Tuesday, August 1, 2017

An Amazing Biking Trip To Etobicoke Creek Trail, Brampton Canada

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What a wonderful summer with nice temperature which allowed me to do 900 km of biking so far. Over 550 km were done just in Jul. More I bike (cycle) more I fall in love with it. For local friends, Etobicoke Creek Trail is the hidden beauty with connected trails away from traffic for almost 30 km of round trip route. You can run, bike, walk, enjoy cricket (what a beautiful pitch), tennis, soccer, baseball, lake and lot more on this lovely trail.

It runs parallel to the main street across Brampton. You can find all necessary details in this blog/video if you decide to enjoy nature while keeping you active. I heard about this trail and there was no easy way to find the details. I spent some time to put my learning together. I hope you will find it useful.

On a beautiful evening in Jul 2017, I started my ride at steels and main. Round trip journey was almost 30 km which I coved in 1 hour 15 minutes. Trail was amazingly beautiful and not crowded. You can see complete details of this trip in the following video.

History

This pathway is named after the Etobicoke Creek which runs parallel to the trail. the name etobicoke means, “where the black alders grow”. The Etobicoke Creek played its part in brampton’s development.

Loafers Lake @ Etobicoke Creek Trail
Due to its meandering form, buildings along Main Street North were constructed on unique angles to allow for the natural flow of the Etobicoke Creek. The creek once flowed through the downtown core, and its banks overflowed repeatedly through the first 150 years of Brampton’s history. Completed in 1952, the ambitious engineering project to divert Etobicoke Creek away from the downtown allowed Brampton to prosper.

The multi-use Etobicoke Creek Trail is suitable for walking, jogging, and cycling year-round. There are many wonderful spots on this trail to stop and enjoy the sounds of nature’s wonders. From the Peel Village Golf Course the trail passes under Steeles Avenue. As the Etobicoke Creek Trail meanders through the downtown, a wide variety of cultural and seasonal activities can be accessed by the trail. A farmer’s market is held every Saturday morning during spring, summer, and fall in the Rose Theatre Square. The nearby Gage Park is voted to be one of the top five parks within the Greater Toronto Area. The Peel Heritage Centre is open year-round, or alternatively, Downtown Heritage Walks allow for an up-close look at greenhouses, cemeteries, and historic buildings.

Route Details



Man Entries to this trail are:

- Brampton South from Main and Steels close to KFC Plaza (Robert Reid Park and Trail)
- Brampton Downtown close to YMCA (follow signs)
- Brampton North at Mayfield (Conservation Drive Park)

If you start at Brampton South then return journey will be easy because of elevation as per the map below. You can see more details in the video by clicking the following image.

Route Elevation  - Click Watch Detailed Route Video

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Bike Details: Orbea Avant M30

  • Made in Spain
  • Carbon Fiber Frame
  • Shimano 105
  • Fun to ride
  • 600 km covered in the first month


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