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    • 17 May 2019
    • 20 May 2019
    • Niagara College, near Ste Catharines
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    Niagara Bike and Hike

    May 17-20, 2019

    Fifth Anniversary Niagara Bike & Hike, Victoria Day long weekend

    Friday May 17 to Monday May 20 – four days for $220

    Join the fifth anniversary of this popular ride along the quiet roads and off-road paved trails of the Niagara Region. This year we have 38 spots - note that this trip sold out quickly in previous years. 

    “Easy to get to know people”

    “A great place to bike with lots of options, this weekend is very good value … the small group of friendly riders makes it easy to get to know people.”

             Anne Marie Corrigan, participant in 2016 and 2017


    Accommodations

    We’ll stay at the comfortable Niagara College residence near Niagara-on-the-Lake. You’ll have your own bedroom in a shared suite, complete with a shared full bathroom and shared kitchenette, including a refrigerator. Coffee, tea and juice are provided. Beyond this, for people looking to keep costs down, consider bringing your own supplies for breakfasts. There is also a Tim Hortons and McDonald's in the large outlet mall, just a three minute drive or ride away. 



    “Beautiful countryside”

     “Beautiful countryside, nice accommodations and great choice of places to eat. “        

    Patsy Cook & Mick O’Meara, participants in 2017 & 2018


    Friday Warmup Ride

    For those who can get away early , on Friday afternoon at 2 pm we start with an optional  warmup ride along the bike path from Niagara on the Lake to Niagara Falls and back, covering about 50 kms.  This will be followed by a group supper at your choice of either Benchmark, the award-winning student run restaurant that is part of the culinary training program at Niagara College (for which we have a reservation for 20 spots)  or the more affordable Johnny Rocco’s, a 15 minute drive away.  In past years most riders have been able to make it for dinner on Friday evening. 


    Saturday & Sunday Rides

    Saturday’s rides feature  long and short distances and run along the little-known paved off-road trail beside the Welland Canal, with a stop for lunch along the way. After their ride, participants can visit Niagara on the Lake, do a winetasting at one of the nearby wineries or try award-winning beer from the Niagara College Teaching Brewery.

    Saturday’s rides will be followed by a pot-luck supper in the Niagara College dining room and weather permitting out on the patio. Soft drinks, bbq chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers will be supplied – participants are asked to bring a salad or dessert or your own main course if you don’t like the choices provided, as well as anything stronger than pop to drink. After dinner, in past years some participants have driven to Niagara Falls to watch late night fireworks over the falls.


    Sunday’s rides (again, long and short) begin from a remote start 15 minutes away in Niagara Falls along the paved trail beside the Niagara River Parkway – with a stop for lunch en route. Sunday evening will feature group suppers at local restaurants, with a variety of cuisines and price points to choose from. Alternatively, some riders will repeat what we did last year and polish off the left overs from the pot luck the evening before.

    “Loved the Welland Canal bike trail”

    “One nice thing was how easy Niagara was to get to, we loved the Welland Canal bike trail up to Port Colborne and back.”

               Dawn and Randy Domm, participants in 2017 & 2018


    Monday

    Monday is your chance to join a final short early morning ride, do some hiking along the Bruce Trail, visit the Outlet Mall nearby or tour some wineries. To beat long weekend traffic, most riders head home by noon.

    For anyone wanting to come out a day early or to extend your stay, contact Niagara College directly to make a reservation, mentioning that you are part of the TBN group staying from Friday to Sunday nights.


    Questions:

    This ride is limited to members of TBN. Your fee of $220 per person gives you access to trip planning and maps, the basic provisions for the Saturday evening potluck and three nights’ accommodation on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (includes your own bedroom, towels, sheets, blankets). All meals are extra.

    Registration for the Niagara Bike & Hike ride will open at 9 am on Saturday March 2nd.  If you’re interested, plan to book early as the last couple of years sports for this ride has sold out quickly.

    Any questions please contact the trip organizers:

    Janet Hudson     janceyhr@yahoo.com

    Dan Richards      drichards@rotman.utoronto.ca


    • 20 May 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.


    A shortened holiday version of the ride to Maple. We will ride mostly on quieter streets. Snack stop at Tim Hortons-Wendys around the 19 km point. 


    Centre Street in Thornhill is still under construction and not bike-friendly so heading out we will take an alternate route along park paths and a trail for a short distance to circumvent the difficult bit. There's some hard packed gravel on part of the trail but it shouldn't present a problem.


    The return route is a bit different too as the small footbridge just off Dufferin remains closed.


    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.
     

    Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.


    Level:  Sunday Urban Roller 
    Distance:   35 km
    RwGPS Map:  Maple 2018
    Cue Sheet:  Maple 2018
    • 21 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Finch subway

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

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

    Dist: 24 km

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

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

    Leader:Heather

    RWGPS: ridewithgps

    Cuesheet and Map:Finch_to_KennedyV-3




    • 22 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Georgina Ice Palace, just off Woodbine Ave, Keswick

    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS and PDF links: click here

    Weather forecast: click here

    Lift sharing: click here

    Guest rider registration: click here

    A 58, 73 or 90 km ride from Keswick along the shores of Lake Simcoe through Stephen Leacock territory past Sibbald Point Provincial Park to Virginia Beach Marina. The medium and long routes then turn inland while the short route returns back along the shores of Lake Simcoe. Lunch for all three routes will be at Tim Horton's on Dalton Rd.

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

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

    • 22 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Don River Parking lot, Leslie and Sheppard Northeast corner

    Don River parking lot is the best location to meet for this Wednesday and it accessable from the subway after the ride.  Parking is good, and washrooms maybe open. I had a 16 km route posted but made a change to 20 km route, since its possible to cover that distance this time of year. Remember to bring your lights and brighter clothing as it gets dark around 7 30 pm  and the leader can cut the route shorter if need be.  

    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.  


    • 25 May 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 station parking lot
    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 your helmet.
    • 25 May 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: 66 km

    RWGPS link to SCS: Ashburn to Port Perry CC - 65km  

    Ride Leader: Vicky Laurens

    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.


    • 26 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Tim Hortons-near the Boardwalk at Coxwell and Lakeshore
    Scarborough Bluffs

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

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

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

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

    Leader: Jane

    Map to Print:ScarboroughBluffsMap.pdf

    Cuesheet:ScarboroughBluffs copy.pdf

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

    • 26 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Etienne Brule Park


    Dim Sum / Tim Sum


    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.


