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Cyclopaths

If you enjoy cycling, then this is the group for you! From May to November, Cyclopaths meet once a week to bike all over the island of Montreal and discover new paths and neighbourhoods in our beautiful city. On occasion, the cyclists load their bicycles onto their cars to cycle in other sectors of Montreal and beyond. The group is made up of people of all ages and abilities; it is not the Tour de France! Come out and enjoy the exercise, the company and the bike paths. You never know where they will lead!

Contact:

Wayne Clifford 
wmclifford@gmail.com

November 4, 2014   

Tuesday's Trip

Tuesday's Rain threat hasn't dropped below 30% for the morning but I believe we will get a w.w.w. not low enough to use a more distant departure point, so I'm proposing we meet at Fairview Park at 10:30 a.m. heading toward Ile Bizard. Route there to be determined by participants.

Please indicate if you'll join us, & check before leaving in case there's a change.

Wayne

*****

Tuesday's Rain threat now down to 30% but we'll need to get closer to then to get a clearer read. As weather also get colder I know we'll lose some, please let me know if you hope to continue cycling, weather permitting.

Wayne

 

 

 

October 14, 2014   

Tuesday's Trip

O.K. We were washed out last week, although tomorrow promises to be warm, a 30%  p.o.p. makes planning a distant drive & cycle risky. I'm suggesting departing from Fairview Park on Bluehaven to Belmont Park in Cartierville through Bois de Liesse Park.

Again this week, check in tomorrow, for any possible adjustments, suggested starting time is tentatively 10:30 a.m.

Please indicate if you plan to cycle with the group this week. Let me know if you wish to join us somewhere en route, otherwise, we'll see you at Fairview Park.

Please indicate your phone # in the event of a weather cancellation.
Hope you'll join us,
Wayne

 

 

 

September 30, 2014   

Cornwall Trip

We're aiming for Cornwall at 10 a.m. Tuesday hoping leaves up North will still be pretty next week.

Directions: From Montreal take Highway #20 westward toward the Ontario border. At the border Highway # 20 becomes Highway #401. Continue westward to McConnell Ave. (exit # 792). Drive southward toward the St. Lawrence River. When you reach Montreal Street (which becomes Water St. as you head west) turn right and proceed to just beyond the corner of Pitt St. and Water St. and the Tourist Information bureau on the right, Look for Augustus St. then head into the left lane & turn into the parking lot in the park across the street. There are nice restrooms nearby in the park. From this rallying point we will proceed westward on the bicycle path to the beginning of the Long Sault Parkway.

The trip from Cornwall to the Parkway is about 17 kms, so the return trip will be in the area of 35 kms in total. There are rest stops along the way.

There's a nice patio deck off the Pub 'Blue Anchor' just a few km. east of our departure point in Glen Walter, for those who may wish to partake in apres-cycle refreshments on the deck after we finish our trip. Most participants really enjoyed themselves there last year.

If others wish to join the 7 of us, please let me know by 8:15 am. Tuesday or just show up at 10. 

Wayne

 

 

 

September 23, 2014   

Update to Tuesday's Cycling Trip

The P.O.P. for Cornwall has dropped to 20% so it looks like it may be o.k. and warmer for tomorrow!Check email in am around 9 in case of a change.
 
Driving directions: (It makes sense to carpool and share gas costs)
 
From Montreal take Highway #20 westward toward the Ontario border.  At the border Highway # 20 becomes Highway #401.  Continue westward to McConnell Ave. (exit # 792).
Drive southward toward the St. Lawrence River. 
When you reach Montreal Street (which becomes Water St. as you head west) turn right and proceed to just beyond the corner of Pitt St. and Water St. and the Tourist Information  bureau on the right, Look for Augustus St. then head into the left lane & turn into the parking lot in the park across the street. There are nice restrooms nearby in the park.  From this rallying point we will proceed westward on the bicycle path to the beginning of the Long Sault Parkway. 
 
The trip from Cornwall to the Parkway is about 17 kms, so the return trip will be in the area of 35 kms in total.  There are rest stops along the way. We usually stop by the water near the  Highway #2 entrance to the Long Sault Parkway.  We can stop there for lunch or continue a bit into the Parkway as some of us did last year.
 
There are a few ups and downs on this trip, but it is relatively flat and very scenic. The trip to Cornwall takes about 1 hour (about 80 km. from Pointe Claire).
 
