In celebration of the county’s commitment to cycling and biking as an active mode of transportation and an awesome way to experience Simcoe County, including Ontario’s largest municipally-owned forest and the region’s renowned road trail network, Warden George Cornell proclaims July 14-20 #PedalWeek.
“#PedalWeek is a great opportunity to celebrate and showcase Simcoe County as the hub of biking and cycling in Ontario,” said Warden George Cornell. “We’re home to some of the best road cycling, and mountain biking in the province and the county is proud to continue to invest in biking infrastructure and programs that promote outdoor activity, foster cycling tourism and provide our residents with world-class recreational opportunities. We encourage you to hop on a bike and celebrate #PedalWeek with us.”
With more than 300 kilometres of multi-use rail trail and more than 1,000 kilometres of mapped on-road cycling routes, Simcoe County has become the mecca for all things biking. From breathtaking scenic cycling routes to exhilarating downhill and cross-country mountain bike trails, Simcoe County is a must-visit destination for biking enthusiasts.
Through the work of Cycle Simcoe, the county is investing in cycling initiatives and working closely with local partners and area recreational groups, offering residents and visitors terrific cycling and biking experiences. Celebrations throughout #PedalWeek can be found at cyclesimcoe.ca/pedal-week/
The county is celebrating the start of #PedalWeek with the release of photos, videos and information to showcase its commitment to road and mountain biking initiatives.
The county is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Government of Canada – New Horizons for Seniors Program, to enable the Simcoe Cycling Without Age (SCWA) program to be established at Sunset Village in Collingwood and Georgian Village in Penetanguishene. The SCWA program will include one specialized trio bike per site which will be used to take residents for rides (2 passengers in each with one volunteer pilot) to experience the surrounding Simcoe County trails and connect to their communities while getting outdoors. Join the First Ride events at either Sunset Village or Georgian Village July 16 at 2 p.m.
Join the fun July 18 for the kick-off of the Canadian Mountain Bike Championships which takes place July 20-21 at Hardwood Ski and Bike. Professional cyclists Peter and Quinton Disera will be performing a mountain biking demonstration.
On July 19, the county is opening a new 3.2-kilometre hard-packed multi-use trail, Warbler Way, which winds through the Simcoe County Museum Tract, including the Forest and Habitat Restoration Area, the future site for the rare and endangered Kirtland’s Warbler. The path also provides another connection to the Great Trail and Simcoe County Loop Trail. Members of the public are invited to visit Warbler Way Trail and experience our green and growing Simcoe County Forests.