Calendar of Rides/Events

Upcoming events

    • 28 May 2020
    • 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Kennedy subway station

    Highland Creek,

    The route follows Highland Creek as it winds through Morningside and Colonel Danforth Parks and down to the lakeshore. Some street riding.


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

    Transway Crescent       

    Dist: 38 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: Dinsmore

    RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27787480

     Map and cuesheet: Highland_Creek_-copy- (2).pdf



    • 30 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Outside Tim Hortons, Boardwalk Place, Woodbine Beach

    Ashbridges Bay (Lakeshore/Coxwell) to Guildwood

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

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

    Remember to bring your membership card, helmet and spare inner tube. Non-members  are welcome for a $5 fee payable in advance on line; click here. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

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

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

    • 31 May 2020
    • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Anywhere you have Internet access

    Please join us for a Virtual City Walk, via video conferencing. The Zoom video conference will start at 9:45 AM on Sunday, and we will begin the virtual walk at about 10:10 AM. If you are not already on my Virtual City Walk email list, please send an email to citywalks@tbn.ca letting me know who you are, and asking to be added the list. If you are on the list, I will email you the link to join the conference (probably by Saturday evening).

    (Please note that I have been experiencing some difficulty with email, so if I have trouble emailing the Zoom information, I will post it on the website, here in the Calendar announcement.)

    Since we are now no longer constrained to visit places that we can actually get to for a walk, we are able to go to all sorts of exotic locations, not just the Toronto area. So, this week, I have decided we will visit Buffalo, New York. It has a large number of Art Deco buildings, as well as some historic and otherwise interesting locations.

    I will share my screen, and using Google Maps, Street View, and other websites, will provide a simulation of the real walks that TBN does during the fall and winter. We will start at a location, and move around to various other places. I will provide some commentary, and will have some screens of information to share along the way.

    Please join early to enjoy a few minutes of chatting with your friends before we set out. I expect the walk will last about an hour. We can also have a chat at the end, if anyone is interested.

    When you connect, you will be placed in the “waiting room”, and I will then admit you to the actual video conference. If you are late joining us, or get dropped and rejoin, I may not notice you in the “waiting room”, so please:

    • ·         message my cell at 416-917-8866, if that is not successful,
    • ·         call my cell at 416-917-8866, if that is not successful,
    • ·         call my home at 905-881-9259,

    and I will let you into the video conference.

    Zoom allows you to control your microphone and camera. You can mute your microphone so that no one can hear you, and you can start or stop your video feed, so that people can either see you or not. I will initially let everyone control their own microphone, so we can have discussions, but if there are too many people, or if it gets too chaotic, I will mute all microphones. There is a “raise hand” feature that will allow people to request permission to speak. Zoom also includes a chat feature which allows you to send text messages to everyone in the conference, or privately to one other individual. Zoom is very easy to use, but you might want to download the free app before the meeting, and play with it a bit to get used to using it.

    If you have any questions, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett - City Walks Coordinator

    • 31 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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

    PLEASE NOTE: As of this 2020 cycling season, Country Cruises have gone paperless.  Ride leaders will no longer be passing out printed maps and instructions at the start of rides.  If you do not have an electronic device, you are responsible for printing your own cue sheets and maps.  Thank you!  

    Ride Leader:  George Witte

    Guest rider registration: click here

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

    • 31 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Etienne Brule Park


    Dim Sum / Tim Sum


    Please note: 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

    • 31 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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

    • 02 Jun 2020
    • 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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: 28 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_2020


    • 03 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Ashburn Park, Ashburn Rd, Ashburn


    Driving directions: click here

    Routes: click here

    Weather forecast: click here

    Guest rider registration: 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 ride from the village of Ashburn through the Oak Ridges Morraine to lunch at either Penny's Mini Mart in Blackstock or the Wolf Run Golf Club just after Janetville.

    Meet for a 9 am departure at Ashburn 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

    • 05 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Victoria Square Park (on Elgin Mills Road in Markham, just east of the 404)

    Open our Freedom Friday season with a selection of rides open country just to the north (and east) of the Greater Toronto Area. You'll skirt picturesque Musselman Lake and head north from there. The longer rides offer the chance of refreshments at the popular Pheasant Run golf course, but you're on your own for the second half of the short route. Bring a snack and plenty of water.

    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. Distances: 61km, 71km, 80km, 97km.

    (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: tba 

    Click here for links to maps, cue sheets and RWGPS files.

    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.

    • 06 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • 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. 


    Distance: 63 km


    RWGPS Cues and Map: Boston Church to Rockwood - SCS  

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


    PLEASE NOTE: As of this 2020 cycling season, Saturday Cruising Shorts have gone paperless.  Ride leaders will no longer be passing out printed maps and instructions at the start of rides.  If you do not have an electronic device, you are responsible for printing your own cue sheets and maps.  Thank you!  


    Ride Leader: Vicky Laurens

    Guest rider registration: click here

    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. 

    • 06 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Etienne Brule Park, near Old Mill TTC station

    Old Mill to Humber College

    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.)

    Remember to bring your membership card, helmet and spare inner tube. Non-members  are welcome for a $5 fee payable in advance on line; click here. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    Cancellation is possible because of weather conditions or warnings.  Check after 8am on the day, if in doubt.

     Distance:  49 km
     Ride classification:
     Urban Roller
     Ride Program:
      Saturday Morning Ride 
     Starting point:
     Etienne Brule Park, Old Mill TTC
     Online map:
     Ride With GPS map
     GPS file:
     Downloadable GPX File
     Cue Sheets:
     Customized Printable PDF


    • 07 Jun 2020
    • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Anywhere you have Internet access

    Since we can no longer go on organized walks or bike rides, please join us every Sunday morning for a Virtual City Walk, via video conferencing. The Zoom video conference will start at 9:45 AM, and we will begin the virtual walk at about 10:10 AM.

