Ride to Port Credit with High Park climb

Returning visitors report that this ride gets easier every time they do it. Especially the Ellis Park switchback! : )

Join us for our weekly evening workout ride through picturesque High Park and along the scenic Waterfront Trail.

This is a workout ride with some steep climbs and a good deal of distance, especially for a week night! Fantastic for keeping in shape and steadily increasing your cycling ability.

Make sure to dress for the cooler evening weather and have a light on your bike since it will be well after dusk when we return.

We'll start south of the Princess Gates, go along the watefront, do a lap of Climbing High Park before journeying on to Port Credit along the waterfront trail.

Important notes:

 

Starting Location: http://goo.gl/maps/M8DST

Average speed: We'll tailor the speed to the abilities of the participants, with a minimum average speed of 20km/h. I'd prefer to aim for 25km/h and last year we had some groups that did 30km/h, but the overarching goal is for everyone to enjoy participating in the ride.

Average meaning that we'll predominantly go above the given speed and sometimes below it; with stopping and starting we'll average at least 20km/h. If 20km/h is a top speed for you, then this ride may be too challenging for you. If riding only 20km/h is frustrating for you, then this ride may be too slow for you. Our aim will be for a 25km/h average.

Route: We'll ride along the Waterfront Trail as much as possible. The High Park section is very steep at times. While going along Lakeshore Rd through Mimico would be faster, the trail is more scenic.

The ride is about 57km round trip, including the High Park segment: http://goo.gl/qUsKl

Terrain: The High Park section is very steep at times. Some riders may need to dismount and walk to the crest of a couple of hills. The rest of the ride is extremely flat, since it follows the shore of the lake.

Road Surface: The ride to port credit is completely on paved roads, however in High Park there is a 500m section of hard-packed unpaved road. I readily navigate this on my skinnies, but I know some people prefer not to put their delicate road machines through such abuse.

Weather: The ride will proceed unless it is already raining steadily at start time. If there are intermittent showers that will not stop the ride. It is possible that the road surface will be still be wet in some parts of trails so please don't wear your newest all-white cycling outfit if you don't want it getting dirty.

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  • Michael C.

    Andy, thanks for a great ride. Pav, great meeting you, hope those hamstrings heal quickly!

    June 27, 2013

  • Andy Z.

    I'll go easy on you guys, don't worry. : )

    June 26, 2013

  • Pav

    Looking forward to my first ride with the group. I hope I can keep up.

    June 26, 2013

  • Denise I

    Whoops! Wrong date.

    June 26, 2013

  • Denise I

    Ack! I hope I can keep up.

    June 26, 2013

  • Mike

    Sigh, me and this event is not meant to be! Tried to go 4 weeks in a row and my schedule doesn't match up. Hopefully I'll make it at least once this summer! LOL

    June 25, 2013

    • Andy Z.

      Hang in there. The day will come. I think I'll stick to Tuesdays through July, dunno of that helps.

      June 26, 2013

    • Mike

      Tues definitely works for me. Thanks!

      June 26, 2013

  • Andy Z.

    First night in a while with zero chance of rain forecast. Awesome.

    June 26, 2013

  • Michael C.

    I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

    June 25, 2013

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