Please indicate  if you're planning to join us & indicate if:
You can take other bike(s) or if you need a lift and if you plan to follow in your vehicle from  my place on Lakeshore leaving about 9:30 a.m.
 
or, if you will meet us there (Cornwall)  at about 10:30a.m. & your phone # in case of any changes.
 
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There's a nice patio deck off the Pub 'Blue Anchor'  just a few km. east of our departure  point in Glen Walter, for those who may wish to partake in  apres-cycle refreshments on the deck after we finish our trip. Most participants really enjoyed themselves there in the past years.
 
Hope you'll join us,
Wayne

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Tuesday's Cycling Trip

We had 10 cyclists last week.

I've been watching for clear weather for a planned trip to Cornwall, On. So far, the weather forecast there has a P.O.P. of 30%, & I'll wait 'til tomorrow evening to see if it clears more as we get closer.

So far, the weather forecast here has a P.O.P. of 20% If we're better advised to remain more local, we may be inviting suggestions. Cote Ste. Catherine locks from Verdun is 1 possibility.

Further info tomorrow evening.

Wayne  

 

 

September 16, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling South side of Lac St. Louis

Overnight rain should end prior to our departure time but if it looks doubtful, check email prior to leaving as we could switch to the Agrignon trip from 53rd Ave. Lachine.

Cycling this coming week will take place on the South side of Lac St. Louis following the Chateauguay and St. Lawrence Rivers. 36Km

Directions:
After crossing the Mercier Bridge,our aim is to head West along 132/8 West to the outskirts of Chateauguay. 
Continue toward Chateauguay to St.Francis  Blvd. (around the 4th stoplight from the Mercier bridge).
There is a Petro Canada on the right west corner. 
Turn right on St. Francis  Blvd to Maple, (about 4 stops.). Turn left on Maple. You’ll pass H.S Billings High School (at McLeod)
Continue on Maple  & you’ll see a Tourist Information kiosk next to the Bibliotheque. 
Park in the back parking lot of. the Bibliotheque. 10.30am meeting time!
There’s a bike path adjacent to the parking lot. 
We head North to get to the Chateauguay River to its confluence with the St.Lawrence then west along the St. Lawrence toward Beauharnois  then back. (36km.or less [28]) 

If you’re not sure about the directions or wish to travel with or follow others, you can call me at 697-8802.

Please indicate if you plan to cycle with the group this week. Please indicate your phone # in the event of a weather cancellation.

Wayne

 

 

September 8, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip - Oka

Last week we had 7 cyclists & didn't get rained on.

Plans are to leave from the Ile Bizard Arena (now called Vincent Lecavalier Arena) parking lot, at 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, heading thru' the nature park to the ferry (about $1.50 each way) to Laval West & on thru Deux Montagnes to Oka.

Distance to the top o' the hill at Oka,about 20Km. one-way, another 5km. (each way) if some decide to go into Oka Provincial Park & beach. Weather permitting, you may want to swim, if so, you may want to bring a bathing suit.

Driving directions: Take Blvd. Jacques Bizard off Pierrefonds Blvd. (about midway between St. Jean & St. Charles) cross the bridge & stay on Jacques Bizard to almost the end (to the Ile Bizard Arena parking lot). Bring a lunch or snack.  

Try to let me know by 9.p.m. Monday if you're prepared to ride with us.

Hope you'll join us,
Wayne  

 

 

 

September 2, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip

It looks like tomorrow's rain may hold off 'til the p.m.

Plans are to cycle to Cap St. Jacques from The Brick parking lot in Kirkland at 9:45 a.m. Those north of the 40 can meet us where Jean-Yves meets the Hwy 40 service road near the northbound St. Marie overpass or opposite Tim Horton's on Jean-Yves at about 10. I plan to cycle from home (on Lakeshore in Pointe Claire) around 9.

Please confirm that you plan to join us & where (if not The Brick parking lot). Check email after 8 a.m. in case there's an update, & give a phone number if you're not sure I have it.

Wayne

 

 

 

August 25, 2014   

Cycling this coming week:

I've had a request to start earlier so let's try to arrive at the Maxi parking lot around 10 & try to get away by 10:15 a.m.

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We had 14 cyclists last week, and thanks to Bruce Corbett and his wife Cindy for their wonderful hospitality and burgers at their cottage. This week's weather looks good too!

Plans are to leave from Chambly, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, heading to St. Jean Sur Richelieu along the canal path. This is a beautiful trip between the canal and the Richelieu River, past some lovely homes. The path is paved and sometimes packed gravel. Pack a lunch as the return trip is about 42 km.