    The location or theme of the Virtual City Walk will usually be posted on the website by Wednesday night for the virtual walk on the following Sunday. 

    To prevent Zoom bombing, please send an email to citywalks@tbn.ca letting me know who you are, and I will add you to my Virtual City Walk email list. If you are on the list, I will email you the link to join the conference (probably by Saturday evening). The Zoom account allows up to 100 people to participate.

    I will share my screen, and using Google Maps, Street View, and other websites, will provide a simulation of the real walks that TBN does during the fall and winter. We will start at a location, and move around to various other places. I will provide some commentary, and will have some screens of information to share along the way.

    Please join early to enjoy a few minutes of chatting with your friends before we set out. I expect the walks will last about an hour. We can also have a chat at the end, if anyone is interested.

    When you connect, you will be placed in the “waiting room”, and I will then admit you to the actual video conference. If you are late joining us, or get dropped and rejoin, I may not notice you in the “waiting room”, so feel free to message or call my cell at 416-917-8866, and I will let you into the video conference.

    Zoom allows you to control your microphone and camera. You can mute your microphone so that no one can hear you, and you can start or stop your video feed, so that people can either see you or not. I will initially let everyone control their own microphone, so we can have discussions, but if there are too many people, or if it gets too chaotic, I will mute all microphones. There is a “raise hand” feature that will allow people to request permission to speak. Zoom also includes a chat feature which allows you to send text messages to everyone in the conference, or privately to one other individual.

    Zoom is very easy to use, but you might want to download the free app before the meeting, and play with it a bit to get used to using it.

    If you have any questions, email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.

    John Burdett – City Walk Coordinator

    • 07 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • 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 and 75km (and possible 94km).

       

    RWGPS link to all routes: Elora Gorgeous CC - 55km & 75km


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


    PLEASE NOTE: As of this 2020 cycling season, Country Cruises have gone paperless.  Ride leaders will no longer be passing out printed maps and instructions at the start of rides.  If you do not have an electronic device, you are responsible for printing your own cue sheets and maps.  Thank you!  

    Guest rider registration: click here

    Ride Leader:  George Witte

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

    • 07 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Grenadier Cafe - High Park


    High Park - Centennial Park - Port Credit


    Please note: 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. There are a few recent minor changes not shown on the cue sheet (avoiding part of the Eglinton section after James Gardens, and short bit after the lunch stop) but it is essentially correct.


    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 (mostly correct)

    • 09 Jun 2020
    • 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Tim Hortons near 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. START LOCATION: Meet near Kipling subway station on Dundas St West, north side, outside Tim Hortons.  (Construction/modifications to the Six Points junction.)

    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

    • 10 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Schomberg Arena, W. off Main St, Schomberg


    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

    Routes: click here  

    Weather forecast: click here


    Guest rider registration: click here

    A 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


    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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: 68 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 


    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Parking lot at Centennial Park on Jane Street, King City (about 6km north of King Road).

    New routes, new start location.

    Ride north from near King City into the Holland Marsh, with a break in Bradford or Tottenham and route options of 51km, 76km and 91km. The central section of these rides is pancake flat, but you can expect hills at the start and at the end. They build character.

    Note: the long route has a short stretch of hardpack just before you reenter Holland Marsh on the return journey.

    Meet for an 830am departure at the Centennial Park parking lot on Jane Street, about 6km north of King Road.

    Ride leader: TBA

    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.


    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Edwards Gardens - SW Corner of Lawrence & Leslie

    Edwards Gardens north and east to L'Amoreaux Park

    Starting from Edwards Gardens, the ride will go through quiet residential streets and cycle paths of North York nearly to Steeles Ave, then east mostly by quieter roads and paths to L'Amoreaux Park (coffee/washroom break) and looping back by about 12:30 to 1:30pm, for a total of about 39km.

    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.

    Remember to bring your membership card, helmet and a spare inner tube. Non-members  are welcome for a $5 fee payable in advance on line; click here.  Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

    Distance:  39 km
    Ride Classification:  Urban Roller
    Ride Program:  Saturday Morning Ride
    Starting Point:  Edwards Gardens
    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.

    • 14 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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

    • 14 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Victoria Park TTC subway



    Unionville 2019


    Please note: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register online before the ride. Registration is free as part of Bike Month (June). Just follow this link to the registration page. Please bring the confirmation email you will receive to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.


    This is a new version of the Unionville ride that takes advantage of the newly extended Rouge Trail system in Markham. Sections of the route are alongside the upper Rouge River and are quite bucolic.

    About 8 kms of the trail is gravel, but almost all of it is hard-packed limestone screenings (the small stuff) so should be navigable to most bikes.

    Meet for a 10 am departure from the parking lot of the Victoria Park subway staion, one block north of Danforth Avenue. Please remember to bring your TBN membership and a helmet.


    Distance:   63 kms

    Level:   Urban Roller

    Map:   Unionville 2019

    Cue Sheet:   ....to follow


    • 14 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • 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:  62 km & 89 km

    RWGPS link to all routes:  Tottenham Train Ride CC - 62km & 89km

    PLEASE NOTE: As of this 2020 cycling season, Country Cruises have gone paperless.  Ride leaders will no longer be passing out printed maps and instructions at the start of rides.  If you do not have an electronic device, you are responsible for printing your own cue sheets and maps.  Thank you!  


