Friday Floater Ride: Afternoon, Sept. 28

Friday Floater Ride! It’s happening in the afternoon and Maria has a beautiful 112km route planned that will take us from Campbellford through Stirling and Tweed with an elevation gain of 499 (not 500….cuz mentally, 499 is better!) We are also looking at 20c plus sunshine. Please note that we are starting at the south end of Saskatoon Dr., not the Rotary Centre (see the map). It’s gonna be a beauty ride! 

Please, leave a comment to let us know you will be riding.

Start time: 1:00pm
Ride leader: Maria Siemiazsko
Route: Campbellford Run #2 route map here on Ride with GPS
Start location: Ferris Provincial Park–Take the bridge across the river, turn immediately on Front St. S, then continue onto Saskatoon Dr all the way to the end. There is a small parking spot to your right.

start point at Ferris Park

Floater Ride: Thursday this week!

The Floater Ride is moving to Thursday this week, and Maria will lead everyone to an area north of Brighton. Nice ‘n casual, the total distance will be 52km. Meet at the commuter parking lot off the 401. And bring a little $$ cuz there’s an opportunity to stop for coffee (or yummy delicious western sandwiches!) at Lolas in Brighton.

Start time: 10:00am
Ride Leader: Maria Siemiaszko
Route map: “North of Brighton Longer Route” Link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: 401 commuter lot off the 401, across from McDonalds

Friday Floater Ride: August 3 (Waterfront Trail West Part 3)

This Friday we are going to complete the third portion of our Waterfront Trail Westbound exploration. This time we’ll meet at the Port of Whitby near Rotary Sunrise Lake Park. There is a parking lot directly north of the East Pier. As usual, we’ll ride out and back along some beautiful pathways and trails, hopefully nabbing some ice cream along the way. We’ll just turn around at the Rouge River, making it somewhere between 50 and 60k.

Leave us a comment, letting us know you plan to ride.

Start time: 10am
Ride Leader(s): Randy and Anita
Route map: Waterfront Trail West Part 3 link to map on Ride with GPS
Start location: parking lot near Rotary Sunrise Lake Park

Friday Floater Ride: July 27

Waterfront Trail East, Part 2

We loved the Waterfront Trail last week and this week we are going even more beyond the beyond and we are starting near where we left off. There’s a parking lot at the Soccer Fields and we’ll head East from there. This will be flat, flat, flat! This will be suitable for road bikes, anticipating it will be more road-bike friendly than Part 1 last week. Plus more scenic! If we turn around shortly after the Whitby Marina we’ll cover about 50k. If everyone decides unanimously to go further, we may just do that! Level 3 pace.

Please leave us a comment to let us know you’ll be riding. Hopefully the sun will shine for us!

Start time: 10am
Ride Leaders: Randy (Leader) and Anita (Sweep)
Route: Waterfront Trail Eastbound, Part 2 (Darlington to Whitby)
Start location: Darlington lower hydro field parking lot

Friday Floater Ride & ice cream: July 20, 2018

Hey everyone, we often take the Waterfront Trail all the way to Newcastle and then come back…but don’t you wonder what’s beyond? We’re going to meet at the Parkette in Newcastle and then ride along the Waterfront Trail westbound until we reach Darlington Provincial Park where we can get a scoop of ice cream, check out the beach and explore. Then of course we return. Total distance will be about 55 km. Some of the trail is crushed limestone but should be suitable for our bikes. Please bring a twoonie for park entrance (if they ask for it), and a few $$ for ice cream or snacks if you wish.

Please leave a comment if you are planning to ride.

Start time: 10am
Ride Leaders: Randy and Anita
Start location: Bond Head Parkette (on Boulton St. along the waterfront)

Friday Floater Ride: July 6

Keeping it simple! Mike Collins will meet everyone at Kings Field in Port Hope and go along the Waterfront Trail Westbound. This ride is anticipated to be a little faster than we’ve been doing, coming in around the higher range of Level 3. Out to Newcastle and back for a 52km total.

Start time: 10am
Ride Leader: Mike Collins
Level of difficulty: 3
Start location: Kings Field in Port Hope

Please leave a comment letting Mike know you plan to ride. Ride leaders really do appreciate the responses, honestly!

THURSDAY Floater Ride: June 28

It’s a holiday weekend and we don’t want to be exposing ourselves to crazy Friday traffic so this week’s Floater Ride is on THURSDAY. Mike Collins will lead the group from Hastings and head up to Crowes Landing at Stoney Lake. It’s about 60k and light on the hills. Bring some moolah $$ for a lunch following the ride if you wish. Banjo’s, in Hastings!

Start time: 10am
Ride Leader: Mike Collins
Level of difficulty: 3
Start location: Car park near Banjo’s on the south west side of the river

Friday Floater Ride: 40-50k starting in Brighton

It’s Randys Friday Floater Ride and this one’s starting out of town for something a little different. It’ll be around 40-50k, starting in Brighton so huge hills are not anticipated. This will be a Level 3 ride and start at the YMCA in Brighton.

Friday June 22

Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Start time: 10am
Start location: YMCA in Brighton, 170 Main St.

Friday Floater Ride: 10am, June 8

Sorry for the short notice….things happen!
This week’s floater ride is taking place tomorrow at 10am, and we’re expecting beautiful sunny weather! We’ll head out for about an hour and a half and cover some hills (but not Bickle, so don’t panic).

Start time: 10am
Ride Leader: Randy Albon
Start location: Hamilton Township Municipal Offices
Level of difficulty: Level 3

Floater Friday Ride: June 1, 10am

Rich is going to lead this Friday’s Floater ride from Port Hope. It’ll be a Level 3 and he’ll be leaving from King’s Field in Port Hope and will do a loop with some moderate hills.

Start time: 10am
Ride leader: Rich Ross
Start location: Kings Field in Port Hope