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Explore Durham Region on two wheels during Bike Month

WHITBY, ON May 26, 2014 – Ever considered exploring Durham Region's picturesque waterfronts, rolling hills and tourist destinations on your bike? With warmer weather upon us, June presents a timely opportunity to shift into gear and explore Durham Region.

From May 26 to June 26, Bike Month features a celebration of cycling in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, with hundreds of community events including rides, races, tours, festivals and more.

"Durham Region is home to more than 350 kilometres of recreational trails that intertwine through our communities," said Kerri King, Tourism Manager. "Our trails system is suitable for all skill levels of cycling, such as mountain biking on rugged terrain and even long-distance rides on rural roads."

To help plan your route, the Durham Cycle Tours map offers 10 distinct routes to guide individuals through charming urban and rural areas, while outlining cycling-specific services available along the way. The map–available via Durham Tourism–highlights unique tourist destinations and attractions, as well as cycling-specific services and amenities, which can be accessed by bike, within all eight area municipalities.

If you're looking for adventure in the palm of your hand, visit Durham Trails, an interactive online map that offers views of trails and open spaces across the region. Through its easy-to-use, online interface, visitors can choose a specific location, where they have access to full trail descriptions, such as length, surface type, access points, amenities, photos and various other details. There is also the option to view these locations via aerial photographs, street maps and/or topography.

From June 16 to 20, Durham Tourism will also be recognizing Tourism Week with a display booth at Durham Regional Headquarters in Whitby. This week represents an annual, country-wide celebration that aims to increase the profile of Canada's thriving tourism industry, while also kicking off the summer travel season.

For more information about Durham Tourism, or to access the Durham Cycle Tours and interactive trails map, visit www.durhamtourism.ca.

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