Greenbelt Route trailhead signs unveiled

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L-R: Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates, Waterfront Regeneration Trust director of Regeneration Initiatives Vicki Barron, Niagara Parks Commission Chair Janice Thomson, CEO of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation Burkhard Mausberg, and Niagara-on-the-Lake Lord Mayor Pat Darte celebrate the unveiling of the GreenbeltRoute trailhead sign for cyclists in Queenston on August 10th. 

The GreenbeltRoute is on its way! 

It was a beautiful summer day as we made Greenbelt history at the first GreenbeltRoute trailhead sign unveiling in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The sign is one of five trailhead signs posted along the Route that will provide information for cyclists, including suggested stops and 100 points of interest along with colourful maps and photos. 

The sign in Queenston was one of five signs One of five trailhead signs posted along the new Greenbelt Route.

At the launch, we welcomed cyclists from near and far along with Waterfront Regeneration Trust Director Vicki Barron, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation CEO Burkhard Mausberg, Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates, Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission Janice Thomson, and Niagara-on-the-Lake Lord Mayor Pat Darte.

With a beautiful backdrop flanked by cyclists and their bicycles ready for takeoff, the launch celebrated an exciting tourist attraction ahead of the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure’s Greenbelt Edition. The six-day ride through the Greenbelt started August 16 and is running until 21, 2015. The Route will meander through the area’s beautiful forests, rivers, towns, and farms, giving cyclists—both beginner and professional alike—the chance to see the Greenbelt like never before. 

“The unveiling of this sign brings us one step closer to launching this exciting tourist attraction,” said Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. “The Greenbelt Route will provide an economic boost to the province’s tourism sector bringing cyclists of all ages and abilities to Queenston, and many other communities across the Greenbelt.”  

Accompanied by delicious fruits and local treats from the Niagara’s infamous tender fruit region, the event was a memorable one that celebrates the collaboration of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and Waterfront Regeneration Trust along with 27 municipalities from Niagara to Northumberland. 

Come join us on this 475-km cycling adventure. 

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ALEXANDRA LUCCHESI
--Communications Assistant 

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