niagara_GO_pizza_stop.gpx
    Printable Cue Sheet: Burlington_GO_to_Niagara_GO.pdf
    Ride Leader:

    Weather forecast

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members $5 fee. Ride will be cancelled if it is raining at the start or a major weather warning has been issued for the route.

    * Event registration required. Only 25 spaces available due to the limited bike racks on the GO train and restaurant reservation.

    Last updated 16 Jul 2015

    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Etienne Brule Park


    Trails of Mississauga


    New this Year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the registration page. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    This ride has been revised to take advantage of the newly opened extensions of the Etobicoke Trail and Eglinton bike path, and will pause to see the salmon on the Humber as they leap the dams to spawn upstream. We'll ride mostly on quieter streets and bike trails.

    Meet for a 10 am departure from the parking lot of Etienne Brule Park. It is located down the hill from the Old Mill subway station, at the intersection of Old Mill Road and Old Mill Drive.

    Please print a copy of the cue sheet provided from the link listed below. Please note that the Ride with GPS cue sheet directions have not been edited and may not be accurate, but the linked cue sheet has been checked.
     

    Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.


    Level:   Urban Roller

    Distance:    48 km

    RwGPS Map:  Trails of Mississauga 2018

    Cue sheet:   Trails of Mississauga


    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Islington Subway Station

    Meet for a 10:00 AM start at Islington subway station. Follow the exit for the Bloor-Islington Center and meet at the indoor seating area in front of the Urban Fresh market.

    Julie will lead us on an 11 Km walk ending at High Park subway station. The walk will be mostly on city streets and paved paths, with a few unpaved sections, so please wear footwear suitable for the weather conditions. 

    Note there are currently no scheduled subway closures this weekend, but please check  https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for any changes, in case it affects your travel plans.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form and will be charged the $5 non-member fee, either on-line in advance (Register here) or via paper form at the walk start.

    If you have any questions about the City Walk program, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator


    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ashburn Community Park, Ashburn Rd, Ashburn

    ASHBURN TO PORT PERRY

    A relatively new route for Country Cruises kindly shared by the Wednesday Wheelies! This ride takes us to Port Perry, a favourite former CC lunch stop location, on Lake Scugog.   It is a rolling terrain route from the village of Ashburn to Port Perry.

    Start: Meet for a 10 am departure at Ashburn Community Park on the west side of Ashburn Road, 200 m north of the main intersection. Map

    To get to Ashburn, drive east on Hwy 401 to Brock Road, north to CR5 at Claremont, then east to Ashburn on Concession 9 and north to the parking lot. Driving directions


    Facilities are in the form of a Porta Potty in the parking lot. The alternative is to stop at a restaurant or gas station just after exiting the 401 and before heading north.


    Distances: 61km and 77km

    Ride Leader: TBD

    RWGPS CUES AND MAPS:  

    Both routes / distances: 61km & 77km - Ashburn to Port Perry, CC - 61km & 77km

    Guest rider registration: click here


    Lunch option 1 is White Feather Country Store if you wish to have lunch before Port Perry (reviews).

    Lunch option 2 is bring food or buy lunch in Port Perry and picnic in the park overlooking Lake Scugog.

    • 14 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Finch TTC parking lot


    Maple (short)


    New this Year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the registration page. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    Note: There may be a revision to the route depending on the stae of the construction on Centre St. Check back before the ride to see if it has changed.


    A shortened holiday version of the ride to Maple.  We will ride mostly on quieter streets. A few hills to work up an appetite for a snack stop at Tim Hortons/Wendys. You'll be back in time for your mid-afternoon tofurkey dinner.


    Meet for a 10:00 am departure at the Finch Subway parking lot, NW corner of Yonge and Hendon Ave, one block north of Finch.


    Please print a copy of the cue sheet provided from the link listed below. Please note that the Ride with GPS cue sheet directions have not been edited and may not be accurate, but the linked cue sheet has been checked.
     
     All participants are required to wear a helmet. Please bring a copy of your TBN membership, available on your profile page


    Level:     Urban Roller  

    Distance:    35 km

    RwGPS Map:     Maple Short 2018

    Cue Sheet:   Maple short 2018

    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Kennedy Station-Transway crescent

    A one-way route through parks and on bike paths. Enjoy the autumn colours and the Lower Don Trail. Coffee at Balzac's

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

    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: Sandra

    RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26190237

    Cuesheet and map to print: Kennedy_to_Union-Original_Route.pdf

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Boston Presbyterian Church (3 Line & 5 Side Rd), north of Milton


    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS and PDF links: click here


    Weather forecast: click here

    Lift sharing: click here

    Guest rider registration: click here

    Caution note: on the medium and long routes, please ride single file on the 1.5 km stretch on Highway 7 coming into Rockwood.

    This is a 60, 79 or 97 km ride from Boston, Ont. 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). 