    Guest rider registration: click here


    Ride Leader(s):  TBD


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

    • 16 Jun 2020
    • 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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

    • 16 Jun 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • 18 Jun 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Collingwood
    Register



    For the last three years, the Wednesday Wheelies have left the "safety" of our Toronto area countryside and headed up to Collingwood for three days of great riding and socializing. In 2020 we'll be heading back to Collingwood on 
    Tuesday June 16, Wednesday June 17 and Thursday June 18. We will also have a second outing to Collingwood in the fall.

    The event is a Wednesday Wheelies event. However, we will be delighted if other members of the TBN join us.



    The Routes
    The routes are all available on RWGPS. If you would like to see an interactive RWGPS consolidated map of all of them, click here, and then click on the button at the bottom left titled "Show all on map". There is also an image of the consolidated map at the bottom of this web page.

    Schedule

    Tuesday

    • 11:00 AM ride start time
      • Driving directions to start (Creemore & District Recreation Centre):  click here 
      • Routes:  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 Collingwood's numerous restaurant options (or if you want you can just stay at Kelsey's):

      Wednesday

      • 9:00 AM ride start time
        • Driving directions to start (Angora parking lot in Collingwood):  click here
        • Routes:  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 again suggest you head off to dinner in groups to one of Collingwood's great restaurant options (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. 

      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. 


      The Wednesday Wheelies Crew


      • 17 Jun 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • The Community Center on the south side of Main St in Mt Albert

      Driving directions: click here

      Routes:  click here

      Weather forecast: click here


      Guest rider registration: click here

      A ride from Mt. Albert to Uxbridge, with 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 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
      • Schomberg Arena, W. off Main St, Schomberg

      Route and destination to be confirmed. Check back closer to the ride date.

      Join Freedom Fridays for a scenic jaunt from Schomberg to Hockley, with a welcome ice cream/coffee stop at the Hockley General Store and restaurant at the halfway point. Ride distances: 66km, 84km and 97km.

      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? Check out Tims (map) or the ever popular Grackle coffee shop a notch further down Main Street.

      Driving directions: click here

      Click here for maps, cue sheets and RWGPS links

      Registration for non-members: click here

      Weather forecast: click here

      R
      ide leader: tba

      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.

      • 20 Jun 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
      • 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:  Beeline to Bowmanville SCS - 68km


      PLEASE NOTE: As of this 2020 cycling season, Saturday Cruising Shorts have gone paperless.  Ride leaders will no longer be passing out printed maps and instructions at the start of rides.  If you do not have an electronic device, you are responsible for printing your own cue sheets and maps.  Thank you! 

      Ride Leader:  TBD

      Guest rider registration: click here

      • 20 Jun 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
      • Outsiide Tim Hortons, Asbridges Bay, Lakeshore/Coxwell

      Ashbridges Bay (Boardwalk Place) to Jack Goodlad Park

      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 by about 12:30 p.m., for a total of about 41kms. 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.

      Remember to bring your membership card, helmet and spare inner tube. Non-members  are welcome for a $5 fee payable in advance on line; click here. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

      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.

      • 21 Jun 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • 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



      • 21 Jun 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Trafalgar Sports Park - Georgetown

      HALTON ROLLING ROMP


      We are back in the wonderful Halton Hills, but with a different perspective!  Enjoy the rolling Halton Hills as we journey to Eden Mills with lunch in Acton (for the 58km) and Moffat (for the 84km). 

      Start: Trafalgar Sports Park

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

      Distances:  58km, 84km

      RWGPS link to all routes: Halton Rolling Romp CC - 58km & 84km

      PLEASE NOTE: As of this 2020 cycling season, Country Cruises have gone paperless.  Ride leaders will no longer be passing out printed maps and instructions at the start of rides.  If you do not have an electronic device, you are responsible for printing your own cue sheets and maps.  Thank you!  

      Guest rider registrationclick here

      Ride Leader(s):  TBD

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

      • 21 Jun 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
      • Finch TTC parking - NW corner of Yonge and Hendon


      Maple and Beyond



      Please note: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register online before the ride. Registration is free as part of Bike Month (June). Just follow this link to the registration page. Please bring the confirmation email you will receive 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 ongoing construction on Centre Street and other issues, the route has been revised slightly this year 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.


      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

      RwGPS Map: Maple and Beyond 

      Cue sheet:  Maple and Beyond 2018.pdf


      • 23 Jun 2020
      • 10:30 AM (EDT)
      • 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

      RWGPS:ridewithgps.

      Cuesheet and Map:TaylorCreek

      • 24 Jun 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Campbellville Ball Park (New) in Campbellville


      Driving directions: click here

      Routes: click here

      Weather forecast:  click here 

      Guest rider registration: click here


      Caution note: there is a nasty left turn on the medium and long 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").

      This week's rides start in Campbellville, and go to the Lowville Golf Club for lunch (website). The 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 routes may also wish to stop at the Carlisle Golf Club (website).

      • 26 Jun 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
      • Victoria Square Park, just east of the 404 on Elgin Mills Road

      Enjoy the quiet roads north of Markham as we head up to scenic Herald Rd and then up and down hilly Kennedy Avenue on the return journey. Morning coffee break at Pheasant Run Golf Club on Warden Avenue.

      This ride, with 64km, 77km and 102km options, starts at 8:30 am from Victoria Square Park on Elgin Mills Road.

      Click here for the RWGPS file or map and cue sheet. 

      Registration for non-members, click here.

