DVP Trail: Downtown to Edwards Garden and back (approx. 30 KM)

[This is a shared meetup with Toronto Social Bicycle Meetup]
This ride is for any rider that can ride the distance (see hereunder) and can sustain the speed (see hereunder). This is intended to be a fun ride but with a goal to keep a good pace in order to improve our cardio.

1. Locations
- Starting: NE corner of Parliement Street and Distillery Lane (the SW corner of the Distillery complex)
- Mid-point: Edwards Garden
- Ending: (starting location)

2. Route conditions:
- Path type: Paved/ Dedicated

- Mostly flat, a few medium hills, a few but short sand and gravel spots

- Distance (total): Approximately 30 KM

3. Ride requirements:
- Average speed: 15-18 KM /h, good pace
- Break(s): We will take a 15-20 min break once we reach the mid-point location before riding back
- Bike type: Any

4. Additional notes:
- This ride is weather permitting;
- Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring water (important to hydrate) and if needed snacks;
- Please be on time and respect your RSVP;

- No guest allowed; Your friend needs to sign up for the Meetup to participate;

- By taking part in this event you attest: a) you are in good health, b) you participate at your own risks, and c) you release the organizer(s) from any responsibility;


P.S. This is my my first scheduled Event with this meetup. I tested the route on Thursday and it is really enjoyable.

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  • Arthur

    I like the trail but you need a mountain bike or hybrid to get through some of the rough patches.

    August 2, 2013

  • Rob W

    fun, good pace, scenic route

    July 25, 2013

  • GregB

    A fantastic ride with skilled cyclists.
    ...and I think we beat the sun to the finish line, J-Y.

    2 · July 24, 2013

  • Nicole

    This was awesome. Really enjoyed the pace, please do it again next week. Also JY you mentioned an nighttime ride, would totally love that.
    Only downer of the night was when I left for my 40min commute home. About 5mins into the ride I noticed my bike didn't sound so good, turns out one of the links in the chain was half broken. I took it slow and got home safely after and hour....

    July 24, 2013

  • J-Y

    I should have called this ride 'Race against the sun along the DVP', I pushed the start time to 7 PM to allow enough time for people to get to the event but we will have to leave at 7 PM sharp because the son will not wait for us. Please be on time.

    July 24, 2013

  • Nicole

    Yay

    July 23, 2013

  • J-Y

    @Arthur... I your leg better form the incident on Sunday?

    July 23, 2013

  • J-Y

    Update: Sunset is planned for 8:50 in TO; You should bring a headlight for this trip as we may still be on our way back around that time, depending on the pace.

    July 23, 2013

  • Andrea

    I'd love to do this ride, but I'm committed to something else. There's too much fun stuff to do, not enough time to do it all. Have a good ride.

    July 22, 2013

  • Arthur

    Thanks J-Y. I have done this trail before, and the Edwards Garden section is a little too bumpy for my road bike.

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Kevin

    As much as I'd love to do this ride, getting to the starting spot from the office in time would take too long, especially getting there for 7.

    July 22, 2013

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