    • 18 Oct 2019
    • 20 Oct 2019
    • The Fitz Hostel, Lion's Head
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Trip Full - sign up for the waiting list

    also see: Fitz - Fall Hiking

    See details below this room graphic:


    (this bed layout graphic is manually updated.  Note:  Your internet browser may cache it and not download the most recent version; click on it's "reload current page" to refresh)

    Stay at the quaint Fitz Hostel in Lion's Head, from Friday evening to Sunday.  Hike this stunning section of the Bruce Trail in the fall colours.  

    We have booked the entire hostel.  Included will be burgers and snacks Friday evening, two breakfasts, and supplies for two sandwich style lunches.  Saturday evening will be potluck.

    The cost is $105 per person for TBN members and $115 per person for non-members.   

    This is a very cozy trip - only 10 people maximum (8 if you consider us).  We will attempt to keep the bed graphic above up to date, but you may register and be declined (with full refund) if the gender balance doesn't work. 

    Please register online for this outing.  If you wish to pay by cheque, sign up online and download the SignUpSheet below. 

    For more information (new cancellation policy):

    Information PDF:  InformationFitz2019.pdf

    Sign Up Sheet PDF:  SignUpSheet_Fitz_2019.pdf

    When you register and complete payment, you will receive an attachment providing directions to the Hostel, an itinerary, and some extra information.  Please book before Sunday, 06 October 2019.

    Plates, cups, cutlery, pillows, bedding, linens, and towels are all provided.  Showers and washrooms are shared.  You only need to bring hiking boots, poles if you use them, flashlight or headlamp, appropriate clothing, and something for the potluck dinner Saturday.

    While we will not directly organize car pooling, we will help in the process.  Download the information document above for more information.

    The hostel is about a three and a half hour drive North West from Toronto on Highways 410, 10, and 6.

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

    Email:  pbtrips@tbn.ca

    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Grenadier Cafe in High Park

    High Park to Port Credit

    The ride is from High Park to Port Credit for a brief coffee break.  We'll use the Lakeshore Trail west out of Toronto into Mississauga – it's mostly paths and quiet residential streets.  Total: about 41 km, returning by a slightly different route, at about 12:30pm.

    Meet at the parking lot of the Grenadier Café, High Park at 9:15 AM for a prompt 9:30 AM departure.

    Distance: 41 km
    Ride Classification: Urban Roller
    Ride Program: Saturday Morning Ride
    Starting Point: Grenadier Café, High Park
    Start Time: 9:30 AM
    Online Map: Ride With GPS Map






    Weather forecast   Ride will be cancelled if it is raining at the start, or a major weather warning has been issued for the route.  Check the website after 8am on the day, if in doubt.

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members  are welcome for a $5 fee payable in advance on line; click here.

    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Community Centre in Ballinafad, ON.

    CC "WILD CARD" SUNDAY! 

    "Wild Card" Sunday is a surprise route, i.e. no specific CC has been scheduled.  This allows the option of repeating a popular CC or running one that was cancelled during the season due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.   

    Details to come as to which CC will be scheduled for the 2019 'Wild Card" Sunday CC!  :)

    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Christie Subway Station

    Meet at 10:00 AM at the entrance to Christie TTC Station at street level. 

    This is one of the classic walks that Howard used to take us on. We will walk past an eccentric house, the leaning houses of Shaw Street, and other interesting sights, returning to Christie Station.

    The walk is about 12 Km and is entirely on city streets, so shoes or boots suitable for the weather conditions would be appropriate. At the end we will find a place for lunch near Christie Station.

    The route is available on Ride with GPS at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31120879

    Early exits and bathrooms will be available at:

    • 0.0 Km - Tim Hortons (coffee/bathroom)
    • 3.0 Km - Wychwood Barns (bathrooms)
    • 3.5 Km - Dupont Station (early exit to subway)
    • 8.0 Km - Sid Smith Hall (bathrooms)
    • 8.5 Km - early exit to College streetcar
    • 9.0 Km - early exit to Spadina streetcar
    • 10.0 Km - early exit to College streetcar
    • 12.0 Km - Tim Hortons (coffee/bathroom) 

    There are currently no scheduled subway closures for this weekend, but please check https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for any changes.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form and will be charged the $5 non-member fee, either on-line in advance (Register here) or via paper form at the walk start.

    If you have trouble finding us at the start, please call my cell at 416-917-8866. If I don't answer, try again, as I may miss the first call.

    If you have any questions about the City Walk program, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator



    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Grenadier Cafe - High Park


    High Park - Centennial Park - Port Credit


    New this Year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the registration page. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    NOTE: Getting to the start. Bloor is closed to cars between Sherbourne and Christie for Open Streets (bikes okay) and between Runnymede and Jane for the Ukrainian Festival (all traffic, slow riding probably okay). Allow extra time to get there.


    Parks and river banks is the theme of this scenic tour. Ride through two parks and along the banks of two rivers to lunch in Mississauga, with a return along the Waterfront trail.


