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News Release

Join an epic riding adventure through Durham

WHITBY, ON July 31, 2017

The Region of Durham invites residents, visitors and avid cyclists to register and take part in the Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride on August 26.

This first-ever ride will see cyclists travel from Lake Simcoe to Lake Ontario, along Durham Region's section of The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail). Participants can experience the epic 95 kilometre route or simply ride a section of the route.

“Durham Region is excited to be a part of this inaugural ride showcasing the beauty of Durham Region,” says Kathy Weiss, Director of Economic Development and Tourism. “This event promises to be a truly epic experience, and is a great way to discover Durham!”

The ride is a collaborative partnership among the Town of Ajax, Township of Brock, City of Pickering, Township of Scugog, Township of Uxbridge, and Durham Region’s Cycle Durham and Sport Durham programs. It offers cyclists the opportunity to travel the Beaver River Trail from Beaverton to Cannington to Blackwater, and The Great Trail through Scugog, Uxbridge, Pickering and Ajax. Cycle Durham and event organizers will be at The Region of Durham Headquarters, located at 605 Rossland Road East in Whitby, on Wednesday, August 2 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. to share information about the ride and safe cycling in Durham Region.

The $20 registration fee includes a t-shirt, lunch at the Second Wedge Brewing Co. in Uxbridge and refreshments at rest stops along the route. For an additional $25, riders can take a bus from the Ajax Community Centre to begin the ride at Beaverton Harbour or in Cannington. Register online on the Township of Brock's website at www.townshipofbrock.ca/L2L. The ride is also looking for volunteers–those interested should complete the volunteer form available on the website.

Durham Region has more than 350 kilometres of trails and conservation areas, from the waterfront trails to the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine. The trails lead through a variety of landscapes from urban centres and small hamlets, to wetlands, lush forests, and the region’s many beautiful waterfronts.

Cycle Durham provides support for current and aspiring cyclists and seeks to educate road users on how they can safely share the road. Sport Durham develops and implements plans to evolve and promote cycle tourism and the use of Durham’s network of beautiful trails.

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