      Ride leader: TBA

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

      • 27 Jun 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
      • Edwards Gardens - SW Corner of Lawrence & Leslie

      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:  38 km

      Remember to bring your membership card, helmet and spare inner tube.  Non-members  are welcome for a $5 fee payable in advance on line; click here.  Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

      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.

      Route may vary slightly from map and cue sheets.

      • 28 Jun 2020
      • 6:00 AM (EDT)
      • 29 Jun 2020
      • 12:00 AM (EDT)
      • 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.
      • 28 Jun 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
      • Tim Hortons by the Boardwalk
      Toronto Island Tour (Bring Lunch)

      Distance: 26-32 KM

      Starting Point: Tim Hortons by the Boardwalk (Coxwell and Lakeshore)
      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: David G.


      RWGPS:ridewithgps
      Map and Cuesheet: Boardwalk_to_Toronto_Islands

      • 28 Jun 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
      • Tim Hortons - Dundas W and Aukland - near Kipling TTC


      Can I get a ride to the Airport?


      Please note: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register online before the ride. Registration is free as part of Bike Month (June). Just follow this link to the registration page. Please bring the confirmation email you will receive 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 was revised a bit last year to avoid the road construction that seems to sprout like mushrooms in the summer.  Lunch is 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. If you are driving to the start it is suggested that you park in the south Kipling TTC lot and use the passage way though the station to the north side. No fare is required.

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

      Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.


      Distance:  54 km

      Level: Urban Roller

      Map:  Ride with GPS 2018

      Cue sheet: Airport 2018


      • 28 Jun 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • 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: 66km and 79km

      RWGPS links to all routes:  Ashburn to Port Perry - CC

      PLEASE NOTE: As of this 2020 cycling season, Country Cruises have gone paperless.  Ride leaders will no longer be passing out printed maps and instructions at the start of rides.  If you do not have an electronic device, you are responsible for printing your own cue sheets and maps.  Thank you!  

      Ride Leader: Vicky Laurens


      Guest rider registration: click here


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

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


      • 30 Jun 2020
      • 10:30 AM (EDT)
      • 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: Jean

      RWGPS: ridewithgps.

      Cuesheet and Map to Print: Double_Don_2018.pdf:



      • 01 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
      • Parking Lot on Park Drive just south of Main Street, Stouffville

      Driving directions: click here

      Routes: click here

      Weather forecast: 
      click here 

      Guest rider registration: click here

      A 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

      • 02 Jul 2020
      • 10:45 AM (EDT)
      • Finch West subway station

      Finch West - Humber College Loop

      A special 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: 40 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: ridewithgps.com

      Cuesheet and Map to Print: Humber_River & College Loop_2020


      • 03 Jul 2020
      • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
      • 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, with three possible distances: 60km, 80km and 97km. The Freedom Friday team recommends the scones and date squares at our halfway stop 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

      For RWGPS links and links for maps and cue sheets click 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: TBA

      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.

      • 04 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
      • Stewarttown School, Trafalgar Rd & 15th Side Rd, Stewarttown
      GEORGETOWN ESQUESING HYSTERICAL TOUR


      Get a head start on the September 25 version of this ride by trying a short route on a Saturday. Enjoy the Halton Hills from a different perspective.

      Start:  Go west on Hwy 401, travel north on Trafalgar Road to 15th Side Road and meet at Stewarttown Public School on the south-east corner. (Make sure you do NOT go to Pineview School!)

      Distance:  64 km


      RWGPS Cues and Map: Georgetown-Esquesing SCS - 64km 


      PLEASE NOTE: As of this 2020 cycling season, Saturday Cruising Shorts have gone paperless.  Ride leaders will no longer be passing out printed maps and instructions at the start of rides.  If you do not have an electronic device, you are responsible for printing your own cue sheets and maps.  Thank you!  


      Ride Leader: Vicky Laurens 


      Guest rider registration: click here

      • 04 Jul 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
      • Boardwalk Place, Woodbine Beach

      Ashbridges Bay to Humber Bay (two lighthouses)

      This ride follows the lake shore to the west from Coxwell Avenue, via the Leslie St Spit (lighthouse 1) through downtown to the Humber river lighthouse and returns by a similar route.  We will stop at the Humber Bay market (washrooms/coffee) on the way back.  The ride (48kms) should finish about about 12:30 to 1:30 pm.  Nice flat route!

      Remember to bring your membership card, helmet and spare inner tube. Non-members  are welcome for a $5 fee payable in advance on line; click here. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.


      Distance:  48km
      Ride Classification:  Urban Roller
      RWGPS Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31992793
      Ride Program:  Saturday Morning Ride
      Starting Point:  Ashbridges Bay (Lakeshore at Coxwell)
      Start Time:  9:30 am

      Online Map:  Ride With GPS Map

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

      • 05 Jul 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • 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

      • 05 Jul 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Etienne Brule Park


      Tour of Mississauga




      Please note: 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.


      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 2020
      • 10:30 AM (EDT)
      • Finch subway Park and Ride

      A ride to L’Amoreaux Park that finishes with a walkable only, steep hill. This route includes the Duncan Creek Trail which has some hard-pack gravel and nicely avoids one steep hill (but not the challenge near the end of the ride). This ride makes it onto our bucket list.

      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!!!

      Start: 10:30 a.m. Finch subway Park and Ride

      Dist: 32 km

      Remember to bring your membership card and helmet. Non-members are welcome for a $5.00 fee payable in advance on-line  However, if you are technically challenged, you may pay $5.00 and sign the waiver at the start of the ride. 

