January 8/14 12:57 pm - Waterfront Trail Announces 2014 Cycling Tour
Posted by Editoress on 01/8/14
The Waterfront Regeneration Trust is pleased to announce the route for the 2014 Great Waterfront Trail Adventure. The Waterfront Trail is a 1400 kilometre signed route along the Great Lakes waterfront from Windsor to the Quebec border, and one of Ontario's best cycling experiences. The Waterfront Regeneration Trust leads a cycling tour of the Trail annually, and is set to try something new in 2014 to attract even more recreational cyclists and families.
"Participants want more time to spend in each community, and communities want to host them longer. So this year we decided to focus the itinerary on the St. Lawrence River and keep camp to camp distances between 40 to 60 kilometres per day. For people who crave a longer day, we are incorporating optional, daily loops off the Trail into new communities near to but not necessarily on the Waterfront Trail. It is a lollipop route," says Tour Director Petrina Tulissi. "The interests and ages of our participants ranges widely, and this year I think we've struck the perfect balance to appeal to everyone."
The GWTA is a fully supported cycling holiday starting in Brighton, Ontario on August 11th and ending five days later in Cornwall on August 15th with overnight stays in Picton, Kingston, Gananoque, and Iroquois.
"Interest in cycle tourism is growing in Ontario and the Waterfront Trail communities want to be part of that growth. Cyclists are warmly welcomed by the communities and this translates into return visits. Over 80% of our riders return to spend more time and money in the Waterfront Communities", says Tulissi.
The Waterfront Regeneration Trust launched the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure in 2008 to promote the Waterfront Trail as Ontario's signature tourism trail experience. The Waterfront Trail represents a new relationship to our Great Lakes waterfront. The legacy goal is to move the Trail as close to the water's edge as environmentally feasible.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Great Waterfront Trail Adventure. Visit www.waterfronttrail.org to view the Adventure Map and itinerary.
About the Waterfront Regeneration Trust
The Waterfront Regeneration Trust (WRT) is a registered charity that has dedicated the past 20 years to the completion, enhancement and promotion of the 1,400 kilometre Waterfront Trail and Greenway, which connects communities from Quebec to Windsor. Founded by the Hon. David Crombie, the WRT leads a partnership of 68 communities, conservation authorities, NGOs and community groups who share a vision for a connected, accessible, revitalized waterfront.
For more information about the Waterfront Trail and about the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, visit the website at www.waterfronttrail.org .