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Media Releases and Coverage
July 23, 2019— Media Advisory — Great Day for Cycle Tourism in Ontario–official launch celebration for the Lake Huron North Channel Expansion in Sudbury
Later this month wheels will be in motion for the 12th annual Great Waterfront Trail Adventure (GWTA) from July 28th to August 2, 2019 with 145 cyclists, riding 450 kilometres through 23 communities and three First Nations over six days enjoying the majestic scenery that inspired the Group of Seven.
This year, the Waterfront Regeneration Trust’s annual ride marks the completion of a four-year program to expand the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail along the Lake Huron North Channel. It is the first provincially recognized cycling route in Northern Ontario and also designated as part of The Great Trail, Canada’s national trail system. Read more.
Waterfront Regeneration Trust is honoured to announce that the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail has been recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) as offering the very best that Ontario trails have to offer. Designated one of the five ‘Trails of Distinction” in the inaugural program, the Trail protects, connects, and celebrates the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes, serves as a catalyst for the regeneration of Lake Ontario, and is a much-loved and well-used fitness, recreation and tourism attraction. Other trails to receive this honour include the Greenbelt Route, the Trans Canada Trail Ontario, the Bruce Trail and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Trans Ontario Provincial Trails.
“As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, Ontario is proud to recognize the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail as a Trail of Distinction,” said Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “The Ontario Trails of Distinction program showcases and celebrates our province’s most distinct trails. With its unique wetlands, forests and beaches that connect to vibrant communities across Ontario, the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail is an incredible route of discovery through Ontario’s rich natural heritage.”
August 31, 2017 CYCLISTS IN BROCKVILLE JOIN ONTARIO 150 CELEBRATE BY BIKE WITH RED HOT AND BLUE ROCKABILLY WEEKEND: Red Hot and Blue Rockabilly Weekend in Brockville one of 15 events along Ontario’s iconic cycling routes for Ontario 150 celebration
June 17, 2017 Cyclists in Georgetown Join Ontario 150 Celebrate By Bike wiith Bike it to Market Event. Bike it to Market in Georgetown one of 15 events along Ontario’s iconic Greenbelt Route for Ontario 150 celebration. Read More.
June 9, 2017 Cyclists and Paddlers Celebrate Launch of Lake Superior Water Trail and Expansion of Great Lakes Waterfront Trail. Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Sault Ste. Marie Marie Mayor Provenzano and Garden River Chief Paul Syrette lead Community Bike Parade as part of Ontario 150 celebration. Read More
June 3rd, 2017 Cyclists Kick-off Ontario 150 Celebrate by Bike with Signature Manitoulin Island Passage Ride. Hundreds of cyclists ride in Manitoulin for first of 15 events along Ontario’s iconic cycling routes as part of Ontario 150 celebration. Read More
Past Press Releases
April 26, 2016 – Ontario’s Best Summer Cycling Tour Adds International Day while Honouring Former Toronto Mayor David Crombie: 9th Annual Great Waterfront Trail Adventure unveils expansions to Northern Ontario and US trail stop with tribute to Crombie’s waterfront work on week of 80th birthday.
GWTA 2016: Great Waterfront Trail Adventure Brings 150 Cyclists to Community, My Informs.com, August 9, 2016
GWTA 2016: Great Waterfront Trail Adventure Comes Through Amherstburg, Amherstburg River Town Times, August 10, 2016
Lake Huron North Channel Expansion: Cycle Trail from Soo to Sudbury Open Next Summer, Matt Durnan, Sudbury Today, June 14, 2016
Lake Huron North Channel Expansion: Northern Ontario on the Map, Jordan Allard, CTV North, June 12, 2016
Lake Huron North Channel Expansion: Cyclists Test Waterfront Trail, Cheryl MacKay, North Channel Current, June 8, 2016
Lake Huron North Channel Expansion: Cycling Trail will link Sault to Sudbury and beyond, Mike Verdone, Sault Star, June 7, 2016
Lake Huron North Channel Expansion: Cycle of Life Leaves Sudbury Today, Sudbury Star, Postmedia Network, May 30, 2016
Great Waterfront Trail shows that world class cycling getaways are in Ontario’s backyard, Northumberland News, August 11, 2014
Waterfront Trail ride ends in Cornwall, Standard Freeholder, August 6, 2014
Brighton Launching Point for Holiday Ride , Inside Belleville, July 17, 2014 by John Campbell
Steve Paikin of the Agenda ran an excellent series of episodes examining the challenges facing the Great Lakes in October 2016 as part of Great Lakes Week. Watch the episodes.