What could be more fun than 100 miles on a bike? (Rhetorical question)
We will be taking the 9 am GO train from Union to Niagara Falls Station and biking back to Toronto.
Meet on the concourse in between the ticket counter and the stairs to the platforms. I will be wearing a black and yellow cycling jersey and have my red & black Norco Road Bike. As soon as the train is announced we'll board the car closest to the engine. (8:30/8:45 am) I will post the train car number in the comments for those getting on at a different station. Look for us on the train.
Most likely we will split into two groups depending on speed. We'll pause at major turns to regroup. If anyone has to drop out, there's an hourly go-bus from St. Catherines that will take you to Burlington GO station where you can catch the train back to Toronto. The next drop out point would be Burlington, after that GO stations abound.
Weather - Looks fantastic for now, if forecast gets to 50% chance of rain, ride will be cancelled.
Terrain - Mostly Flat, one stupendous downhill. We'll stick to the roads, but switch to paths if traffic is heavy.
Speed - 25km/hr (30 km/hr for the first leg) You must be able to sustain 25 km/hr so we can get back to Toronto in good time!
Length - [masked] km
Items to bring - Spare tube(s), pump, tools, sunscreen, $21.00 for train fare, Lunch $$$, WATER/Liquids, Helmet.
Skill Level - If you can do Andy's ride to Port Credit and still feel like you could keep riding afterwards, you'll do fine. Road Bike recommended as we will be traveling at 25km/hr for 160 km.
09:00 am Leave Union on Niagara Train
11:00 am Arrive Niagara Falls VIA station and head off for Niagara-on-the-Lake
12:00 am Be at Little Red Rooster / Tim Hortons for lunch and head head towards Port Dalhousie
1:45 pm Arrive Port Dalhousie - rest and recharge at Tim Hortons
2:00 pm Head to Toronto with rest stops every 1.5 hours etc.
?:?? pm Hutch's rest-stop & possible super greasy food
8:00 Arrive at Humber Bridge. Burgers and Beers?