    North on the Humber trail, then west on the Eglinton bike trail. There is a choice of lunch in a Dim Sum restaurant, or at Tim Horton's for those who prefer the usual fare and need to get back sooner.


    Meet in the parking lot of Etiénne Brulé Park for a 10:00 am departure. Etienne Brule Park is located at the junction of Old Mill Road and Old Mill Drive, around the corner and down the hill from the Old Mill subway station.


    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: 47 km

    Level: Sunday Urban Roller

    Map: Ride with GPS

    Cue sheet: Tim Sum

    • 26 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mount Albert Green P parking lot, Main St, Mount Albert

    MOUNT ALBERT TOUR  

    A scenic jaunt through the rolling farmland around Mount Albert, with lunch stop on the shores of Lake Simcoe at the Peninsula Restaurant or bring your own lunch.Meet in Mount Albert at the Green P parking lot.Take Hwy 404 north, Davis Drive east, Hwy 48 north. Go right on York Road 13 (Mount Albert Road) into Mount Albert, left on King Street, right on Main Street to the Green P parking lot, just east of the Mount Albert Community Centre.

    Starting point:   Green P parking lot east of Mount Albert Community Centre

    Distances:   73 km & 80 km

    RWGPS link to all routes: Mount Albert Tour - CC


    Guest rider registration: click here


    Ride Leader:   Rowena Maclure


    Remember to bring membership card and helmet. Non-members $5. Check this page the night before the ride for the latest information.  
     


    • 28 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Taddle Creek Park-Bedford exit of St. George station

    Cedarvale Park and the Beltline extension. Some unpaved paths and street riding. More changes could be made because of Crosstown construction. Coffee at Second Cup on Bloor at Lippincott. (Sadly, Alcoa Bakery is closed)

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

    Dist: 19 km

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

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


    Leader: Vicki

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

    Cuesheet and Map to print: Cedarvale_Prospecting_-avoiding_construction

    • 29 May 2019
    • 9:00 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

    Lift sharing: click here

    Guest rider registration: 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 9 am departure from the Caledon East Community Complex. When you arrive, please park along the perimeter of the parking lot away from the building. There are washrooms in the building.

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


    • 29 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Riverdale Park East by St Matthews Clubhouse - Langely and Broadview

    Ride to High Park and back across Toronto, the start of Bike month, will be free to visitors but they have to sign the Waiver form. Bring membership card if you are a member, and don't forget lights as it gets dark around 8 30 pm.  Helmets are mandatory per club policy

    New this Year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register 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. However we might just have a waiver sign in this week Andrew Patterson is the ride leader for tonight . 

    • 29 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Don River Parking lot - N/E corner Leslie and Sheppard - park parking lot

    Bike Month event for the north ride 

    Join our leader  in riding around 401 neighbourhoods of Banbury and up to Finch hydro corridor and down switchbacks into Don Valley path. Meet at 6 15 pm for prompt departure at 6 30 pm  as daylight is limited, so bring lights, warmer clothing, and don't forget your membership card. Important ready this 

    New this Year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register 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.

    • 31 May 2019
    • 03 Jun 2019
    • Montreal, Quebec
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    GO Bike Montreal! May 31 - June 3


    Join TBN this spring in Montreal for their biggest annual bike event - when thousands of cyclists pedal through the city night and day on car-free and stress-free roads.  Cyclists will arrive Friday afternoon May 31, check into lodgings, and have time to ride the Friday night Tour La Nuit.  Sunday is the big ride, Tour de L’lle and cyclists will have a choice of routes of various distances ranging from 25 to 100 kms. Saturday is a free day to explore Montreal or do more riding. The trip finishes Monday, June 3rd with checkout by 11 am. Getting to Montreal will be by car or train. We will try to connect people for car-pooling and sharing of gas costs.



    Registering for the GO Bike Festival - You will need to register for the rides you choose at the Go Bike Festival website http://www.velo.qc.ca/en/govelo/Go-bike-Montreal-festival. Registration for the festival will be online in mid-February.  The cost of the Friday night ride is about $25 and about $30 for the 25-50 km ride on Sunday, longer distances cost a bit more.  The TBN trip registration fee does not include the bike festival fees.

    Accommodations – We have reserved a penthouse apartment in a new building in the Le Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood in a trendy district, relatively close to the start of the bike ride on the Sunday morning.  It has free WiFi, AC, rooftop hot tub and balcony.  There are 4 bedrooms, 3 rooms with king size beds that can be converted into twin beds and 1 bedroom with bunkbeds. There is no parking on-site; there will be more information to come about parking. Bikes can be stored in the apartment or in the basement where they can be locked.

    Trip Price and registration –The maximum registration is 8 people if all rooms are shared. Due to limited space, this trip is restricted to TBN members. However, members may register for the non-members they may be sharing with. The total cost including all taxes is $440 CDN per person double occupancy for 3 nights accommodation, which includes 3 full breakfasts. Participants should make their own arrangements for sharing. TBN can also help arrange room sharing. Should someone want a room to themselves the trip cost is $700 CDN per person. Should we get demand for more spaces, we will try to reserve a second apartment in the same building. 

    Please read the cancellation policy on the Overnight trips main page.


    Food – All breakfasts are included in the trip fee. Lunch and evening meals will be your choice with many restaurants in the area. 

    For more information, please contact Vida at vidavaitonis@gmail.com or Lora at lora.flanagan@gmail.com .



     

    • 31 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Etienne Brule Park

    Meet at the parking lot in Etienne Brule Park - Map. The ride follows the Humber River and goes in a loop on streets and through parks. The apres-ride is at Brydens, 2455 Bloor Street West.

    Departure Time: 6:00 PM
    Distance:  25 km
    Typical Speed: 16 to 22 km/h
    Online interactive map: RWGPS
    File to print your own map: Official PDF

    Ride Leader: Michael Low

    Use the links on the RWGPS website to put the route onto your mobile device.

    Helmets and lights (front and back) are required. Bring your TBN membership card. Guest riders $5 - Register here
    Check the website 2 hours before the ride for last minute info. More on FNR and upcoming rides.


    • 01 Jun 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, by Old Mill TTC station
    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 8 am on the day of the ride.

    Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet. 

