Wednesday Night Bike Rides

Have you ever been a part of a bike posse?

I have had the opportunity a few tmes in my day and I must tell you, it's good fun.

Riding a bike in a group is a great way to spend an evening. You can meet new people, connect with friends, explore new parts of your city, watch the sun set over the beautiful Thames River, get some exercise, and it's free! All you need is a bike and preferably some snacks if an impromptu picnic break happens (which I can assure you, will happen on every ride).

To be clear, this is not a protest; it is a fun social activity that takes place on bikes. All are welcome to join. We'll mostly stick to bike trails and paths to keep things simple and safe for everyone involved.

The only rule will be to respect your fellow riders and all other street users - that includes pedestrians (including those hard core runners), rollerbladers, and drivers.

When: Wednesday's at 7:00 PM

Duration: 1 hour

What to bring: Your bike, a friend, a drink, and a snack if you'd like.

Where: Ivey Park at the Forks of the Thames, near Simcoe's Landing.

March 26, 2012 - 1:13pm

cool! @ matt thomas, you're the cutest!

March 26, 2012 - 6:38pm

What a bad picture. If you want to see that, and my many other faces, I'll be there on Wednesday.

March 26, 2012 - 7:44pm

This will be a regular thing I hope? In TO this Weds & next :-(

March 26, 2012 - 7:58pm

@Rosa Luxemburg my bet is every Wednesday.

March 27, 2012 - 9:37am

Yes, we'll be doing this every Wednesday, weather permitting...

March 27, 2012 - 10:00am

I changed the time to 6pm. Went for a ride last night and 7 is just a bit too late for now, perhaps when we get closer to summer we can change to 7pm.

March 27, 2012 - 10:16am

I'm down. See you there.

March 27, 2012 - 1:45pm

Excellent, haven't seen you since you buzzed past on campus a while ago.

March 27, 2012 - 2:42pm

I've never rode in a group. Will have to try to get a few Wednesdays off from work (yea, I work evenings).
Hmm, not too many people wearing helmets. =(

March 28, 2012 - 2:44pm

The ride is on for 6pm, weather should be great!

March 29, 2012 - 9:39am

Last night was awesome!

April 4, 2012 - 10:35am

And we do it all over again tonight! Look forward to seeing everyone come out again.

April 4, 2012 - 10:50am

Me too! Super stoked!

April 24, 2012 - 4:30pm

Tomorrow's weather is looking great...

May 5, 2012 - 6:47pm

Here is a photo from a couple weeks ago...

We have had a lot of fun thus far on Wednesday nights. You...yeah you, should join us.

May 8, 2012 - 8:44pm

Looking forward to this tomorrow. What route should we try this time?

May 9, 2012 - 8:54am

I was thinking about the Ridout bike path... that's all I've got so far.

May 9, 2012 - 2:57pm

Thunderstorms? How hardcore is this group...

May 9, 2012 - 4:30pm

big time hard core, but the sky's look'n blue blue blue!

May 16, 2012 - 3:08pm

Tonight's ride will be heading toward the Wester Fair Carousel Room for the unveiling of the Transportation Master Plan!!! Free food will be served...

May 16, 2012 - 9:30pm

Aww. Food and planning, two things I love. Sorry to have missed it. In Toronto this month :-(

May 30, 2012 - 4:56pm

Bike ride is set to leave at 7pm tonight, trying it out a bit later... hope you all can make it!

June 6, 2012 - 9:53pm

Great ride tonight. It's nice that the weather is improving, and I hope to make it out more.

June 6, 2012 - 11:45pm

i missed it~ i should check my mail~~:-( expecting the next time

<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2553" class="active">a throw back to classier</a>
June 7, 2012 - 7:43am

a throw back to classier times:

June 7, 2012 - 11:10am

Our group collided with another bicycle group. And then Ryan, Kevin and Matt got a bit silly.

June 13, 2012 - 10:09am

6pm or 7pm tonight?

<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2585" class="active">7pm</a>
June 13, 2012 - 10:27am


June 13, 2012 - 11:44am

check check 7pm it is!

June 13, 2012 - 1:21pm

I have a birthday party tonight! I will miss it AGAIN! :(

June 13, 2012 - 3:19pm

Happy b-day.

June 13, 2012 - 10:41pm

Fun ride tonight. Has anyone ever used software to track their journey? Something like My Tracks:

<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2597" class="active">I&#039;ve used RunMeter for the</a>
June 13, 2012 - 10:49pm

I've used RunMeter for the iPhone to track rides when I'm out on my own. Like many of the apps it outputs a google map, spreadsheet or a kml/kmz file. I typically forget to turn the app on though. here is a link to one of the maps from a ride I took last month up to the unlab and back:

June 20, 2012 - 7:45am

Longest day of the year, but a hot one too. Who's in for a short trip to Vic or Gibbons park? BYOB and a frisbee

<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2630" class="active">I&#039;m going to try and come but</a>
June 20, 2012 - 10:37am

I'm going to try and come but we got back into town super early this morning, so not sure if I will be awake (yes, I'm old) and I hurt my legs this week so I am not sure if they will be up to it. If I'm there I'm there.

June 20, 2012 - 12:22pm

I'm taking a pass on this one. It's too darn humid out today.

June 20, 2012 - 5:46pm

Had a great time a few weeks ago, but haven't been able to make it out since. (Had this tab open in my browser for a month or so.) Hope to see you next week!

June 25, 2012 - 10:10am

How did the hot ride end up?

June 25, 2012 - 11:11am

It was nice. About six of us braved the heat for a jolly jaunt around the river.

<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2666" class="active">It is on like Donkey Kong</a>
June 27, 2012 - 2:06pm

It is on like Donkey Kong tonight folks. Remember, byob&b.

June 27, 2012 - 3:38pm

Can't wait!

June 27, 2012 - 3:48pm

Super looking forward to this tonight, need the exercise.

June 27, 2012 - 6:10pm

crap, forgot about the time change to 6pm from 7pm, hope to still see everyone

<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2670" class="active">Tonight&#039;s ride saw 9+1</a>
June 27, 2012 - 9:40pm

Tonight's ride saw 9+1 peeps+dog out for a leisure ride:

<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2671" class="active">An extension on last night&#039;s</a>
June 28, 2012 - 10:06am

An extension on last night's history lesson from Ryan:

London Street Railway Company

<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2699" class="active">Just a heads up, I won&#039;t be</a>
July 4, 2012 - 4:07pm

Just a heads up, I won't be making it tonight (along with 3 other people) because of the heat. I'm a wuss.

July 4, 2012 - 4:24pm

You're not the only one. It's very humid out.

July 4, 2012 - 5:13pm

Was really looking forward to it, but with the heat and thunderstorm watch, probably not the best night to be out.

<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2716" class="active">Woah, it&#039;s Wednesday night,</a>
July 11, 2012 - 8:32am

Woah, it's Wednesday night, you know what that means:

<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2721" class="active">sorry for the break up of</a>
July 11, 2012 - 10:16pm

sorry for the break up of things at the end tonight folks. A washroom break, the bugs and the dark all lead to some confusion. Next time we'll be more 'organized'.