Directions:
Cross the Champlain Bridge stay on Route 10  & look for  the exit 22 toward Chambly.
You'll eventually spot a housing development on the left and go through a roundabout you'll spot an IGA on your right.
Continue on to another roundabout where you're choices are: either head right or straight.
Take the right one which leads to Old Chambly and Fort Chambly. Eventually this road becomes Frechette and curves left. 
After crossing railway tracks and traffic lights at Rue Perigny you'll spot a Maxi on the right.
Turn right onto Boulevard Perigny (Route 112 )  and then turn left and left again to the Maxi parking lot. Park well away from the Maxi front door, closer to Boulevard Perigny (Route 112 ).

If you’re not sure about the directions or wish to travel with or follow others, you can call me at 514-697-8802.

An alternative to the Champlain Bridge is the Mercier then #30 East to Route 10 as above from there or  112 and then south on11t2 into Chambly until you spot a Maxi on the left then turn right as above.

In the interest of fuel economy, it makes sense to carpool & share the costs. Some make arrangements together but if you'd like help, please let me know.

Wayne

 

 

 

August 17 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip

We had14 cyclists last week, and no balloons.

This week we'll head North to do a stretch of le Petit Train Du Nord trail from St. Marguerite to Ste. Agathe & back.
Plans are to leave from the Petit Train Du Nord trail heading north.

Bruce Corbett will join us at the departure point & has kindly offered to BBQ burgers etc. for us at his cottage in Entrelacs 17 km. away upon our return,  following our 33 km. ridday at thee. 

Prior to our departure, Bruce's wife, Cindy will pick up any salads, etc. (that we'll contribute) which may require refrigeration. 

Non-cycling partners of cyclists who wish to join us for the social are invited to come too, as of 2-3 PM. 

Please RSVP by 7:00 pm, Monday.

Click here for directions (please note phone numbers are NOT included).

Wayne

 

 

 

 

August 11, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip: St. Jean to the outskirts of Farnham

We had 16 cyclists and avoided rain last week. The next 2 Tuesdays have fixed events:

Here are the tentative plans:

Cycling this coming week: St. Jean to the outskirts of Farnham.
If  conditions are favourable, we hope to cycle, then see The International Balloon Festival which departs from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu at 6 p.m.
You may wish to order supper from a great Pizza place in St .Jean, then enjoy it and beverages you may bring from home on the grounds of the CEGEP in St. Jean on  Blvd. Du Seminaire.

How to get there
Our plans are to aim to get to St. Jean by 1 p.m.
You may wish to have lunch first!
We'll park in St. Jean and cycle to the skydiving school on the outskirts of Farnham, aiming to return to Saint-Jean in time for the 6 p.m. Balloon launch.
Some may wish to go another 5 km. or so into the town of Farnham before returning.
Again, it makes sense to carpool and share gas costs, and for those who wish to try to go in tandem, we can use our place on Lakeshore & the park across the street from our house,

How to get to the starting point:
Road directions
Only 20 minutes from Montreal Island., more from Pointe Claire.
1.Those West of the Island of Montreal may wish to take highway 30 to the exit for Route 104 & follow the signs for Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu then follow  the instructions from 2. on below.
Take highway 20 & cross  the Champlain Bridge.
Take highway 10 (Eastern Townships Highway).
Take exit 22 (route 35 Sud (South), to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu).

2.On route 35 Sud (South) which goes to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, take the  exit for Blvd. Du Seminaire (Route 223) until you come to the railway tracks in the middle of  St. Jean.
Right after the tracks (underpass) turn left on Rue Foch which parallels the  tracks to the Richelieu River.
Stay on Rue Foch until it takes a jog in the road (around an old railway station) then begin looking left for a (free) parking spot in one of the lots on your left close to the river
(between Rue Champlain & Rue Richelieu) That's where we'll meet at 1:15 p.m. Again, it makes sense to carpool, we can use our place & the park across the street as a marshalling point
Please indicate below, by Monday , if you're planning to join us & indicate if: You can take other bike(s); you need a lift; you plan to follow in your vehicle; you will meet us there (St. Jean)
Pointe Claire departure: 12noon ish, St. Jean  departure:1:15ish.

 

 

 

August 4, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip: La Route Vert North across Laval to Blvd. St. Rose/ Mille Isle River

We had 14 cyclists last week on a perfect day for cycling. Plans are to cycle East along Gouin, then across the back river, then across Laval along la Route Verte to the Mille Isle River. Rain prospects rise above the 20% point by 1  p.m., so let's start a bit earlier.

