Saturday Morning Social Ride - 67-70km Hornby-North Route @ 8:30am

We will have an earlier start this week to beat the heat that is expected for Saturday afternoon.

Come join us for a repeat of our Saturday morning social ride through Halton Hills. This is a very scenic route on quiet country roads with rolling hills and plenty of wilderness, passing by farms and through the mountains of the escarpment. A 20-30 minute refreshment stop is planned after 45kms at The Trail Eatery in Campbellville. There are no washroom facilities before Campbellville, but there is a portable one at Hornby Park and some opportunities along the wooded areas of the route. Consider the remaining 20kms of the return trip to be a free ride back as the terain is mostly flat and downhill, passing through the Kelso Conservation area and zigzagging through the residential roads of Milton. Arrival time back to Hornby Park should be around 12:30pm (4 hours after the start).

This event is best suited for those who have a road or hybrid bike (i.e. with 700mm skinny tires ), but can also be done by those who are very strong on the hills with a mountain bike. The pace will typically be between 22-28km on the flats with an overall average pace of 20-22km, depending on the winds and the fitness of the group. That said, this event is for cyclists who have ridden similar distances and pace with a group of road-bike cyclists.

Please dress appropriately. Here are some suggestions:

  • Do not dress comfortably warm before the start of the ride or you will quickly overheat.
  • Wear sunblock and/or long sleeves.
  • Bring enough water to stay hydrated
  • And of course you must wear a helmet (and by the way, a bell is required by law).


Hornby Park is located 1.3km west of Trafalgar Rd on the south/east corner of Steeles Ave and 6th Line in Georgetown, north of HWY 401.

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  • Jessie

    Very nice ride! Good distance, nice scenery along the route, the speed is decent. It was a great workout for me (although Brian with his hybrid had a better workout!!).

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Brian p.

    This was a challenging (for my hybrid bike) but a great ride with great scenery.... Although a flat with less than 3km left happened, I would definitely do this ride again...

    July 7, 2013

  • Brian p.

    Interesting ride - this will be my first time doing a 65 - 70km ride... Im used to trail riding on a hybrid bike... but will see you all there.. Hopefully, I can keep up

    July 5, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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