Tour de Greenbelt

Ontario’s Greenbelt is an area of protected greenspace and farmland, where some of the best agricultural land in Canada is located.To promote the Greenbelt, volunteers and sponsors put together a bicycle ride each year called the Tour de Greenbelt. I saw an ad for it last year but we weren’t cycling as much then so postponed our participation till this year. There are four different rides to choose from and although I really wanted to do the one through the Niagara vineyards, we were busy that weekend. The second choice was the ride out of Newmarket, a small town north of Toronto. Why? Because it would start and end at a farmers’ market and I couldn’t pass that opportunity!

The weather forecast wasn’t good. After weeks of perfect weather, they were calling for rain on Saturday but we bought some rain gear and decided to go anyway. In the end, the weather held, the sun came out at certain points of the ride and the rain only came when we were back in Toronto. It was an amazing day! We’ll definitely do some of the other rides next year; maybe we’ll even volunteer! Click below for a slideshow:



Author: guerson

Born and raised in Brazil, a Canadian stole my heart and took me to Canada in 1999. After seven years between Montreal and Toronto, we then moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I did research for my PhD thesis. This blog began as a chronicle of our adventures while living in Barcelona and exploring the old world and has acquired a life of its own after we moved back to Canada.

3 thoughts on “Tour de Greenbelt”

  1. Pois é! As pessoas simplesmente não estão dispostas a se adaptarem! E quebram a cara! Ou passam a vida choromingando pq no Canada não tem queijo coalho e bolo de rolo!

    Mas… C’est la vie!

    BTW, o que é lápis-tinta?? hehehehe


    Janeiro to por aí!

    1. Olha, eu nunca tentei replicar aqui a vida que tinha no Brasil. Guardei os pratos brasileiros pra fazer em ocasies especiais (d muito trabalho ficar caando ingrediente brasileiro) e aprendi a cozinhar com os ingredientes locais, a limpar a casa da maneira local, etc. E quer saber? tudo bem mais prtico e relaxado aqui exatamente pq ningum tem empregada…

      lpis-tinta caneta! O lpis normal era lpis-grafite. Mas o melhor foi quando me pediram a lapiseira emprestada e eu passei, bom, uma lapiseira e a menina “no! a lapiseira!” apontando pro apontador… Pois , em JP apontador se chama lapiseira… ;P

      PS: mas vc corajosa pra se mudar logo em janeiro, ne?

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