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