As a Canadian with Dutch heritage, cycling is in my blood, literally!
Biking is central to the Dutch culture and I believe that like hockey and Tim Horton’s, biking can also be part of the fabric that holds us together. After all, no other place offers the variety of landscapes and fresh air like Canada.
I started Pedal Toronto as a passion project that married my love of travel with my devotion to cycling and physical fitness.
I’ve been an indoor cycling instructor for over twenty years and my education in Kinesiology provides a foundation in the mechanics of movement and strength. All that combined with being a Toronto native means that you’re in good hands and Pedal is best suited to ensure your tour or cycling training will offer something special.
Starting with the Waterfront Trail, there’s a lot to see and we’ll take it all in. From the harbour we’ll take a short ferry ride to Toronto Island where you will immediately experience a change of pace and feel the gentle breeze off the lake. From charming cottage-like homes and indigenous plants overflowing from gardens, the island is easily one of Toronto’s most unique places to visit. We’ll stop at the perfect photo-op spot where the tree line breaks offering spectacular views of the Toronto skyline. The island boardwalk gives you endless lake views, with a glimpse of a large bird sanctuary on the Leslie Street Spit, North America’s largest car-free community with it’s quant lighthouse on the point. The ferry ride back across the harbour will ease you back to the energetic city, but we’re not done yet. We’ll take a stroll down memory lane through the historic Distillery District. Noted as one of the 10 best things to do in Toronto (Trip Advisor). The Distillery District is an internationally acclaimed village of brick-lined streets and dozens of vibrantly restored Victorian industrial buildings. Overall this tour offers a break from the big city bustle and gives you a taste Toronto’s small-town charm.