    • 02 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • CNE grounds, near the Bandshell
    Ride for Heart

    Distance: You decide...
    Starting Point: No Leisure Wheeler Club Ride today. Club members may participate in the ride or help TBN be ride ambassadors.


     Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Grounds, near the Bandshell.


    • 02 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • CNE Grounds - NEW LOCATION - "Heart Park" at Enercare Centre
    • 18
    Register

    Total Ambassadors: 50

    For 21 years, TBN members have cycled on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway on a Sunday in June, by volunteering to be ride ambassadors for the  Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart (sponsored once again this year by Manulife.) Note that as a volunteer, the normal registration fee to participate in the ride is waived.

    TBN Ambassadors are required to be the "eyes and ears" of the event: riding in pairs, guiding traffic and alerting organizers if cyclists suffer medical distress or run into mechanical problems. You will not be expected to provide first aid and will only be asked to assist with basic mechanical issues and flats if you feel comfortable doing so. 

    This year, the ride takes place on Sunday, June 2. You'll receive your ride ambassador jersey and be briefed on details at 7 am on the day of the ride, at the TBN booth at the starting point on the CNE grounds. 

    To participate, please register here and plan to arrive bright and early on Sunday, June 2. For more information, contact Joe Hickey at jo_hickey@rogers.com

    Total Marshals: 30

    In addition to Ride Ambassadors, TBN is also seeking members to serve as Ride Marshals, a new role as of last year. We need 15 pairs of riders for this group, who will wear the new TBN jerseys (there will be opportunities to borrow one if you haven't purchased yours yet) as well as identifying arm bands supplied by Ride for Heart. These volunteers are empowered to ensure rider safety along the route, urging participants to slow down and/or take greater care.

    Note: We also need volunteers to help out at the booth. For that, please contact Rick MacMillan  at publicity@tbn.ca

    • 02 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mill St parking lot, Alliston

    ABC TOUR – ALLISTON, BORDEN, CREEMORE

    A fairly easy ride with some gently rolling hills near Alliston and near Creemore.  The long route has a scenic and hilly loop through Glen Huron.  Bring a picnic lunch for the short ride.  Medium and long rides have lunch in Creemore. 

    Start:  Town of Alliston, public parking lot at end of Mill St.  Take Highway 400 north to exit 75, Cookstown.  Go west on Highway 89 about 18km to Church St. – the second intersection with traffic lights west of the train tracks.  Mill St. is the next street west of Church St.  Do not park at the Beer Store.  Allow sufficient travel time – this is about 80 km from Yonge St and Highway 401.  No washrooms at the starting point.  There is a Tim Hortons in Cookstown and another as you enter Alliston, at the entrance to the Walmart plaza.  

    Distances:  74 km, 82km, 90 km and 104 km

    RWGPS link to all routes: ABC Tour - Alliston, Borden, Creemore - CC

    Guest rider registration: click here

    Ride Leader:  George Witte

    • 04 Jun 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Finch subway- Passenger Pick-up

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

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

    Dist: 33 km

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

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

    Leader: Dinsmore

    RWGPS:ridewithgps

    Cue-sheet and Map to Print: Black_Creek_and_Back



    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ashburn Community Park, Ashburn Rd, Ashburn


    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS and PDF links: click here

    Weather forecast: click here

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

    A 62 or 88 km ride from the village of Ashburn through the Oak Ridges Morraine to lunch at either the Nestleton Country Store in Nestleton or the Wolf Run Golf Club just after Janetville.

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

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

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

    Open our third Freedom Friday season with a 63km ride in open country just to the north (and east) of the Greater Toronto Area. You'll skirt picturesque Musselman Lake and dip down to Annina's Bakeshop in Goodwood for coffee and cakes before circling back to our start point. You'll be amazed how quiet the roads are, and how close you are to the city.

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

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

    Ride leader: Cynthia Rogers

    RWGPS link

    Map and cue sheet available here

    Registration for non-members click here

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

    • 07 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Tim Hortons, Ashbridges Bay Park

    Meet at Tim Hortons at Ashbridges Bay Park (Lake Shore Blvd and Northern Dancer Blvd). Map. The route goes around Woodbine Beach, then heads out the Leslie Spit to the lighthouse. Next is Cherry Beach on the Martin Goodman Trail and and the Canary District, with a return to the start.
    Apres-ride:TBD

    Helmets and lights (front and back) are required. Bring your TBN membership card. Guest riders $5 - Register here 

    Ride Leader:  TBD

    Distance: 25 km

    Typical Speed: 16 to 22 km/h
    Online interactive mapRWGPS route
    Use the EXPORT tab to download the TCX file for your Garmin or the GPX file for your smart phone.
    Map and cuesheet for you to printPDF

    Helmets and lights (front and back) are required. Please bring your TBN membership card. If you haven't joined TBN yet, you can come on the ride - Arrive 15 minutes early to sign the waiver and pay the non-member $5 feeCheck the website 2 hours before the ride for last minute info. More on FNR and upcoming rides


    • 08 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Boston Presbyterian Church (3 Line & 5 Side Rd), north of Milton

    BOSTON CHURCH TO ROCKWOOD SCS


    This is a 63km 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 the Whistle Stop or Goodfellows Field to Fork (reviews).


    Driving directions click here


    STARTMeet for a 9:00am departure at the Boston Presbyterian Church (some history (map).  To get to Boston, Ont., take Hwy 401 to Milton and exit at Hwy 25 (Exit 320). Drive north on Hwy 25 for 2 km, turn right on 5 Side Road and go 1.3 km, turn left on Third Line (other sign is Boston Church Rd) and go 0.8 km. The historic church is on the right. 


    ROUTE DISTANCE: 63 km


    RWGPS link to SCS: Boston Church to Rockwood - SCS  

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


    RIDE LEADER: Vicky Laurens

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


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

    Ashbridges Bay 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, Ashbridges Bay (Lakeshore & Coxwell) 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:  40 km
    Ride Classification:  Urban Roller
    Ride Program:  Saturday Morning Ride
    Starting Point:  Boardwalk Place, The Beaches
    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. 

    • 09 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kennedy Subway Station
    Scarborough See the Geese

    Distance: 45 KM
    Starting Point: Kennedy Subway Station

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

    Bring lunch.

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

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

    Leader: Carole



    Cuesheet:LW See the Geese




    • 09 Jun 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.