To get there from the West Island, drive east along Henri Bourassa (accessible from Highway 40) past Marcel Laurin in St. Laurent to O'Brien, north to Gouin, there is usually parking on O'Brien around Gouin or neighbouring streets) Parc Raimbault just a little west  of O'Brien now has 2 hour parking but it's a good meeting point for departure. If you need help with the directions, call me

Let's meet at Parc Raimbault at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, weather permitting. We plan to leave from our place in Pte. Claire, at about 8:45 a.m.
Please indicate your phone # in the event of a weather cancellation.
Please indicate by Monday,8 p.m. if you're planning to join us & indicate if: You can take other bike(s) or, you need a lift, or, you will meet us there (at Parc Raimbault).

Hope you'll join us,
Wayne

 

 

July 28, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip: Lower Laurentiens Blainville

We'll head north to do a new stretch of paved bike path from Blainville to St. Jerome (the old mile zero start of le Petit Train Du Nord trail).16 km.

Some may wish to do the St. Jerome to Wilson Falls leg which 14 cyclists tacked on to the 32kms.total, last year,(an addition of 11 more kms. return)

Directions:

From the West Island take Autoroute 13N to the 640 head East to connect with 15 North.
Proceed North on 15, soon you'll see a sign to the Blainville exit (2km.)
Take this Blainville exit #25 &  heading east along de la Seigneurie.

You'll eventually cross Route 117, then come to railway tracks, after which look immediately for the entrance to the commuter train parking lot on your left. Overflow parking on  neighbouring streets. Park there and meet at 10:30 a.m. at the bike path which is next to the train tracks.

Distance one way to St. Jerome an easy 16 km. There are washrooms at the St. Jerome destination. Bring a lunch or you can order from the casse-croute.

If you need help with the directions, call me. Or, if you wish to go as part of a group and carpool, we can use the park across the street from our home in Pointe Claire as a marshalling point (9:15 a.m.).

Hope you'll join us,
Wayne

 

 

 

July 21, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip

9 cyclists participated in uncertain conditions last week. Slight rain after lunch was almost refreshing.

It looks like a hot day on Tuesday so we'll try a path with adjacent water and some shade for part of the trip. Plans are to cycle along the back river to Gouin East.

To get there from the West Island, drive east along Henri Bourassa (accessible from Highway 40) past Marcel Laurin in St. Laurent to O'Brien, then North to Gouin. There may be parking on O'Brien around Gouin ) or at Parc Raimbault just a little west of O'Brien just North of Gouin.
You can also head east along Gouin 'til Parc Raimbault on your left or park on O'Brien, next block east. If you need help with the directions, call me at 697-8802.

Let's meet at Parc Raimbault at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, weather permitting.
We plan to leave Lakeshore,  Pte. Claire, at about 9:15 a.m..
Please indicate your phone # in the event of a weather cancellation.Please indicate  by Monday, if you're planning to join us & indicate if:
You can take other bike(s) or you need a lift, or you will meet us there (at Parc Raimbault).

Wayne

 

 

 

 

July 15, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip

Update

It's looking a bit more optimistic (20 % p.o. p. between 9 & 1).
Suggested local route: 9.  technoparc
 
Some will start at my place in Pointe Claire at 9:30 a.m., east to Cedar Ave.
North under the 20 east along the bike path on Donegani to Coolbreeze north to Belmont East to King St.
North to St. Louis east to Sources.
North on the bike path to Aviation and then east along the bike path to the technopark, eventually crossing the 40 at Henri Bourassa then briefly east along Henri Bourassa to Kieran then north into Bois de Liesse park, where we'll take a washroom  break & perhaps meet some from north of 40. 
 
Then back west along the power lines perhaps lunch at Centennial Park in D.D.O. then along the power lines to Kirkland crossing the 40 around le Colisee or sooner.  39k-42km.
 
If this or a variation of it interests you let me know,
Wayne

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We had 18 cyclists last week. What can I say about Tuesday's forecast?  80% p.o.p. so far.

We'll need to watch to see if we find a weather window, so stay tuned if you're hoping to bike on Tuesday, it may have to be on short notice.

Wayne

 

 

 

July 7, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip

9 brave souls endured the heat last week & were treated to a swim in Jan's salt-water backyard pool, our  lovely hostess even augmented our lunch with an ice-cream dessert! Thanks again, Jan

Tuesday's forecast has reduced the rain possibility to 20%
My suggestion is to Old Montreal or Jean Drapeau Parc from 53rd Lachine if conditions allow, leaving at 9:45 a.m.
Please indicate your phone # in the event of a weather cancellation.
 
