Holiday Monday Lunch in Oakville - Aug 5th

This ride worked out really really well last year, so let's try it again. On the upcoming holiday Monday let's ride down to Oakville for lunch.

We'll meet up at Coronation Park at 10:30 AM, and head west on the Waterfront Trail down to Oakville, have some lunch at Whole Foods, and ride back. It's just that simple!

The ride will be on bike trails and some streets, and will be suitable for all types of bikes. I'd like to do a pace in the 18 - 22 km/hr range.

Whole Foods has picnic tables and bike parking available, you can get various packaged salads and lunches and some pretty good coffee.

It'll be about 42 km down to Oakville. Once there, if anyone wishes they can take the GO train back to Toronto (costs about $8). The GO train will be on holiday schedule (once an hour) and a bike can be taken on it at any time on a weekend or holiday. There will be other stations to drop out at along the way as well.

As usual, you can reach me via text at[masked]-7019.

Hope to see you there!

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  • Shahid

    Thanks Donald. From my place it worked out to just over 90km. Not bad for a day's ride. I believe I was correct about the turning on Lakeshore, it's Norris Crescent.
    And thank you all for the great company.
    I don't think my calf muscles could handle the Niagara ride.

    August 5, 2013

    • Joe S

      I saw Norris Cres also.

      August 6, 2013

    • Shahid

      I was there again, the Norris Crescent sign is on a lamp post just short of the turning( has a south arrow); the Hillside sign is a bit beyond, with a north arrow.

      August 11, 2013

  • Cynthia C.

    Regrettably Bill and i will not be able to join the ride due to a family emergency. Have a great ride!!

    August 5, 2013

    • Naomi

      Missed you. I hope everything's okay.

      August 6, 2013

    • albert

      Sorry I missed, stayed at friend's cottage an extra day. Hope u had fun and look forward to seeing u next time :)

      August 6, 2013

  • Adam

    I made it! Nice to meet new people.

    August 6, 2013

  • Ram

    Good ride, long :) ... Thanks Donald for organizing this.
    Interesting people encountered on the way, next time I'll bring my bodyguards lol Yes great group

    1 · August 5, 2013

    • Amit

      What happened?!!

      August 6, 2013

  • Naomi

    The weather was perfect, the route and company were great and lunch at Whole Foods was a great choice. Thanks for organizing this, Donald!

    August 6, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Thanks Donald. Was a nice ride and beautiful weather was a bonus.

    August 6, 2013

  • Mark S.

    thanks for oraganizing, was a nice ride

    August 6, 2013

  • A.J. P.

    Thanks Donald! Was a great ride. And thanks to Tina & Susan for riding with me.

    August 6, 2013

  • Judith

    Thanks again Donald, it was a great ride with the Toronto bike meetup . Thanks to the group for making it such a pleasant day.

    August 5, 2013

  • Leona

    Great trip today as always!

    August 5, 2013

  • Alex

    It was a fun, scenic ride. My first meet up was a success!

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Tina S.

    prepared food at whole foods was meh. thoroughly enjoyed the ride and the company

    August 5, 2013

  • Denise I

    Good, long route. Great people.

    August 5, 2013

  • Maria

    This is still my favorite ride. Perfect weather, great people nice flat route and a yummy destination. Thanks again Donald

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it but I may meet in Oakville later if I'm back in time

    August 5, 2013

  • Theo

    Anyone know what is the closes GO train station to Coronation park?

    August 4, 2013

    • Adam

      Exhibition GO stn at the CNE grounds. The next one closest is the Union Stn.

      August 4, 2013

  • Maria

    Any idea of the approx. time are will be getting back? Gotta be home for Cable Man. True story.

    August 4, 2013

    • Maria

      Thanks Donald. Oh dear, had to prioritize so... I cancelled the cable man. :)

      2 · August 4, 2013

    • Shahid

      Biking is way better than watching cable TV; you've got your priorities right.

      2 · August 4, 2013

  • Theo

    Love to meet people interested in cycling too.

    August 4, 2013

  • A.J. P.

    Sounds like a great ride.

    August 4, 2013

  • Donald S.

    Hi all. Everything looks good for the ride Monday. Please try and be at the start on time.

    A map of the route is at the link. Marked are the regrouping points for people who want to go ahead or meet up with us on the way: http://goo.gl/maps/2wk0r

    I would like to keep an average speed in the 18 - 22 km/hr range (more or less depending on the wind) at it's a long ride. The route is pretty flat. If you find you can't keep up it's pretty easy to drop out.

    If you don't want to ride back from Oakville you can take the GO train back to the city, the train runs once and hour and it costs about $8. You can take bikes on it anytime on the weekend and holidays. See you Monday!

    August 3, 2013

  • Alex

    Hi, what time do you plan to head back from Oakville? Will it be along the same route?

    August 3, 2013

    • Donald S.

      Probably around 1:30 PM, same route back.

      August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll probably meet somewhere along the route or take the train down because I live in Clarkson. Let me know roughly what time you'll be passing through

    August 2, 2013

  • Shahid

    Wind velocity and direction can make a huge difference in speed. Very rarely is it calm both ways. An average of 18-22 km/hr. sounds good to me. My max speed on flat road, with tail wind, was 40.

    August 2, 2013

  • Jeff

    Alas, I will be in Montreal. Have a great ride!

    August 1, 2013

  • Adam

    i'm in

    July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll come!!

    July 31, 2013

  • Marnie

    I will be there!

    July 30, 2013

  • Smriti

    I am in

    July 28, 2013

  • Sam

    Count me in.

    1 · July 20, 2013

    • David B.

      Ya, sounds like a fun ride!

      July 21, 2013

    • David B.

      Actually can't make it, meeting up with family that day.

      July 22, 2013

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