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Enjoy cycling on the Waterfront Pathway on Cycle Sunday

September 17, 2014 -

Take a bike ride along the Waterfront Pathway and plan a stop at Lake Ontario Park on Cycle Sunday, September 28.

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 6.5 km bicycle ride along Front Road and the Waterfront Pathway any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28.

All lanes on Front Road between Centre 70 at Days Road and Trailhead Place will be closed to accommodate the event (buses will be allowed on the section of road closed to other traffic). The route to/from Lake Ontario Park continues along the Waterfront Pathway.

"This is an all-ages event for anyone who knows how to ride a bike. If you haven't cycled in a while, take this opportunity to hop on and enjoy a ride through our beautiful city. See why active transportation is a great way to go," says Nancy Ruel, Supervisor of Special Events & Marketing.

At Lake Ontario Park, enjoy:

  • Free all-ages live entertainment
  • Educational displays and cycling workshops (find a list of free workshops at www.kcat.ca)
  • Community cycling/Active transportation groups
  • Cycling sales and service vendors
  • Information about local and regional cycling initiatives.
  • On-site quick-fix bike tune-ups

Don't have a bike? Early birds can rent one for Cycle Sunday at Lake Ontario Park on a first- come, first-served basis – or reserve one ahead of time by calling (613) 549-4277.

Booth spaces are still available for interested vendors (contact Lesley Kimble at 613-546-4291, ext. 1715).

For more information go to www.kcat.ca (Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation website).

Plan to Rack & Roll and get there by bus: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

Find out more about cycling in Kingston: www.CityofKingston.ca/cycling.

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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.

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