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  • Looks like the Don Parking lots are available again. Today I drove by the Horticultural Gardens lot and also drove into the Leslie/Eglinton access and the barriers had been removed in both and cars were parked. I assume that other access points have also been opened but didn’t check any of the others out.

  • East Don trails are also dry and running great (Motown, Fruitloops and connector, Training Loop, and Boomerang). I’m not sure about Kitchen Sink or Dr. Quads. None were crowded today and people were keeping the appropriate distance.

  • @fasttimes wrote “I hear parking accessing the Don are closed. Can anyone confirm? Loblaws is open I believe.”

    Hi @fasttimes – This may partially answer your questions in regard to Don Parking. I’ve been walking in the Don and cycling on the pavement there recently. This week, I noticed that some parking areas have been closed off. Ones that I h…[Read more]

  • Fruitloops – Two trees have fallen on Fruitloops over the trail about 200 yards from the Boomerang entrance. They lay across the trail about two feet high and are close together separated by a few inches. One is about 12 inches in diameter. The second is about 18 inches in diameter but is old and rotten and has broken in two pieces. It might be p…[Read more]

  • I went for a walk on Motown today about 3 pm. Trail was starting to soften up but was pretty firm and mostly clear of snow or ice. In the dusting of snow that remained in more shady areas I saw the tracks of two riders who must of gone through in the am when it was frozen. Their tires were nothing special, not studded or wide. There was an…[Read more]

  • I went for a walk on the Training Loop this afternoon. A 12 inch diameter uprooted tree had fallen down and is hung up over the trail at the 4 foot level. It is located about a third of the way along the trail from the south west end. I cleaned up as much as I could in the area but I couldn’t clear this tree with hand tools.

  • Thanks to the person who removed the tree on Motown reported by @adama. That tree was huge and located in an area with standing water, home to lots of mosquitos. Definitely couldn’t have been a pleasant job. Greatly appreciated!

  • On foot today I came across a 12 inch diameter tree that has fallen across the trail on the Training Loop. It’s located about 30 feet in from the north/east entrance/exit.

  • Update of some East side Don trails – I rode Motown yesterday. It was clear of logs and branches, no ice. mostly dry with only a few puddles. It was in great shape! It faces mostly south so it dries pretty quick if there is sun. Too bad the rain this weekend will set the trail back a little.

    I also recently walked Fruitloops and Training Loop.…[Read more]

  • I went for a walk on Motown today armed with my rake. Raked about two thirds of the trail. It was surprisingly dry and even rideable today. Should be great tomorrow. There is a 10 inch tree down on the east end of the trail near the log over feature. It hangs about five feet over the trail and is easily passed but requires a dismount.

  • Rode this morning about 11 am. The wind and sun were drying things out really fast. Motown, Fruitloops, Training loop, Ridge and Boo were all dry except for a few spots that are often a bit wet. Generally , excellent conditions!

  • I rode Fruitloops around noon today. The dead tree down mentioned by @Marley had been removed along with another tree hanging over the trail further down. Fruitloops is good to go.

  • Thanks to the person(s) who removed the dead hanging tree from Motown. Great job with less than 24 hour response time! It is greatly appreciated!

  • Tree down on Motown – This afternoon while riding Motown, a large cracked tree that had been leaning on others fell further. I was cycling in the area and heard the crack and crashing. I returned later after my ride on foot and cleaned up the area as best I could with hand tools. The main trunk is still leaning across the trail about head height…[Read more]

  • Thanks @fred_barclay, for the intel on Kitchen Sink. Rode it this afternoon as an out and back from Motown. It is an excellent trail that is sustainable and well built. Had a great time! @stephen_reese, it rode well in both directions in my opinion. I didn’t have a watch or phone with me so I couldn’t give you a time.

  • Rode various trails this afternoon. One that hasn’t been reported is Fruitloops. It was in pretty good condition. Debris and fallen logs have been removed and some improvements to the trail have been made. It is rideable end to end.
    Mosquitos were abundant on all of the trails I rode and were starting to bite, so mosquito repellent would be prudent.

  • Trees down and branches on Motown have been dealt with. Motown is in excellent shape.

  • Cabin fever drove me to go for a walk this afternoon in the rain. I wore those spike attachment on my shoes and ended up walking Motown out and back. The trail was surprisingly easy to walk with the spikes as it had a fairly hard slab. Some spots however were soft and water was pooling. Lots of branches of all sizes and a few more trees were down…[Read more]

  • Walked much of Motown today. Started at the north east end and walked west. I made it to the Don Valley underpass clearing debris from the wind storm as I went. Trail looks in great shape, only needs to dry out. I will finish the remainder of the trail this week.

  • Rode about 12:30. Conditions were excellent on Crothers, Ridge, Boo, Swamp and Motown. All were hard and fast. Gusty cold wind may have kept the trails from thawing. It also made me cold. On the Ridge by the big bridge a crew of 5 workers were clearing brush around the trail. They had a chain saw. They had not removed the big tree lying further…[Read more]

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