GROUP RIDES


Ride to the Start of the ‘Bells on Danforth’

Saturday June 12, 2019.

10am departure from our Bike Hub at AccessPoint on Danforth (3079 Danforth Ave).

Come join us as we ride to the start of the Bells on Danforth and ride with hundreds of residents along the Danforth to the Oakridge Community Fun Fair!

Additional ride details here.

PAST RIDES

May 27: Scarborough Start: Bike to Work Day Group Commute

Mon May 27, 2019.
6:45am
Meet at Harvey’s Parking Lot, 3400 Danforth Ave, M1L 1E1 (Danforth Rd and Danforth Ave)

Join us for a ride to the Woodbine and Danforth Bike to Work Day start point and then to Nathan Phillips Square.

May 4: Tour de Scarborough 2019: Tabor Hill
Saturday May 4, 2019.
10am departure from our bike hub at AccessPoint on Danforth (3079 Danforth Ave, west side of the building)
Route: http://bit.ly/SCARB2019

Join us for a 38 km bike tour across south Scarborough. Stops include; Tabor Hill, a ceremonial burial ground of approximately 500 ancestral Huron-Wendat members; The Meadoway; and our Lawrence-Orton Bicycle Repair Hub.

Itinerary
38 km Option
9:45 am: Gather at AccessPoint on Danforth
10:00 am: Departure from AccessPoint on Danforth
11:00 am: Arrive at Thomson Memorial Park. Gather in parking lot south of soccer field.

16 km Option
11:15 am: Departure from Thomson Memorial Park
11:40 am: Arrive at Tabor Hill Memorial Park
11:50 am: Departure from Tabor Hill Memorial Park
12:30 pm: Arrive at Lawrence-Orton Bicycle Repair Hub (Refreshments and washroom available)
12:45 pm: Departure and return to Thomson Memorial Park
1:45 pm: Arrive at Thomson Memorial Park
2:45 pm: Arrive at AccessPoint on Danforth

Please Note:

The 38 km option from AccessPoint on Danforth to Thomson Memorial Park is suitable for participants who have moderate experience commuting on a bicycle and are comfortable riding in traffic.

The 16 km option from Thomson Memorial Park to Tabor Hill, and then to our Lawrence-Orton Bicycle Repair Hub is mostly on multi-use paths and residential streets, and we ride at a comfortable pace of about 10-15 km/h.

Ride to the ‘Coldest Day of the Year Ride 2019: Groundhog Day Edition’

Saturday February 2, 2018.

10:45am Gather for Hot Chocolate at AccessPoint on Danforth
11:00am Departure

Meeting Point:
AccessPoint on Danforth
3079 Danforth Ave (West side of the building)

5 km Route

Join Scarborough Cycles for a group ride from our AccessPoint on Danforth Bike Hub to Alexander the Great Parkette (Logan Ave and Danforth Ave), where we will join hundreds of other residents!

Please Note: The route includes riding in traffic and is suited for those who have moderate experience commuting on a bicycle.

Ride Details via Cycle Toronto

Join Cycle Toronto for our annual Coldest Day of the Year Ride on Saturday, February 2!

This year, we’re calling it the Groundhog Day Edition.

You’ll remember that we started last year’s ride on the Danforth – a bustling main street with more than enough space for protected bike lanes – and impressive bike counts (over 3,000 on a summer weekday as documented by our Ward 14 Bikes group (formerly Ward 30 Bikes). This number is comparable to the pre-bike lane volume on Bloor St. W.

Considering so little has happened to make Danforth bike lanes a reality over the past year, we’re heading back there to ask: what’s the holdup? Danforth can have it all: protected bike lanes, on street parking with little impact on motor vehicle traffic capacity. It’s endlessly frustrating that all we seem to be able to achieve is more and more studies of the obvious: we need safe streets now. Join us to ride on the Coldest Day of the Year and let’s make sure our elected officials know we’re already riding, and it’s time for the infrastructure to catch up.

This relaxed, family-friendly ride will be about an hour, followed by a social where you can warm up, chat with other riders, and enjoy some food and drink.

It’s a great chance to meet fellow riders and give winter biking a try.

Where?

We’ll meet at Alexander the Great Parkette at Danforth & Logan at 11:30AM.

We’ll ride straight west along the Danforth and Bloor, ending at The Wicket, located at 1671 Bloor St W (near Dundas St. W.).

When?

11:30AM – Gather at Alexander the Great Parkette

11:45AM – Speeches & then departure

1:00PM – Social at the Wicket (Bloor at Dundas W)

Take advantage of our ride special!

We’ll be offering our ride special: $40 for a membership and a pair of Cycle Toronto socks.

