Sunday Mornings from April 17th to June 5th 2011*
*If it is raining hard, we may postpone it until the following Sunday, however, a little rain is fine.
Meet Time: 11:00 am
Start Time: 11:15 Distance: 25 100 kms
Meeting place: Dundas Conservation Trail Centre (enter from Governors road in Dundas to the Conservation Area and follow the signs to the trail centre. We will meet at the bike racks, just outside the doors of the centre.
A brief description of the ride: The ride will begin from the trail centre, which is located within the Dundas Conservation Area and will take you from the trail centre along the rail trail towards Brantford. The trail is very scenic and extends as far as Cambridge and offers various ranges of difficulty, as there are many flat areas, as well as some challenging hills. Additionally, the terrain of the trail is not always smooth; therefore, you may want to consider a bike that can handle these types of conditions. We will begin our training by riding to a predetermined route marker, turning around and heading back to the beginning. Then, as the weeks progress, we will go along the trail further, until we have reached a distance that is comparable to a days conquer cancer ride. On average, 20 kms takes one hour, therefore a 100 km ride will take around 5 hours to complete.
Are bathrooms and water/snacks available on the route:
At the trail centre, there is a snack bar, and bathrooms. However, along the trail there is nothing available until you get into Brantford. There may be a place that is off the trail, which I could look into if anyone is interested. I would suggest you bring everything you need for the ride, such as water, snacks, gloves, hats, as well as a cell phone and a tire patch kit.
Level of difficulty: The trail is easy for the first 25 kms, then it progressively gets more difficult as there are more hills, and so on. For the most part, it is an intermediate ride.
RSVP: If you are interested in joining this training ride, email me at email@example.com or call me at home at (905) 628-1864. I am in Dundas and about a 10 minute bike ride to the trail centre.
RSVP: No RSVP required. Just show up on time, ready to ride.
Wednesday June 1st
Meet Time: 5:55pm Start Time: 6:00pm
Meeting place: St Luke Catholic Elementary School
1280 Cobalt Street, Mississauga Parking Lot
(South West corner at Indian Road intersection).
A brief description of the ride: Road bike is necessary.
The average speed expected between 25-30 km/h
We are going to alternate the following routes:
Route #1 http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3652214
Route #2 http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3652220
Sunday June 4th
City/Area: Toronto - High Park
Meet Time: 15 min before start Start Time: 7:30 - 8:30 am varies with distance of ride Distance: 55 - 130 km
Meeting place: High Park Grenadier Restaurant parking lot
A brief description of the ride: Two groups will train for the metric and imperial distances. Ride distances will vary and progress up to a week before The Ride. Routes, pace, start times and distances will be posted each week on the google group http://groups.google.com/group/high-park-rtcc-2011 Please plan accordingly for the distances and ride pace.
Are bathrooms and water/snacks available? Depending on the route and distance there may be opportunities to stop at coffee shops.
Level of difficulty: Intermediate to advanced (for those training for the longer distance) / mostly flat but hills will be added in later
RSVP: PLEASE CHECK THE GOOGLE GROUP FOR UPDATES AND CHANGES: http://groups.google.com/group/high-park-rtcc-2011 and confirm by posting a reply to the site or to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Saturday June 4th (weather permitting)
City/Area : Newmarket/Aurora
Meet Time: 8:45am Start Time: 9:00am
Meeting Place: Aurora Walmart parking lot (Wellington
and Hwy 404)
A brief description: This is a long distance ride with small rolling
hills. We will be riding to Willow Beach and back. The half
way point is an ice cream shop where refreshments may be purchased and
restrooms are available.
Water/Snacks/Washrooms: There is snack bar to purchase drinks & snacks. Please bring cash.
Level of Difficulty: for all riders
RSVP Required: Naiyeem Mohammed (416-908-7970 or firstname.lastname@example.org)