The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with Ontario By Bike, Feast ON, and regional tourism offices across Ontario’s protected Greenbelt—including Peterborough & the Kawarthas—to showcase world-class cycle tourism experiences connected to the Greenbelt Route.
Cyclists will now be encouraged to ride the new Oak Ridges to Lake Loop, which utilizes a portion of Route 3A (Hills, Views & Pastries) of the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Classics Road Cycling Routes. The new loop explores communities in the Township of Cavan-Monaghan, the City of Peterborough and the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan.
The Greenbelt Route, launched in 2015, connects communities from Northumberland to Niagara on a signed cycling route through the countryside—highlighting bike-friendly destinations and supporting local economies.
New this year, as a substantial cycle-tourism asset for the region, the updated Greenbelt Route has multiple connecting routes to the Waterfront Trail and thousands of points of interest riders can add to their route to customize their experience to their taste. Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism has partnered with this group on the creation of this loop as one of the nine new cycling loops. The complete itinerary curated to include a number of local partners is available on the newly updated greenbelt.ca/route.
“The landscapes of Peterborough and the Kawarthas are the perfect backdrop for this three-day cycling trip,” says Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. “With the Greenbelt Route, we look for partners taking leadership in cycle tourism and Peterborough Economic Development has shown a strong commitment to promoting not only the region, but also healthy, active recreation.”
For more on cycling in the area, go here.
[UPDATE July 10th: You know what, this contest is so much fun that we want to give away another pair of Tegan and Sara tix as well! So now we're giving away 2 pairs of tix! Deets below on how to enter!]
Super indie rock duo Tegan and Sara are playing Peterborough Musicfest Wednesday, July 23rd at 8 pm, and it's expected to be a HUGE crowd. We're giving away a pair of VIP tickets for you to sit in our PTBOCanada.com seats (we're a proud sponsor of Musicfest) up near the front. For the chance to win, all you have to do is "Like" us on our Facebook page (if you already are a fan of our page, you already have a chance to win!). We'll be picking a winner from our PTBOCanada Facebook page the week of July 14th.