The PROBUS Club of Applewood
in Mississauga
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.
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Cycling
APPLEWOOD PROBUS CYCLING  ACTIVITY

THE FOLLOWING IS OUR 2020 SCHEDULE AND RIDE LOCATIONS

(EXACT TIMING AND MEETING POINTS WILL BE FORTHCOMING PRIOR TO EACH RIDE BY THE RIDE MARSHALL INDICATED AT THE END OF EACH TRIP)

REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR BIKE BEFORE RIDING AND ENSURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF WATER. ALSO ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR HELMETS. RIDES GO RAIN OR SHINE, ONLY SNOW WILL HALT OUR RIDE.
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From your biking committee of John Mark, Doug Brien and Stewart Fudge
August - 2020
Our August bike ride began on the Waterfront trail near the Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, Ontario.

12 enthusiastic riders mounted their bikes on a warm, sunny and pleasant day. A cool breeze off Lake Ontario also aided in our comfortable ride to the trail's end and then we headed back to Hutch's on the Beach for an early lunch.

It was Covid style at the restaurant and the picnic tables nearby were reasonably well spaced.

Our stats were:
Distance:             21.97 Km  (let’s call it 22 Km)
Duration:             1:25:24
Avg Speed:         15.4 Kmph
Calories:               450 (Replaced at Hutches)

John Mark
September 25 - 2020
Today, eight intrepid riders braved the searing heat and rode from Orton to the Shand Dam on Bellwood Lake.

Six of us continued on to Fergus for a total of 43 km return trip with a lunch stop at Bellwood Lake on the return trip.

We picked up the “short riders” at Bellwood Lake and everyone finished the ride more or less together.

Our Stats were:

Distance (by GPS)            42.56 km
Duration                            2:43:23 hours
Calories burned                 861 (only!)
Avg. Speed                       15.6 kph


Doug Brien
October 16 - 2020
Our last organized bike ride of 2020 had 10 brave souls starting out from 3 different starting points along the Caledon Railtrail on Friday, October 16 on a rather cool but very sunny day with spectacular fall foliage colours.

Destination was the lovely Country Inn at Terra Cotta. Due to Covid reimposed rules the Inn could only offer lunch on their outdoor patio.

With little or no wind with plenty of sunshine we all enjoyed a very good (although a bit pricey) lunch before heading back to our various car parking spots.

2 members starting at the furthest point rode 35 km extended round trip
5 members rode 22 km
1 member rode 18 km
1 member rode 11 km
1 member rode 9 km
And best of all no one got lost.




June 25, 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.
August 27, 2021
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.

JR Mark
Applewood Probus
PS this route and park walk was suggested by one of our occasional riders, Hart HaesslerA 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.
October 01, 2021