Sun, Oct 27 2013 - Central Etobicoke - Airport - Humber Trail loop, 55 km (View Original Event Details)

Event Coordinator(s): Dima L
Participants:Eliane, Carlton, David B, Dima L
Voluntary Donations:$4.00

Write Up:
We departed from Old Mill station at 10:40am and headed towards the Mimico creek trail system and then Centennial Park. At Centennial Park we made a decision to continue on Eglinton Ave West to avoid a section of trail that I recalled was loose gravel. This decision was rewarded with a sight of a gas station and Country Style cafe, where we stopped for lunch.

After lunch we took Etobicoke creek trail, heading north through the airport. The trail there is hilly and not paved, rather consisting of packed dirt and crushed gravel. Still, road bikers is the group had little problem navigating the terrain.

After the trail ended we found ourselves in a maze of streets of industrial areas around the airport. Navigation got more complicated after it started drizzling. On a map by Etobicoke creek trail entrance a shortcut was shown that wasn't on other maps I've seen... so I decided to find it. Well, unfortunately, I was not successful in the quest, and instead we had to take a detour, which added around 5km, along with a spectacular view of a 4x4 truck navigating a mud pit.

After we were back on a planned route, we continued east through empty-on-Sunday industrial areas, eventually converging to the Humber river trail. A rest stop by Humberwoods community centre cheered up the group and we finally arrived back to Old Mill by 4:40pm. Yes, it took that long!

Total distance covered: 62km.

Donations collected: $4.

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