A Trail of Two Cities: Jane’s Walk Bike Tour

Jane's Walk bike tour of Hamilton & Burlington

A bike tour that celebrates two great cities: Hamilton and Burlington. This Jane’s Walk is a birthday party bike ride of sorts, and “a ride of contrasts.” Get those bikes out of storage and celebrate spring!

The ‘walk’ begins at La Salle Park in Burlington. As you wheel along you’ll see high-end homes on Northshore Blvd, cycle through a cemetery, cross the 403 on a protected bike lane and down to the Hamilton waterfront, Bayfront Park, a boat yard, the boat clubs, the Navy base, the Barton street Jail and cycle the Cannon Cycle Track. After stopping for a coffee on Ottawa street and then head through some wartime housing to the Red Hill Creek Pedestrian Bridge over the QEW to the waterfront.

Several celebrations are rolled into one (not to mention that it’s spring): 100 years of La Salle Park Pavilion, 150 years of Canada and 200 years of the bicycle. The event takes place May 6 at 11:30am (lasts approximately three hours).

About Jane Jacob’s & Jane’s Walk:
Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was a passionate citizen who spent a lot of time observing city life, first in New York City, then in Toronto. From her observations, she developed some theories about what makes a city a great place to live. She was truly ahead of her time. She was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. In 1961 she published the book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

After she passed away in 2006, Jane’s Walk was founded in Toronto by a group of her friends and colleagues who wanted to honour her ideas and legacy. Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods.

Jane’s Walks are both fun and educational. Meet your neighbours, make new friends, and make new contacts.

View the full route here.

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