Happy New Year!
From all of us at Ontario Trails, we wish you the best of the Holiday Season, and a most prosperous 2018! Photo from Algonquin Township Trails.
Ontario Trails Executive Dec. 21. 2017
Parks Canada Horse Trails in the Rouge, Dec. 21, 2017
Mattawa Economic Development Jan 5. 2018
North Hastings Jan. 15th, 2018
OFATV Board Jan. 20th, 2018
Ontario Trails Board Jan 25th, 2018
North Hastings Cycling Meeting Feb. 18th, 2018
Cycling Summit Apr. 17 and 18, 2018
Trailhead North Apr. 26, 27, 2018
Trailhead SouthWest June 5 and 6, 2018
Trailwise Every 2 Weeks in 2018
Durham Region Bike Shop
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Cycling is growing in popularity across the province, and we know it’s important to have the right supports in place to make it more convenient for people to use their bikes. That’s why we are investing approximately $2.5 million from our carbon market to fund this new program.
Through the Commuter Bike Parking Program, we will install eight bike lockers at each of 15 commuter parking lots across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area, creating a total of 120 bicycle parking spots. The program is also funding 28 bike rooms at 26 GO Transit stations in the Greater Toronto Area, starting with the Appleby, Markham, Mount Pleasant, Bronte, Unionville and Stouffville stations. Details Here.
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Conservation Authority gets Budget Increase
Snowshoe Races Return
New Appointments at National Capital Commission
Have a Safe Snowmobile Season
Conservation Act Changes Low Impact
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We have just been from Montreal to Ottawa using this trail (Prescott and Russell Recreational Trail) from 31 Aug to 1 Sep 2017 using touring bikes (tires 28C).
Starting at St-Eugene ( but not before) it has the same quality as Petit Train du Nord all the way to Ottawa.
Over the 2 days, we met only 2 cyclists. Quiet and safe, although the small gravel reduced our speed by 10%.
We slept in Motel Rouleau of Alfred (65$) where people were friendly and bilingual. We are thinking to use it again for a trip MTL-Ottawa-Kingston-MTL.
We had difficulty to find the link with the Ottawa bike trails at the end. Loved it and recommend it.
(We have invited the PTBA, Prescott-Russell and the City of Ottawa, the NCC, Ottawa Cyclist Groups, the RDD and Tourism Ottawa to join us at Trailhead Canada to discuss making these Ottawa linkages happen)
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