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New Meetup: GO to Niagara Falls then Bike back!

From: Andy Z.
Sent on: Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:21 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Toronto Bike Meetup!

What: GO to Niagara Falls then Bike back!

When: July 18,[masked]:15 AM

Meetup Fee: CAD1.00 per bike, people are free

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

This should be a good challenge!

We'll be taking the GO Train from Union station to Niagara Falls, then biking back to Toronto over the course of the day. Our Route will include a stop to look at the Horseshoe Falls, then north along Niagara Parkway to Niagara-on-the-Lake. We'll have lunch there and then continue on towards Toronto. We'll stop at Burlington's Spencer Smith Park for a break, and then bike all the way back to the Queens Quay near York St.

It will be an epic day totaling nearly 170km! (Or double that if you count the train ride.) So, if you need to, prepare yourself ahead of time! We should get back into TO sometime between 6pm and 8pm. We will keep a pace so that we don't loose any stragglers, but please be sure you can keep an average speed of about 25km/h.

If you are not up for the full 170km, come along for the first 100km up until Burlington. From there, you can get yourself picked up or wait to take the GO Train back from Burlington's GO station which comes at 8pm. Burlington is a beautiful city to spend a few hours in if you're waiting for your train.

We will be departing Union Station at 6:30 AM. Go Trains leave very punctually, so don't be late! The next train is three hours later, so that won't work!

The GO Train fare from Union to Niagara Falls is $15.90 per person.

Don't forget the following:
- your bike (in good working order!)
- lights for your bike
- your helmet
- wear comfortable clothing
- water bottles (filled, but we'll stop to refill!)
- sunscreen
- food in your pack to keep your energy up.
- a light jacket just in case
- lunch if you don't plan to buy one in Niagara-on-the-Lake
- your cell phone! (if you get separated from the group, we need to be able to reach you)

More details to follow. I will see about arranging a group rate on the GO tickets, as well as ensuring that we have a restaurant that will be able to accommodate our group for lunch.

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