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Ride for Renewables

Join hundreds of bicyclists for a huge demonstration in support of renewable energy!  It will be educational, scenic, and fun for all ages!

Free lunch, free transportation to and from the event, and free fun!  If you want the free lunch and/or free transportation, just go to the Ride for Renewables website and sign up:

http://www.riderenew.ca/

The main event is 45 kilometres, but there's a 25 kilometres option for people who want to start later.  If 45 kilometres isn't enough for you, there are optional extensions to 62 or 90 kilometres.

Most of the ride will take place on paved off-road paths.  There are a few short segments on gravel, but the ride as a whole is suitable for all types of bicycles and riding abilities.  This isn't a race, and everyone is free to ride at their own pace.  Please notify one of the guides if you plan to ride ahead.

What to bring:

- bicycle
- helmet
- water bottle
- sunscreen
- mobile telephone
- camera
- transit tickets/fares (if you're transporting yourself)
- lunch (if you're providing your own)
- money (for emergencies, or if you plan to buy anything)
- spare tube (in case of a flat tire)

There will be bathrooms and places to fill up your water bottles along the way.  These locations will be announced during the ride.

I think renewable energy is awesome.  The more I learn about how other countries are benefiting from their renewable energy investments, the more I want to see these technologies utilized in my own country.

The biggest ride I ever attended had about 160 attendees, and this one is expected to be much bigger.  Invite everyone you know, and let's make this ride epic!

-- A.J.

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  • A.J.

    Such an awesome day! The weather was perfect, the people were wonderful, the food was delicious, and there was so much positive energy in support of renewable energy! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this amazing event!

    May 27, 2013

  • GregB

    A.J.;
    Will our group of cyclists be meeting somewhere specific and riding as a group?

    May 24, 2013

    • GregB

      I understand. Thanks for taking the time to reply, A.J.

      May 24, 2013

    • A.J.

      No problem! If you're attending, we'll see you at the ride!

      May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride from Pickering out east. I have done this many times. Tentative on spending the whole day cycling. I will confirm Saturday night if I am going.

    May 24, 2013

    • A.J.

      The ride itself is about three hours (for the 45 kilometres option). The lunch break is going to be an hour long, and there will be breaks along the way for other activities. It's a huge event with a lot of stuff going on, so the whole day won't be spent riding. And the weather forecast for Sunday looks perfect!

      May 24, 2013

  • Alison M.

    Am sorry. Have to work.

    May 22, 2013

    • A.J.

      No problem. Good luck at work!

      May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Family commitment

    May 21, 2013

    • A.J.

      No problem. Enjoy your day with your family!

      May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi A.J.
    I have signed up to the mentioned link but did not receive any email in reply. My question is on the way back from Darlington will be any riders so we can make together another 42 KM back ?

    May 17, 2013

    • A.J.

      When I signed up, I got a message saying that it may take two days to receive a confirmation message. I received mine in less than a day. If you signed up more than two days ago and haven't heard anything, then you should E-mail the volunteer team: http://www.riderenew....­

      May 17, 2013

    • A.J.

      Yep, I'll be riding back to Pickering after the main event as part of the optional extension to ninety kilometres, and I know a few people who will be joining us. There are way more people coming than have signed up for this Meetup event, so we'll probably have lots of company. It's going to be an amazing day!

      May 17, 2013

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