News & Public Notices
Cyclists invited to enjoy Cycle Sunday on Sept. 29
September 10, 2013 -
To celebrate and encourage active transportation, the City, KFL&A Public Health, the Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation and Cycle Kingston invite the public to enjoy a 7 km bicycle ride along Front Road and King Streets any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Cycle Sunday, Sept. 29. The two westbound lanes of Front Road/King Street between Days Road and Portsmouth Avenue will be closed to accommodate the event.
"Kingston has been recognized for our growing cycling infrastructure and efforts to promote cycling both recreationally and as a form of transportation," said Mayor Mark Gerretsen. "Cycle Sunday is a great new event with activities for the whole family. I'm looking forward to the skills course to get some tips on hand signals." The Mayor is referring to the Cycle Kingston Skills Course being held at Centre 70 at Days and Front Roads.
"Cycling is a healthy, low-cost, environmentally-friendly way to get around. This is an opportunity for new and veteran cyclists, individuals and families to enjoy a Sunday ride together," says Lesley Kimble, Special Events Coordinator. She notes that there will be activities at either end of the 3.4 km stretch (7 km round-trip) of closed lanes.
Lake Ontario Park will feature, all-ages live entertainment, bicycle tune-ups, educational and community cycling and active transportation displays, cycling vendors and food.
Booth spaces are still available for interested vendors (contact Lesley Kimble at 613-546-4291, ext. 1715).
Don't have a bike? Early birds can rent one for Cycle Sunday at Lake Ontario Park on a first- come, first-served basis. For more information go to www.CityofKingston.ca/cyclesunday.
Plan to Rack & Roll and get there by bus: www.CityofKingston.ca/tripplanner.
Find out more about cycling in Kingston: www.CityofKingston.ca/cycling.
Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.