    Meet at the Grenadier Restaurant one km south of Bloor St. in the centre of High Park for a 10:00 am departure.


    Please print a copy of the cue sheet provided from the link listed below. The ride leader will only have a limited number of copies available at the start of the ride. Please note that the Ride with GPS cue sheet directions have not been edited and may not be accurate, but the linked cue sheet has been checked.


    Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.



    Distance: 57 km

    Level: Sunday Urban Roller

    Map: Ride with GPS

    Cue sheet:  High Pk-Centennial-Pt Credit

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Etienne Brulé Park

     

    North along the Humber, then east to circle a pond, south through city streets and High Park to the lakeshore, then west back to the Humber. Two short unpaved sections. 

    Start: 10:30 a.m. Etienne Brulé parking lot (down the hill behind Old Mill subway station) 

    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: Mary

    RWGPS:ridewithgps.com

    Cuesheet: Humber High PkCuesheet2015.pdf       

    Map: Humber and High Park Map 2015 .pdf

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Schomberg Arena, W. off Main St, Schomberg



    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS links: click here

    Weather forecast: 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 67, 80 or 97 km ride 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).

    Hockley Valley in the Fall photo by Nadia Prigoda-LeeCC BY 2.0

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Grazie Ristorante
    • 21
    Register

    Wednesday Oct. 23...Celebrate the end of the Ravine Ride year! Meet at Grazie Restorante, 2373 Yonge St., N of Eglinton, E side of Yonge for a delicious à la carte dinner at 7:00 pm.

    For menus, see: http://www.grazie.ca/menus/

    Registration is required.

    Please register by Monday October 21


    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Boardwalk Place, Tim Hortons, Lakeshore Blvd, just east of Coxwell

    Boardwalk Place, Lakeshore to Sunnybrook Park 

    (Last Saturday Morning ride of the 2019 season)

    New this year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the non-member registration form.  Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    The riders will meet outside Tim Hortons (on the Lakeshore just east of Coxwell) and ride to Sunnybrook Park horse stables, using the Don River paths and trails, wherever possible, returning via Victoria Park to the Beach, at about 12:30 pm for a total of about 36 km.  Bring a snack for a break halfway.  The route has washrooms available at mid-point. At the finish, join us for coffee etc. to celebrate the last SMR of the 2019 season.

    Meet at the parking lot of the Boardwalk Tim Hortons at 9:15 AM for a prompt 9:30 AM departure.

    Distance:  36 km
    Ride Classification:  Urban Roller
    Ride Program:  Saturday Morning Ride
    Starting Point:  Ashbridges Bay, Lakeshore & Coxwell
    Start Time:  9:30 am
    Online Map:  Ride With GPS Map:

    Weather:  The ride will be cancelled if there is bad weather (e.g. too cold, too wet, etc).  If the weather looks doubtful, check the website after 8am on the day of the ride.

    Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet. 


    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Etienne Brule Park



    Mimico Creek (end of the season)


    New this Year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the registration page. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.


    A round trip of beautiful Etobicoke for the last official Urban Roller ride of the year. Lunch near Sherway Gardens at the newer Tims with outdoor seating, if it's still warm enough to use it.


    Meet for a 10 am start at Etiénne Brulé Park, on Old Mill Road just down the street from the Old Mill subway station.

    Please print a copy of the cue sheet provided from the link listed below. The ride leader will only have a limited number of copies available at the start of the ride. Please note that the Ride with GPS cue sheet directions have not been edited and may not be accurate, but the linked cue sheet has been checked.
     

    Non-members are welcome to join the ride with a payment of five dollars and signing of the waiver form. All participants are required to wear a helmet.



    Distance   40 km

    Level   Urban Roller

    Map   RidewithGPS

    Cue sheet   Mimico Creek
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • King
    Lots of rolling hills on this Oak Ridges Moraine hike with a great view of Eaton Hall.  This hike includes a lunch option midway: 1)  An indoor cafe  for those purchasing a sit down lunch (our favorite is the soup!)  2) Bring your own lunch and sit under the trees in the free air.
    Roadside parking on Keele St.
    Distance:  12 km
     

    Pace:         Moderate (~4.5 km/hr) 

    Terrain:      Moderate - rolling hills, uneven ground

    Directions:  Take ON-400 N to King Rd/York Regional Rd 11 in King.  Take exit 43 from ON-400 N.  Continue on King Rd/York Regional Rd 11.  Drive to Keele St/York Regional Rd 6 and turn left onto Keele St/York Regional Rd 6.  Travel 2.9 km before parking on the side of the road.

    Hike Leader:  Arlene
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Tim Hortons near North York Centre Station

    Meet at 10:00 AM at the Tim Hortons (4986 Yonge St) near North York Centre subway station on the west side of Yonge St .

    Mike will lead us on a walk around North York, visiting some historic locations. The walk will be about 12 Km. There will be two coffee/bathroom breaks, and some early drop-out points to the bus on Yonge St. 

