Ride on July 21, 2013 (completed)

Starting Date & Time: Sunday, July 21 at 3:00pm
Please arrive on time. As soon as all bikes have been unloaded and instructions have been given, the group will be leaving. Don't miss us! :-)
Starting Location: Small parking lot beside the King St E bridge over the Grand River (see description below).
GPS coordinates: 43.423,-80.4113
Map of exact starting location
Trails: Walter Bean Grand River Trail
Near any water: Grand River
Distance (round trip): 12 km
Ride Map: Ride Map

We will meet in the parking lot which is located at the north end of the King St E bridge which goes over the Grand River. This parking lot is across the street from Freeport Hospital and across the river from from a canoe rental company. This is a Grand River Trail parking lot which is the last driveway before the bridge when travelling south on King St E: exact meeting location

This is a nice ride. Most of the ride is along a portion of the Walter Bean Grand River Trail and riders are within sight of the river for most of the ride. There are a few locations that we could stop along the way. The ride goes under the bridge, across the bridge on a separated pedistrian/cycling sidewalk on one side of the bridge, under the bridge on the other side, and then winds along the trail beside the river. There is one hill about 1 km before we reach the historic Doon Pioneer Tower (since it is on a hill) where we will stop for a rest, overlooking the Grand River. We then turn around and return along the same route.

(This ride was rescheduled from July 7th due to rain.)

See "What to Bring on a Ride?" for suggestions.

If you haven't handed in a signed waiver form (only needed for your first ride), then see the important "Who needs to sign the Waiver Form?" FAQ info.

If you have an idea for a ride route, please email it to cycling@westheights.org