CYCLISTS ENJOY PICKERING SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

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August 25, 2017

CYCLISTS ENJOY PICKERING SUMMER CONCERT SERIES ON THE GREAT LAKES WATERFRONT TRAIL

Bicycle Scavenger Hunt one of 15 events along Ontario’s iconic cycling routes for

Ontario150 celebration 

Pickering – In one of 15 community cycling events throughout Ontario, the City of Pickering partnered with Legends, Bay Cycle Bike Depot, and Cycle Life to encourage residents to ride their bike’s along Pickering’s waterfront trail to the annual Summer Concert Series. The special bike-friendly edition of the Summer Concert Series included a bike scavenger hunt.

The event highlighted Pickering’s First Nations Trail, Peak Trail and the Monarch Trail, which together comprise the Pickering section of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail. The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail spans 2,100km across Ontario and was recently recognized by the Province as an Ontario Trail of Distinction.

The event was part of a the Ontario150 Celebrate by Bike program, coordinated by the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Ontario By Bike, and Share the Road Cycling Coalition, as part of Ontario150 celebrations. Ontario150 Celebrate by Bike showcases Ontario’s iconic cycling routes – the Waterfront Trail and the Greenbelt Route.

Along with hosting 15 events across Ontario this summer, the Ontario150 Celebrate by Bike partnership will create best-of itineraries, to ensure a permanent legacy for cycling as part of Ontario150, embedding Ontario’s passion for cycling in the Ontario150 celebrations and for the future.

"The City of Pickering welcomed families and individuals to participate in an exciting family oriented scavenger hunt, win some prizes and be entertained by roving unicycle entertainers", said Sandrine Regina, Communications Coordinator for City of Pickering. "The event was a success!"

"This event brings music and cycling together for a family-friendly evening on our beautiful waterfront," said Marlaine Koehler, Executive Director of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust. “The Waterfront Trail connects Pickering to 114 communities across Ontario and is an important component of Ontario’s cycling network that we are celebrating for Ontario150.”

“Ontario’s 150th anniversary is an opportunity for people to experience the incredible resources of our province and create long-term legacies,” said Eleanor McMahon, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “Ontario150 Celebrate by Bike will enable people to connect with their communities by bike, discover new trails and routes and will help promote cycling as a wonderful part of everyday living.”

Ontario 150 Celebrate By Bike is possible thanks to 20 years of development of legacy cycling products in Ontario, and recognizes the cultural significance of cycling in Ontario. The project is supported by the Government of Ontario.

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About Ontario150 Celebrate By Bike

Ontario150 Celebrate By Bike is connecting 15 communities across Ontario through cycling. Events in Bike Friendly Communities and Ontario By Bike ride destinations take advantage of the iconic Greenbelt Route and Waterfront Trail to strengthen communities and create cycling itineraries as a permanent legacy of Ontario150, and part of a line-up of celebrations and events marking the 150th anniversary of the province (www.ontario.ca/150). This initiative is a collaborative partnership between the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Ontario By Bike, and Share the Road Cycling Coalition, building on two decades of investment in cycling infrastructure in Ontario.

 

Contact:

Erica Woods

Communications Manager

Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation

416-960-0001 ext 306

ewoods@greenbelt.ca

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