Major bike tours wind through CornwallAugust 11, 2019
Cornwall Ontario – Hundreds of cyclists will pedal into Cornwall this week through a pair of high-profile bike tours. Each tour will take advantage of one of the best cycling trails in Canada – the Waterfront Trail.
Friends For Life Bike Rally
First up is the PWA’s Friends For Life Bike Rally, a million dollar fundraiser benefitting the Toronto People With AIDS (PWA) Foundation. The annual event is a six-day, 600-kilometre cycling trek from Toronto to Montreal, and it will wind its way through Cornwall on Thursday, August 15. The event has grown from humble beginnings of just two dozen participants to a trek that now features over 300-plus riders and 100-plus crew members.
Now in its 20th year, the Friends For Life Bike Rally has engaged over 3,800 participants as cyclists and crew and has raised over $15 million for the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation which supports men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS.
Participants will travel along the Long Sault Parkway and the Waterfront Trail through Cornwall with a break at the Cornwall Aquatic Centre before continuing on for an overnight stay at Glengarry Park.
For more information on the Friends For Life Bike Rally, please click here.
Ottawa – Cornwall MS Bike
The Friends For Life Bike Rally will be followed by the 2019 MS Bike Tour, a two-day cycling trek that supports the fight against multiple sclerosis. Participants will depart from Metcalfe on Saturday August 16 and cycle along County roads and the Waterfront Trail to the NAV Centre where they will enjoy dinner and stay overnight before starting the return trek on Sunday.
A total of 62 teams and 458 cyclists are registered to participate in the event.
The Ottawa – Cornwall event is one of several MS Bike events held throughout the province that raises funds to support those affected by MS.
For more information on MS Bike, please click here.
About the Waterfront Trail
Stretching over 3,000 km, the Waterfront Trail is a route connecting 140 communities and First Nations along the Canadian shores of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. The trail consists of both on-road and off-road facilities.
Cornwall’s section of the Waterfront Trail is a dedicated multi-use trail that spans the entire waterfront, offering stunning views of the Cornwall Canal and St. Lawrence River – completely off-road. The Trail connects a number of attractions including the OPG Visitor Centre, Cornwall Community Museum, Lamoureux Park and the Aquatic Centre.
Free parking is available at the Cornwall Civic Complex for trail users.