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    Can someone make me an interesting route from Toronto

    Ok i live at Bathurst and St clair and was thinking of doing 50 km soon (moving up from 30) and have nothing that interesting planned. I have a boring route planned (Route here) and don't think it would be that interesting. Could someone with route making abilities plan me a 40-60 km route. Google maps would be greatly more appreciated Thanks for the help

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    Try this site - and click on the OSM tab to get the bike routes and trails. Mess around a bit. And, the lakeshore to Port Credit is fairly nice.

    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/

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    I used to live 1km away from you.
    I never liked the west route. Too much on the road stuff past Humber Bay park.

    A favourite route of mine was.
    Down from you via High Park to the Lakeshore pathway.
    Turn L (east) go past CNE, downtown, (side route out onto Portlands and LS Spit possible).
    Continue east to bike route 59 North at Beaches.
    Go north to Taylors Bush Park, head west to Don Valley.
    Head down valley to Pottery Rd, connect to Bayview.
    Ride shoulder up Bayview to Moore.
    Turn L ride to south Mt Pleasant cemetery parking lot.
    Ride chip trail 100m onto cemetery roads.
    Find your way out NW end of cemetery onto Beltline trail.
    Turn south on Old Park, continue on Glen Cedar, across the ravine and home.

    Alternately, go up the Don Valley to bottom of Rosedale Valley Rd.
    RVR to Belmont, Davenport, Poplar Plains to St Clair, then back.

    Those should be in your range.
    You probably have this already:
    http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/map/index.htm

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    Hey thank's for the awesome route i really like it.
    Hopefully i can try it this Saturday if it doesn't rain.
    Just as a confirmation this is what the route would look like (approximately) right?
    BTW i also have the Toronto cycling map so it will be easier.
    Once again thank you for the route and i'm really excited to try it.

    P.S. I couldn't map the route on bike path's so i just used the closest street

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelrule4 View Post
    this is what the route would look like (approximately) right?
    For the most roadway avoidance:
    I would stay on the Beaches pathway all the way to Glen Manor then turn north.
    Just after turning onto Cosburn, turn R onto Haldon Dr, descend into Taylor Bush park.
    Follow TB Park out to Don Valley, then continue down to Pottery Rd.
    Above is based on a counter-clockwise route. Both directions are good.

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    ^is that all bike path? whats the scenary like?
    i went on that pathway that runs along the don valley before, but never took a turn and headed to mt pleasent.. o_O

    my path is basically woodbine beach (east) to port credit (west).. getting boring now.
    iono where else to go anymore.

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    Much of the described circuit is on roadway bike routes. Park sections are mostly paved pathway.
    Don and Humber Valleys are both good sideroutes if it's not too crowded.
    Those TO bike maps are (or used to be) free at various locations like MEC.
    Grab a map and go explore.

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    Here'e the route I do regularly, and you live even closer to the first path than I do. Its around 60km, and almost all of it is on paths, with just a few road connections.

    path loop

    You can run it in either direction too.

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    Thanks for the great paths I'm gonna try the 50 2 or 3 more times than move onto micah's path

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelrule4 View Post
    Ok i live at Bathurst and St clair and was thinking of doing 50 km soon (moving up from 30) and have nothing that interesting planned. I have a boring route planned (Route here) and don't think it would be that interesting. Could someone with route making abilities plan me a 40-60 km route. Google maps would be greatly more appreciated Thanks for the help
    Checkout the path that Donut Ride takes (Saturdays and Sundays)... it passes through Bathurst, heads West along Highway 7, ultimately ends up heading North along Keele (the hardcore group detours to Jane along Teston Rd from Keele if I can recall right). They proceed all the way to 15th Sideroad or 17th for those in need of a more vigorous workout. The group ends up along King and Yonge at Grammas Oven before heading back towards the city usually along Leslie.

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    There are some pretty nice routes on Friends For Life Bike Rally site. Have a look here:http://www.bikerally.org/index.php/t...ride-maps.html

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    Thanks Lucille for the site

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    My pleasure.

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