The crunch of leaves, the pop of colour, the crisp air – these are just a few things we love about Toronto in the fall. With cooler temperatures and unbelievable sights, fall is one busy season for cycling in the city!
With only a few months to enjoy the fall, here are our top 5 best fall bike rides you need to take in Toronto. Grab your sweater and a pass to get riding these stunning trails before winter is here.
Lush woods, waterfront trails and groomed paths – some of the incredible features High Park offers to riders. With 399 acres of forest, the largest park in Toronto boasts incredible fall views.
Whether you are starting your ride at the North end of the park or South, we have a station for you! Have you ever seen the infamous Capybara that escaped the High Park Zoo last year? Grab a bike and take a ride through the park’s zoo or simply enjoy a relaxing cycle through the woods. With 18 seating areas, we suggest docking at one of our nearby stations and having a lovely fall picnic too!
Have you had the opportunity to bike Brick Works? With 14 bike paths, this former quarry is one of the city’s most valued natural environment parks and favourite amongst cyclists.
Hop on one of our bikes at Chorley Park and take a ride through the colourful woodland. Be sure to check out the lookout point at the top of the east slope for a picture perfect view of the Bricks Works Site and the surrounding panorama.
If you’re riding on a Saturday between 8am-1pm, you can pick up some local, fresh food and treats at the Saturday Farmers Market!
This retired commuter railway is flat and lined with trees, perfect for fall biking. Stretching 9 kilometres, the linear park can be found in Midtown. The trail consists of three sections, the York Beltline Trail west of Allen Road, the Kay Gardner Beltline Park from the Allen to Mount Pleasant Road, and the Ravine Beltline Trail south of Mount Pleasant Cemetery through the Moore Park Ravine.
With four stations near Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, we suggest a ride through the Ravine Beltline. Be sure to bring a camera, you’re not going to want to miss this photo op!
What’s more beautiful than fall on the waterfront? With lakeside views, foliage and even a lighthouse, Tommy Thompson Park features a 5 kilometre multi-purpose trail, perfect for fall rides.
Stop by our Cherry Beach station to grab a pair of wheels to enjoy the season by the water.
This East End trail feels straight out of a storybook during the fall months. Taylor Creek Park is known for its mature forests, marsh habitat and diverse wildlife. The 6 kilometre trail winds through the enchanted forest, flaunting a myriad of oranges, reds and browns.
Get a pal and head to our Victoria Park station to begin an excellent day of fall biking.
What pass is right for your fall ride? We offer four different types of passes, catering to all your biking needs:
What’s your favourite fall ride? Tag us with #BikeShareTO and let us know.