    The route is available on Ride with GPS at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28861361

    The walk will be entirely on city streets, so street shoes or boots suitable for the weather conditions would be appropriate. The walk will end at Finch station.

    Note there are currently no scheduled subway closures this weekend, but please check  https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for any changes, in case it affects your travel plans.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form and will be charged the $5 non-member fee, either on-line in advance (Register here) or via paper form at the walk start.

    If you have trouble finding us at the start, please call my cell at 416-917-8866. If I don't answer, try again, as I may miss the first call.

    If you have any questions about the City Walk program, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator



    • 29 Oct 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Taddle Creek Park- north of Bedford exit of St. George Station

    Visit two cemeteries for Hallowe'en. A lovely downtown ride with a few hills and some unpaved paths and a visit to a former prime minister who communed with spirits...

    And...Jean will be hosting a pot-luck again this year!

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

    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 

    Dist: 28 km

    RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26408741

    Map and Cuesheet:Hallowe-en_Spirit_version_1-1-4.pdf

    • 30 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Community Centre on the south side of Main St in Mt. Albert



    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS and PDF links:  click here

    Weather forecast: click here

    A 62, 78 or 96 km ride from Mt. Albert to Uxbridge for 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.

    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hamilton
    Near Hamilton, we will hike along some of the escarpment edge on the Bruce trail, and then hike along a few side trails.  We hope to see a stone tower, walk along Captain Cootes trail, see a viewing tower, a marsh, and even view Rats Island.  
    Distance:  13 km

    Pace:  Moderate (~4.5 km/hr)

    Terrain:  Moderate - some hills and/or poor footing

    Directions:  Take QEW west and ON-403 W to ON-6 N.  Take exit 74 for ON-6 N toward Guelph Continue on ON-6 N (2.6)  Use the left two lanes to turn left on to ON-5 (signs for Paris) (1.9)  Turn left on to Rock Chapel Road (1.6)  The Rock Chapel parking lot will be on your left.

    Google map:  https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.2906982,-79.9374317,19.67z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!7m1!2e1?hl=en

    Pay parking is $1 per hour, try to Carpool, if possible.

    Hike Leader:  Jennie

      

        
     

    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Union Station lower level food court

    *** Please remember that the times change this weekend, and if you forget to change your clock, you will be an hour late for the start. ***

    Meet at 10 AM in the Food Court in the new lower retail level of Union Station. The walk will go along main streets, secondary streets, across the occasional city park, up on a north easterly direction toward Riverdale, and pass Left Field brewery and then down to the Tulip for lunch. Distance will be 10 Km, with access to Queen streetcar or Coxwell bus at the end. Optionally, walkers can continue for another 2.2 Km to Coxwell Station.

    Rest stops and/or washroom breaks can occur at :

    • 3.3 Km Tim Hortons on Parliament / Dundas 
    • 4.5 km Tim Hortons on Gerrard / Bridgepoint hosp
    • 4.8 km Washroom available in Bridgepoint hosp lobby
    • 7.4 km Pilot Coffee shop or Left field Brewery 
    • 10.0 km Tulip Restaurant for lunch & end of walk
    • 12.2 km Coxwell Subway at Danforth (optional)

    The route is available on Ride withGPS at:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29286137

    Note there are currently no scheduled subway closures this weekend, but please check https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for any changes, in case it affects your travel plans.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form and will be charged the $5 non-member fee, either on-line in advance (Register here) or via paper form at the walk start.

    If you have trouble finding us at the start, please call my cell at 416-917-8866. If I don't answer, try again, as I may miss the first call.

    If you have any questions about the City Walk program, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator


    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Caledon East Community Complex, in Caledon East


    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS and PDF links:  click here

    Weather forecast:  click here


    A 69, 85 or 102 km 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 10 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 photo by Michael Gil / CC BY 2.0


    • 09 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Fantasy Farms, 50 Pottery Road (between Bayview and Broadview)
    • 86
    Register
    Celebrate another great year at TBN. Join friends at our annual Dinner and Dance. Participate in our AGM and elect the new Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize the efforts of those retiring from the Board and all of our volunteers who have assisted in making this such a great year. 

    Reception with cash bar opens at  6:00 p.m. 
    Sit down dinner w/vegetarian option   7:30 p.m. 
    TBN Board of Director elections  9:00 p.m.
    DJ dance to follow about 9:30

    Dinner choices:
    1. 8 oz grain fed Rosemary Lemon Chicken, Baby Yukon Potatoes, Seasonal Market Fresh Vegetables
    2. Vegan: Vegan Stuffed Pepper (Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoi and Roasted Seasonal Vegetables) 


    All meals come with a Dinner Roll, Baby spinach and Radicchio salad, Chocolate Raspberry Crepe desert (crepes with a fresh fruit garnish, raspberry coulis and chocolate drizzle (nut allergy alert)) and tea/coffee.

