My First Rib Fest
This was our group that rode almost 30kms (we started from different points in the city and picked people up along the way) from downtown Toronto to the outer edge of the city for Toronto Ribfest!
Denise was the mastermind behind our epic ride, which for her started in Leslieville. Andre, Malena and I joined her group up at the white bridge over the Humber River.
From there we cycled north up the beautiful trail all the way to Eglinton, where we met up with the other half of our group.
This was my first time riding along the Eglinton Ave West bike lane which is separate from both a pedestrian path and the road. And for a long stretch, it is marked with a dividing line so cyclists can safely ride going in both directions.
It’s an amazing path!
… that is, until it merges in with the sidewalk, when you get past the East Mall. Here the paved bike lane is so old there are major cracks that are overrun with weeds and lots of potholes. But a separated bike lane is still preferable to riding on the street, especially in this stretch of Eglinton, so I’m not complaining!
Then we entered Centennial Park for RibFest!!
We divided and conquered to ensure that we all lined up at different rib vendors so that we could try as many different ribs as possible.
Surprisingly there was quite a difference in the tenderness and taste of all the different BBQ sauces that each of the vendors used.
Needless to say, we were all stuffed and very satisfied with our meal and also satisfied with ourselves with the accomplishment of riding so far west by bike!
It was a great way to end the long weekend. Thank you Denise for organizing our ride!!