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Don Valley Mountain Biking Trails (18.5 KM) (6/4/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: N.W. Corner of Yonge St & Lawrence Ave
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 4 2022  9:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 3 2022 6:25:00 AM
Event Duration:3-4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Fletcher
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


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So, this is potentially the most difficult urban hike I lead in the city.

We'll spend the majority of the hike on the single track mountain biking trails that traverse the Don Valley.
We'll go from Lawrence Station to Broadview Station for about 18.5 KM.

This hike is incredibly challenging and actually pretty sketchy in several sections.
In terms of hills, well there's just too many to count.
Also, there's the impending doom of mountain bikes on the trail, so you'll have to be careful.

NOTE: Expect to be traveling between 4.0- 10.0 km/h, as the trails can often feel like riding a roller coaster on portions of this hike.
On the flats, I'll probably walking at least 6 km/h.

Please also note that should the weather be predicting rain either on this day or the day prior, this hike will be cancelled on safety concerns.
I injured my back on this hike in 2018, after slipping in some mud and I rather that doesn't happen to anyone else.

Sorry, no washrooms on this route.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking boots or hiking shoes
  • Water 1-2 L and snacks
  • Weather appropriate clothing
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  • A smile.
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle
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  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Lawrence Subway Station is located on the Yonge Subway Line, two stops south of Sheppard and 6 Stations north of Bloor.

    We'll meet on the North-West corner of Yonge St and Lawrence Ave, right beside the City Market. If its cold or wet, I'll be just inside the station doors.

    In terms of parking, there's free parking on Lympstone Ave, which is one block south of Lawrence, east of Yonge & on St Edmunds Dr, which is one block east of Yonge Street, south of Lawrence.

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