Hope you'll join us, please let me know by 10:30 Monday night if you plan to attend.
Wayne

 

 

 

June 30, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip

Change of plans, departure point, Tuesday's Cycling Trip

You could consider coming to Ile Perrot and ending up with a dip in my pool. We don't need to make it too complicated - just everyone brings a lunch and swimming gear. If not this time, another time would be ok also. I am in for the 9am start as you suggest unless you wish to change plans. Jan
 
It sounds like a great Idea so let's keep the same starting time  9 a.m. but let's leave from the base of the St. Anne's bridge cycling path or the Dairy Queen lights on Ile Perrot and tour the Island then dip!  Don't forget bathing suit, sunscreen & lunches.

Wayne

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Last Tuesday was a complete washout, no WWW!
 
Trying to find a weather window for tomorrow, original thoughts about heading into Montreal with an option to catch the downtown Canada Day parade were somewhat quashed by the following from Environment Canada:
 
"Heat conditions - early afternoon to evening Tuesday. Southwestern Quebec can expect daytime highs of at least 30 degrees and high humidity levels over the next few days. Conditions will be especially uncomfortable in the dense urban areas of Montréal and its surrounding areas."
 
Instead, I'm suggesting we leave the Brick parking lot in Kirkland at 9 a.m.,  before it heats up, and heading for Cap St. Jacques, as we chose another route, the last time this was a choice.
 
Other suggestions are welcome and many may have other plans for Canada Day.
I had given thought to heading to Ottawa to help welcome Clara Hughes from her Big Ride across Canada for mental health; it conjures memories of supporting Tom Ropeleski and Brian Potter on their 2006 ride for the Missing Children's Network. It's nice to have her acknowledge this kind of backup in her ride comments: " Sometimes it is pretty sweet having a follow car. Actually all the time it is sweet having a follow car :)
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June 29
Now in Deep River, then one more day of riding which has us riding the last bit into Arnprior with the Governor General and his wife. They are avid cyclists and ride a tandem bike together. Should be fun! They are also massive supporters of mental health and wellness. Super cool that they are supporting the Big Ride. "
 
Please let me know by 8 p.m. Monday if you wish to cycle with the group  tomorrow, and where you'll meet us; whatever your choice, have a great Canada Day!

Wayne

 

 

June 23, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip

The great weather last week brought out 29 cyclists. Back to uncertainty for Tuesdays with a 60 % p.o.p. this week.

If it gets better later on  Tuesday, I'll send out a note sometime after 9:30 a.m. Otherwise, enjoy Jean Baptiste!

Wayne

 

 

 

June 16, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip -  Pointe aux Cascades to Coteau du Lac

Last week we had 12 cyclists, it was worth waiting out the rain, the later start gave us a beautiful sunny day!

Plans are to cycle along the St. Lawrence from Pointe aux Cascades to Coteau du Lac. (37 kms).

Drive West on #20 to Dorion turning left at the lights onto Route 338.
Proceed to Pointe aux Cascades. Turn left, taking Cascades which merges into Centrale.
Turn right onto Centrale you’ll cross under a huge  Pointe aux Cascades sign  to Chemin de Fleuve.
Head right into to the parking area (opposite the church) & look for the group. 
Meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Please let me know if you plan on cycling with the group this week.

Wayne

 

 

 

June 10, 2014   

Wow, what a tough year to plan Tuesday trips. You know that if we changed the day, it'd probably become the rainy day!

Showers are pretty light right now & the chance of precipitation drops to 30% by 11 (click here).

Radar doesn't show anything heavy (click here).

I'm tempted to start from home leaving Lakeshore, at about10:30 for The Brick parking lot, departing there by 11.

Then west along chemin St. Marie, across the 40 to Jean-Yves [opposite Tim Horton's in the Collissee  Shopping centre, onward to the power line bike path at the des Lilacs playground west to Timberlea then L'Anse a l'Orme to Gouin then either east into the  Cap St. Jacques Nature Park or west toward Senneville.

Please let me know if you plan to join us and where.

Wayne

 

 

June 9, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip

 

It now looks like Tuesday's rain may last 'til around noon.  We may need to plan our Cycling Trip around then, or earlier if it clears up quicker. I'm therefore suggesting a local West \island trip, possibly even a repeat or variance of last week's trip to Cap St. Jacques.  

I'll send out an update, hopefully, between 8 & 9 tomorrow.