Bike Share Toronto & TTC

Don’t have a bike? No problem – a limited number of Bike Share Toronto bikes will be available! To reserve a bike, email info@cycleto.ca with subject line: Coldest Day Bike Share reservation by end of day Thurs Jan 31. 
Start and end points will be accessible by TTC.

Resources

Dec 29: December Group Ride

Saturday December 29, 2018.

9:30am Gather for Hot Drinks 
10am Departure
12pm Return

AccessPoint on Danforth
3079 Danforth Ave
(West side of the building)

Grab your winter gear and join us for a 23 km ride!
Highlights include the Waterfront Trail, Corktown Commons, and Taylor Creek Park.

Please Note: The route includes riding in traffic and is suited for those who have moderate experience commuting on a bicycle.

United Way Ride to Tommy Thompson Park

Saturday November 10, 2018.
10am-12pm
Meet at Scarborough Cycles Bike Hub at AccessPoint on Danforth (3079 Danforth Ave)

Join us for a 13km ride to scenic Tommy Thompson Park!

Help us raise funds for Access Alliance’s United Way Campaign. Give what you can!

Rain or shine!

Community Health and Wellbeing Week, ‘Learn to Ride’ Session

Tuesday October 23, 2018.
11am-1pm

Join Scarborough Cycles for a free ‘Learn to Ride’ session at Dentonia Park. This event is fun and open to all ages and abilities. Equipment will be provided.

Meet at Dentonia Park (Club House)
80 Thyra Ave

Community Health and Wellbeing Week (CHWW) is an annual communications campaign coordinated by the Alliance for Healthier Communities. Every year during CHWW, members of the Alliance mount a wide range of communication activities and special events to bring attention to the issues that are important to them. The Week also provides an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the great work that Alliance members do to achieve the best possible health and wellbeing for everyone living in Ontario.

North Scarborough Green Loop Tour

Saturday July 28, 2018.

Pickup 1
10:30am at Leslie TTC Station (Old Leslie St Entrance)

Pickup 2
11:30am at Chester Le Park

REGISTER HERE

We are riding the North Scarborough Green Loop on July 28 for our annual Scarborough Cycles Ride. We will begin the ride at Leslie TTC Station (25 km option) to Chester Le Park, next to Scarborough Cycles’ new Bike Hub. From there we will ride the North Scarborough Green Loop (15 km option) with stops along the way to talk about about the project. Ride participants will get a free picnic lunch hosted by CultureLink’s Bike Host program at Chester Le Park before we return to Leslie Station at 3:30 pm.

Ride to the Start of the ‘Bells on Danforth’

Saturday June 16, 2018.
10am departure from our AccessPoint on Danforth Bike Hub.

Come join us as we ride to the start of the Bells on Danforth and ride with hundreds of residents along the Danforth to the Oakridge Community Fun Fair!

Additional ride details here.

Tour de Scarborough 2018

Saturday June 9, 2018.
9am departure from the ‘Coach House’ parking lot. (130 Old Kingston Rd, University of Toronto Scarborough)

Route: http://bit.ly/SCARB2018

Join us for a 33 km bike tour around Scarborough!

Please Note: The route includes riding in traffic and is suited for those who have moderate experience commuting on a bicycle.

Bike to Work Day Group Commute: Scarborough Start Point

Monday May 28, 2018.
6:45am

3400 Danforth Ave
(Harvey’s Parking Lot)

Join us for a ride to Nathan Phillips Square for a pancake breakfast!

Winter Group Ride

Saturday February 17, 2018

10:30am – 12:00pm

Meet at AccessPoint on Danforth
3079 Danforth Ave.

Beat the winter blues with some great cycling camaraderie. We will visit some of our favourite local destinations. Yes… we have hot chocolate!

Ride to the ‘Coldest Day of the Year Ride 2018’

Saturday February 3, 2018

5 km

11:00am departure from AccessPoint on Danforth.

Join Scarborough Cycles for a group ride from our AccessPoint on Danforth Bike Hub to Alexander the Great Parkette (Logan Ave & Danforth Ave), where we will join hundreds of other cyclists for the annual ‘Coldest Day of the Year Ride’.

Ride Details via Cycle Toronto

Join Cycle Toronto for our annual Coldest Day of the Year Ride on Saturday, February 3rd! The ride will be about an hour, followed by a social where you can chat with fellow riders, warm up with a drink, and buy a pair of brand new Cycle Toronto socks, made with Merino wool to keep your feet toasty.

We’ll meet at 11:30 am at Alexander the Great Parkette (Danforth Ave at Logan Ave) and kick things off with a few words. We’ll head out at noon for a short, family friendly ride of approx. 7km (route map here) along the some of the city’s best cycling infrastructure, ending at Betty’s on King to warm up and mingle. Both the start and end points are TTC accessible.