    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. 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

    • 09 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Rim Park in Waterloo (parking lot for Manulife Financial Sportsplex)

    ELORA GORGEOUS REDUX

    Ride through picturesque Mennonite country north of Waterloo along the Conestogo and Grand Rivers to lunch in Elora.  The terrain rolls moderately.

    Start:  RIM Park in Waterloo, about 115 km from Toronto.  Take Highway 401 west to Exit 278 and follow Hwy 8 to Kitchener / Waterloo.  About 7 km later, follow signs for Hwy 85 North to Waterloo. After 7.7 km, exit onto University Ave E.  In 4.1 km turn right onto Park Rd at the sign for Rim Park and Grey Silo golf course, then left into the parking lot for the Manulife Financial Sportsplex.  Washrooms available.

    Distances: 54km, 75km  

    RWGPS link to all routes: Coming soon!

    Guest rider registration: click here

    Ride Leader:  TBA

    Map inset for all routes:Rim park route start marked (1).PNG


    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Kipling subway

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

    Start: 10:30 a.m. Kipling subway Park and Ride (north lot)

    Dist: 18 km

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

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

    Leader: Patsy

    RWGPS:ridewithgps.com

    Cuesheet:Bloordale Mimico Creek cuesheet

    Map:BloordaleMimicoCreek

    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 13 Jun 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Collingwood
    Register



    In 2017 and 2018 the Wednesday Wheelies left the "safety" of our Toronto area countryside and headed up to Collingwood for three days great riding and socializing. In 2019 we'll be heading back to Collingwood on 
    Tuesday June 12, Wednesday June 13 and Thursday June 14.

    Collingwood has some great hills with fantastic road surfaces (click here for some examples), and so there will definitely be some hill climbing during this event. However, there are also some trail riding options for the less vertically inclined. In addition, Collingwood has a terrific selection of hotels, restaurants, shops and other facilities. We'll take advantage of some of these amenities during our visit.

    We realize that a multi-day midweek event is difficult for the working members of our group (sorry). However, we hope that the event will be sufficiently attractive that at least some of the working members will be enticed to make the event part of their annual holidays.

    The event is a Wednesday Wheelies event. However, we will be delighted if other members of the TBN join us. As the time of the event approaches, the details below (e.g., routes, restaurants, etc.) will be refined and finalized.



    The Routes
    All the routes are available on RWGPS. If you would like to see a consolidated map of all of them on RWGPS, click here, and then click on the button at the bottom left titled "Show all on map".

    Schedule

    Tuesday

    • 11:00 AM ride start time
      • Driving directions to start (Creemore & District Recreation Centre):  click here 
      • RWGPS and PDF links:  click here
    • 5:30 PM - We'll meet for drinks, wings and socializing at the Kelsey's Original Roadhouse (map). 
    • After socializing (say around 6:30 PM) we suggest you head off to dinner in groups to one of the following restaurant options (or if you want you can just stay at Kelsey's):
      • The Northwinds Brewhouse and Kitchen. Check out the following link for a description of the great food offerings and the numerous beers brewed on site (link). The Northwinds is ranked number 1 in Collingwood restaurants on tripadvisor (tripadvisor reviews).
      • The Iron Skillet Restaurant & Pub (link). It's ranked number 3 in Collingwood restaurants on tripadvisor (tripadvisor reviews).
      • The Smoke. It claims to "take BBQ to a whole new level". It's ranked number 4 in Collingwood restaurants on tripadvisor (tripadvisor reviews).
      • And if none of the above restaurants work for you, click here for tripadvisor's list and reviews of "The 10 Best Collingwood Restaurants". 

    Wednesday

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

    Thursday

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

    Accommodation You are on your own in finding accommodation. Because the event is a midweek event before the start of the school summer holidays, our understanding is that you should not have any difficulty in finding accommodation and that the prices should be reasonable. The choices in Collingwood range from backpacker dormitories to five star luxury hotels. And of course some people may be lucky enough to be able to stay with family or friends who have a property in the area.

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

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

    Registration If you think you will likely participate in “The Wednesday Wheelies Go to Collingwood”, please click on the button at the left and register as soon as possible (including for your partner, if applicable). If you change your mind at any time, not an issue. Just let us know at wedwheelie@tbn.ca and we'll delete your registration. And if at any time you have an idea for enhancing the fun factor of the event, please let us know. We want to make the event a highlight of your 2019 cycling season!


    The Wednesday Wheelies Crew

    • 12 Jun 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 at the Trailside Bistro & Cafe which has an outside sitting area.

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

    Horse fences photo by Allen McGregor / CC BY 2.0


    • 14 Jun 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • King City municipal parking lot (northwest corner of King Road and Keele Street)

    A 63km ride north from King City into the Holland Marsh, with a break in Bradford, either at Tim Hortons or at the Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery. The central section of the ride is pancake flat, but you can expect hills at the start and at the end. They build character.

    Meet for an 830am departure at the Municipal Parking Lot the northwest corner of King Road and Keele Street. To get to King City drive north on Hwy 400 to King Rd (Exit 43). Go east on King Rd to Keele Street and turn left. 

    Ride leader: Rick MacMillan

    RWGPS link here

    Map and cue sheet here

    Registration for non-members click here

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


    • 14 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Sobeys at Queens Quay Terminal Building

    Meet at Sobeys Urban Fresh at Queens Quay Terminal Building (307 Queens Quay West) - Map.
    The apres-ride is at Amsterdam Brew House, 245 Queens Quay West, South Building.

    Ride Leader: Terry Walsh

    Departure Time: 6:00 PM

    Distance:  21 km
    Typical Speed: 16 to 22 km/h
    Online interactive mapRWGPS route
    Use the "Export" tab to download the file for your Garmin or your smart phone.
    Use the "Print PDF" button to print your own copy of the map and cue sheet.

    Helmets and lights (front and back) are required. Bring your TBN membership card. Guest riders $5 - Register here 

    Helmets, and lights (front and back) are required. Please bring your TBN membership card. If you haven't joined TBN yet, you can come on the ride - Arrive 15 minutes early to sign the waiver and pay the non-member $5 fee. Check the website 2 hours before the ride for last minute info.
    More on FNR and upcoming rides


    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 16 Jun 2019
    • Toronto to Niagara Falls to Toronto
    Register
    TNTO - Toronto Niagara Toronto Overnight

    JUNE 15 - 16, 2019

    Member registration opens May 1st, Non member registration opens May 15th.

