Sorry folks, but the forecast is still 70% chance of thunderstorms in the late morning to mid afternoon, and that`s too high a risk, especially as we`ll be in plenty of areas with no cover. I hate to do it but i`m cancelling the ride. Sorry. I`ll re-schedule this ride in a few weeks. Have a good Canada Day.
One of my favorite rides is to take the Waterfront Trail out to Oshawa. Most of it is on dedicated bike trails next to the lake, or on quiet residential streets, with some great scenic portions, especially around Ajax and Rouge Hill.
The plan is to ride out to Oshawa from Kennedy subway station (we'll also be going thru the Eglinton GO station parking lot if you want to meet us there), and ride out as far as the Oshawa GO station (about 65 km), then take the GO train back into the city.
We'll start this ride from the Kennedy Subway Station, the SOUTH parking lot, at 10:00 AM. From there we ride a short way along Eglinton to the SOUTH parking lot of the Eglinton GO station (picking up anyone who wants to, say, drive there), and then get on the Waterfront Trail for the ride out to Oshawa.
The ride will mostly be on trails and quiet streets, there will be two short sections on a busy road. The ride can easily be done an a road bike. I'm looking at a pace in my usual 20 -22 km/hr range. Be advised that the route is full of twists and turns (map is available at the Waterfront Trail website at http://www.waterfronttrail.org/) and not well marked so you will need to keep with the group if you don't want to get lost. If you want to go on ahead or fall behind you will be on your own.
Once we get to Oshawa we can take the GO train from there back to the city (the trip is less than an hour back to Eglinton Station, it's about $8), or people can backtrack if we feel like it. We'll be passing GO stations the entire way out if people feel like dropping out. We can have lunch in Pickering, which will be about half-way there.
Feel free to email me about the ride if you have any questions. I'll be checking the weather and I'll send out an advisory in the days beforehand if it looks like the weather might be bad.
My cell is[masked]-7019.
This is a great ride so please try it out!
Eglinton GO station: https://maps.google.com/maps?msid=209408094598004511686.0004a8fa53b6d63a0a90d&msa=0&ll=43.740209,-79.23189&spn=0.00924,0.013797&t=m&z=16