Wayne

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We finally went with 4 cyclists last week. As I write this there's a 40% chance of precip. Tuesday, (broken record?) Again, I'll try to send out another notice closer to Tuesday gauging our trip on anticipated conditions.  Sorry for the last minute nature of this, an indication of your availability might give me an \idea of who might be in, if we go.

Wayne

 

 

June 2, 2014   

Tuesday's Cycling Trip

I trust you got to bike this wonderful weekend 'cuz there's rain in the forecast from Tuesday on.  I'm hopeful that we may find a weather window Tuesday morning but it may need to be somewhat short notice.  Stay tuned. If it looks good, Coteau de Lac (Soulanges) trip, otherwise local West Island, perhaps Cap St. Jacques. I'll ask for a response tomorrow night or early Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, this link might be of interest.

Hope to see you soon,
Wayne

 

 

 

 

May 19, 2014   

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We had about 14 cyclists last week.  This week's weather looks better.

Departure from Fairview Park on Blue Haven in DDO along the power lines path parallel to de Salaberry heading west to Somerset then north onto Jacques Bizard Blvd., crossing the  bike lane on the bridge to Ile  Bizard, then straight up Jacques  Bizard. & through the Ile  Bizard Nature Park to Riviere des Prairies.

Directions: Take St. Jean (North from the 40) to de Salaberry , head east along de Salaberry to Blue Haven, 1st turn right and park at FairviewPark. Car parking is available at Fairview Park on Blue Haven.

Departure will be at 10:15 a.m. to allow people to also arrive there by bicycle. Please indicate if you plan to cycle with the group this week. Let me know if you wish to join us somewhere enroute, otherwise, we'll see you at Fairview Park.

Try to let me know by 9.p.m. Monday if you're prepared to ride with us. Please indicate your phone # in the event of a weather cancellation.

Hope you'll join us,
Wayne

 

 

May 12, 2014

Tuesday's Cycling Trip Lachine Canal

Last week, we had about 19 cyclists last week & a beautiful day.

Our plans would have us leave 53rd Ave.& St. Joseph Blvd. Lachine at 10:30 a.m. heading east  along the Lachine Canal, to Atwater Market or beyond depending on participants' wishes.

Try to let me know by 9.p.m. Monday  if you're prepared to ride with us if weather permits (20 % p.o.p.). I  plan to come on Tuesday____

Hope you'll join us,
Wayne

 

 

 

May 6, 2014

Last week , we had 18 cyclists.

For this trip, the departure point will be from Fairview Park on Blue Haven in D.D.O.  (A block East  of St. Jean, a block South of de Salaberry) . We'll follow the path heading east along the powerlines path parallel to de Salaberry, cross Sources Rd. eventually taking the path through the Bois de Liesse Nature Park to the back river. This is a short trip so those who have yet to join us can begin with a more modest trip (about 20 km. return.).

Directions: Take St. Jean (North from the 40) to  de Salaberry , head east along de Salaberry to Blue Haven, (1st turn right) and park at Fairview Park.  Car parking is available at Fairview Park on Blue Haven.

Departure will be at 10:30 a.m. to allow people to also arrive there by bicycle. (I'll be leaving from 227 Lakeshore, P.C. 9:55 a.m.)

Please indicate if you plan to cycle with the group this week. Let me know if you wish to join us somewhere en-route, otherwise, we'll see you at Fairview Park. Please indicate your phone # in the event of a weather cancellation.

Hope you'll join us,
Wayne

 

 

April 29, 2014

Tuesday's forecast has a 30% P.O.P. so we can tentatively plan a trip.

I usually try to send emails for our Tuesday trips by Sunday evening, however weather conditions sometimes make it more last minute. We haven't been lucky this month.  Our 1st trip is from Beaconsfield Shopping Centre (NW corner) to St. Annes & back along the bike path past BHS  & parallel to the 20 most of the rest of the way.
 
LEAVING: 
                 227 Lakeshore at 9:30
                 Beaconsfield Shopping Centre at 9:50
                 Beaconsfield High/Gordon Roberstson Centre at 9:55 (Along Beaurepaire Drive to Beaconsfield Court).
                 Along Beaurepaire Drive past Woodland to Angell about 10:10
                 Along Beaurepaire Drive into Baie D'Urfe & on to St. Anne de Bellevue.
 
If coming, please give me an idea where you'll meet the group & a phone number  in case of a weather cancellation. If weather looks questionable, check your email before leaving.
 
Hope you'll join us,
Wayne

 

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