The PROBUS Club of Applewood
14 biking enthusiasts showed up at the Ken Whillans parking lot on Hwy 10 and rode the Caledon railtrail 19.5 km to Palgrave.
The weather was sunny and cool, excellent biking weather.
The group took about 1.5 hrs to get to the Caledon Hills Brewery and Bistro on Main Street, (Hwy 50), Palgrave to enjoy that well earned beer(s) and a wide variety of good food choices.
Thanks to our occasional rider, Hart Haessler, for suggesting this Brewery.
After 2 hrs at the pub everyone made it back to the car park completing our ride of 39 km.
The trees were just starting to turn so hopefully our October ride will be along a colourfull treed trail.

More to come about our October ride.

John Mark

September 2022
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

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

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

June  2023
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.
Contact Joe Reid for Questions and Information
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).