The 365 Cyclist

Cycling Year Round in Canada

Archive for the category “Cycling Events”

Tour for Kids 2012

Tour for Kids Charity Bike Ride Web Picture

Scott did this ride in 2011. It’s 4 days with 500+ people attending and riding 100km per day (or more). He said he enjoyed it so I’ve decided to do it in 2012.

They raised a lot of money for charity in 2011.

For 2012, it is tentatively scheduled for August 16-19 (Thursday – Sunday).

Scott and I will be riding for TeamEndurance.

I’m looking forward to it. If anybody wants to join Scott and me in 2012 let us know.

Coming Event – Fall Toronto Bike Show – Saturday October 15, 2011

It’s that time of year again. The Fall Bike show is scheduled for Saturday Oct 15, 2011 at the Direct Energy Center in Toronto. I attended this show last year and it was an absolute zoo. I recommend getting there at 10AM when they open if you want any chance of getting a deal or seeing anything. Within an hour, the place fills up so much that you can barely navigate the isles.

The official website is here.

Coming Event – Red Bull Mini Drome – Toronto Oct 8, 2011

Mini Drome is coming to Toronto on Oct 8, 2011. The event will be held at the Brickworks. It is very convenient to Mill Street Brew Pub. That might be the perfect excuse to take a bike adventure down to the Brickworks.

Mill Street Brew Pub Logo

Check out this Youtube video clip from the London Red Bull Mini Drome Event. And YES that is THE Danny Macaskill attending.

Coming Event – Tweed Ride Toronto – October 15, 2011

What is a Tweed Ride? According to the official Tweed Ride Website:

Tweed Ride Toronto is a group bicycle ride through downtown Toronto, in which the cyclists are encouraged to dress in classic tweed or any smart looking outfit. Any effort made to recreate the spirit of a bygone era is also appreciated. Any and all bicycles are acceptable.

Tweed Ride Photo from Tweed Ride Toronto Website

This looks like fun. I wish I would have discovered this event sooner. Other than my Brooks saddle I don’t have much “classic” happening. Perhaps I can assemble an outfit, given a little time. In the future, if you see a stylish bloke pedaling the urban Mississauga landscape, it could be me.

2011 Tour de Mississauga

Tour de Mississauga 2011  Logo

I’ll be riding the tour de Mississauga for the second time this Sunday. See my post from the 2010 ride. This year I am really stepping it up. I have registered for the 1oo km road bike route.

There are over 1000 cyclists registered so far. The weather forecast looks good!

via Tour de Mississauga « Mississauga Cycling.

Event – Tour of Bronte April 10th

If the idea of bicycle road racing on narrow, winding roads in uncertain weather and historic settings makes you think of Europe, think again and get ready for the Tour of Bronte in Oakville.

Taking place in Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville, Ontario, the race circuit is a mix of smooth and not so smooth paved and unpaved winding, narrow roads. It evokes the feel of the historic classic races in northern Europe and modern ProTour retro classics like the Monte Paschi Eroica in Tuscany.

What makes it unique? only 20 minutes from downtown Toronto • closed road circuit (no yellow line rule, ever) • half of the course is unpaved • $5000+ prize list • events for the bike racing neophyte all the way up to and including elite amateur and professional riders • a ton of family friendly activities to complete the day • children’s farm, playbarn, century farms and walking trails add to the family friendly atmosphere

On April 10, come ride, or watch, what is sure to be one of the most interesting races in Canada in 2011.

2011 Tour de Bronte - Course Map

If pro riding is not your thing then RRS may provide an alternative. Keep checking the RRS website because I will coordinate with RRS member Mike Walker and see if we can schedule a RRS Tour de Bronte to retrace portions of the course at a leisurely pace. Mike led the RRS group through Bronte Park last summer.

Information on the pro ride at Tour of Bronte.

Paris Brest Paris Bike Ride

Scott B. hangs with some serious gear heads. He sent me an email about another event that Andrea’s husband (still nameless) is considering. I think we’re going to have to meet this Andrea’s Husband guy. He might be brainwashing Scott.

Paris Brest Paris Checkpoint

Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) is a non stop 1200km randonnee bike ride from Paris to Brest on the west coast of France and then back again to Paris. Participants can choose from three maximum time limits: 80, 84 or 90 hours. These time limits include all your stops, including eating sleeping and anything else you might need to do over 4 days!

The event is the most prestigious on the global Audax calendar and is aspired to by thousands of particpants from all continents once every four years; the next PBP will be in August 2011.

via Paris Brest Paris bike ride – How to ride PBP.

Cycling the Highest Roads in the World

Scott B sent me info on a cycling adventure being considered by Andrea’s  husband. Who is Andrea? I’m not sure.  I think it’s somebody that Scott works with.

Anyway, the trip looks interesting.

The Manali to Leh MTB Tour
Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir,  Indian  Himalayas
584km,  15  days  /  14  nights

Mountain Biking in the Indian Himalayas

This is the itinerary from the 2010 tour – 2010 ML MTB Tour.

This is a link to Bridget’s Blog which has more information about the ride.

I wish I had the budget for something like this. But then again, if I had the budget I think I’d be touring Europe. In the meantime I’ll just keep exploring Ontario.

Cambridge Tour de Grand Fourteenth Annual Bicycle Ride

Tour de Grand 2011 Logo

Fourteenth Annual Cambridge Tour de Grand

Ride Times:
8:00 am – 160 km
8:30 am – 100 km
9:00 am – 60 & 72 km
9:30 am – 50 km
10:00 am – 25 km
10:30 am – 10 & 15 km

Duncan McIntosh Arena-Churchill Park
200 Christopher Drive
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 4S4

Entry fee is $40 per family

via Cambridge Tour de Grand Fourteenth Annual Bicycle Ride.

Tour For Kids

This summer, I will be participating in 2011 Tour For Kids Ontario, a challenging cycling adventure comprised of cyclists, cancer survivors and volunteers.  Together, we will cycle hundreds of kilometres over several days, raising funds and awareness for children living with and beyond cancer.

The Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation is primarily a volunteer based organization that supports children’s cancer charities across Canada ensuring that 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to the kids cancer charities we support!  Tour for Kids specifically supports children’s cancer camps and family support programs to families undergoing the ravages of childhood cancer.

Please help me reach my fundraising goal and give these courageous children and adolescents the opportunity to attend year round camp programmes.

You can make an instant and secure online donation by clicking on this link:

For more information on how YOU or a friend can participate in 2011 Tour For Kids Ontario, as a cyclist, volunteer or a sponsor, please visit the Tour For Kids website at

Thank for your generous support!


Post Navigation