Bike & Trails Fest Kicks Off Weekend Full of Trail Celebrations

Written by admin, June 3, 2013

June 1, 2013 – Hundreds of local residents joined in today’s Bike & Trails Fest to kick off International Trails Day on June 1 to celebrate the beauty and benefits of outdoor trails.

A number of local dignitaries were also on hand to voice the important role trails play socially, environmentally and economically, including MPP Jeff Leal, Minister of Rural Affairs, Mayor Daryl Bennett, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, and a number of officials representing the County of Peterborough.

“This is a wonderful event that brings together nature, health and the environment by celebrating all that trails do for our community,” said Dr. Salvaterra.  “With 95% of our children and youth not meeting the recommended levels of physical activity, trails offer a great way to improve everyone’s health for generations to come.”

Today’s event featured free bike tune-ups, displays from local cycling clubs and other local organizations and businesses that support outdoor recreation and trail development.  At 5 p.m. the opening ceremonies took place to officially kick off International Trails Day on June 1 which will feature a number of activities and giveaways on local trails throughout the City and County of Peterborough.

Bike & Trails Fest was co-hosted by the Workplace Shifting Gears program (www.peterboroughmoves.com) and the International Trails Day Festival Committee (www.otonabee.com).

 

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For further information, please contact:

 

Brittany Cadence                                                             Kathy Reid

Communications Supervisor                                       Coordinator, Communications and Education

Peterborough Public Health                  Otonabee Conservation

705-743-1000, ext. 391                                               705-745-5791