Easy Ride from Old Mill Subway Station to the Toronto Islands

Anyone up for a nice ride along the humber trails down to the Toronto Islands?

Weather permitting, we'll meet at Old Mill Subway station at 10:00 am sharp and head south along the Humber trail to the Lake. We'll head along the Martin Goodman trail to the Toronto Island Ferry and cross to Hanlan's point, ending up at the Ward's Island Ferry.  The Hanlan's point ferry leaves at 11:15, so we should be at the terminal no later than 11:00 am to secure tickets.

If you haven't biked in a while, or are shaking off the winter, this is the perfect ride for you.

We will finish off at the Ferry docks with an optional lunch at Shoeless Joe's patio.

Surface: Asphalt Trails with some roads (Park Lawn Humber detour)
Terrain: Some hills along the humber trail, and minor hills on the way to the ferry.
Pace: +-10 km. If faster riders want to go on ahead, that's fine.
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/1Vmdl
Cost: $7.00 to take the ferry. + Lunch $

Note: Start time may change by 1/2 an hour to adjust to the summer ferry schedule. (Not posted yet)

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  • Nora

    I did have fun, hope to do it again went it gets warmer!
    LOL

    April 17, 2013

  • Michael C.

    A somewhat disheartening start with the rain, however, the intrepid 8 persevered and found clear skies at the lake. Thanks for the help with the flat!

    2 · April 13, 2013

    • Donald S.

      Glad it went well. If I ever kick this cold I'll start doing some rides soon.

      April 14, 2013

  • Nicole K

    I'm glad to see you all had a fun ride! When I decided to go home I ended up riding from Kipling Station. It wasn't raining in the North West part of the city. Looking forward to the next ride!

    2 · April 14, 2013

  • Alex A.

    It was fun... nice ride... nice people! Thanks! Hope to see you again to an upcoming ride!

    3 · April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed the spin!

    2 · April 13, 2013

  • Paul

    Sorry, I cannot make it, my son needs me today

    April 13, 2013

  • CMckendry

    sorry I still have no bike..have a great ride!

    April 13, 2013

  • CMckendry

    sorry I still have no bike..have a great ride!

    April 13, 2013

  • Diane B.

    Sorry but i can't make it afterall. Have a wonderful ride!

    April 13, 2013

  • Michael C.

    No rain yet, around Oldmill station. See you all soon.

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Rob W

    Sorry wont be able to make the ride today :(

    April 13, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Greetings all,

    Tomorrow's weather forecast is 5-6°C, with 25-30 km winds off of the lake. We should miss the 2pm rain.

    See you at 10:00 am!

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure will make it still getting over flu plus weather not looking too great! Hopefully doing this ride again?

    April 12, 2013

  • Phuong

    I cannot make this ride due to other plans, but I really hope you have it again in the near future!

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not 100% healthy to go in this weather. another time hope to meet up. thank you,

    April 12, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I've adjusted the start time due to an inconvenient ferry schedule to Hanlan's Point. The possibility of rain is also forecast for later in the day, so the earlier we start, the better. I hope this isn't too much of an inconvenience. If you won't be able to join us, please take a moment and update your RSVP. Thanks!
    Michael

    April 11, 2013

  • liu l.

    I'm new to the city, can I bring bikes in to the subway?

    April 11, 2013

    • Michael C.

      Yes you can. Except during rush hours Monday - Friday

      1 · April 11, 2013

  • eric w.

    Looks like the weather is going to cooperate for the morning ride!
    See y'all at the station :)

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Diane B.

    I'll be there!

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to know if I could join you by the ferry or on your way to it as I live Queens Quay and lower Spadina (area) (weather permitting). Please let me know.

    April 10, 2013

    • Michael C.

      Hi Beata, no problem, figure on us being at the ferry docks no later than 11:30

      April 10, 2013

  • Andy Z.

    I've been itching to go to the island for a little while now!

    April 10, 2013

  • Josh P

    Fingers crossed on the weather.

    April 10, 2013

  • Ahmed H

    I'll be biking a bit earlier in the morning from downtown to make it to Old Mill Station for 10:30. Anyone else coming from downtown interested in biking to our start destination?

    April 10, 2013

  • Nora

    I will try to make it
    not sure I am @ new person hope it will be ok

    April 9, 2013

  • Connie

    Maybe

    April 9, 2013

  • albert

    Hi Michael, afterward lunch, are we riding back to Old Mill or is everyone dispersing?

    April 8, 2013

    • Michael C.

      Dispersing. I'm heading back to the old mill though...

      April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live on the trail at which point can I meet the group? I live just west of Palace Pier

    April 8, 2013

  • Jae Y.

    I will most likely do the first part of the ride as well, and skip the island.

    April 7, 2013

  • Paul

    I may not be able to make it over to the island

    April 7, 2013

    • Michael C.

      That's ok if people only want to do part of the ride, just let me know when you peel off so I can keep a good head count.

      1 · April 7, 2013

  • CMckendry

    Where at Old Mill can I park my car?

    April 7, 2013

    • Michael C.

      Best place is to go down the hill past the old mill inn and turn right (before the bridge) and there's free parking by the Humber River trail.

      April 7, 2013

  • Nicole K

    I am really looking forward to this ride. Exactly where will we be meeting at Old Mill Station?

    April 7, 2013

    • Michael C.

      Hi Nicole, we will be meeting in front of Old Mill station. There is only one exit and we should be pretty easy to find.

      1 · April 7, 2013

    • Nicole K

      Great! Thanks Michael :)

      April 7, 2013

  • Sam

    How long is the ride?

    April 7, 2013

    • Michael C.

      45 minutes to an hour to get to the ferry, and then probably an hour on the island. Not sure about the ferry schedules yet, we may end up waiting for a certain amount of time too.

      April 7, 2013

  • Alex A.

    Hi to all! Will try to come and meet you all there... i hope there is some space for a newcomer...!

    April 7, 2013

  • CMckendry

    will try to come if I have a bike by then

    April 4, 2013

  • Meiqing

    anyone interested in Handmade bamboo bike? maybe I will take one there

    Here is the details for your consideration: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/817362809/bamboobee-bicycle?ref=live

    Pls tell me if you are interested!!!

    April 1, 2013

  • Jeff

    I'll have to leave by 2:00 so I might miss the last part -- thanks!

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Lola

    Awesome, thank you for info. Michael. Looking forward to meet you all my fellow riders ;)

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Lola

    I am coming from East end and would like to join you @ the Ferry dock. Do you know approximate time when you will be @ the dock?

    March 31, 2013

    • Michael C.

      Hi Lola, we're aiming to be there by 11:15-11:30 depending on pace. Depending on what the Ferry schedule is to Hanlan's I'm going to adjust our departure time from Old Mill to give us an hour to get to harbourfront.

      March 31, 2013

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