Best Places To Ride in Toronto

We’re back with another super conclusive list, this time for those from the Toronto area (or maybe for those visiting, and looking for some cool spots to ride to). Below you’ll find some of Ascent’s go-to places to ride, workout, suffer, or be social. Some of the more obvious ones like High Park, any of the MGCC routes, Bayview, etc. we’re not included. 

Ayrton: Scarlett Road Hill.  It’s so nostalgic because I grew up in the neighbourhood. The west side is tree-lined and runs alongside a golf club. Now has a bike lane!

Adam: Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Awesome, quiet place to ride with a few friends, but not the place for intervals.

Connor: Indian Road. Great spot for intervals, and most of it has a bike lane. If you do right hand turns, it’s a pretty safe loop.

Geoff: Glen Manor/Pine Crescent. Really cool neighbourhood near the Beaches that you should definitely check out. Go up Pine Crescent, it’s a brick climb, then come back down Glen Manor.

Ian: Redway. Likely the steepest hill in Toronto, and it’s super quiet, so a really good spot for short intervals.

Jeremy: Brimley Road. It’s a beautiful spot with a nice marina, and oh ya, the biggest hill in Toronto.

Matt: Toronto Zoo. Really, this is a pretty big area to explore, and could have been just summarized as “Rouge National Park.” Some of the roads you need to explore are Twyn Rivers, Old Finch, Reesor, Sewells, or any of the nearby roads.

Mike: Exhibition/CNE. The new HP. If you beat my best lap time, I’ll buy you a beer. 

Myles: Humber River/Old Mill. The Kingsmill loop may be one of the better, less frequented city loops going. Home Smith Park is A+. Also, ride up Halford Ave- it’s nice and cobbled.