      Leader: Sandra

      RWGPS:ridewithgps

      Cuesheet:North_by_Northeast

      • 08 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
      • Glen Williams Ball Field, in Glen Williams
       

      Driving directions: click here

      RWGPS and PDF links:  click here

      Weather forecast:  click here


      Guest rider registration: click here

      A ride starting from the Glen Williams Ball Field. These routes include some short, but very attractive and passable, unpaved stretches.
      Lunch stops are available at 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

      • 09 Jul 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 2:45 PM (EDT)
      • Rouge Hill GO Station

      THURSDAY RAVINE RIDE SPECIAL: WATERFRONT TRAIL TO WHITBY AND BACK

      Enjoy a scenic bike ride through Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax and Whitby. We will see deer, wild turkeys and the odd migratory bird. A snowy egret was once spotted in Rotary Park, Pickering. Mostly paved bike paths with only a few kilometres of road riding. The distances are calculated for the return trip by train from Whitby (35 km) Ajax (55 km) and Rouge Hill (65 km). Lunch can be purchased at Tim Hortons 2.5 km from the finish en route or at the chip wagon in Whitby.

      If parking lots are full at Rouge Hills Station, free car parking at West Rouge Community Centre, 270 Rouge Hills Drive 2 km from start.

      Location: Rouge Hill GO Station. Bike access to the GO train is allowed going east in the mornings BUT NOT AT UNION STATiION. Use an alternate station.  Bikes are allowed going west in the afternoon from the Rouge Station.

      When: Thursday, August 15th 2019   9: 30 AM – 2:45 PM

      Distances: 65 km 55 km 35 km

      Lunch: Rotary Sunrise Lake Park, Whitby

      Leader: Dinsmore

      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. 

      RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30720734

      Cuesheet and Map to Print: RR_Waterfront_Trail_65_km_.pdf


      • 11 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
      • Niagara Falls Via station at 11 30 am
      • 20
      Register

       

      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 Marynissen winery, and Oast Brewery after riding through Niagara on the Lake.  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.   
              
              
          
               
      • 11 Jul 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
      • Grenadier Cafe in High Park

      High Park to the Evergreen Brickworks

      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.

      Remember to bring your membership card, helmet and spare inner tube. Non-members  are welcome for a $5 fee payable in advance on line; click here. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

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

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

      • 12 Jul 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Etienne Brulé Park (near Old Mill TTC Stn.) Subway closure- Lawrence to St. Clair
      Humber Trail & Beyond

      Distance: 47 KM
      Starting Point: Etienne Brulé Park (near Old Mill TTC Stn.)

      Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Humber Trail. A yo-yo ride to Humber College and back. Pack a lunch or hope to buy something at Humber College.

      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
      Cuesheet and Map:Humber_Trail_and_Beyond
      • 12 Jul 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Scarborough Town Centre - McCowan RT station


      Stouffville Cruise


      Please note: 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.


      Head up to Stouffville for lunch, at Tims, inevitably. This will get you out into the country for a change and has some long straight stretches. It's as close to a Country Cruise as Sunday Urban Roller gets. The route now takes advantage of the newly repaved and widened Ninth Line on the return leg.


      This ride is considered as Advanced Urban Roller due to the pace and longer than usual stretches without regrouping, including one 14.5 km long section. It is not recommended for Leisure Wheelers.


      Meet for a 10 am departure from the Municipal parking lot, south-east corner of McCowan and Bushby, one block north of Ellesmere, just east of the Scarborough Town Centre. The McCowan RT station is closest.


      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 created specifically for Urban Rollers.


      Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.



      Distance:   58 km

      Level:   Advanced Urban Roller

      Map:   Ride with GPS

      Cue Sheet:    Stouffville 2015

      • 14 Jul 2020
      • 10:30 AM (EDT)
      • Taddle Creek Park

      Cedarvale, the Beltline, and the long, long, glide down Moore Park Ravine. Lots of unpaved paths (one section will be challenging for very narrow tires).

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

      Dist: 22 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: Hill_and_Vale-5.pdf


      • 14 Jul 2020
      • 11:00 AM (EDT)
      • 16 Jul 2020
      • 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario
      Register


      Want to explore a new riding area in Ontario this summer? On Tuesday July 14 to Thursday July 16, we are going to ride out of Trent University in the Kawartha Lakes area of Ontario. If you are potentially interested, please read on.

      Accommodation We'll be staying at Gzowski College at Trent University. The University is located on the banks of the Otonabee River at the northeast corner of the City of Peterborough. The suites in the College each have two bedrooms with shared washroom facilities. To book your room, call the college at 705-748-1011 ext 7757 any time after February 25 and advise them that you are part of the Wednesday Wheelies. The cost per room should be around $XX (including if a second person occupies the bedroom).

      The Rides Each day there will be a short option and a long option. The Tuesday rides will start from the College at 11 am. The Wednesday and Thursday rides will start from the College at 9 am. To see the routes, click here. To see all the routes on a single map, click on the button titled "Show all on map". In the coming weeks, we'll be refining the route details.


      After Ride Socializing and Dinner After the ride on Tuesday, we'll be heading to Hot Belly Mama's for some after ride summer socializing and dinner. The restaurant specializes in New Orleans style cuisine (including Cajun vegetarian specialities). After the ride on Wednesday, we'll be socializing and chowing down at XXXXX.

      Driving Driving time to Trent should generally be between 1.5 and 2 hours. For driving directions, click here.

      Registration If you think you are likely to join us, please click on the registration button on the left and register as soon as possible. If you change your mind at any point, not an issue. However, it will be very helpful to us if you register so that we have a reasonable sense of our likely numbers.




