Group ride to the Leslie Street Spit

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By , October 19, 2012 4:00 pm
Leslie Street Spit photo

Brick beach on the Leslie Street Spit. The trails are a little smoother than this.

Our Thursday Night Ride series this past June was so popular that we’ve decided to run a Sunday morning autumn ride to the Leslie Street Spit next Sunday, October 28. Meet at the East York Community Centre at the corner of Pape and Torrens Avenues on Sunday, October 28 at 10:45 a.m. The ride leaves at 11:00 a.m. rain or shine.

This ride will take us through the streets of Riverdale and the Port Lands to the Leslie Street Spit, where we’ll continue all the way out to the lighthouse at the southern tip. Fall colours and cooler temperatures make autumn a wonderful time to cycle on Toronto’s streets and trails.

It can be chilly on autumn mornings, so we’ll be bringing a supply of warm (non-alcoholic) apple cider for riders who join us. Bring a snack for yourself and dress in layers if it’s cold. Remember that it may be a few degrees cooler by the water than it is in the rest of the city.

You should bring:

  • a bike in good working order,
  • clothing appropriate for the weather,
  • a bottle of water and a small snack, and
  • TTC fare in case you get tired and need a lift home.

Contact us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you next Sunday.

Free tune-ups at the Withrow Park market: Saturday, October 13, 2012

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By , October 12, 2012 3:46 pm

Ward 29 Bikes will be offering free basic bicycle tune-ups, maintenance, and advice at the Withrow Park Farmers’ Market this Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring your bike to us! We can fix many simple problems in just a couple of minutes.

With the first cold weather upon us, are you thinking about putting your bike away for the season? Why not try extending your cycling season a little bit this year? We’ll be giving advice on winter riding: with some common sense and clothes that you already have in your closet, it may be easier than you think.

What:  Free basic bike tune-ups and maintenance and winter cycling advice
Where:  Withrow Park Farmers’ Market, at the corner of Carlaw and McConnell Avenues.
When:  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2012

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