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News Release

Cycling is on the map in Durham Region

WHITBY, ON March 06, 2017

If you love the idea of exploring Durham Region’s picturesque waterfronts, rolling hills and spectacular tourist destinations via bicycle, then the all-new 2017 Durham Cycle Tours Map is for you! Durham Tourism is thrilled to release the updated version of this map, which has been designed to offer experienced recreational cyclists with valuable information to plan the perfect cycling excursion in Durham Region.  

The 2017 map includes 14 updated cycling route suggestions, developed in collaboration with local partners and cyclists, and a list of 98 Ontario By Bike certified businesses. A new section on trip planning, with reference to up-to-date road conditions, has also been included to assist cyclists with planning an adventure that is uniquely tailored to them.

“The updated Durham Cycle Tours Map was designed to highlight the unique tourist destinations and attractions that can be accessed by bicycle, across all eight local area municipalities,” said Brian Bridgeman, Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development. “This map provides more than 700 kilometres of on and off-road elements to explore. To enhance the cyclist’s experience, we have included a list of bicycle friendly tourist attractions, local shops, accommodations and other services that showcase the vibrant spirit of Durham Region.”

The map has been printed on waterproof paper, to improve durability, and offer cyclists the option to keep it close during their travels, with a reduced risk of damage.

To order a copy of the 2017 Durham Cycle Tours Map, or any additional tourism resources, contact Durham Tourism by telephone at 1-800-413-0017 or by email at tourism@durham.ca. You can also view and order the map online, and download individual routes at www.durhamtourism.ca/cycletours.   

The 2017 Durham Cycle Tours Map was developed in partnership with area municipal partners, cycling clubs and other valued stakeholders. 

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