      • 15 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Ashburn Park, 9160 Ashburn Rd, Whitby, Ontario


      Driving directions: click here

      Routes: click here

      Weather forecast: click here

      Guest rider registration: click here

      A ride from the village of Ashburn through the Durham County drumlins.
       The lunch stop is at the picnic tables in Enniskillen. You can either bring your lunch, or purchase something at the adjacent Enniskillen General Store (website). The medium and long routes can also stop for refreshments at Tyrone Mills.

      Meet for a 9 am departure at Ashburn Park on the west side of Ashburn Road, 200 m north of the main intersection. There is a porta potty at the end of the parking lot.

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

      • 16 Jul 2020
      • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
      • Finch subway Station Passenger Pick-up

      A Thursday Special for Advanced Ravine Riders. 

      Start at Finch Subway Station Passenger Pickup. Take roads and trails east to Jack Goodlad Park on Kennedy Rd., continue east and south to Lake Ontario and then back to Kennedy Station in time to get your bike on the subway to return home.

      Ride starts at 10:30 SHARP!

      This ride will be faster than the usual leisure wheeler pace.

      Distance:53 km

      Leader: Dinsmore

      RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30578051

      Map and Cuesheet:Finch_Kennedy-Highland_Creek_Kennedy

      • 17 Jul 2020
      • (EDT)
      • 19 Jul 2020
      • (EDT)
      • Bass Lake Provincial Park
      • 45
      Registration is closed

      Bass Lake Boogie

      Camping and Cycling Weekend Trip

      July 17 to 19, 2020:

      Registration opens Sunday, 21 June 2020 - Saturday night at midnight - we will continue to extend the registration date, until we have to cancel the event.

      Visit the web page for more information:  Bass Lake Boogie

      Come to Bass Lake Provincial Park for two days of cycling around Lake Simcoe.  The closest city is Orillia.  Bass Lake offers swimming and hiking in addition to rolling cycling terrain around quiet cottage country.  

      Enjoy the company of fellow cyclists while camping on a group site Friday and Saturday night.  Provided will be two pancake and egg breakfasts and provisions for two sandwich style lunches.  Saturday night dinner will be potluck.  The last day for registration is Sunday, July 12th

      The venue has been booked, but details are still under development.  The Information sheet may change until registration opens.

      Register online for this outing.  If you want to pay by cheque or register by mail, download the sign up sheet below and include a cheque for $45 (or $50 if you are not a TBN member) made payable to the “The Toronto Bicycling Network, Inc.”.

      Have a look at the information sheet below, even if you are signing up online - it contains suggestions on what to bring and the revised (last year) cancellation policy:

      Information:  Information_BassLake2020.pdf

      Sign up sheet:  SignUpSheet_BassLake2020.pdf

      When you complete payment when registering online, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to download a confirmation document with directions to the park, an itinerary, and some extra information.  If you are mailing your form close to the cut off date, send us a concurrent email – mail has arrived after the weekend trip! 

      While we will not directly organize car pooling, we will help in the process. Contact us for more information.  For car poolers, if you can not find a ride, we will refund your online payment or return or destroy your cheque.

      You will need a tent and some camping supplies. 

      Bass Lake Provincial park is about a two and a half hour drive North from Toronto.

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

      Email:  pbtrips@tbn.ca

      • 18 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
      • Mayfield Recreation Centre, Bramalea Rd, N. of Mayfield
      NOTA-TOTTENHAM TRAIN RIDE


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

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

      Distance: 61 km

      RWGPS CUES & MAPS: 61 km - Tottenham Train Ride SCS - 61km

      PLEASE NOTE: As of this 2020 cycling season,Saturday Cruising Shorts have gone paperless.  Ride leaders will no longer be passing out printed maps and instructions at the start of rides.  If you do not have an electronic device, you are responsible for printing your own cue sheets and maps.  Thank you!  

      Ride LeaderRein Suurallik and Sandra Loughead

      Guest rider registration: click here

      • 18 Jul 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
      • Grenadier Cafe in High Park

      The first Saturday Morning Ride of the 2020 season ride is from High Park to Port Credit for a brief coffee break.  We'll use the Lakeshore Trail west out of Toronto into Mississauga – it's mostly paths and quiet residential streets.  Total: about 41 km, returning by a slightly different route, at about 12:30pm.

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

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

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






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

      • 18 Jul 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
      • Burlington GO station south parking lot
      • 30
      Register
      Advanced Urban Roller Burlington - Niagara Falls - GO Home
      REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY *
      New this Year: Guest riders (non-members) will need to register and pay the $5 fee online before the ride. Just follow this link to the registration page. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

      On July 18, 2020, we will ride from Burlington Go station, to Burlington Beach rd, and Hamilton Beach, to Stoney Creek, climb the Niagara Escarpment to Ridge road. We will ride to Ball's falls along the Campden Rd. We will meet for dinner  at the Tap's Brewhouse and return home using the Go Transit "bike train" at 7 20 pm. 

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

      This is mostly a flat ride except the Niagara Escarpment.

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

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

       
      Distance: 105 km
      Ride Classification: Advanced Urban Roller
      Starting Point: Burlington GO station south parking lot
      Start Time: 10:00 AM
      Online Map:
      http://ridewithgps/routes/32131333

      GPX File:
      Printable Cue Sheet:
      Ride Leader: Jimmy Yeung 

      Weather forecast

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

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

      Last updated 16 Jul 2015

      • 19 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Etienne Brule Park


      The BIG Loop


      Please note: 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.


