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 MAP: http://tinyurl.com/jeffdowntownbike
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