    Cost based on registration up to and including Oct 24th (early bird pricing):
       Members: $45, Non-members $55

    Cost from Oct 25th to Oct 29th (late registration):
       Members: $50, Non-members $60

    Please login to register. You can register as many guests as you wish. If you register a non member it is $10 extra. You will receive an email on the meal you chose and if you enter the email of your guest, then they will receive an email for the meal you chose for them.

    • 10 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Toronto
    Hike the hills, valleys and meadows, through the old growth Carolinian forest all within this Urban park in Toronto's backyard.  Sit by an 1890's classic Ontario farmhouse, and best of all, all the fall colours. 

    Distance:  12 km
    Pace:         Moderate (~4.5 km/hr)
    Terrain:     Moderate - some hills and/or poor footing
    Directions Meet at the east end of the parking lot at the Glen Rouge campground, 7450 Kingston Rd.  1 km east of Sheppard Ave E. and Port Union Road.    (Carpool if possible, as there is limited parking) 

    Google link:   https://goo.gl/maps/73mjb1NiaQ92


    Hike Leader:  Steve
    • 10 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • St Clair Subway Station (Yonge Line), at the exit on the south side of St Clair East

    This is our longest walk of the year, but there are many early drop-out points. For the sixth year in a row, David G. will lead us on a walk from St Clair Station (Yonge Line) through the Vale of Avoca, to the Brickworks, up Moore Park Ravine, through Mount Pleasant Cemetery, along the Belt Line, through Cedarvale and Nordheimer Ravines, and down the Casa Loma stairs to Dupont Subway station. Light hiking shoes or boots, suitable for gravel multi-use paths would be appropriate.

    Meet at 10 AM at St Clair Subway Station (Yonge Line), at the exit on the south side of St Clair East, at street level. (This is just east of the south-east corner of Yonge & St. Clair). Total distance to Dupont Station is approximately 16 Km, but there are alternate drop out points with access to transit at:

    • Davisville Station (7 Km), 
    • Eglinton West Station (11 Km), and 
    • St Clair West Station (14 Km). 

    Several bathroom breaks are planned, as well as one coffee stop. At the end we usually go to The Pour House on Dupont.

    Note there are currently no scheduled subway closures this weekend, but please check  https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for any changes, in case it affects your travel plans.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form and will be charged the $5 non-member fee, either on-line in advance (Register here) or via paper form at the walk start.

    If you have trouble finding us at the start, please call my cell at 416-917-8866. If I don't answer, try again, as I may miss the first call.

    If you have any questions about the City Walk program, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator

    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Free Parking Lot on Park Drive just south of Main Street, Stouffville



    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS and PDF links: click here

    Weather forecast: click here


    A 37, 59, 80, or 99 km ride east and north from Stouffville with lunch at Annina’s Bakeshop in Goodwood (reviews).

    Meet for a 10 am departure at the Free 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. 



    • 17 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hockley Valley (near Orangeville)
    Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve is located within the rolling moraine landscapes of the Niagara Escarpment which was created by a long process of erosion.  This hike takes you through three loops in the Hockley Valley Nature ReserveHockley Valley is very hilly with some rolling sections. A good cardio workout  Free parking in Bruce Trail lot located on Hockley Road east of the trailhead..
    Distance:  13 km
    Pace:       Moderate (~4.5 km/hr)

    Terrain:     Moderate - some hills and/or poor footing
    Directions:  xxxxx  Hockley Valley Rd

    Hike Leader:  Wayne

    • 17 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • to be determined

    This Sunday, we will hold our annual walk in memory of Marc Brousseau who, along with Howard Chan, started the TBN City Walk program.

    As usual, the walk will start at 10:00 AM at a location at or very near a subway station. The start point and route will be provided later.

    Note there are currently no scheduled subway closures this weekend, but please check https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for any changes, in case it affects your travel plans.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form and will be charged the $5 non-member fee, either on-line in advance (Register here) or via paper form at the walk start.

    If you have any questions about the City Walk program, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator


    • 20 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Municipal Parking Lot, NW corner, King Rd & Keele St, King City


    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS and PDF links: click here

    Weather forecast:  click here

    A 63, 89 or 102 km ride north from King City up into the Holland Marsh (Wikipedia article) to Bradford, Schomberg or Tottenham. The 63 km ride will lunch in Bradford at either Tim Hortons or Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery . The medium ride will lunch at the Grackle Coffee in Schomberg. The long ride will lunch at the Foodland in Tottenham.


    Meet for a 10 am departure at the Municipal Parking Lot located at the northwest corner of King Road and Keele Street. 

    Decaying Bridge photo by Adrian Smith / CC BY-NC 2.0


    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Dundas
    We follow the Niagara Escarpment in Dundas Valley Conservation Area and encounter many Ancaster waterfalls along the trail. Some hills and steep declines on this loop hike. We will see lookouts, a replica of a Victorian train station, ruins, beautiful fall foliage and rolling terrain.  Fees to park.

