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Jeff's Modest Downtown Ride

Hi everyone! This Saturday morning let's do a modest downtown ride, connecting up several nice off-road downtown cycling trails, following the same route I led four weeks earlier (it went so well last time, let's do it again!). 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 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 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 LENGTH: 25 kilometers, in about two hours

ROUTE TERRAIN: Mostly paved, but some parts of the Belt Line and Moore Park Ravine are dirt paths. So, it should be fine for any type of bike, except it 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.

MEETUP TIME: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday August 25 (please be on time).

MEETUP LOCATION: On Lippincott Street just south of Bloor, next to the Pauper's Pub patio. Steps from the Bathurst Subway Station, and close to a "Green P" parking lot. Look for tall hairy Jeff with a red bike and grey helmet and yellow MEETUP sign.

AFTER THE RIDE: Interested persons can join me for lunch on the Pauper's Pub patio.

I hope to see you there!

Best wishes, Jeff

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  • Lori

    This was a fantastic ride. We were in the city, yet not in the city, the entire time!

    August 25, 2012

  • Michael C.

    Kudos to Jeff for a great ride.

    August 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great, mostly path, route! I'd do this ride again.

    August 25, 2012

  • Cynthia C.

    Thank you Jeff. It was a very enjoyable ride through areas of Toronto I had never been through before!

    August 25, 2012

  • Randy P.

    any chance this ride might happen again? too much on my plate to make it happen today. a road bike with skinnies would be ok if you go slowly/carefully?

    August 25, 2012

  • Jeff

    Sima: The ride will be 25 km, which is shorter than many rides, but still a lot farther than from Bathurst to Pape. So, you should decide whether or not you can ride that far. (Actually it is also possible to drop out at the Eglinton West subway station at about the half-way point.)

    August 22, 2012

    • Jeff

      P.S. I just checked, Sima, and your previous route was probably about 7.5 km. So, it isn't *too* much farther to make it at least half-way with us. So, you might want to give it a try.

      August 22, 2012

  • Jeff

    Elly: Yes, any type of bike (except PERHAPS one with very thin racing tires) should be just fine for this ride.

    August 21, 2012

  • Donald S.

    I'd just like to say this would be a great ride for new people who are worried about how far/fast they can go.

    1 · August 20, 2012

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