Another 100+ km ride (with the tremendous benefits of long-distance cycling on the body's immune system, T cells in particular, as explained here). Much of the ride is on a rail trail (consisting a tightly packed fine gravel), which will be no problem for those with 700 x 30 or wider tires, and might be considered acceptable with 700 x 25 tires, depending on your preferences. We bypass a section of the rail trail with coarse gravel.
Note: there is a 1-2% climb at the beginning of the rail trail, which means a 1-2% descent at the end. I recommend not exceeding 25 kph and paying great attention during the descent, as there can be patches of softer gravel or transverse ruts that are dangerous at higher speeds.
Lunch will be at The Healthy Rabbit, which has a covered outdoor patio [at the time of this posting, I don't know if it is possible to reserve seating]. The food here is excellent, the aroma of fresh spices absolutely enticing, and almost everything is vegan!
The 7:45 train from Union Station (7:52 from Exhibition station) arrives at Hamilton West GO station at 9:03, hence the 9:15 start. If you arrive by train, take the elevator at the north end of the platform (toward the end of the train) to street level (at Bay Street), where we will meet. For those arriving by car, there is a parking garage next to the railway station.
We are accepting "guest rider" registrations for this event. Guest registrations are $10 payable via PayPal.
If you have not registered for the ride, you may NOT join the ride.
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Ride leader: Danny Harvey
Distance: 107 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.
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.