    Distance:  11 km
    Pace:  Moderate (~4.5 km/hr)
    Terrain:  Moderate - hills


    RWGPS link:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28639190

    Directions:  Take the QEW west to 403W to Hamilton (follow signs for Hamilton/Brantford) and exit at 69A for Main Street West. Keep driving until you pass University Plaza, then continue left on Main West, which becomes Wilson Street as you continue toward Ancaster. Turn right onto to Lower Lions Club Rd. and continue and turn right onto Lions Club Rd., continue to  turn right onto Artaban Rd.  NEW parking lot on Artaban Rd.  Day Use fee in effect, so car pool, if possible.

    Note: Need pre-ride facilities or a coffee?  Nearby is a Tim's on Main St. West on your way to the start.

    Google Link: https://goo.gl/maps/w5boPJmQei62

    Hike Leader:  Tom 



    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Broadview Subway Station

    Meet at 10 AM at Broadview Station, at street level near the ticket booth. 

    Tony will lead us on a walk to Woodbine Beach and then back up to Danforth and Main. Distance will be about 10.5 Km, with an optional extension to Victoria Park Station (12 Km). Because the Tim Hortons on Danforth/Logan is permanently closed, the washroom/coffee break will be at McDonald's (5 Km) on Eastern/Woodward. An additional washroom break will be made near the Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club (7 Km). At Danforth and Main we will stop for lunch at Smiley's Restaurant. There will be early drop out points to streetcars at Gerrard, Queen and Kingston, both before and after Woodbine Beach at about 3.5 Km, 5 Km, 8 Km, and 9 Km

    The walk will be entirely on city streets, so street shoes or boots suitable for the weather conditions would be appropriate. 

    The planned route is on Ride with GPS at:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28523224

    There are currently no scheduled subway closures for this weekend, but please check https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for any changes.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form and will be charged the $5 non-member fee, either on-line in advance (Register here) or via paper form at the walk start.

    If you have trouble finding us at the start, please call my cell at 416-917-8866. If I don't answer, try again, as I may miss the first call.

    If you have any questions about the City Walk program, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator

    • 27 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Victoria Square Park, just east of the 404 on Elgin Mills Road



    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS and PDF links: click here

    Weather forecast: 
    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 get ready for winter. This will be the last official ride of the season. The  rides of 61, 80 or 97 km will start at 10 am 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.


    Season's End photo by Hailey E. Herrera / CC BY 2.0


    • 01 Dec 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Halton Hills
    Lots of rolling hills, see the Great Esker, and numerous limestone rocks.  This hike starts at Scotsdale farm.  Meet at the free parking in lot at end of entrance roadway off Trafalgar Road.
    Distance:  15 km
    Pace:       Moderate (~4.5 km/hr)
    Terrain:     Moderate - some hills and/or poor footing
    Directions:  Take the 401 west to exit 328 for Regional Road 3/Trafalgar Road .  Turn right onto Trafalgar Road.   Turn left onto Hwy 7 W/ON-7 W (signs for Acton).  Slight right onto Trafalgar Rd N/Regional Rd 3 (signs for Regional Road 3/Trafalgar Road N/Ballinafad/Brisbane) and travel 1.7 km before making right turn into Scotsdale Farm (in Halton Hills).  

    • 01 Dec 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Tim Hortons (SE corner Sheppard & Don Mills, near Don Mills subway station)

    Meet at 10:00 AM at the Tim Hortons on the southeast corner of Sheppard and Don Mills, just west of the Don Mills subway station. (Note that this is not the Tim Hortons at the gas station on the north-west corner of Sheppard and Don Mills).

    Julie will lead us on a 12 Km walk that will loop back to the Don Mills subway station. This walk will be on mostly city streets and paved paths with a few unpaved path sections, so please wear footwear suitable for the expected weather condition.

    The planned route will be available on Ride with GPS shortly.

    There are currently no scheduled subway closures for this weekend, but please check https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for any changes.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form and will be charged the $5 non-member fee, either on-line in advance (Register here) or via paper form at the walk start.

    If you have trouble finding us at the start, please call my cell at 416-917-8866. If I don't answer, try again, as I may miss the first call.

    If you have any questions about the City Walk program, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator

    • 04 Dec 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Marche Restaurant, Brookfield Place, Yonge St
    Register

    This will be our last get together before the long coffee break of the Canadian winter. We'll at the “Marché Restaurant” in Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place) on Yonge Street just north of Front at 9:30 AM. Please register at your earliest convenience. We need to get a reasonable fix on numbers in order for the restaurant to set aside the appropriately sized room for us. Please also feel free to register your partner for the event.

    We are again structuring the event as a brunch. The idea is to get in and out of the restaurant before the crush and chaos of the lunch hour. Socializing and coffee drinking will start at 9:30 AM. As we feel hungry we will head off to the various stations to pick up food. Because we will be in and out of the restaurant before the lunch hour, the restaurant will be able to give us a private room.

