Toronto loop ride on beautiful serene trails of 72kms

This cycling route is one of my local favourites and illustrates why Toronto is consistently rated one of the top cities to live in the world. About 67k (93%) of 72k of this route is on paved trails...primarily the Humber River Trail, Waterfront Trail, Don River Trail and the Finch Corridor Trail. Spinning along these … Continue reading Toronto loop ride on beautiful serene trails of 72kms

2021-04-23 A Toronto north loop ride

April 23rd I enjoyed a 127km ride on a Toronto north loop I created with RideWithGPS using off-road paths and trails where possible. To stay safe during Covid I took four bottles of water with me so that I wouldn't have to stop at any store along the way. Wish I had taken more water … Continue reading 2021-04-23 A Toronto north loop ride

For Earth Day today I repaired bikes for refugees…tomorrow a 125k bike ride.

Today I did a small part for Earth Day...as a volunteer bike mechanic for Bikes Without Borders's The Great Bike Recycle program I repaired three used bikes, that will be givin free (with helmets and locks) to a poor family, empowering them with mobility. Tomorrow I am going to enjoy Mother Earth with a 125km … Continue reading For Earth Day today I repaired bikes for refugees…tomorrow a 125k bike ride.

Post Covid dreaming of Bikepacking from Alaska to Pantagonia and other adventures

If you, like me, are looking for inspirational bikepacking journey stories to vicariously get you through these dark dangerous covid times, then I highly recommend Mark Watson's Highlux Photography Blogs, especially Alaska to Pantagonia, which follows Mark Watson and Hanna Black's transcontinental cycling journey, following the length of the Americas: from Deadhorse, Alaska to Ushuaia, … Continue reading Post Covid dreaming of Bikepacking from Alaska to Pantagonia and other adventures

My planned ONXL Bikepack Ontario Epic 3,838km ride this summer

For my planned ONXL Bikepack Ontario Epic ride this summer I have to thank Matthew Kadey for creating the first bikepacking races in Ontario, and laying down the following challenges on his BT 700 Bikepacking site... Those who are really ambitious will combine both the GNR and BT 700 in what I call the BT … Continue reading My planned ONXL Bikepack Ontario Epic 3,838km ride this summer