As the Yonge Subway will be closed from Bloor-Yonge to Finch station August 22nd, alternatives for those planning to take the subway are needed: either the shuttle buses (which can carrry 2 bikes each), or cycling up. Here is a recommended route, using the bike lane under Hwy 401 and avoiding Yonge Street north of Hwy 401. An option on the return trip, for those who came up Yonge from downtown, is to head south on Birchmount after the lunch stop to Kennedy subway station.
A shorter (60 km) and a longer (74 km) route are possible, both ending up at the same lunch stop.
There are two options for lunch on Enterprise Avenue just past Unionville: Copper Branch on the north side of Enterprise Avenue for pizza or other dishes, or Aroma cafe across the street for lighter fare, both with outdoor seating. A washroom stop should be possible at the gas station at the SE corner of Elgin Mills and Leslie (km 17.5) as well as at the lunch stops.
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.
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Ride leader: Danny Harvey
Distance: 60 km or 74 km
Online map and cue sheet, 74-km 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.
Will be cancelled up to 2 hours before the start of the ride if significant rain is forecast with moderate or higher likelihood for any time during the ride.