    To register, simply click on the "Register" box in the blue area to the left and follow the instructions. Problem with online registration? Send an e-mail to wedwheelie@tbn.ca and say you are coming. Need to cancel for whatever reason? No problem. Again, just email us at wedwheelie@tbn.ca.





    • 08 Dec 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • to be announced

    There will be a walk starting at 10:00 AM, start location and route to be available shortly.

    There are currently no scheduled subway closures for this weekend, but please check https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for any changes.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form and will be charged the $5 non-member fee, either on-line in advance (Register here) or via paper form at the walk start.

    If you have trouble finding us at the start, please call my cell at 416-917-8866. If I don't answer, try again, as I may miss the first call.

    If you have any questions about the City Walk program, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator


    • 15 Dec 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Leslie Subway Station (on the Sheppard Line)

    Meet at 10:00 AM in Leslie Station (Line 4 - Sheppard line), at the east end of Leslie Station, on the south-west corner of Leslie & Sheppard at street level.

    We will walk north through the Don Valley Trail to Steeles Avenue where we can stop for a coffee. We will then return via a slightly different route to the start. The walk is about 12 Km, and is on paved multi-use paths, except for about 1 Km which is gravel/dirt.  The gravel/dirt section can be bypassed via quiet residential streets. 

    Route will be posted on Ride with GPS shortly.

    There are currently no scheduled subway closures for this weekend, but please check https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for any changes.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form and will be charged the $5 non-member fee, either on-line in advance (Register here) or via paper form at the walk start.

    If you have trouble finding us at the start, please call my cell at 416-917-8866. If I don't answer, try again, as I may miss the first call.

    If you have any questions about the City Walk program, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator


    • 21 Dec 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Yonge and Lawrence (near Lawrence Subway Station) outside of Locke Library on the South East corner

    Meet at 5:00 PM, Saturday evening, at Yonge and Lawrence (near Lawrence Subway Station) outside of Locke Library on the South East corner at 5 pm for a walk of about 12 km.  We will walk through local neighbourhood streets specially selected for their beautiful Christmas light displays.  There will be lots of opportunities to stop and take pictures along the way!  

    Around the half way point we will take a break at Sunnybrook Hospital in their main entrance cafeteria (washrooms, Second Cup). After we will continue walking and enjoying the Christmas lights as we make our way to the end at Sorn Thai Restaurant (www.sornthai.com), the optional dinner stop.  The restaurant is located at Yonge Street and Briar Hill Avenue about 500 metres North of Eglinton Station. 

    There are some streets on this walk without sidewalks so please wear something that will make you easily visible to drivers and walk facing traffic.  This will be in the evening after dark so warmer clothes will be necessary and you may want to wear winter boots if there is snow on the ground. Season’s Greetings Everyone!

    There are currently no scheduled subway closures for this weekend, but please check https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for any changes.

    Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form and will be charged the $5 non-member fee, either on-line in advance (Register here) or via paper form at the walk start.

    If you have trouble finding us at the start, please call my cell at 416-917-8866. If I don't answer, try again, as I may miss the first call.

    If you have any questions about the City Walk program, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator

    • 31 Jan 2020
    • 02 Feb 2020
    • Wolf Den Hostel and Nature Retreat, Algonquin Park
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    Sunday, November 3, 2019 (midnight Saturday)

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    also see:  TBN Wolf Den webpage

    Stay at the rustic Wolf Den Hostel and Nature Retreat near Algonquin Park, from Friday evening to Sunday.  Cross Country Ski, Snowshoe, or Hike each day.  Because of the facility and the options available, this is an "any weather" weekend trip.

    We have booked the entire hostel.  Included will be burgers and snacks Friday evening, two breakfasts, and supplies for two sandwich style lunches.  Saturday evening will be potluck (group meal).

    The cost is $105 per person for TBN members and $115 per person for non-members.  We don't think you'll find a better deal for a weekend getaway! 

    Please register online for this outing.  You can pay by Credit Card, PayPal, or by cheque.  If you are paying by cheque, download the sign up sheet from the link below.  Include a cheque made payable to "The Toronto Bicycling Network, Inc.".

    For more information (new cancellation policy):

    Information PDF:  InformationWolfDen2020.pdf

    Sign Up Sheet PDF:  SignUpSheetWolfDen2020.pdf

    When you register and complete payment, you will receive an automated email with a linik to download a Confirmation document providing directions to the Hostel, an itinerary, and some extra information.  Please book before Sunday, 19 January 2020.

    Plates, cups, cutlery, pillows, bedding, linens, and towels are all provided.  Showers and washrooms are in the main lodge.  You only need to bring clothing, winter gear, and something for the potluck dinner Saturday.

    While we will not directly organize car pooling, we will help in the process.  See the information document for more details.

    The hostel is about a three hour drive North from Toronto on Highways 400, 11, and 60.