    Please review details before registering:  TNT Overnight

    TNTO is a two-day cycling challenge for experienced cyclists, which is now in its 26th year.

    We will offer three routes from Toronto's High Park to Niagara Falls on Saturday: 164km, 186km or 200km, plus an 85km option from Stoney Creek to Niagara Falls. Sunday's return ride is 172km to High Park, or 98km to Stoney Creek.

    Please note that this event is a challenging ride for experienced cyclists, as well as being a great target for your early cycling season training goals. 

    TBN provides a van to transport your luggage. But please note that other than that, this is a bare-bones, unsupported ride. There are no ride leaders, sweeps or sag wagons, so you must be prepared to ride the full distance, and deal with inclement weather, or mechanical issues.

    The basic price of $115 per member includes maps, luggage transfer and motel accommodation and is based on two people sharing a room. We also offer a limited number of single rooms at a higher price point. Non-members pay $15 more.

    Breakfast is included with all registrations this year.  The hotel (Rodeway) has increased prices, but is including breakfast.

    Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations are possible until June 1st, provided there is someone of your gender on the waiting list who can take your spot. You will receive a full refund, minus a $20 cancellation fee per person. After June 1, no cancellations are allowed, but you may sell your spot privately.

    More Questions? Phone Ian at 416-414-8569 or email at tnto@tbn.ca

    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Etienne Brule Park (Old Mill subway)

    The map above is not an accurate description of the post-coffee route
    Etobicoke Meander

    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 round trip of beautiful Etobicoke on streets and paths with a coffee-washroom break at Tim Hortons near Sherway Gardens.  It's a pleasant Saturday morning loop of about 38km, returning about 12:30 1:00pm.  Start location: Old Mill Subway – from TTC station, turn right, down the hill, over the river to the parking lot in the park.

    Distance:  38 km
    Ride Classification:  Urban Roller
    Ride Program:  Saturday Morning Ride
    Starting Point:  Etienne Brule Park - near Old Mill Station
    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.

    Route may vary slightly from map and cue sheets.
    • 16 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Shoppers' World-Vic Pk & Danforth
    Mark's Secrets of Scarborough


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


     Remembering Mark Brousseau who first created this ride. 

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

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

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

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


    Leader: Carole



    Ride with GPS:ridewithgps

    Cuesheet and Map for you to Print: Mark's_Secrets_of_Scarborough

    • 16 Jun 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.


    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. 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)

    • 16 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Mayfield Recreation Centre, Bramalea Rd, N. of Mayfield

    TOTTENHAM TRAIN RIDE

    “Steam” along an undulating route north and then west through the Caledon Hills.  Those who wish to take some extra time in Tottenham can enjoy an excursion on a steam locomotive or (if in season) a jaunt to a farmers’ market. After lunch part of the route is on the Caledon Rail Trail! :)

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


    Distances:  61 km & 84 km


    Cues and Maps:

    RWGPS: 

    Both routes:  Tottenham Train Ride CC - 61km & 84km

    Embedded Map Link: Tottenham Train Ride CC - Embedded map


    Guest rider registrationclick here


    Ride Leader(s):  Bob Stelleck

    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Taddle Creek Park

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

    Coffee at Balzac's

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

    Dist:30 km

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

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

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

    Leader: Heather

    RWGPS:ridewithgps

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

    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Jack Goodlad Park: Kennedy and Ranstone Gdns.

    Ravine Ride Special: A Stretch to the East

    Note the earlier start...9:00 AM

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

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

    Distance: 62 kms

    Starting time: 9 am                    Ending time: 2 pm

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

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

    Leader: Dinsmore

    RWGPS : ridewithgps

    Cuesheet to print: Highland Creek and Rouge Valley

    Map to Print: Highland Creek and Rouge Valley Map 


    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Community Center on the south side of Main St in Mt Albert

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

    Driving directions: click here

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

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

    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cherry st. Beach

    We will meet at Cherry St Beach, free parking and meet at the circle by the washrooms for a 6 30 pm departure. We will ride to the docks at Bay st. if you want to meet us at Bay st. and Queens Quay at 7 pm,  and then  cross to Toronto Island together  for a jaunt around the island.  It gets dark around 8 15 pm now, and you should have  lights just in case it gets dark from no afterglow. New ride this year 

     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.

    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Don River Parking lot - Leslie and Sheppard Ave north west corner

    Don river Parking lot meeting point. 

    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 the beautiful roads of scarborough neighbourhoods, from the Don River parking lot. Essentially, a person from the Tandem trailblazer club taught me the routes. 31.5 km route  along bike lanes, quiet streets and parks

    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Schomberg Arena, W. off Main St, Schomberg

    Join Freedom Fridays for a scenic 65km jaunt from Schomberg to Hockley, with a welcome ice cream/coffee stop at the Hockley General Store and Restaurant at the halfway point. 

    Meet for an 830am departure at the Arena parking lot in Schomberg (map).

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

    Driving directions: click here

    Click here for the RWGPS link

    Map and cue sheet available here 

    Registration for non-members click here

    Weather forecast: click here
    Ride leader: Vicki Bondy

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

    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Genadier Cafe, High Park

    Meet at Genadier Cafe in High Park - MapThe ride will follow the Waterfront Trail to Marie Curtis Park and back.
    The apres-ride is The Mugshot Tavern, 2202 Bloor St. W

    Ride Leader: Dave Mader

    Departure Time: 6:00 PM

    Distance:  29 km
    Typical Speed: 16 to 22 km/h
    Online interactive mapRWGPS route
    Use the EXPORT tab to download the TCX file for your Garmin or the GPX file for your smart phone.
    Map and cuesheet for you to printPDF

    Helmets and lights (front and back) are required. Please bring your TBN membership card. If you haven't joined TBN yet, you can come on the ride - Arrive 15 minutes early to sign the waiver and pay the non-member $5 fee. Check the website 2 hours before the ride for last minute info.  More on FNR and upcoming rides


    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Commercial parking lot (Shopper’s Drugmart) SE corner Simcoe St. & Conlin Rd, Oshawa

    BEELINE TO BOWMANVILLE

    A popular, quiet undulating route from Oshawa to Bowmanville.                                

