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.


Mila Petkovic

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

March 26, 2012 - 12:13pm
Matt Thomas

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

March 26, 2012 - 5:38pm
Jess W

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

March 26, 2012 - 6:44pm
Thomas Cermak

@Rosa Luxemburg my bet is every Wednesday.

March 26, 2012 - 6:58pm
Ryan Craven

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

March 27, 2012 - 8:37am
Ryan Craven

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 - 9:00am
Joe Kerr

I'm down. See you there.

March 27, 2012 - 9:16am
Jody Bailey

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

March 27, 2012 - 12:45pm

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 27, 2012 - 1:42pm
Ryan Craven

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

March 28, 2012 - 1:44pm
Ryan Craven

Last night was awesome!

March 29, 2012 - 8:39am
Jody Bailey

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

April 4, 2012 - 9:35am
Ryan Craven

Me too! Super stoked!

April 4, 2012 - 9:50am
Ryan Craven

Tomorrow's weather is looking great...

April 24, 2012 - 3:30pm
Jody Bailey

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 5, 2012 - 5:47pm
Matt Thomas

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

May 8, 2012 - 7:44pm
Ryan Craven

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

May 9, 2012 - 7:54am
Jess W

Thunderstorms? How hardcore is this group...

May 9, 2012 - 1:57pm
Ryan Craven

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

May 9, 2012 - 3:30pm
Ryan Craven

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 - 2:08pm
Jess W

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

May 16, 2012 - 8:30pm
Ryan Craven

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

May 30, 2012 - 3:56pm
Noah Stewart

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

June 6, 2012 - 8:53pm

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

June 6, 2012 - 10:45pm
<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2553" class="active active">a throw back to classier</a>
Kevin Van Lierop

a throw back to classier times:

June 7, 2012 - 6:43am
Noah Stewart

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

June 7, 2012 - 10:10am
J Ross

6pm or 7pm tonight?

June 13, 2012 - 9:09am
<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2585" class="active active">7pm</a>
Kevin Van Lierop


June 13, 2012 - 9:27am
Ryan Craven

check check 7pm it is!

June 13, 2012 - 10:44am

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

June 13, 2012 - 12:21pm
Thomas Cermak

Happy b-day.

June 13, 2012 - 2:19pm
Noah Stewart

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

June 13, 2012 - 9:41pm
<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2597" class="active active">I&#039;ve used RunMeter for the</a>
Kevin Van Lierop

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 13, 2012 - 9:49pm
Matt Thomas

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

June 20, 2012 - 6:45am
<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2630" class="active active">I&#039;m going to try and come but</a>
Kevin Van Lierop

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 - 9:37am
Noah Stewart

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

June 20, 2012 - 11:22am
Joel Eckert

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 20, 2012 - 4:46pm
Ryan Craven

How did the hot ride end up?

June 25, 2012 - 9:10am
Matt Thomas

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

June 25, 2012 - 10:11am
<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2666" class="active active">It is on like Donkey Kong</a>
Kevin Van Lierop

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

June 27, 2012 - 1:06pm
Ryan Craven

Can't wait!

June 27, 2012 - 2:38pm
Joel Eckert

Super looking forward to this tonight, need the exercise.

June 27, 2012 - 2:48pm
Joel Eckert

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

June 27, 2012 - 5:10pm
<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2670" class="active active">Tonight&#039;s ride saw 9+1</a>
Kevin Van Lierop

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

June 27, 2012 - 8:40pm
<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2671" class="active active">An extension on last night&#039;s</a>
Kevin Van Lierop

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

London Street Railway Company

June 28, 2012 - 9:06am
<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2699" class="active active">Just a heads up, I won&#039;t be</a>
Kevin Van Lierop

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 - 3:07pm
Noah Stewart

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

July 4, 2012 - 3:24pm
Joel Eckert

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

July 4, 2012 - 4:13pm
<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2716" class="active active">Woah, it&#039;s Wednesday night,</a>
Kevin Van Lierop

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

July 11, 2012 - 7:32am
<a href="/blog/wednesday-night-bike-rides#comment-2721" class="active active">sorry for the break up of</a>
Kevin Van Lierop

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'.

July 11, 2012 - 9:16pm