Travel - Toronto: Bike from Bloor St to the Don River Bike Trail.

Date: 2020nov11 Keywords: bike, cycle, Evergreen Brickworks AirportCodes: YTZ, YYZ Q. Toronto: Bike from Bloor St to the Don River Bike Trail. A. I've figured out four different bike-friendly routes. I drew them on this map https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1OXw0ky_vut5lAsW71HYmOAH5amu6gjUI&usp=sharing&z=15 1. Via Elm Ave Parts of this route are on trails that are bit rough - not suitable for road bikes. On-street parts are all bike lanes. ==> Gets you to Bayview Ave (secondary Don River Trail) which joins the main Don River Trail via Pottery Rd. Bike lanes the whole way. 2. Via Rosedale Valley Rd There is no bike lane on Rosedale Valley Rd - I just took the sidewalk. It is paved (not cement like a sidewalk) so its basically a bike trail. Maybe that's what you're supposed to do? ==> Gets you to Bayview Ave (secondary Don River Trail) which joins the main Don River Trail via Pottery Rd. Bike lanes the whole way. 3. Via Riverdale Park West Follow the marked on-street bike route to the park. Walk your bike down the steep hill. Bike to the middle of the cycle/pedestrian bridge that crosses the river. Walk your bike down the steps - there are tire grooves. ==> Gets you to the main Don River trail (goes over the Bayview Ave trail but you can't got on it) 4. Via River St As with the route above, get to Riverdale Park West. But do not go down the hill, instead bike at the top to River St. As of 2020 there is a separated bike lane on River St that leads to Bayview Ave (which also has a separated bike lane). Google Maps would not let me draw this - probably because it doesn't know about the River St lanes. ==> Gets you to Bayview Ave (secondary Don River Trail) which joins the main Don River Trail via Pottery Rd. Bike lanes the whole way. I enjoyed figuring this all out. All these routes work in the opposite direction too.