Bike into Spring Bloom with Bike Share Toronto!

04/11/2023

The ultimate guide to exploring Toronto’s cherry blossoms by bike. 

 

Spring is here, Toronto, and a spectacular display of nature is upon us! Not only is it time to get in the saddle as the weather warms up (if you haven’t yet converted to an annual member!), but it’s also cherry blossom season. Stunning displays of pink and white can be seen across the city attracting thousands of visitors – why not experience all the beauty by bike! We’ve brought you the ultimate guide on how to ride through the city to some of the most popular cherry blossom destinations. We’re also ramping up service to help you as you #BloomWithBikeShareTO.

 

 

High Park Valet Service 

 

 

Bike Share Toronto will be running a weekend valet service during peak bloom at the Bloor St W / High Park Ave (High Park) station. Valet service offers unlimited bikes and more docking, staffed by a Bike Share Toronto team member, available to help get you started. Valet service runs on the following dates: 

 

  • Saturday April 22nd – Sunday April 23rd | 11 – 5 PM
  • Saturday April 29th – Sunday April 30th | 11 – 5 PM

 

 

 

Cherry Blossoms at High Park

 

Viewing the cherry blossoms at High Park is a must-do activity during the spring season, as it is one of the biggest displays in Canada and a truly breathtaking experience. Closed to cars for cherry blossom season, High Park will only be accessible via public transit, walking, and – of course – biking! The natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere of the park makes for a truly unforgettable experience, even more thrilling by bike (we may be biased). 

 

We’ve curated a suggested route to help plan your trip with friends! 

 

Start Trip: Bloor St W / High Park Ave station

End Trip: Dundas St W / Crawford St station

 

  • Start your trip at Bloor St W / High Park Ave station, where we will also be offering valet service for more bike and dock availability
  • Head south on West Rd, which covers the west side of the park where the majority of cherry blossoms are located. 
  • Follow the path by bike and turn right on Colborne Lodge Dr
  • Turn left onto Lake Shore Blvd W and stay right for 2.2 km
  • Turn right towards Martin Goodman Trail and stay right to continue on the trail
  • Take a slight left at Inukshuk Park
  • Take a left onto Strachan Ave for 1.3 km
  • Arrive at Trinity BellWoods park

 

Pro Tip: Add in an extra pit stop along the way at Exhibition Place to see more cherry blossoms!

 

 

 

Trinity Bellwoods Park

 

A close second to High Park, is the beautiful Trinity Bellwoods Park, another popular destination for cherry blossoms. With close to 70 cherry blossom trees, Trinity Bellwoods is perfect for snapping that Instagram worthy photo as you bike the paths. The Dundas St W / Crawford St station will be wrapped in a stand out cherry blossom pattern! Grab a bike here to start your ride, or use the other 3 stations in close proximity. 

 

Check out our next route recommendation to ride to the next cherry blossom stop at the U of T St. George Campus from Trinity Bellwoods Park. 

 

Start Trip: Dundas St W / Crawford St 

End Trip: St. George St / Bloor St W

 

  • Start your trip at the cherry blossom wrapped station at Dundas St W / Crawford St. 
  • Head east on Dundas St W
  • Turn left onto Euclid Ave 
  • Continue straight and turn right onto Bloor St W and ride for 1.3 km 
  • Reach the St. George / Bloor St W cherry wrapped station and dock

 

 


U of T St. George Campus

 

Even some of Toronto’s school campuses are brought to life with blossoms of color during peak bloom! The U of T St. George Campus is home to 55 cherry blossom trees, gifted to the school as part of the Sakura Project and are situated right outside the Robarts Library.

 

For students and faculty, we recommended switching up your commute, and taking Bike Share to get to classes or around campus. Give yourself some extra time to take a detour and bike to see the cherry blossoms. You can dock at many stations located around the St. George Campus or even start and end your trip at the cherry blossom wrapped station located at St. George St / Bloor St W! Add some extra fun to your sight seeing and continue to bike along Bloor St W (protected bike lanes!) and visit a local coffee shop or dock to do some shopping.

 


Cedarvale Park

 

Our last recommended stop is Cedarvale Park located in midtown Toronto. With several paved paths and sakura trees sprawled throughout the park, it’s the perfect spot to explore by bike.

 

 

Cherry Blossom Bikes!

 

Hot bike alert! Just in time for spring are limited edition cherry blossom bikes! Keep your eyes peeled because 50 of these unicorn bikes will be riding around the streets.

 

Don’t forget to tag us using #BloomWithBikeShareTO for your chance to be featured on our socials. We can’t wait to see where bike share takes you this spring! 

 

 

 

We may be biased, but viewing cherry blossoms by bike with Bike Share is the perfect way to take in the beautiful sights, avoid crowds, and a fun way to hang with friends. So, grab a Bike Share pass and embark on a memorable adventure to witness the exquisite cherry blossoms this spring.

 

Seeing the cherry blossoms by bike is the perfect opportunity to try the new Pay As You Go Pass or Day Pass! Enjoy 90 minute trips all day with the Day Pass or ride on your terms with Pay As You Go. We make it easy to explore by bike! 

 

Remember to follow the rules of the road at all times. To learn more about safety while biking, click here

 

-Your Friends at Bike Share Toronto

 

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