Don’t have a bike? No problem – you can use Bike Share! Like last year, you’ll be able to take out a Bike Share bicycle for up to two hours with no additional fees. Check out their map to find your closest station.

Please register so that we have an idea of how many riders to expect.

Health Equity Bike Ride to Rosetta McClain Gardens

Saturday October 21, 2017.
11:15am departure from our AccessPoint on Danforth Bike Hub.

Celebrate Health and Wellness Week at AccessPoint on Danforth with a group ride to scenic Rosetta McClain Gardens.

AccessPoint on Danforth Youth Bike Ride

Monday October 16, 2017.
4pm departure from our AccessPoint on Danforth Bike Hub.

Join us for a ride planned by the AccessPoint on Danforth Youth Planning Council.

Ride to Tommy Thompson Park

Saturday October 7, 2017.
11:30am-1:30pm

Join us for a 15 km ride to scenic Tommy Thompson Park! Meet at our Bike Hub located in the north parking lot of Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd.

Trail Ride to Morningside Park

Wednesday September 20, 2017.
6pm departure from East Scarborough Storefront. 4040 Lawrence Ave. E.

Group Ride to the Woodbine Bike Lanes Opening Party. 

Saturday September 9, 2017.

Join us this Saturday to celebrate this important milestone in Toronto’s cycling evolution. The Woodbine bike lanes represent the farthest east installation of separated bike lanes in Toronto, and when completed will provide a much safer north-south corridor for residents.

9:30am departure from our bike hub at AccessPoint on Danforth (3079 Danforth Ave). We will ride west on Danforth Ave. to Woodbine.

NOTE: Our regular Saturday DIY Drop-In Bike Repair has been rescheduled  for 11am-2pm.

Ride to the ‘Toronto East Bike Festival’

Saturday August 19, 2017
10am departure from Broadview Subway Station. Meet at the parkette on the north side.

Join participants from CultureLink’s Bike Host program for a scenic ride through Taylor Creek Park to the Toronto East Bike Festival and Wheels on the Danforth at Oakridge Park! This ride is 10 km and includes a few hills and a steep descent down Pottery Rd. For safety reason we will walk down Pottery Rd.

Scarborough Spin
Saturday August 19, 2017.

12:30pm departure from the Scarborough Cycles tent at the Toronto East Bike Festival at Oakridge Park.

Grab your bike and join us for a 20 km spin through Scarborough! Highlights include the Waterfront Trail, views of the Bluffs, and McCowan District Park. This ride includes riding in traffic and is geared for medium to experienced cyclists.

Scarborough Cycles Bike Tour with Cycle Toronto & CultureLink

This event is free but you must RSVP to reserve a space.

Sunday July 23, 2017.
10:30am departure from AccessPoint on Danforth.

Join Cycle Toronto and CultureLink for a guided group tour along paths, parks and side streets in Scarborough! The 20km tour option begins at Access Point on Danforth (near Victoria Park TTC station).

We’ll be picking up people at Kennedy Station for the 10km route. We’ll be making stops to talk about local bike infrastructure, and will be taking side streets and the Pan Am Path for most of the ride. We’ll end at Morningside Park for a free picnic lunch and will provide a return trip back to the 10km pick up point. Experience the beauty of Scarborough cycling!

Itinerary:

10:30am – AccessPoint on Danforth (2 minute walk from Victoria Park TTC Station)

11:45am – Kennedy TTC station pick-up point

1:00pm – 3:30pm – Morningside Park picnic

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Optional return ride to Kennedy Station

Ride to the Start of the ‘Bells on Danforth’
Saturday June 24, 2017.
9:45am departure from AccessPoint on Danforth.
Join Scarborough Cycles for a group ride from our AccessPoint on Danforth Community Bike Hub to Castle Frank Station where we will join hundreds of other cyclists for the annual Bells on Danforth ride. A must attend event!

Bike to Work Day Toronto Group Ride Commute and Pancake Breakfast: Nathan Phillips Square
Monday May 29, 2017.
Scarborough Start Point: 6:45am departure from Danforth Ave. and Danforth Rd. (Swiss Chalet parking lot)

Tour de Scarborough 2017

Date: Saturday May 13, 2017 (rain or shine)
Cost: $10 (includes lunch and a t-shirt)

Our partners at University of Toronto Scarborough are organizing an historical bike tour to celebrate Canada 150. Grab your bike and join in on a 35 km bike tour across Scarborough!

Register at: tourdescarborough.eventbrite.ca

Tour de Central Scarborough
Saturday November 12, 2016.
10am departure from Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre.

