The City Cyclist
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Province of Niagara
Bikes: Can't remember the name...I painted over it.
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Two rides I enjoy here in Niagara:
1)Exactly one year ago today, My Dad and I went out to Welland (I live in St. Catharines) and took the Welland Canal trail all the way out. Amazing trail. It's pretty well all off road. The only times you encounter traffic is when you have to cross a few roads.
2)Just last month, again my Dad and I went to Queenston Heights (the Brock Monument) then from there we went along the Niagara Parkway all the way to Niagara Falls. We toured around the Falls for a bit, then made our way home. The ride home was brutal though. We were going about 10km/h because of the wind. The plus mind you, is that we took Thorold Stone Road, which is now four lanes of traffic and in most parts a very wide shoulder. Round trip, this trip was 69km.
Even though I'm more of a commuter cyclist, I love taking these day trips around the region. I'd recommend people come down here. The region itself is a nice size, fairly flat (except when riding along the escarpment) and I've never had any issues with drivers. For the most part they are extremely courteous of cyclists.