Ontario By Bike Ride – June 2023

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The detailed itinerary for this ride is available below for download. Enjoy great trail and road riding with a self-guided ride experience.

Toronto Trails & Ravine Ride

When: Anytime. It’s a self-guided itinerary!

Suggested Time: 2 days, 1 night – OR – Day trip
Ontario By Bike Ride Hosted: Saturday, June 17 to Sunday, June 18 – 2023

Total Distance: 85km+

The Ride: Discover another side to the big city on this looped tour around Toronto. Ride on a mix of park, ravine, hydro corridor and waterfront trails on this 85km+ route. Learn more about and experience the city’s heritage waterways and unique ravines system, pedalling the Humber and Don Valley Trails. Set a relatively leisurely pace and peel off to enjoy the many natural and cultural sights or city attractions along the way. Stop downtown at Harbourfront, explore the Leslie Street Spit and enjoy downtown accommodations just steps from the Distillery District.

Experience Level and Ride Guide: Easy to moderate. Off-road paved multi-use trails, with limited on-road connections. Suitable for all types of bikes. Enjoy a group ride option or ride at your own pace using detailed maps and information provided.

View Digital Route:
FULL Route – ridewithgps.com/routes/44594071 – Free navigation
Day 1 Route – ridewithgps.com/routes/44594085 – Free navigation
Day 2 Route – ridewithgps.com/routes/44594092 – Free navigation

Day 1: North York to Downtown & Distillery District – 46km+

Starting in North York, this easily accessible ride quickly connects to Toronto’s trail system and urban forest via the Humber Valley. Ride 20km south on this paved trail that winds its way alongside the river that was originally used by First Nations as an important transportation route north to the Upper Great Lakes. Enjoy the shaded park trails and green spaces that continue as the route meets Lake Ontario and the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, heading east towards downtown. Take a ride about the city, stop at Harbourfront or continue on to Cherry or Woodbine Beach, and Tommy Thompson Park before ending the day in downtown Toronto and overnight accommodations.

Day 2: Distillery District to North York – 39km

Setting off from downtown Toronto, the ride quickly connects to the Don Valley trail for a northerly routing. Marvel at this once mighty river that carved the valley, and that like the Humber, helped define the city. Riding along this meandering trail, flanked by naturalized vegetation, it is easy to forget that you’re in Canada’s largest city. Stop under the span bridges, big and small, admire the public art imbedded in and alongside the trail and detour into Sunnybrook Park or the Toronto Botanical Garden for a floral tour. At the northern reaches of the city, connect on to the hydro corridor trail not far north of Finch Avenue for the last 13km of this looped ride.

Additional Visitor Information:
Use below to find out more about ride areas and plan an extra day or two to see more.

Getting To/From Start:
The North York start location is easily accessible from new TTC stations Finch West or York University. Connecting transportation options also include GO Transit and from Union Station.

Arriving Early / Staying Late:
Consider an overnight option at one of Ontario By Bike’s certified bicycle friendly accommodations in Toronto here or stay at other nearby certified accommodations in the Greater Toronto Area

Photo credit: Justen Soule/Destination Ontario

For More Information Contact:

Ontario By Bike
Phone: 416-827-2772 / 1-866-701-2774
Email: booking (at) ontariobybike.ca

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