Join Scarborough Cycles, TO35Cycles, and Ward 36 Cyclists for their annual fall ride. 10 am departure from the Scarborough Cycles Bike Hub at Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd. (located in the north parking lot of Birchmount Community Centre).

Proposed route is 19 km http://bit.ly/fallride16. Planned stops include former GECO munitions buildings and McCowan District Park.

Rain, snow, or shine… we ride.

apod-ride-to-scarborough-bluffs-parkCommunity Health and Wellbeing Week: Ride to Scarborough Bluffs Park
Thursday September 29, 2016.
10am departure from AccessPoint on Danforth.

Join Scarborough Cycles and the Toronto Police Service 41 Division for a ride along the Waterfront Trail to Scarborough Bluffs Park. Total ride distance is 14 km. Proposed route http://bit.ly/bluffsride

 

 

 

  

unknownRide to the ‘Bells on Bloor Victory Lap’
Sunday September 25, 2016.
10am departure from AccessPoint on Danforth.

Join Scarborough Cycles as we ride to Christie Pits Park which is the start of the 9th Annual Bells on Bloor bike ride. This year’s event celebrates the installation of the Bloor Street Bike Lanes. Please note that this ride to Christie Pits Park will use Danforth Ave. and Bloor St. and is approximately 12 km.

From Christie Pits Park we will ride east on Bloor St., then south on Sherbourne St., west on Wellesley St., north on Jarvis St., and then east back to Christie Pits Park on Bloor St.

Stick around after for food, drink, and the Lemon Bucket Orkestra — part of David Suzuki Foundation’s Christie Crawlfest. You could win a bike courtesy of Cycle Couture and Dandyhorse Magazine at the Christie Crawlfest. Stop by the Dandyhorse table, pick up a free copy of the latest issue and buy a raffle ticket for $5 to win a beautiful PUBLIC bike. Raffle will take place at 5 p.m. at the Dandyhorse table!

Ride to the ‘Toronto East Bike Festival’TEBF Group RIde Poster 2016 SMALL
Saturday August 13, 2016.
10am departure from Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
86 Blake St. (Meet in the parking lot, rain or shine!)

Join participants from CultureLink’s Bike Host program for a scenic ride through the Don Valley and Taylor Creek Park to the Toronto East Bike Festival! PLEASE NOTE: The ride is 12 km and includes a few hills and a steep descent down Pottery Rd. For safety reasons we will walk our bikes down Pottery Rd. as a group. (Proposed route: http://tinyurl.com/TEBFride)

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Sunday July 17, 2016.
11am start at St. Clair Ravine Park (Warden Ave. and St. Clair Ave.)
12pm pick up point at Kennedy Station

Join us on a 10 or 15 km group bike ride along the Pan Am Path! We’ll depart from St Clair Ravine Park (Warden & St Clair Ave) at 11am with our own Executive Director Jared Kolb, and Jonathan Schmidt of TO35Cycles, who will talk about the history of cycling infrastructure in the area. We’ll then ride east to our 2nd pick-up point at Kennedy TTC Station and arrive at Morningside Park for a picnic, music and activities. A return trip to Kennedy Station is scheduled from Morningside Park at 4:00 pm.

This event is free but you must RSVP to reserve a space. 

Ride to ‘Evergreen Brick Works Bike Day’bikeday_8 5x11in
Sunday July 10, 2016.
10am departure from AccessPoint on Danforth.

Enjoy a full day of family bike activities! There really is something for everyone! Please note that there is no return ride planned.

Ride to the ‘Scarborough Canada Day Parade’ with Ward 36 Cyclists and TO35Cycles
Friday July 1, 2016.
2:30pm departure from Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre.

Free to participate, and family friendly! Bring your bicycle! Bring your friends and their bicycles! The more the better as we celebrate and promote cycling in Scarborough and don’t forget to decorate your bicycle in a Canada Day theme! If you can’t make the start of the ride, just meet us at the start of the parade. Please note that there is no return ride planned.

Ride to the Start of the ‘Bells on Danforth’
Saturday June 25, 2016.
9:30am departure from AccessPoint on Danforth.

A must attend event! Join us as we represent Scarborough for a group ride to the start of the 5th Annual Bells on Danforth ride. We then ride with hundreds of other cyclists along the Danforth back to Scarborough!

Ride to Rosetta McClain Gardens
Saturday June 18, 2016.
2pm departure from AccessPoint on Danforth

Ride along for a group ride to one of Scarborough hidden gems and enjoy scenic view of Lake Ontario and the formal gardens. Group ride returns to AccessPoint on Danforth at 3:30pm

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 12.46.33 PMRide to ‘Woodbine and Danforth Bike to Work Day Start Point’
Monday May 30, 2016.
6:30am departure from Danforth Ave. and Danforth Rd. (Swiss Chalet parking lot)