Ride number two has us back at Ken Whillans Resource Management Area, but this time it’s just a drop off as the plan is to ride back to Lake Ontario along the Etobicoke Creek Trail. Starting on the Rail Trail, then on to country roads, and then south on bike lanes along Kennedy Rd.
We pick up the Etobicoke Creek Trail at the north end of Brampton. From here on, the majority of the ride is along a paved multi-use trail zigzagging through ravines and parks. Following the water flow, the day has a slight downhill slant to it, making for pleasant pedalling even if, at times, it might not feel like it. There are many opportunities to purchase food and drink along the route or stop for a rest. Our only challenges on the day that added a few extra kilometres to the tally were the go-arounds required to bypass construction on the Hwy 401 and QEW underpasses. A 60-kilometre day and a definite pleasure discovering such fantastic cycling within city limits.