      We'll go up the Humber Trail, across the top of the city and down the Don River paths to return along the Lakeshore. Lunch at Tim Hortons. A longer ride than usual to help get you in shape for Cyclon.


      New: If the weather is too hot or rain is forecast for later in the day, a shorter (54 km) ride may be offered. It connects the lower Humber Trail with the Belt Line. Same principle, shorter distance. See the "Not so big loop" map link below for the route. No cue sheet for this one.


      Please note: In order to get back to the start at a reasonable time we're starting it an hour earlier than our usual 10 am start time. Last year we completed the ride a bit before 4 pm. This ride is considered to be Advanced Urban Roller level.


      Meet in the parking lot of Etienne Brule Park for a 9:00 a.m. 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 (both pages!) provided from the link 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 and was created specifically for Urban Rollers.


      Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.


      Distance  83 km

      Class Advanced Urban Roller

      Map    Ride with GPS 2018

      Cue Sheet  The Big Loop 2018


      Alternate Map  The not so big loop

      • 19 Jul 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • In the parking lot of the park in the valley on the north side of Sheppard, opposite Leslie Subway Station
      Henry the Fifth - Part Three
      Distance: 33 km
      Starting Point: Meet in the park in the valley on the north side of Sheppard, west side of Leslie. 
      By car, enter from Old Leslie St. 
      By subway, exit Leslie St. station, cross to the north side of Sheppard and go down the hill into the parking lot of the park.

      Mount your steeds and ride an alternative approach to the "Battle of Agincourt" as you follow new trails and the streets to Milliken Park. (Okay. Shakespeare did not write a Part Three, nor even a Part Two but Henry the Fifth triumphed in the battle of Agincourt.)

      "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more"

      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: 


      Ride with GPS:ridewithgps.com

      Map and Cuesheet for you to print:Henry_V_Part_Three
      • 21 Jul 2020
      • 10:30 AM (EDT)
      • Finch subway

      The missing link in the diagonal lines series. Most of this one-way route is on bike paths, but there are several short sections on busy streets. This ride takes in Finch Hydro Trail and the Humber River. Due to the distance, the ride will average 18 km/h.

      Start: 10:30 a.m. Finch subway Park and Ride

      Dist: 39 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. 

      Ride leader: Dinsmore

      RWGPS :https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23067541

      Map & Cuesheet :Finch_to_Kipling_via_Humber (1).pdf



       

      • 22 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Boston Presbyterian Church (3 Line & 5 Side Rd), north of Milton

      Driving directions: click here

      Routes: click here


      Weather forecast: click here

      Guest rider registration: click here

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

      This is a ride from Boston, Ontario north through picturesque Glen Eden (and also Limehouse and its old lime kilns on the medium and long routes) to Rockwood for lunch at either Saunders Bakery (reviews) or Goodfellows Field to Fork (reviews).

      Meet for a 9 am departure at the Boston Presbyterian Church (some history). 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 (map). 

      Blue Peugeot Bicycle photo by Jean-PierreCC BY-SA 2.0

      • 25 Jul 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
      • Outsiide Tim Hortons, Asbridges Bay, Lakeshore/Coxwell

      Ashbridges Bay (Boardwalk Place) to Jack Goodlad Park

      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 by about 12:30 p.m., for a total of about 41kms. 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.

      Remember to bring your membership card, helmet and spare inner tube. Non-members  are welcome for a $5 fee payable in advance on line; click here. Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

      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.

      • 26 Jul 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
      • Etienne Brulé parking lot (down the hill from Old Mill TTC Stn.)
      Randy's Ramble

      Distance: 45 KM
      Starting Point: Etienne Brulé parking lot (down the hill from the Old Mill TTC Stn.)
      A westward yo-yo ride from the Humber along the Waterfront Trail to Port Credit. Picnic in Saddington Park -

      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: Roberta


      • 26 Jul 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Kipling Subway SOUTH lot

      Oakville Odyssey


      Please note: 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.


      Go from the west side of Toronto to the gardens of Oakville. This route largely avoids busy Lakeshore Ave. Lunch at Tim Horton's.


      The route has been revised slightly this year to avoid the closure of Lakeshore Road in downtown Oakville.


      Meet for a 10 am departure from the Kipling Subway South parking lot. The lot is accessed from Munster Ave, off Kipling Ave. south of Dundas St. 


      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   73 km

      Level  Urban Roller
      RwGPS map   Oakville Odyssey 2019
      Cue sheet   ......to follow
      • 28 Jul 2020
      • 10:30 AM (EDT)
      • Taddle Creek Park

      A heart-shaped ride linking ravines in the centre of the city. Some unpaved paths but nothing as difficult as Milkman's Lane.

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

      Dist: 31 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: Heather

      RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30514920

      Cue sheet: Heart_of_Toronto Too



      • 29 Jul 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Georgina Ice Palace just off Woodbine, Keswick


      Driving directions: click here

      Routes: click here

      Weather forecast: click here

      Guest rider registration: click here

      A 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.

      Kiting on Lake Simcoe photo by Vladimir / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

      • 31 Jul 2020
      • (EDT)
      • 03 Aug 2020
      • (EDT)
      • Fanshawe College, London, Ontario
      • 180



      Cyclon 2020 is cancelled

      With heavy heart, TBN's Cyclon Committee has decided that it's not realistic for the 2020 Cyclon to go ahead. There are too many unknowns for us to plan TBN's flagship annual event, including the availability of restaurants and accommodation, and the possibility of continued disruptions to the Canadian medical system, especially if there's a second wave of infections later in the year. We ask for your understanding, and look forward to seeing you at our 2021 event.

