New Meetup: 81km Toronto Bike Loop

From: Andy Z.
Sent on: Monday, July 6, 2009 8:50 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Toronto Bike Meetup!

What: 81km Toronto Bike Loop

When: July 25,[masked]:00 AM

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


This will be a ride designed for the medium to long distance touring enthusiasts among the group. We will ride on rec trails, side streets and some main streets to encricle Toronto in a day.

Starting at York University, we will take a north-easterly course on a mix of main streets and side streets until we eventually reach the top of the Don River Valley trail system. We will follow this rec trail all the way to its southern terminus at Queens Quay, and then head across along the lake shore to the Humber River Valley trail system. (Along this stretch, we will also stop for lunch) We'll proceed up the length of the Humber rec trail and then take a mix of some main streets and side streets until we hop on another rec trail to take us back to where we started near York U. Alltogether, Bikely.com says this route is 81km.

I expect this ride to have an average pace between 20 and 23km/h. At this pace, and accounting for rest stops and lunch, I expect us to make it back to our starting point sometime between 3:30 and 4:30pm.

Don't forget the following:
- your bike (in good working order!)
- 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 downtown Toronto
- your cell phone! (if you get separated from the group, we need to be able to reach you)

Here are links to view the planned route sections:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/York-U-to-Don-Valley-trail
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Don-Valley-Route
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Connect-Don-Valley-to-Humber
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Up-Humber-River
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Top-of-Humber-River-trail-to-York-U


Hope to see you there!

- Andy

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Bike-Meetup/calendar/10817772/

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