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Grand River (17km|4.5km/hr) (6/29/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: CARPOOL: Passenger pick-up at Kipling subway station (south parking lot)

DESTINATION: Cambridge, Free Parking Lot at 16 Lutz St & Wellington Cambridge, ON N1R 1W1
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 29 2019  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 28 2019 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:7-8 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mike K
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 14 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 23 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


I will add drivers (and if requested, their spouse/partner/child/parent) as you sign-up. I will add passengers as I feel comfortable there are enough committed drivers. I will fill any remaining spots one week before the event to ensure there are enough vehicles in case any drivers decide to drop-out before the event. Waiting list preference for passengers will go to new members (5 or fewer events) first.

DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE WRITE IN THE NOTES SECTION, THE AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR! If this is not completed, you may be moved to the waitlist until this question is answered

We will be hiking a selection of the best trails along the Grand River in the Kitchener-Cambridge area.

To celebrate the new Ion LRT, all public transit routes in Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge will be free from June 21 until July 1. To take advantage of this, we will carpool from Sheppard West station to Cambridge and use transit to go to our starting hike location and hike back to our parking location, with multiple breaks during the hike. The hike will end with a break for an early dinner and a visit to the Cambridge Antique Market.

This is a D3 hike for the pace and length.

This is an 17 km hike. The hike will take 4.5 hours, with additional time for dinner and transit. Driving will take approx. 1 hour each way.

Start We will be meeting at the passenger pick-up at Kipling subway station passenger pick-up Please arrive between 9:45 AM and 9:55 AM, as we will be leaving at 10:00 AM sharp.
End After the hike, passengers will be dropped off at Kipling subway station passenger pick-up (unless drivers are willing to drop off passengers elsewhere)
Distance Approx. 17 km
Pace 4.5 km/hour (average pace for fit and younger individuals, above-average pace for others)
Trail Conditions We will be hiking primarily on paved and gravel trails alongside the Grand River.
Difficulty This is a D3 hike because of the pace and length. Please only sign up for the hike if you can handle hiking at 4.5km/hour for 4.5 hours.
Weather historial average: 24 degrees

Required Items to Bring:

A snack (e.g. sandwich, fruit, nuts, granola bar)

Suitable Footwear (hiking boots are recommended, as there may be muddy parts of the trail)

Money to pay the driver gas money for the carpool (we will be paying before we leave - no money, no travel!). The carpool cost will be about $10-$15 per person (depending on the number of passengers).

Money for food at dinner
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS: Please meet at passenger pick-up at Kipling subway station passenger pick-up (south parking lot) between 9:45AM and 9:55AM, as we are leaving at 10:00AM SHARP.

This is the route drivers will take. It will take about 1 hour to drive from the station to Kitchener.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):188Km
Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $39.29 (calculated at total Km * $0.209, effective Sunday, June 16, 2019). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.


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. Use bug spray containing DEET or Icaridin to repel ticks.

. Avoid tall grass.

. Check yourself for ticks after the event. If you find an attached tick, remove it with tweezers and contact your doctor.

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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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