Come and experience one of the best rides in Ontario. We will be riding a full 100 miles, (160 km) through some of the most scenic (and flat!) counties in Ontario. We will be visiting at least 4 wineries and dining overlooking the falls.
By RSVPing to this meetup, you are committing to eating dinner in Niagara Falls with the group and taking the later train to Toronto as I have to guarantee our dinner reservation! If you want to take the earlier train back, please sign up for this meetup ->
We'll leave Toronto at 7:30 from the Humber Arch Bridge and push onto Port Credit Starbucks for breakfast. We'll make several scheduled stops and I anticipate arriving in Niagara-on-the-Lake by 5:00 p.m. We can visit some wineries, and then head up to Niagara Falls for Dinner. I'd like to be in the falls before 7:00 p.m. and have dinner at Milestones by the falls. (It was awesome last year) We'll have a leisurely dinner, and bike over to the falls for night viewing.
Part 1 to Port Dalhousie
Part 2 to Niagara Falls via Niagara-on-the-Lake
This ride is for experienced cyclists with good equipment. If you're not able to bike 25 - 30 km/hr you will have to proceed on your own. There will be plenty of drop out points where you can catch transit back to Toronto if you run into mechanical or health problems. I'll give out my cell phone via email a day before the ride, if you run into problems, please text me. I'd like to keep stops to a minimum and to what's listed on the map/below. Also, if you want to join the ride at a point other than the start, Humber Bridge, or Port Credit, let me know where to expect you, but be warned, we may be far ahead or behind schedule.
160 km - 100 miles.
Mostly Flat, 1 up-hill before Niagara Falls along with some hills along the bench.
Road Bike Recommended
Head Light & Tail Light
Snacks - power bars, trail mix, etc.
$20.65+ for return GO train fare,
$5 per winery that you plan to taste at, (approx.)
Dinner $$$ The Milestones is a bit more expensive than Toronto Milestones.
We can never keep to this schedule!
7:30 Depart From Humber Bridge
8:30 Port Credit Starbucks
9:00 Depart Starbucks for Oakville
10:00 regroup at Oakville Starbucks - 146 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville
10:05 Depart for Burlington Lift Bridge
11:00 Arrive Burlington Lift Bridge
11:30 Arrive Tim Horton's - Snack or Lunch
1242 HWY 8, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5K3
12:00 Depart for Peninsula Ridge Winery
12:45 Arrive Peninsula Ridge for a quick tasting and beautiful scenery.
1:00 On road to Cave Springs
1:45 Arrive at Cave Springs
2:15 Depart for Port Dalhousie
3:30 Arrive at Port Dalhousie. ** Drop out point for St. Catherine's Train @ 7:45**
4:00 depart for N-o-t-L
5:00 Arrive Niagara-on-the-lake
5:15-6:00 visit 1 or 2 other wineries (Peller is open until 9, most close at 6)
7:00 Niagara Falls - We'll take the bike path up the escarpment, it's a much better slope than the road down at Queenston heights.
7:30 Dinner @ Milestones
9:15 bike over to the falls, oooh and aaah
10:15 back to Niagara Falls Via Station for the GO train
10:30 Depart on the train back to Toronto, hopefully arrive before 12:30