As you may be aware, for many years we have had unofficial winter city walks from early January until the weather is nice enough for biking in the spring. Howard Chan started this to provide an activity for those who did not ski or snowshoe. This winter, we will continue this tradition, except that we will be running the walks as an official program, and information will be posted on the TBN website Rides/Events page.
Like the fall program, these walks will start at 10:00 AM Sunday mornings, and begin and end at or very near a subway station. We will typically walk about 10 Km, and either return to the starting point or walk to a different subway station. Frequently, shorter or longer distances may be available. We will use a combination of ravines and city streets, depending on conditions. There will usually be a coffee/bathroom stop near the start or before the mid-point of the walk, and usually there will be a place for a snack or meal near the end of the walk.
As we have done previously with the unofficial winter walks, and unlike the fall program, these walks are less formal, and details will not be announced very far in advance. Notification of the start location and other information will be provided on the website, usually by the Wednesday before the walk. This allows us some flexibility to match the walk to expected weather conditions, or to visit locations that are of current interest. No maps will be provided; however, we will walk in a bunch and will re-group if necessary.
These walks are free to all TBN members and to non-members as well, as we will not be collecting the $5 non-member fee. Non-members will be asked to sign the waiver form.
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