Community Rides: 2018 Schedule

This is the compilation webpage for updates on the status of each and every Community Ride in the 2018 series, e.g. registration links, ride cancellation notices, GPS data, and special details which pertain uniquely to a Ride.

SAFETY GUIDELINES:  A Safety talk is given before each Ride, but it is a good idea to review the Safety Guidelines for Community Rides (posted in sidebar) prior to attending each Ride.

BASIC INFORMATION for Community Riders includes Registration and Cancellation policies applying to all Rides.


REGISTER FOR THE NEXT COMMUNITY RIDE


CULHAM TRAIL SALMON RUN RIDE

DATE:  Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am.

*FREE Online Registration is OPEN*

DISTANCE:  28.6 km  Ride with GPS (draft)

MEET:  Erindale Park parking lot at 1695 Dundas Street West (map).

FEATURE:  The ride coincides with the annual trout and salmon run (migration) upstream (images) on the Credit River.  View the Credit Valley Conservation webpage about viewing locations and tips.

IMPORTANT - TYPE OF BIKE:  Use of a hybrid, touring or mountain bike is essential (route NOT suitable for road bikes).  Tire width should be at least 32mm.  The trail is often rugged and/or steep, but very scenic (images).  There is no paved alternative for the trail portion of the route.  Bikes should be in good repair.

CHALLENGE:  This is a ride through a beautiful section of Mississauga with some great views of the Credit River and its surrounding natural environment.  However, riders who are considering this ride need to be aware of the challenges associated with it.  It is not suitable for small children.  The entire route is marshalled to assist the riders.

Riders should be reasonably fit to handle this ride based on the following characteristics:

   - Of the total distance of 28.6 km, ~ 30% of the ride is on unpaved trails, consisting of crushed stone and gravel.
   - In some places the gravel is quite loose; caution is required to maintain lateral stability on the bike.
   - There are (3) very steep climbs ranging from 100M to 300M in total length, one of which is on an unpaved trail.
   - There are two very steep descents with sharp turns in the middle and at the bottom.  One is on an unpaved trail.
     The other descent is paved but levels out onto a gravel section.  Extreme caution is required for these descents.
     Ensure brakes are functioning efficiently, as riders will have to be applying their brakes for the entire descent to
     avoid a serious collision.  MARSHALS WILL ALERT RIDERS TO UPCOMING SECTIONS.
   - There is also the option to *walk bikes* up and down the unpaved climbs and descents, and many do!
   - There is no official cutback provided in the design of this year's ride; be sure you can complete the entire route.


UPCOMING AUTUMN RIDES


*SAVE THE DATES*

Applewood & Rockwood Ride:  Saturday, October 13 @ 10:00 am  (15.7 km)  Ride with GPS

Vista Heights Ride:  Saturday, October 27 @ 10:00 am  (17.1 km)  Draft GPS

Hallowe'en RideDetails of this evening ride are TBA

*Online Registration will OPEN Soon*

 


COMPLETED COMMUNITY RIDES


GTAA (Pearson Airport) KICK-OFF RIDE
COMPLETED:  Saturday, May 5, 2018  (postcard)
DISTANCE:  20 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  Mount Charles Park at 1265 Cardiff Blvd (map)
WEBPAGE:  Airport Kick-Off Ride


OSPREY MARSH RIDE
COMPLETED:  Saturday, May 12, 2018  (postcard)
DISTANCE:  10 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  Castlegreen Meadows Park at 2829 Castlebridge Dr (map)

NOTE:  Before the Ride, 2017 Bike Challenge participants were invited to a Tree Planting event.


PORT CREDIT - Waterfront Trail Ride
COMPLETED:  Saturday, May 26, 2018
DISTANCE:  14 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  J.C. Saddington Park at 53 Lake Street (map)


JIM TOVEY MEMORIAL RIDE - Lakeview Waterfront Vision
COMPLETED:  Saturday, June 2, 2018  (poster)
DISTANCE:  12 km  Ride With GPS
BEGIN:  Public parking lot at 120 Lakefront Promenade (map)
WEBPAGE:  Jim Tovey Memorial Ride


MISSISSAUGA BIKE CHALLENGE - Launch Event & Ride
COMPLETED:  Sunday, June 10, 2018  (postcard)
DISTANCE:  24 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  Applewood GMC Dealership at 3000 Woodchester Dr (map)
WEBPAGE:  Mississauga Bike Challenge


ERIN MILLS - Trails Ride
COMPLETED:  Sunday, June 17, 2018  (postcard)
DISTANCE:  15 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  South Common Community Centre at 2233 South Millway (map)


CREDITVIEW & RIVER GROVE RIDE
COMPLETED:  Thursday, July 12, 2018  (postcard)
DISTANCE:  15 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  Fallingbrook Community Park at 5135 Fallingbrook Drive (map)
FEATURE:  Creditview Wetland (website)


MISSISSAUGA VALLEY RIDE
COMPLETED:  Saturday, July 21, 2018  (postcard)
DISTANCE:  15 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  Mississauga Valley Community Centre at 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd (map)


MALTON & HUMBER TRAIL RIDE
COMPLETED:  Saturday, July 28, 2018  (postcard)
DISTANCE:  18 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  Malton Community Centre at 3540 Morning Star Drive (map)


LAKE AQUITAINE TRAIL RIDE
COMPLETED:  Saturday, August 11, 2018  (postcard)
DISTANCE:  17 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  Meadowvale Community Centre at 6655 Glen Erin Drive (map)


APPLEWOOD & ROCKWOOD RIDE  *CANCELLED*
DATE:  Thursday, August 16, 2018  (postcard)
DISTANCE:  15.7 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  Garnetwood Park at 1996 Rathburn Road East (map)


PARK ROYAL & SOUTHDOWN RIDE
COMPLETED:  Saturday, August 25, 2018  (postcard)
DISTANCE:  17.4 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  Clarkson Community Centre at 2475 Truscott Drive (map)


BURNHAMTHORPE & BRISTOL RIDE
COMPLETED:  Saturday, September 1, 2018  (postcard)
DISTANCE:  35.6 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  Riverwood Park at Riverwood Park Lane (map)


DOWNTOWN & PARAMOUNT CENTRE RIDE
COMPLETED:  Saturday, September 8, 2018  (postcard)
DISTANCE:  25 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  Paramount Fine Foods Centre at 5500 Rose Cherry Place (map)


UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - MISSISSAUGA (UTM) RIDE
COMPLETED:  Thursday, September 13, 2018  (postcard)
DISTANCE:  14.1 km  Ride with GPS
BEGIN:  Parking Lot P11, behind UTM Alumni House at 1550 The Collegeway (map)
UTM CAMPUS MAP:  See Parking Lot P11
PARTNERED WITH:  UTM Environmental Affairs Office (5th annual event)
NEED A BIKE?  See UTM BikeShare


THE WORK OF WIND - BIKE TOUR AROUND THE EXHIBITS

COMPLETED:  Friday, September 21, 2018  (poster)

DISTANCE:  12.4 km  Ride with GPS

BEGIN:  Bradley Museum, 1620 Orr Road (map) in the public parking lot.

WEBSITE:  Learn about The Work of Wind, an outdoor Contemporary Art Festival in the Southdown Industrial Area, open to the public September 15-23, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm daily.  FREE Admission.

► View the interactive MAP of the art installations.


*TOPCA 15km HERITAGE BIKE RIDE*
Sunday, September 30 @ 10:00 am

PORT CREDIT & LAKEVIEW WATERFRONT

COMMUNITY RIDES SAFETY GUIDELINES