A great way to kick off the weekend, the morning rides promise plenty of interesting scenery. With other bleary-eyed cyclists you'll explore the many picturesque pathways around Toronto including those of the Martin Goodman Trail, Don Trail, Taylor Creek Park, Leslie Street Spit, Humber Trail, Sunnybrook Park, Edward's Gardens, and more. With a prompt 9:30 a.m. departure you'll miss the throngs that crowd onto the pathways in the afternoon.
The Level 2 Easy Roller pace is brisk enough (19 to 23 kph average on the flat) to help maintain or increase fitness levels and also allow for some friendly intermingling. This group aims to make the ride enjoyable, sociable and friendly for new-comers or old hands. You'll meet those who share a passion for cycling, like the 'morning masochists' who enjoy the challenge provided by the odd optional hill. Other riders aren't quite as keen hill-climbers and instead are just looking forward to a little more socializing along with their cup of caffeine during or after the ride.
Completed between 12 and 1 pm, the ride allows ample time to get your Saturday errands done, or you may instead choose to relax over a coffee or lunch with some of your biking buddies. The start point of the ride varies every week. Because of this, be sure to check this website the week of the ride. Non-members are always welcome - as long as you pay the $5 ride fee, sign the ride waiver and wear a helmet. Come out often enough and you'll soon become one of the 'regulars' defined by those zombie-like cyclists who can manoeuvre the pathways with their eyes seemingly closed!
For more information, please contact Patsy Cook or Mick O'Meara, Saturday Morning Ride Coordinators, at email@example.com.