As riders get set to meander through the Greenbelt's southern region
TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - Riding on the success of last weekend's
phenomenal turnout, the first-ever Tour de Greenbelt continues through to
Ontario's southern region September 27 & 28. The Tour de Greenbelt, a fresh
air festival on wheels, explores all that Ontario's Greenbelt has to
offer-fresh, local food, rural hospitality and fun recreation. Mountain
Equipment Co-op, Canada's leading outdoor retailer is the presenting sponsor
of the Tour.
This family-oriented cycling event is gearing up for the weekend with two
distinct routes and visits to farms, farmers' markets, wineries and historic
sites. End-of-ride barbecues feature delicious, local Greenbelt food.
Burlington Mayor Cam Jackson, Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr, Councillor
Peter Thoem and MEC Burlington store manager Anita Cairns will all be on hand
to kick start this Saturday's ride.
Interest in the Tour has been unprecedented with more than
600 participants last weekend. "This event has taken on a life of its own,"
said Burkhard Mausberg, President of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.
"The people of this province are ready to explore and embrace the Greenbelt."
- Saturday September 27 - Burlington to St. Catharines: Starting at the
new Mountain Equipment Co-op store at 1035 Brant Street at the corner
of Brant Street and Plains Road in Burlington.and ending at Henry of
Pelham Winery (Speeches start at 8:30 a.m.)
- Sunday, September 28 - Niagara-on-the-Lake: Starts and ends at
Frogpond Farm Organic Winery (Speeches start at 8:30 a.m.)
All Tour pledges will be donated to participating cycling clubs to
support safe and active cycling networks in southern Ontario, so people can
return again and again to cycle the bounty of the Greenbelt.
Possibility grows in the Greenbelt. Wrapping around the Golden Horseshoe,
the Greenbelt is 1.8 million acres of potential to make Ontario, and the
earth, a better place. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is a charitable
organization established to support the vitality of the Greenbelt.
For further information:
For further information: & promotional material visit
www.TourdeGreenbelt.ca and contact: Danielle Pignataro, Communications
Director, Greenbelt Foundation at (416) 559-3934 (cell) or