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June 26/08 10:07 am - 2008 Bike Train Celebrates First Departure with Launch Event

Posted by Editoress on 06/26/08

2008 Bike Train Celebrates First Departure with Launch Event Toronto

The award-winning Bike Train Initiative will celebrate the start of its 2008 summer season on Friday, June 27 with a media event at Union Station in Toronto. The Bike Train launched in summer 2007 and introduced bike racks onboard select VIA Rail departures between Toronto and Niagara Falls. It is anticipated that over 500 cyclists will travel on the Bike Train in 2008.

Date: Friday, June 27, 2008

9:00 a.m. Press Conference Begins

9:15 a.m. Special Guests' Remarks

9:45 a.m. Boarding reserved Media/VIP Passengers

10:00 a.m. Bike Train departs for Niagara Falls

Location: Union Station (Great Hall), 65 Front Street West, Toronto, ON

Special Guests:

The Honourable Peter Fonseca, Ontario Minister of Tourism
Burkhard Mausberg, President, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
Councillor Adrian Heaps, City of Toronto; Chair, Cycling Advisory Committee
Michael Fenn, CEO, Metrolinx
Janice Thomson, Executive Director, Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce


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