Calendar

Apr
25
Thu
Spinning at the Central Y @ Central YMCA
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Want a fun way to connect with fellow riders? Start your training early and build your aerobic fitness to ensure you hit the pavement this spring ready to ride! Registered Bike Rally Participants, join us for free spin classes at the Central YMCA.

Every Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30pm, and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, from now until April 28, 2019.

There are just 22 bikes available so please Register for each class at least 2 hours in advance. (The Y requires this attendance list.)

If you have registered a bike but no longer plan to attend, please Cancel Order via My Tickets so your bike can be freed up for others. Click on the My Tickets link at the top right of the confirmation or reminder email to login to your account on the Eventbrite website. Cancellation is not available on the Eventbrite mobile app.

A few notes:

  • arrive 15-20 minutes ahead of the class and proceed down the stairs on the left after walking in the front doors
  • check in with the Bike Rally coordinator and sign the log book on your way to the locker rooms; you may be asked to present photo ID

  • bring your own lock and towel or rent one from the Y at $2.00 eachbags, coats and boots are not permitted in the fitness spaces

  • once changed, take the long staircase to the second landing, pass through the weight room door and find the spin studio on the left

  • spin bikes have two-sided pedals: toe cages on one side permit the use of any kind of athletic shoe or sneaker; SPD clips on the other side fit compatible cycling shoes, to give you the most efficient, powerful and safest ride

Apr
28
Sun
44km – Warden to Zoo Loop @ Warden Subway Station
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

For route maps and cue sheets, click here to go to Training & Safety -> Training, and then click on Training Ride Routes & Map Links.

Spinning at the Central Y @ Central YMCA
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Want a fun way to connect with fellow riders? Start your training early and build your aerobic fitness to ensure you hit the pavement this spring ready to ride! Registered Bike Rally Participants, join us for free spin classes at the Central YMCA.

Every Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30pm, and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, from now until April 28, 2019.

There are just 22 bikes available so please Register for each class at least 2 hours in advance. (The Y requires this attendance list.)

If you have registered a bike but no longer plan to attend, please Cancel Order via My Tickets so your bike can be freed up for others. Click on the My Tickets link at the top right of the confirmation or reminder email to login to your account on the Eventbrite website. Cancellation is not available on the Eventbrite mobile app.

A few notes:

  • arrive 15-20 minutes ahead of the class and proceed down the stairs on the left after walking in the front doors
  • check in with the Bike Rally coordinator and sign the log book on your way to the locker rooms; you may be asked to present photo ID

  • bring your own lock and towel or rent one from the Y at $2.00 eachbags, coats and boots are not permitted in the fitness spaces

  • once changed, take the long staircase to the second landing, pass through the weight room door and find the spin studio on the left

  • spin bikes have two-sided pedals: toe cages on one side permit the use of any kind of athletic shoe or sneaker; SPD clips on the other side fit compatible cycling shoes, to give you the most efficient, powerful and safest ride

May
4
Sat
44km – Warden to Zoo Loop @ Warden Subway Station
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

For route maps and cue sheets, click here to go to Training & Safety -> Training, and then click on Training Ride Routes & Map Links.

May
5
Sun
46km – Kipling to Meadowvale @ Kipling Subway Station
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

For route maps and cue sheets, click here to go to Training & Safety -> Training, and then click on Training Ride Routes & Map Links.

May
6
Mon
Hill Climbing Skills Clinic
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bike Rally cycling gurus Steve Yeates and Geoff Gibson will lead you in this technique-focused clinic, at the end of which you really will believe “hills are my friend”. Meet at 7pm at the bottom of Beechwood Drive where it meets the Lower Don Recreation Trail (approximately 1km north of Pottery Road on the Trail) for a brief chat about hill climbing skills, and then actual hill climbing on Beechwood Drive. Attendees are free to leave as they please, or by 9pm at the latest.

For those who want to ride over together, a group will be leaving from The 519 Community Centre (Church St. north of Wellesley) promptly at 6:15pm.

Required equipment: bike, helmet, lights (in case it’s dark when we’re done), tire levers, a spare tube, a hand pump or CO2 cartridges (in case of flats).

May
11
Sat
46km – Kipling to Meadowvale @ Kipling Subway Station
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

For route maps and cue sheets, click here to go to Training & Safety -> Training, and then click on Training Ride Routes & Map Links.

May
12
Sun
55km – Finch to Lake Wilcox @ Finch Subway Station (Passenger Drop-Off)
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

For route maps and cue sheets, click here to go to Training & Safety -> Training, and then click on Training Ride Routes & Map Links.

May
15
Wed
CMCC Injury Prevention Series @ Toronto People With AIDS Foundation
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Bike Rally has had a close partnership with the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) for the past 7 years, and they will continue to have your back on the Bike Rally this year, as well as before the rally, helping riders and crew deal with aches and pains that crop up on the road. Be proactive and try to help prevent some of those aches and pains.
Please join Dr’s Donald Littlewood, Laura Thompson, Brian Wright, Janet D’Arcy and Jason Bonar for a series of information sessions on common cycling injuries, treatment and prevention strategies. All of our sessions will be facilitated by former CMCC Bike Rally interns, who are now practicing in the GTA. Our session on Wednesday, March 20th will cover neck and upper back pain associated with cycling. Come and learn about prehab and rehab strategies to treat neck and upper back pain associated with riding. The following sessions on April 17th, May 15th and June 12th will cover low back pain, knee pain and arm and hand injuries.
May
18
Sat
55km – Finch to Lake Wilcox @ Finch Subway Station (Passenger Drop-Off)
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

For route maps and cue sheets, click here to go to Training & Safety -> Training, and then click on Training Ride Routes & Map Links.