Ganaraska Freewheelers

Ride Reminder – Saturday, October 1


Fall is here! Sadly, the days are getting shorter.  Happily, instead of Friday evening, Ruth and Pete will host a ride this Saturday morning. We’re calling it the Ruth & Pete Take our Kids Through Work route.

We’ll begin near OPG’s Pickering Plant, snake along the Lake Ontario waterfront to Scarborough, then North through the University of Toronto Scarborough’s picturesque valley along the Highland Creek trail. Apparently, we might see in the creek salmon swimming upstream!

The full distance we have in mind is 40 flat to gently rolling kilometres, but you can turn back at any point if you’d like to shorten it.

Starting location & time: 10:00 a.m. in the public parking lot at the bottom of Liverpool Road across from the restaurant

Lunch: 1:00 p.m. at the Waterfront Bistro, 590 Liverpool Road

If you plan to join us, please comment. I’ll be calling the restaurant on Friday to give them advance warning of the size of our group and will confirm final numbers on Saturday morning.



Ride Reminder – Tuesday, September 27

Doug and Wayne

Doug and Wayne

Tuesday’s ride will start and finish at the Public Parking Lot at 63 Mill Street in Newcastle.

Hand crafted maps of a 55km route will be provided by Doug Barlow.
Longer or shorter routes can be fashioned to suit a 1pm arrival at Walsh’s Snug at 28 King Avenue for lunch.

Ride Reminder – Friday, September 23

Ride starts from Deb’s place. Potluck to follow. From your hostess:

I have a very simple 38k ride planned for Friday. Actually not a lot of hills and several cut off points to make it shorter and appealing to everyone. The speedy riders can really have a sprint. I will put together a map called Five Alive.

It looks like the weather is going to be nice and a little chillier so that’s what I think I’ll make!  A pot of chilli. Hope to see lots of folks out.

Annual General Meeting – Hold the Date


Mark it in your calendar – this year’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 12 at 2 pm.

A moment of silence please, for Barb and John, who are not able to stick around this year to host it from their place. We will miss you Barb & John and may have to Skype you in to say hello to everyone.

Instead, Ruth and Pete are hosting. More details will follow closer to the date. Weather dependent, we will propose a ride or a walk in the forest.

I’d like to enlist everyone’s support in gathering photos of the 2016 cycling season to put together a slide show. Three options for submission:

  1. Get them to Ruth on a USB key
  2. Host them on a photo sharing site like Flicker and send Ruth the link
  3. If you have only a few, send them to

High resolution is nice, if you can manage it! Thanks everyone. If I don’t hear back, expect a nudge or three!

Ride Reminder – Tuesday, September 20

Tuesday’s ride will be the Western Wanderer. According to Turney who is hosting, roads have improved.

Lunch will be at Basil’s. Meet at the Ball diamond on Victoria Street across from Winchester Arms (NOT AT HOME HARDWARE!) Turney will be there to hand out maps but unfortunately will not be able to join the ride!



Ride Reminder – Friday, September 16

Barb Spencer, secretaryFrom your hostess, Barb:

John and Barb are hosting Friday’s ride from their home (address is on calendar). The route will be the East Danforth, 50 km or 33 km, with some options to add or subtract distance. 

Days are getting shorter so lights, lights, lights!

Pot luck to follow and spouses/partners are welcome to join us to ride if they sign a waiver or just for the pot luck.  We are sending the dogs off to doggie overnight camp so the house will be quiet and adventure free if anyone not riding wants to stay at the house until the others arrive back from the ride.

Ride Reminder – Tuesday, September 13 and Irene are your hosts for this coming Tuesday’s ride, starting and finishing at the Newcastle Marina, with lunch to follow at the restaurant.

The route will follow the Lake View Heights map. Richard plans to cycle the 47 km route and Irene will lead a shorter, not too hilly, 33 km route.

Join us while summer is still in the air!

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