The PROBUS Club of Applewood
in Mississauga
APPLEWOOD PROBUS CYCLING ACTIVITY 2022
June 25, 2021
October 1, 2021
August 27, 2021
On a very nice Friday morning 9 riders rode the Waterfront trail from the foot of Mississauga Rd to the Col. Samuel Smith Park Point for a picture op.

Our return trip was previously planned to bike to Stonehooker Brewery patio for beer and lunch.

As luck would have it the beer was readily available but the chef was absent due to a family emergency.

A few pre-made salads and bags of chips were made available or food could be sourced from outside stores.
A suggestion to all is to wear bike gloves when coming out inorder to prevent cuts as experienced by one of our riders along the trail.
Our next ride is planned for Wed. Sept. 29 along one of the rail trails north of the city.
Note, this is one of our few times that it is not on a Friday. Further details will be forthcoming.
John MarkStreet intersection and with social distancing observed we all ended back at Saddington Park for a relaxing lunch.

Group A and B rode almost the same distance and according to google A rode about 23 km for a time of 2 hrs.

Weather was overcast but with no rain.
Our first Probus bike ride of 2021 drew out 17 riders and due to current Provincial restrictions we divided up into 2 groups, A and B.

Our ride is outlined on the attached map with the only barrier being the construction zone at the QEW underpass on the Etobicke Trail.
When checking twice beforehand that there was little or no activity going on, naturally  there was a cleanup crew working on the trail the day of our ride.

Group A made it through but Group B was blocked by the construction crew. The 2 groups merged back at the Promenade Street intersection and with social distancing observed we all ended back at Saddington Park for a relaxing lunch.

Group A and B rode almost the same distance and according to google A rode about 23 km for a time of 2 hrs.

Weather was overcast but with no rain.
May 20, 2022
Our warmup 1st ride of the 2022 season occurred on May 20 along the Waterfront Trail and up the Etobicoke Trail to the barrier at the QEW bridge reconstruction works.

We began at J C Saddington Park with 8 riders and covered a total of 25 km including a stop at Stonehookers Brewery for lunch and a beer during a beautiful day.

Our next ride will take place on Friday, June 24, so watch for further info.

John Mark

Our riders met up in the town of Erin on Main and after waiting for an errant couple parked on Main in Hillsborough to come to the correct town, we started east on the Elora-Cataract Trailway and rode to the entrance to the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park for a short hike to the river bridge.

The weather was absolutely gorgeous with temperatures in the high teens. The trip was not without incident. John went off on his own (not very smart) and became lost to the group.
After the group called in the Caledon Emergency Services and searching the trails, John was found clinging to the bridge pier below the bridge near the water. Rescue was performed.

All returned to the trail head unscathed for picture taking. The riders returned to Erin and socialized at Busholme's outdoor patio for that necessary good beer and food.

PS this route and park walk was suggested by one of our occasional riders, Hart Haessler. A suggestion to all is to wear bike gloves when coming out in order to prevent cuts as experienced by one of our riders along the trail.
Our next ride is planned for Wed. Sept. 29 along one of the rail trails north of the city.
Note, this is one of our few times that it is not on a Friday. Further details will be forthcoming.
John MarkStreet intersection and with social distancing observed we all ended back at Saddington Park for a relaxing lunch.

Group A and B rode almost the same distance and according to google A rode about 23 km for a time of 2 hrs.

Weather was overcast but with no rain.

JR Mark

We had a beautiful day for a ride, but only 5 of us showed up at the designated meeting site and it looked like 'what happened'  -where is everyone.

Well it turns out the other guys used their GPS to arrive at the park rather than the directions that were given on the notice. The GPS took them to a different entrance about a km away.  We 5 carried on by ourselves and arrived at the restaurant and poof - suddenly our missing riders showed up.

So all's well that ends well, we had a great lunch and ride back to our respective meeting areas. So, is there a lesson here? - not sure, GPS vs written instructions - should work but things happen. Looking forward to the next ride, see you there.

Bill
June 2022
July 2022
There were 8 of us riding the Waterfront Trail from the Humber Park West parking lot to downtown Toronto and back. A total of about 21 kms.

The weather was warm and humid with a cooling breeze off the lake.

As we approached Bathhurst Street area the traffic on the trail really got busy so we decided to turn back.

Unfortunately we got back just after 11.15 and all the local restaurants were closed till noon so we decided to forgo lunch and return home.

John Mark
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







Contact Joe Reid for Questions and Information
Cycling
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).



  
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