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  • #809179

    fietser
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    If the weather holds I plan on riding tomorrow night at around 7pm. Likely do a few laps of the lower section in the South – MC up to the hospital and around.

    Mellow pace, maybe an hour or so? More about the fun and getting out while the trail allows for it.

    Any takers?

    #810175

    fietser
    Participant

    Hey all,

    Spring seems to have finally sprung – so let’s get riding! This Wednesday is looking good weather wise so who is in?

    Meet 7pm in the lot above the ball diamonds.

    #810218

    wArden
    Participant

    Working.

    #810221

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Rode this AM but really need to get lights and make these rides. Have a good one lads!

    #810223

    caRpetbomBer
    Participant

    Sounds good. I’m down for the ride.

    #810315

    a_durbs
    Participant

    Hi all, I’m pretty new to mountain biking and just looking to start off with some easy trails. Is this a good place to start? Also just wondering if anyone knows of where I can find a trail map of some sort.

    #810316

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Welcome to RFG @a_durbs The creek is a fun ride with nothing very advanced to worry about. There are some good climbs that will require a degree of fitness as well as many bench cut (off camber) sections that experience would help navigate. Other than that ride and your own level and enjoy. I wouldn’t call the trails easy, as they are fairly raw, but there is nothing you should be overly concerned about either.

    There is a basic map here: https://www.ridingfeelsgood.com/ontario-mountain-biking-trails-etobicoke-creek/

    Your best bet would be to join on of these rides early in the season and get shown the proper loop. many of us also go on weekends so just keep an eye out for rides posted here as well as the daily trail conditions thread.

    Happy trails!

    #810343

    fietser
    Participant

    @a_durbs welcome to RFG and the awesome world of mountain biking!

    As far as the trails go we would be happy to show you around. There isn’t anything overly ‘hard’ in the Creek but getting a proper loop makes it a lot more fun! Are you fairly local?

    Weds night rides they would be a good chance to get to meet some local faces and get a feel for the trails. Only tricky part is that we usually finish in the dark at this time of the year which can be an added layer of difficulty when getting the hang of things. However, don’t let this deter you – we can always arrange the ride to finish a little early if the need be.

    You have found a great community here so don’t be shy!

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    #810344

    fietser
    Participant

    Oh, I should add that I won’t be able to make the ride this week guys – Spring Concert, bummer. Don’t that stop you from having fun though.

    #810346

    dexter01
    Participant

    @a_durbs you’re in the right place. I just got back into mountain biking last year after a quite a few years off , the trails in Etobicoke creek are a great place to build skills. Just post up if you need a tour, works much better than a map. Hope to see you around!

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    #810354

    a_durbs
    Participant

    Awesome, I’m super pumped to come out for a ride soon!! Thanks!!!

    #810361

    allantats
    Participant

    a_durbs (and all)…weekday rides are hard for me to make but I will hopefully be riding most weekends (either Sat or Sun.) starting from the baseball diamonds in Marie Curtis.
    durbs I am probably a little greener than most here as well. If you want to hook up for a weekend ride let me know.

    Al

    #810544

    BlurredLines
    Participant

    looking forward to seeing E-creek, again. Same time same place? Do you Apres? and where?

    #810547

    fietser
    Participant

    Hey @blurredlines awesome to hear you are coming out. Yup, 7pm at the ball diamonds of Westhead

    I know a great place close to the trail for Apres – drinks are on me!

    #810548

    Erich
    Participant

    I’m going to try make it out to this one!

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