I didn't have much luck in my Rec & Family post so I'll try here. We're going to spend a long weekend in Toronto. Does anyone know where one might find a bike rental with a toddler seat and if there's any riding in the city that makes it worth looking into such a rental? Thanks!
Originally Posted by Blue Order
Originally Posted by sknhgy
I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
There are bike rental places including Cyclepath, which is on the subway line on Yonge Street: http://www.cyclepathtoronto.com/ Not sure about toddler seats but they would be worth a call at least.
As far as rideability goes there are good bike paths and on-road bike lanes all across the City: http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/map/index.htm#tcm The trails along the Lakeshore are good (except that the Martin Goodman Trail doesn't connect through the Downtown/Queens Quay section) and I really like the Leslie Street Spit (Tommy Thompson Park) for its open space and views of the City (weekends only). Overall it's fairly flat, but a lot of the trail system follows ravines (hills in and out) and there is a historic glacial lake shoreline running SW-NE that can be a tough climb if you travel north of the Downtown.
Don't get your wheels caught in the streetcar lines - they cause more bike accidents than anything else. Otherwise, it's a good place to ride.