All skill levels of riders are welcome to participate along with partners, friends and relatives. Our riding days will now be scheduled for the 3rd Friday of each month starting in May and running each month until late October.

We endeavour to ride off road on groomed trails that are suitable for most types of bike tires. E-bikes are welcome, riding lengths can be adjusted for individual endurance. Picnic lunches or restaurant settings are organized for each ride.

Contact Joe Reid for sign up to the bikers mailing list for advance notices of dates, routes, meeting places and lunch arrangements.

Helpers needed, please contact Joe.

Remember to always
check your bike prior to rides, bring water, wear a helmet, bring a lock and your cell phone (if you have one).

How to submit a report
One email with pictures and reports will make it to both the newsletter and the website.
Please submit them as soon as possible.
Photos and videos from more than one member are OK.
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Applewood Probus Biking for 2024

Traditionally our bike group has met for a bike ride once a month on a Friday during those months suitable for enjoyable biking, thus normally starting with the month of May and ending with the month of October. We try to keep our trip distance to approximately 20 km (with those wanting a longer ride having the option of also biking just before we meet or at the end of our excursion); including a nice place to have lunch at our midway point or at the end of our ride; start our ride in the morning so as to avoid afternoon rush hour(s) to the extent possible; keep to recreational trails, so as to avoid as much as possible sharing our path with motorized vehicles; and keep extensive hill climbs to a minimum. You are welcome to bring along a friend, spouse or partner.

The dates are as follows, recognizing that we may get rained out on occasion (in which case your coordinator will do his best to arrange for the ride to take place on a subsequent day):

                                               May 24      June 14      July 19      August 16      September 13      October 18

Please try to save these dates to ensure that we have a great turnout. For the September outing, it is suggested that the group do the ride from Simcoe to Port Dover return. This is the day when thousands of motorcyclists head down to Port Dover to celebrate Friday the 13th, and twice now we have done it with great success. Unfortunately, your coordinator cannot lead this trip, and he will need someone to volunteer to organize and lead this one ride. If not, he will lead a bike trip on the 6th of September. You are welcomed to send your coordinator suggestions for a bike trip or two. and to encourage other Applewood Probus members to join our group.

                                                              For more information, please contact Joseph Reid at

August  2023

On the morning of August 25th, a beautiful day for biking, an amazing group of nineteen bicyclists pedaled along the Caledon Rail Trail from Terra Cotta toward Caledon Golf Club, individually deciding where to turn around and head back to our parking area, in order to have lunch around 12:15 PM on the patio of Terra Cotta Inn. Our next bike ride will take place on the morning of Friday, September 22nd, along a portion of the Elora Cataract Rail Trial near Erin. Please contact Joe Reid at if you want to join our illustrious group of bikers.

June  2023
On June 21, 2023, nine members of our Probus Bike Group did a 20 km. return journey on the Hamilton Beach Waterfront Trail, in glorious sunshine. We stopped along the way at Baranga’s on The Beach for a well earned lunch, including a cold libation. Our next ride is scheduled for Thursday, July 21. Contact Joe Reid at if you would like to join our great group of pedalers.

Applewood Probus Biking
John Mark

May 2023
I know that it looked dicey weather-wise the last two weeks and even on the morning of our ride this past Friday, May 5th, but it all worked well for us and the trail between Palgrave and Tottenham was in excellent condition all considered. We had 19 bikers show up, which is an impressive number, and the Caledon Hills Brewing Company Pub was a great location for lunch. A photo of our group is attached.

Our next bike ride is scheduled for the morning of Friday, June 9th, and I would be very pleased to receive your emailed suggestions as to where you would like to do this ride, recognizing that a total ride in the range of 20 km. is ideal and it is important to most of us that we have a nice place to meet for lunch halfway through or at the end of the ride. I will suggest two rides that meet this requirement, the first being the Hamilton Beach ride from the Burlington Beach parking area to its termination near Confederation Park B, and return, and the other being part of the Cataract/Elora trail from Erin to Orton ,  return. Burlington has a few interesting restaurants near Old Lakeshore Road and a takeout place with picnic tables and a sit-down restaurant near it, with both being along the trail. Erin has The Tipsy Foxy Pub just outside of town.
John Mark

Joe Reid

October 2022
10 hardy bikers headed out from Erin riding west towards Orton on the Elora Cataract Rail Trail on Friday, October 28, 2022.
Trail conditions were excellent, the sun was out  which helped combat the cool temperature.
The riders rode back to the car park, loaded up the bikes and headed to the Tipsy Fox pub for great beer and food.
Total riding distance was 25 km in 2 hrs.

Next year our new biking leader will be Joe Reid who is known to organize very interesting rides and finding great pubs.
Look for his emails come spring, 2023.

Thanks for all the support I received from the riders over the last several years.

Applewood Probus Biking
John Mark