      Cyclon® is the three-day premier cycle touring event hosted by Toronto Bicycling Network.

      There are only 180 spots this year. It will be held on the Civic Holiday weekend, between July 31 and August 3 (Friday to Monday) at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

      You will love the:
      • London downtown district, scenic parks and unique neighborhoods
      • Selection of cycling routes of various distances on each day
      • Friday night reception and ice-breaker, with pizza and snacks
      • Fabulous Sunday banquet followed by Karaoke and dancing
      • Post-ride socials on Saturday and Sunday with snacks
      • Company and camaraderie of other cyclists
      • Optional Saturday night hosted group dinners and activities
      • Detailed information package and route maps
      • Easy online registration     

      Accommodation features: 
      • Spacious 4-bedroom suite with air-conditioning

      • Seperately locked bedroom with a double bed and desk

      • Kitchenette with full-sized fridge, microwave, sink and cupboard

      • Dining area with table and chairs

      • Sofa and flat-screen TV with cable channels

      • Two shared bathrooms in 4-Bedroom suite

      • Free WiFi in all rooms

      • Laundry facilities

      • Smoke-free campus

      • Well-lit outdoor parking next to the residence


      Base package includes:
      • 3 nights lodging
      • Friday night pizza and snacks
      • Sunday night banquet dinner
      • Post-ride snacks on Saturday and Sunday

      Options:
      • Additional nights stay for Thursday and Monday
      • Preference on suitemates
      • 3 Breakfasts with both hot and cold items
      • Dietary requirements
      • Paperless option
      • Request for carpool


      Please see Cyclon FAQ (Coming soon!) for more information about Cyclon 2020.

      Questions? Please contact Cyclon Directors RJ Petersen and Mireille Macia at cyclon@tbn.ca.


      • 01 Aug 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
      • Etienne Brule Park (Old Mill subway)

      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 33km of streets and paths, returning about 12:30pm.  Start location: Old Mill Subway – from TTC station, turn right, down the hill, over the river to the parking lot in the park.


      Remember to bring your membership card, helmet and spare inner tybe. Non-members  are welcome for a $5 fee payable in advance on line; click here.  Please bring the confirmation email to the start to show to the leader, either in printed form or on your phone.

       Distance:  33 km
       Ride level:  Urban Roller
       Starting point:  Etienne Brule Park, near Old Mill TTC Station
       Online map:  Ride With GPS
      Ride Program:
      Saturday Morning Ride



      WEATHER: Check this website after 8am on the morning of the ride for any changes or cancellation due to weather.
      Route may vary slightly from map and cue sheets.

      • 02 Aug 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Meet at St. Thomas Aquinas School, Old Homestead Rd. Keswick

      Country Cruise

      A pretty ride along the shores of Lake Simcoe from Keswick to Sibbald Point Park and back. Bring lunch.

      *This ride will be led by a York Region Cycling Ambassador.

      Distance: 44 KM

      Starting Point: St. Thomas Aquinas School -  Northeast corner of Old Homestead Rd. and Metro Rd., Keswick.

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

       

      Leader: *Fred Lee


      Cue-Sheet for you to print:
      • 02 Aug 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Finch TTC parking - NW corner of Yonge and Hendon

      Lake Wilcox (not really...)


      Please note: 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 chance to get out of the city for those of us not at Cyclon.  Lunch is at Tims this time around, and there is an A&W right next door if you fancy a change from the usual.


      Due to the closure of Leslie Street between 19th and Stouffville Road for major infrastructure work the route was revised a few years back. As a result we do not actually go to Lake Wilcox, so leave the bathing suit at home.

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

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      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   64 km

      Class   Urban Roller

      RwGPS Map  Lake Wilcox 2018

      Cue sheet  Lake Wilcox 2018

      • 03 Aug 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
      • Grenadier Cafe


      Port Credit


      Please note: 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.



      shorter ride for the Civic Holiday to pretty Port Credit along the Waterfront Trail. As the trail is well signed and familiar to most from the Saturday Morning rides, no cue sheet is provided here. There isn't a lunch spot this time, just more of a snack and coffee stop at Starbucks in Port Credit, just llike the SMR's.


      Meet at the Grenadier Restaurant in the centre of High Park for a 10 am departure.


      Remember to bring your TBN membership card and helmet.



      Distance 35 km

      Class   Urban Roller

      RwGPS map  Port Credit

       

      • 03 Aug 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
      • Queen's Park
      Heavenly Holiday

      Distance: 26 KM

      Starting Point: Queen's Park
      Leader: Jean

      From Queen's Park check out Rosedale Valley Rd. and the Lower Don Valley, circle the Portlands, have a break at Lavazza and 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

      Leader: Carole

      RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30411201

      Map and Cuesheet: Heavenly_Holiday_2 (1).pdf


      • 04 Aug 2020
      • 10:30 AM (EDT)
      • In the East Don Parkland in the valley opposite the Leslie Subway Station (Sheppard Line)

      A Tuesday Ravine Ride inspired by the Wednesday Night rides. 

      Meet in the East Don Parkland which is in the valley at Leslie and Sheppard opposite the Leslie Subway (Sheppard Line). By subway, exit Leslie St. station, cross to the north side of Sheppard and go down the hill into the parking lot of the park. 

      By car, enter from Old Leslie St. (west of Leslie)

       Most of the route is paved. A little bit of hard pack. One steep, short climb which you might walk.

      Coffee (Lunch?) at Ikea

      Distance: 22 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: Terry

      RWGPS: ridewithgps

      Map and Cuesheet for you to print: A_Triple_Loop_de_Loop