    Start: To get to the starting point, go east on Hwy 401, exit at Oshawa (Simcoe Street/CR#2) and continue north to Conlin Road; meet at the commercial parking lot (for Shopper’s Drugmart etc.), located on the south east corner of Simcoe St. and Conlin Road in Oshawa.

    Distance: 68 km

    RWGPS Cues and Map:  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4034412

    Ride Leader:  John Anderson
    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Outsiide Tim Hortons, Asbridges Bay, Lakeshore/Coxwell

    Ashbridges Bay (Boardwalk Place) to Jack Goodlad Park

    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 will start from the parking lot at Tim Hortons, Ashbridges Bay (Lakeshore just east of Coxwell).  The route uses a variety of roads, trails and residential streets via the Don River initially, then northeasterly to Jack Goodlad Park, with a coffee stop at the Tim Hortons on Kennedy Rd., south of Eglinton Ave.

    After the break, we continue to loop back to the starting point at about 12:30 p.m., for a total of about 41 kms. Warning: The route may include a gravel section.

    Meet at the parking lot of Athens Cafe 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:  Boardwalk Place, The Beaches
    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.
    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • 24 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 AM
    • Mississauga Square One
    Register

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

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

    Start location map.
    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Shoppers' World, Danforth at Victoria Park Ave. adjacent plaza marquee.

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

    Starting Point:  Shoppers World plaza: Victoria Park and Danforth

    Distance: 37 km

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

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

    Leader: Roy B.

    RWGPS: ridewithgps

    Map and Cuesheet: Leslie_St-_Spit

    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Finch


    Maple and Beyond



    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 is a newer version of this popular ride that goes out into the fast disappearing countryside around Maple. The route has been created courtesy of Tony Lau. Lunch is still at Tim Hortons, but a different one. The more things change, the more they stay the same.


    Due to some construction and other issues, the route has been revised slightly this year (2018) so download the revised RwGPS file or cue sheet.


    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. The part of the parking lot we normally use is currently being repaved, so we will be in the north part if the work isn't finished yet.


    Please print a copy of the cue sheet provided from the link listed below.


    Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.


    Distance: 55 km

    Level: Sunday Urban Roller

    Map:Ride with GPS  (rev June 2018)

    Cue sheet: Maple and Beyond 2018.pdf (rev June 2018)


    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Trafalgar Sports Park - Georgetown

    Haton 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. 

    Start:  Trafalgar Sports Park

    Driving directions: Click Here  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:  60km, 85km

    Cues and Maps:  

    RWGPS:

    Both routes: Halton Rolling Romp CC - 60km & 85km

    Embedded map link: Halton Rolling Romp CC - embedded map

    Ride Leader(s):  TBD

    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Shoppers World, Victoria Park and Danforth

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

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

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

    Dist: 26 km

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

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

    Leader: Jane O

    RWGPS:ridewithgps.

    Cuesheet and Map:TaylorCreek

    • 26 Jun 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.

    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Edwards Gardens - parking lot by traffic circle


    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.

    Our ride tonight is in a nice neighbourhood ride through Don Mills to the Leaside Rail trail, going north to the neighbhourhood of Banbury. Nice roads with little traffic makes a group ride exciting with the smooth pavement.  Our group style for is good for new people. People ask how fast we go, the pace is 18 to 22 km/h but with all the stops and regroupings is probably 10 km per hour, which mean we go 20 km in 2 hours.

    • 27 Jun 2019
    • 01 Jul 2019
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • 17
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    Canada Day Weekend – Cycling Pittsburgh

    Thursday June 27 – Monday July 1, 2019

    Come celebrate Canada Day long weekend with a trip to Pittsburgh.  Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, and attend rides hosted by a local cycling club, Premier Bicycle Club of Western Pennsylvania.


    • Share four nights in an Airbnb in downtown Pittsburgh and visit the sights of the “Steel City”, today experiencing a renaissance – voted “2019 US Food City” and named one of the world’s most livable cities
    • Ride the countryside outside of Pittsburgh, hosted by members of a local cycling club.
    • Spend a morning at Fallingwater, considered Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece (fallingwater.org)
    • Pittsburgh, PA is about 5 hours’ drive from Toronto

    Thursday, June 27th

    • Leave Toronto early for a five hour drive to Pittsburgh, arrive by noon
    • After lunch, take a city ride led by one of the local club’s ride leaders - short, 30 to 40 kms
    • See some sights in Pittsburgh – Mount Washington, Elevated tram
    • Group dinner with some  of the local club members
    • Drinks at a downtown  bar for those interested

    Friday, June 28th  - Outing Day

    • Drive approx. 90 minutes for an indepth morning tour at Fallingwater
    • Afternoon  whitewater rafting in Ohiopyle, PA  (optional)
    • Arrive back in Pittsburgh by early evening
    • Meet and greet with Pittsburgh club members over dinner or drinks -discuss weekend rides

    Saturday, June 29th

    • Morning Ride – Sample route on mostly quiet country roads:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29251112  This ride takes riders from the North suburban community of Gibsonia, PA out to Saxonburg, PA on mostly quiet country roads.  It is a loop back to Gibsonia.  Typically, this ride can be started at 8 am and with rest stops, be completed by 12:30 pm.  
    • Lunch, relax, visit Bicycle Heaven museum in Pittsburgh.  The largest Bike Museum in the World.  You will not want to miss this when in town.  (optional)
    • Cookout/social opportunity for the evening and chance to discuss the next day’s ride.

    Sunday, June 30th

    • Morning Ride - a combination of quiet country roads and more city riding.  Sample route   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29251132  This route takes riders from the north suburban area to the small town of Sewickley, PA, known for it’s upper scale lifestyle and home of Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby.  We may even ride past their homes! This ride can be completed by early afternoon
    • Lunch with club members, relax and/or  see additional sites in Pittsburgh

    Monday, July 1st

    • Return to Toronto – leave by 8 am to avoid Toronto rush hour traffic, back by early afternoon

    Registration and Fees

    We have booked 2 houses. There are 5 rooms with one bed and 4 rooms with 2 beds. 

