Upcoming Permanent Parking Lot Closure


The forest entrance* at the corner of Fourth Line Nassagaweya and 10 Side Road is set to be closed this Fall. The impromptu nature of this space came to the fore when (what we assume is) the overflow of vehicles due to the closure of Mohawk Raceway’s lot began showing up. During Fall, boulders are set to be dragged outwards to prevent any further parking at that entrance off fourth and ten.

Please obey road signage and always park in a safe location (not in front of the boulders in the live traffic lane).

Looking forward to some beautiful Fall weather and please help keep the forest clean!


BTW: Mohawk Raceway has removed the barriers from their lot and we’ve heard people are no longer being ticketed by security there. Mohawk is usually very accommodating so long as we keep dogs on a leash, don’t drink/smoke-up, loiter or litter. Please remember they’re a private business that doesn’t owe you a parking space.

*This is intended to obstruct the entrance to the access road only, your access to parking on the shoulder will not change.

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2020 is really on the rocks


Back in February, we set aside this weekend for 2020’s On The Rocks. Looks like it would have been solid weather for a BBQ!

We abstained this year because of the added complexities caused by COVID. It messed with everything from washrooms, meals, group ride size to spacing at the campfire. If our party became the locus for a bunch of cases we’d feel pretty bad as everybody in this photo is connected to us and our community. We hope they’re doing okay today and out riding their bikes under this sun. We’ll get back together soon enough. 🙂

Part of the plan for 2020, was to create an On The Rocks committee to deal with the growing logistics of hosting fifty people overnight. Those committee volunteers would only deal with the On The Rocks aspect of HAFTA.

We’re hopeful that in 2021 we could try this solution out.We don’t know the future and if it will make sense to begin planning again in late winter, but think about volunteering for the On The Rocks committee next year if you’re missing out today because we can use your help,


PSst, do you have any pink pills?


The antihistamine Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride that is.

A common brand name is Benadryl. Loratadine is an alternative and sold under the name Claritin. Though I think the former is preferred, but causes more drowsiness (can impair your driving). YMMV so use at own risk!

Why would you carry pills like this in you pack?

Well, wasp “season” is here and that’s a problem for lots of people. Already we’re hearing of people who’ve been attacked under the helmet, another under their shirt and yet another person was stung enough to end up hospitalized. People’s reactions to the venom varies, but an antihistamine can help reduce itching and swelling.

Swelling can become as issue and you should manage it. If you have a severe reaction; say it begins to affect breathing you need immediate medical help – Phone 911. Lastly, if you already have an injector use that, not the Benadryl pills.

That said, we recommend the average person to carry a few antihistamine pills while out riding and why not learn how to use an injector so that if somebody has been prescribed needs your help then you can deliver the medicine properly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBvdO9a9NTQ).

Lastly, if you want to get involved in our draw for an hour of massage at Glen Abbey Physiotherapy please wander over to this post: https://www.facebook.com/hafta.ca/posts/1541479889578489


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