New Routes for Essex Region Conservation Bike Tour!

Road riders with the Essex Region Conservation Foundation’s Bike Tour will enjoy new and exciting road routes, designed in collaboration with Share the Road, at this year’s annual event.

“We are thrilled that this year’s 60 and 100 kilometres routes will include a stop at the tip of Point Pelee National Park – Canada’s southern-most mainland location,” reveals Danielle Breault Stuebing, Director of Communications.

“We’re so thankful for the guidance and expertise of Tom and Sue Omstead of Share the Road who have designed this year’s road routes to maximize safety and comfort for all riders.”

All road and greenway routes will again begin and end at the beautiful Mettawas Park along the waterfront of beautiful Kingsville, and include a delicious and healthy lunch.

“There has been such a surge of support both for cycling initiatives and conservation efforts, that this event continues to strike a chord with cyclists of all ages and abilities,” says David Robins, Vice President of the Essex Region Conservation Foundation.

“We could not be more excited about what this revamped event will offer to both new and long-time event participants.”

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 28th. Riders will choose one of five different routes catering to all skill levels. Road routes will range from approximately 60km – 100km, while Greenway riders can choose from a 15km, 32km or 60 km trail experience. Funds raised from the Bike Tour will support the creation of a new Community Entrance along the Cypher Systems Group Greenway.

The event is ideally suited for individuals, teams and families interested in health and wellness to explore the region’s fantastic trails and safe road routes.  The tour will conclude with a lakefront lunch. Bike shops and cycling groups will also be part of the celebration.

“We want to showcase the beautiful, connected Greenway trail system that has been created with support from so many donors across the region,” Robins adds.

“As well, road rides will include stops at some of our wonderful conservation areas, as well as in Point Pelee National Park of Canada.  We encourage all participants to consider supporting more conservation efforts by raising pledges. We hope the Bike Tour will be a great event for families, individuals and workplace teams to enjoy.”

Registration for the Essex Conservation Bike Tour is open and available online at

Since 1977, the Essex Region Conservation Foundation has been raising funds to enrich the environment of the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region to ensure it is the Place for Life.

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