    House A:        2835 Edwards Way, Pittsburgh             3 bedrooms, 2 baths

    House B:        305 Miltenberger Street, Pittsburgh    6 bedrooms, 3 baths


    Rooms with only one bed are available for single or double occupancy. Rooms with 2 beds are intended for 2 persons to share.  If you are booking a room with one bed for double occupancy, you must pay the trip fee for 2 at the time of registration.  TBN will help match room mates for rooms with 2 beds.  If you know who you are sharing with, please indicate on the online form.

    • Single occupancy in room with 1 bed - $350/person
    • Double occupancy in room with 1 bed - $400/2 persons
    • Double occupancy in room with 2 beds - $200/person


    The fee for the Fallingwater Tour is $110 CAD per person.  If you want to join the tour, please indicate on the form and the tour fee will be added to the trip fee. 


    What is Included in the Fee

    The trip fee includes 4 nights of accommodations, breakfast supplies and snacks for each house.  For those who opt for the Fallingwater Tour, there is an additional $110 fee.


    Additional Costs

    Participants will also have to sign up separately for membership in the Pittsburgh Premier Bicycle Club, pbcwp.clubexpress.com,  to participate in the rides and in order to comply with their insurance policies. The cost after a discount is USD $20 single and USD $32 for a couple. Please sign up online and pay directly to the club.

    Transportation to and from Pittsburgh is not included in the trip fee. An attempt will be made to match participants for carpooling purposes – matching participants desiring a ride with those able to provide a ride.

    For more information, contact Dan Richards at dan@clientinsights.ca  

    • 28 Jun 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Victoria Square Park, just east of the 404 on Elgin Mills Road

    Enjoy quiet roads north of Markham as we head up to hilly Herald Road and then back past Musselman Lake on the scenic return journey. Take snacks and plenty of water because the first refuelling opportunities are at the convenience (and ice cream) stores in Musselman Lake, near the end of the ride.

    The 67km ride starts at 830am from Victoria Square Park on Elgin Mills Road.

    Click here for the RWGPS file.

    And click here for map and cue sheet.

    Registration for non-members click here

    Ride leader: Vicki Bondy

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

    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Edwards Gardens - SW Corner of Lawrence & Leslie

    Edwards Gardens, south to Lakeshore Loop

    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 Edwards Gardens, the ride will go through quiet residential streets and cycle paths southwards for a coffee/washroom break at the Lakeshore, then looping around to Cherry Beach and part of the Don River trail, finishing at about 12 to 12:30 pm, for a total of about 39 km.

    Meet at the Edwards Gardens parking lot on the SW corner of Lawrence and Leslie at 9:15 AM for a prompt 9:30 AM departure.

    Distance:  39 km

    Ride Classification:  Urban Roller
    Ride Program:  Saturday Morning Ride
    Starting Point:  Edwards Gardens, Leslie & Lawrence
    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.

    Route may vary slightly from map and cue sheets.

    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Kipling TTC - North Lot


    Can I get a ride to the Airport?


    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.


    If you like planes (in addition to bikes) this is the ride for you. We will circumnavigate the perimeter of Pearson Airport passing under the end of all of the runways. We will even go in to see the control tower! The route has been revised a bit (again) this year to avoid the road construction that seems to sprout like mushrooms.  Lunch at the Wendy's under the end of the north runway. If the wind is right, the landing planes put on a good show.

    Meet for a 10 am departure from the Tim Hortons at the northwest corner of Dundas St West and Aukland Road. This is very close to the Kipling TTC station. The parking lot that we used to use as a start point is now a construction site.

    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:  54 km

    Level: Urban Roller

    Map:  Ride with GPS 2018

    Cue sheet: Airport 2018


    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Finch subway "Kiss and Ride" Hendon Ave. and Yonge St.
    Edwards Gardens Picnic

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

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

    Distance: 33 KM

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

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

    Leader: Sandra


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



    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Ashburn Community Park, Ashburn Rd, Ashburn

    ASHBURN TO NESTLETON or JANETVILLE

    A different "take" on a classic "Ashburn and locale" CC, courtesy of our good buddies of the Wednesday Wheelies.  This is a 62 or 88 km ride from the village of Ashburn through the Oak Ridges Morraine to lunch at either the Nestleton Country Store in Nestleton or the Wolf Run Golf Club just after Janetville.

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


    Start: Ashburn Community Park on the west side of Ashburn Road, 200 m north of the main intersection. Map  NB: Porta-potty usually available.


    Distances: 62km and 88km


    RWGPS links: 


    Both routes: Ashburn to Nestleton / Janetville, CC - 62km & 88km


    Embedded map: Ashburn to Nestleton / Janetville CC - embedded map


    Ride leader: TBD

    Caution note: there is a 1.6 km busy stretch on County Rd 2 heading north starting at km 8.6. It's largely downhill and there is an extra lane or good paved shoulder for most of the distance. However, in some spots the paving is a bit rough or narrows. Thus, proceed cautiously. Consider proceeding in small compact groups so that the vehicles are spared the challenge/frustration of passing long strewn out groups of cycliists. Emphasize your presence with a rear flashing red light.



    • 01 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Queen's Park
    Heavenly Holiday

    Distance: 20 KM
    Starting Point: Queen's Park

    A two-hour exercise. Ride south on Sherbourne to the Martin Goodman Trail. Circle the Portlands. Stop for coffee at Lavazza. Return via the Sky Dome.

    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: Jamie

    Map and Cuesheet:Heavenly_Holiday3.pdf
    • 02 Jul 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Oriole Park, west of Davisville subway station

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

    Coffee at the Brickworks

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

    Dist: 27 km

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

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

    Led by: Mary

    RWGPS: ridewithgps.

    Cuesheet and Map to Print: Double_Don_2018.pdf:



    • 03 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 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 Parking Lot on Park Drive just south of Main Street in Stouffville. To get to the start, drive north on Hwy 404 to Stouffville Rd, and then go east into Stouffville. Facilities are available at many of the chain restaurants and gas stations as you come into Stouffville.


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

    • 04 Jul 2019
    • 10:45 AM
    • Finch West subway station

    Finch West - Humber College Loop

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

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

    Dist: 50 km

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

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

    Led by: Dinsmore

    RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24835254?beta=false

    Cuesheet and Map to Print: 


    • 05 Jul 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Boston Presbyterian Church (3 Line & 5 Side Rd), north of Milton

    Ride through the Halton Hills to Rockwood, enjoying rolling hills and surprisingly quiet roads on this always popular route. Previous riders recommend the scones and date squares at the Eramosa Cafe in Rockwood.  

