We started things off by meeting at Taloola Cafe and headed to multiple heritage sites in Windsor including Canadian Club Brand Centre, Assumption Church, the Duff-Baby House, the Francois Baby House National Historic Site and Mackenzie Hall.
In the middle of all that, we managed to stop at Buda Cafe for lunch. I ordered a Rise & Shine dish with a side order of, if I can remember correctly, Johnny Pops, which were essentially a breakfast sausage ‘pogo’ served with a maple syrup sauce with some kick. When the order came to the table, one of our fellow riders thought they were interesting enough to place an order for himself.
We also managed to create our own personal stop on the City Cycle to the future home of The Pour House, located in the historic former home of Ye Olde Steakhouse. We received a personal tour of all the renovations taking place and what the soon to be open establishment will look like. Tres exciting!
The weather was absolutely perfect for our ride and we all learned a little more about the rich history our city has to offer, all while getting some physical activity, supporting local business and enjoying the company of friends new and old.
Can’t wait until the next City Cycle and Doors Open Windsor 2009!