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Old 06-11-11, 11:28 AM
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Simplest route between Toronto and Collingwood?

I had been looking at a Randonneurs Ontario club route which zig zags constantly. That may possibly be the safest route but as long as a route is reasonably safe I'd rather one easier to follow. (Also, I know some of their maps need updating as I rode with them and this became known). Thanks in advance for any advice regarding better or worse choices. Departing from Yonge and Finch.
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Here is part of a route. You'll have to figure out how to get to alliston though.
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The simplest, most direct route is Airport road north. Runs onto Hwy 26 at Stayner. No turns all the way from Brampton to Collingwood. No way to get lost, unless you get lost getting to Brampton.
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electrik, that looks terrific. A glaring oversight of mine was failing to say I was mainly baffled by the areas approaching Alliston then on to Collingwood. You filled in what I needed most. Thank you very much.

Dan, I certainly saw the simplicity of Airport rd when I first began exploring the map but without really knowing guessed it to be heavily trafficked. Maybe it looked too direct!
Would be great if safe but wonder. Thanks Dan.
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electrik, that looks terrific. A glaring oversight of mine was failing to say I was mainly baffled by the areas approaching Alliston then on to Collingwood. You filled in what I needed most. Thank you very much.

Dan, I certainly saw the simplicity of Airport rd when I first began exploring the map but without really knowing guessed it to be heavily trafficked. Maybe it looked too direct!
Would be great if safe but wonder. Thanks Dan.
I can't really comment on that as I have not run that road in many years, and never on a bike.
One challenge on that route would be the Hockley Valley, but I guess there will be hills no matter which way you go.
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I love hills...until I'm depleted and suffering, then I curse hills.
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