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

    Email:  pbtrips@tbn.ca

Past events

17 Sep 2019 Tuesday Ravine Ride - Highland Creek
15 Sep 2019 Country Cruise - Forks of the Credit
15 Sep 2019 Sunday Urban Roller - Unionville 2019
15 Sep 2019 Sunday Leisure Wheeler – Guild Inn Picnic - Bring Lunch
15 Sep 2019 Sunday Tourist B: Finch - Kleinberg 81 km
15 Sep 2019 Sunday Tourist A: Finch - Kleinberg 101 km
14 Sep 2019 Saturday Morning Ride: Ed wards Gardens south to Lakeshore Loop
13 Sep 2019 Friday Night Ride - High Park to Wychwood Park
13 Sep 2019 Freedom Friday: King City to Schomberg
13 Sep 2019 Wolf Den - The Fall 2019
11 Sep 2019 Wednesday Evening Ride - Triple Loop - 22 km
11 Sep 2019 Wednesday Wheelie - Keswick Along the Lake
10 Sep 2019 Ravine Ride -Loop-de-Loop to Earl Bales
10 Sep 2019 Hornell Aboard and The Highlander
08 Sep 2019 Country Cruise - Calvin Kleinburg Hustle - New Route
08 Sep 2019 Sunday Leisure Wheeler – Alan Gordon Memorial Metric Century- Note the earlier start 9:15
08 Sep 2019 Sunday Tourist B: Finch - Aurora 80 km
08 Sep 2019 Sunday Urban Roller - Alan Gordon Metric Century - 9:00 am start
08 Sep 2019 Sunday Tourist A: Finch - Holland Landing/Aurora 97 km
07 Sep 2019 Saturday Morning Ride: Boardwalk Tim Hortons, to Sunnybrook Park
07 Sep 2019 Saturday Cruising Short - Goodwood Wanderer
06 Sep 2019 Friday Night Ride - Riverdale Park East to Scarborough Bluffs Park & back
06 Sep 2019 Freedom Friday - Stouffville to Uxbridge
04 Sep 2019 Lawrence Park - Lawrence and Avenue Rd - 15.4 km
04 Sep 2019 Wednesday Wheelie - Schomberg to Hockley Valley
03 Sep 2019 Ravine Ride -Leg 4 - The Longest Day – David Peebles Memorial Century Ride
03 Sep 2019 Ravine Ride - Leg 3 - The Longest Day – David Peebles Memorial Century Ride
03 Sep 2019 Ravine Ride -Leg 2 - The Longest Day – David Peebles Memorial Century Ride
03 Sep 2019 Ravine Ride - The Longest Day – Leg One-David Peebles Memorial Century Ride
02 Sep 2019 Leisure Wheeler – Heavenly Holiday
02 Sep 2019 Holiday Urban Roller - Cathedraltown
02 Sep 2019 Holiday Tourist B: Unionville Brunch - Labour Day, 73K
02 Sep 2019 Holiday Tourist A: Unionville Brunch - Labour Day, 86K
01 Sep 2019 Country Cruise - Dundas Northwest. NOTE: 10:00am start
01 Sep 2019 Sunday Leisure Wheeler - Ride to the East 2 BRING LUNCH
01 Sep 2019 Sunday Urban Roller - Eldorado Park - bring lunch! (replaces Gatineau Gallop)
01 Sep 2019 Sunday Tourist B: Finch - Kettleby 81K
01 Sep 2019 Sunday Tourist A: combined with Tourist-B
31 Aug 2019 Saturday Morning Ride – Old Mill to Humber College
31 Aug 2019 Tourist: Toronto-Niagara Falls-GO Home
30 Aug 2019 Friday Night Ride - Short Etobicoke Centre Meander
30 Aug 2019 Freedom Friday: The Herald Road picnic ride
28 Aug 2019 Wednesday Evening Ride - Triple Loop - 22 km
28 Aug 2019 Ravine Ride - Parallel Lines – Kennedy to Kipling
28 Aug 2019 Wednesday Wheelie - Hornby to Campbellville
27 Aug 2019 Ravine Ride - Parallel Lines – Kennedy to Kipling POSTPONED until WEDNESDAY
25 Aug 2019 Sunday Urban Roller - Kleinburg (TTC note)
25 Aug 2019 Sunday Leisure Wheeler – Old Village Tour
25 Aug 2019 Sunday Tourist B: Finch - Mussleman Lake 83K
25 Aug 2019 Country Cruise – Niagara Wine Lover's Tour
25 Aug 2019 Sunday Tourist A: Finch - Goodwood 105K
24 Aug 2019 Saturday Morning Ride: Victoria Park to Guildwood, via Hydro corridor
24 Aug 2019 Saturday Cruising Short - Campbellville Cruiser
24 Aug 2019 Advanced Urban Roller: Toronto-Niagara Falls-GO Home
23 Aug 2019 Friday Night Ride - 23 km North York Neighbourhoods
23 Aug 2019 Freedom Friday - Schomberg to Caledon East
23 Aug 2019 Goderich, August 23 - 25, 2019
21 Aug 2019