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

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

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

    Driving directions:  click here

    RWGPS links: 80k   

    Map and cue sheet available here

    Registration for non-members click here

    Weather forecast: click here

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

    Weather forecast: click here

    Ride leader: Dinsmore Roach

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

    • 05 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Tim Hortons, Ashbridges Bay Park

    Meet at Tim Hortons at Ashbridges Bay Park (Lake Shore Blvd and Northern Dancer Blvd). Map. The route goes around Woodbine Beach, then heads out the Leslie Spit to the lighthouse. Next is Cherry Beach on the Martin Goodman Trail and and the Canary District, with a return to the start.
    Apres-ride:TBD

    Helmets and lights (front and back) are required. Bring your TBN membership card. Guest riders $5 - Register here 

    Ride Leader:  Mary Newman

    Distance: 25 km

    Typical Speed: 16 to 22 km/h
    Online interactive mapRWGPS route
    Use the EXPORT tab to download the TCX file for your Garmin or the GPX file for your smart phone.
    Map and cuesheet for you to printPDF

    Helmets and lights (front and back) are required. Please bring your TBN membership card. If you haven't joined TBN yet, you can come on the ride - Arrive 15 minutes early to sign the waiver and pay the non-member $5 feeCheck the website 2 hours before the ride for last minute info. More on FNR and upcoming rides


    • 06 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    • Union Station, Exhibition,Port Credit, Oakville
    • 20
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    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22537225 this the link for the map. 
     

    This route was used last year and some like it because it takes in the culture of the area, we will take the GO Niagara Excursion train all the way to Niagara Falls VIA/ Go station. The train arrives at 11 30 am, and probably have lunch at 1 pm. Its about 20 km. You can bring a lunch or purchase lunch at Walkers market along the Niagara Parkway where we will stop for lunch. We will visit a chocolate factory, ride down country roads past wineries and vineyards.  We will visit Rancourt Winery, for a cheese and meat pairing demonstration  that costs approx $14 not including tax after riding through Niagara on the Lake. i need to know how many would be interested in this. 


      We will ride the Waterfront trail to St Catharines, Port Dalhousie, and then to Frescos for dinner, the St Catharines VIA station is less than 2 km. Departure is at 7 45 pm.

    Fares for the Go train, is for example from St Catharines to Union is $17.35  and $ 8.70 however if you use Presto, you can tap at the respective stations and don't need to stand in line to buy a ticket. The route trip for adults is $38.00 and $ 19 for Seniors. aged 65 or older. 


    We will ride as a group and re group while the ride takes place.  You can print a map from the club account  in ridewithgps. The map above is a guide of where we are going and the trip is social one. Below is the go bike coach. 

     Niagara Express leaves Union station  at 9 am, and arrives Niagara Falls Via station  at 11 30 am,

    If you are taking an westbound train to meet the Niagara Express at Union, it arrives at Union at 8 40 am. Terry is getting on at Oakville station, he will meet you on the train or at the Niagara Via station. See you there

    Pick up points: Union Station 9 am
                               Exhibition  9:06 am
                               Port Credit 9:18 am
                               Oakville     9:29 am
                               Burlington  9:40 am
    Try to be at the station 15 minutes before the train arrives. 
    Limit: 20, Space is limited

         
    Level: Advanced Leisure wheeler to Urban Roller or higher. 
    Urban Roller regroups, and we will ride as a group and non members sign a waiver. 
     No uphills, but wind maybe a factor. and also have a jacket in case it rains.     


     
    Contact: torontoterry27@yahoo.ca, for more information. 
    Register:  by Friday July 6 , 2018         

    Bicycles carried at no additional expense in dedicated bike rack cars and vestibules, please bring a lock.
     
    Non members will pay $ 5.00  as per club policy.
    Helmets required.   
            
            
        
             
    • 06 Jul 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 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.
    • 07 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Etienne Brule Park


    Tour 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.


    A route that takes us a bit further north and west for a change, with some longer stretches for a good workout. Not recommended as a first ride of the season.


    Meet in the parking lot of Etiénne Brulé Park for a 10:00 am departure. Etienne Brule Park is located at the junction of Old Mill Road and Old Mill Drive, around the corner and down the hill from the Old Mill subway station.


    The lunch spot has been changed, so be sure to use the updated RwGPS route or cue sheet.


    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: 58 km

    Level: Sunday Urban Roller

    Map: Ride with GPS

    Cue sheet:  Tour of Mississauga 2018

    • 07 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Tim Hortons by the Boardwalk
    Toronto Island Tour (Bring Lunch)

    Distance: 26-32 KM
    Starting Point: Tim Hortons by the Boardwalk
    Plan to arrive at the start (Tim Hortons) no later than 9:45  so that we can leave at 10:00 AM
    Follow streets and trails to the ferry and then steam over to the Island. Ferry fare extra. Distance depends on how much you ride around the Islands. Bring lunch for an island picnic.

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

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

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

    Leader: Mary


    RWGPS:ridewithgps
    Map and Cuesheet: Boardwalk_to_Toronto_Islands

    • 09 Jul 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Bloor and High Park Ave.-South side of Bloor St at park entrance (West Rd.)

    A one-way ride along the lakeshore from High Park.

    Pot Luck Special- Sheena will be hosting a Pot Luck luncheon. Contact Sandra at  leisurewheeler@tbn.ca to tell her what you would like to bring. She can give you the address if you wish to bring something to the house before the ride. 

    Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members  are welcome for a $5 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. 

    Start: 10:30 a.m. Park entrance at Bloor and High Park Avenue (near High Park subway station)

    Leader: Dinsmore

    Dist: 21 km

    RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28211493

    Cuesheet: Monarch_Dash-High_Park_to_Greenwood-_.pdf

    • 10 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Glen Williams Ball Field, in Glen Williams
     

    Driving directions: click here

    RWGPS and PDF links:  click here

    Weather forecast:  click here


    A 67, 78 or 91 km ride starting from the Glen Williams Ball Field. These are new routes for 2019. They include some short, but very attractive and passable, unpaved stretches.
    Lunch stops are available Ray's Third Generation in Alton, the Higher Ground Coffee Co in Belfountain or the General Store in Inglewood. 

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


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

    • 10 Jul 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 11 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Niagara College in Welland, Ontario
    Register