JEFF'S MODEST DOWNTOWN RIDE, AGAIN

Hi everyone! This ride was a big success last year, so let's do it again! It connects up several nice off-road downtown cycling trails. We'll start and end at Pauper's Pub near the Bathurst Subway Station. We'll zig along Harbord/Dewson/College to the delightful Rail Path. Then we'll zag along Pelham/Kingsley/Symmington/Davenport/Landsdowne to the hidden gem Prospect Cemetery. Then we'll take a short hop along Eglinton/Caledonia/Bowie to the amazing Belt Line, which takes us all the way to the lovely Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Then we'll meander down the scenic Moore Park Ravine, and up into Rosedale, before returning along Isabella/Gloucester/Irwin/St. Joseph to Queen's Park and then Harbord and back to the Pub. Please join us!

ROUTE MAP: http://tinyurl.com/jeffdowntownbike

ROUTE LENGTH: 25 kilometers (in about two hours)

ROUTE TERRAIN: Mostly paved, but some parts of the Belt Line and Moore Park Ravine are dirt/gravel paths which are fine but might be a bit challenging for very thin racing tires.

BIKE TYPE: For the most part this route is fine for any bike type. However, some parts of the Belt Line and Moore Park Ravine are dirt/gravel paths which might be a bit challenging for very thin racing tires.

ROUTE HILLS: Mostly flat, but there are a few moderate uphills in the first half (which I will take SLOWLY), and one large uphill towards the end (which I am going to WALK). There are also some fun downhills in the second half, especially in the Moore Park Ravine.

MEETING TIME: 10:30 a.m. on Sunday July 7. (Please be on time or early -- I will only wait a few minutes.)

MEETING LOCATION: On Lippincott Street just south of Bloor, next to the Pauper's Pub patio. Steps from the Bathurst Subway Station, and across from a "Green P" parking lot. Look for tall hairy Jeff with a red bike and grey helmet.

AFTER THE RIDE: Interested persons are invited to grab a spot of lunch at the Pauper's Pub patio.

I hope to see you there!

Best wishes, Jeff

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  • Arthur

    This was an enjoyable ride. I had fun talking to and meeting new people.

    August 2, 2013

  • Maria

    I would like to extend many thanks again for the care given to me by my two biking "nurses". It was a scary moment for me and you guys were awesome. :)

    2 · July 7, 2013

    • Jiselle

      Glad you made it through Maria :)

      1 · July 8, 2013

  • albert

    Hooked up with some familiar faces and met lots of wonderful new people; it was an interesting and enjoyable route. I'm glad we missed the rain! THX for organizing and leading this ride Jeff and hope to see everyone soon :)

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Jeff

    Jeff, Thanks for putting this together and keeping the weather under control. I look forward to another ride. Great people+Bike Ride=Fun Time.

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Lou

    Thanks for an excellent ride, Jeff! A little bit of everything - sun, wind, road, mud, but no rain!

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Cynthia C.

    What a wonderful ride. Great people, great route. Thank you Jeff (sorry we wimped out on the muddy part but glad we met up at the end!)

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Brian M.

    Ride sounded awesome - sorry I missed out. Will come out for next one!

    July 7, 2013

  • Maria

    A really great ride once again Jeff. Thank you for organizing it. The weather held up wonderfully.

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Rob

    Wet weather approaching.

    July 7, 2013

  • Rob

    Wet weather approaching.

    July 7, 2013

  • Brian M.

    Weather is looking WET. so wiil have to
    pass. Would you consider running the
    same ride in the near future?

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am interested but not sure if I can keep up

    June 30, 2013

    • Jeff

      Well, our pace will be fairly "modest". Anyway you can always drop out part-way through if you wish, so why don't you give it a try!

      June 30, 2013

    • David B.

      There's 50+ riders, I'm sure there will be some other slower riders too.

      2 · July 6, 2013

  • Maria

    Hoping the weather holds out ...

    July 6, 2013

    • David B.

      The forecast looks pretty good. Accuweather says 20% chance of 1mm of rain which is hardly any rain.

      2 · July 6, 2013

  • mary R.

    My apologies-hve to cancell:ended up out of town this W/E..Have a blast!!

    July 6, 2013

  • julian

    Sorry didnt realize I had something already booked for tomorrow and wont be able to make it.

    July 6, 2013

  • Sigi

    Hope I'm not to late to join it sounds like a great ride.

    July 6, 2013

  • Andrea

    I really want to do this ride, but I have to take the Opus into the shop before I do any more long rides. :( Have fun!

    July 6, 2013

  • Nicky C.

    Sorry something came up.

    July 5, 2013

  • Nicky C.

    I really enjoy this groups events and can't wait to join in.

    July 2, 2013

  • Michael C.

    wrong weekend for me. :(

    June 29, 2013

    • Jeff

      That's too bad Michael -- you were one of my "inspirations"­ to do this ride again! Oh well, hopefully another time.

      June 30, 2013

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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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