Reminder for Sunday’s “Bike the Bridge” Event
Saturday June 16th, 2012
Posted at 10:15am
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The Ambassador Bridge will close a single lane down for cyclists to cross on their bikes this Sunday morning between 7:30 and 8am. This is the only time cyclists can take their bikes across the international border between Windsor and Detroit without dismounting and loading their bikes into a personal vehicle.
Now into its 4th year, the annual Bike the Bridge event was launched with the objective of bringing this shortcoming to light for both countries, and the number of participants is a good indication of the local support for this initiative. This year, there are over 180 participants registered.
Bike the Bridge riders will enjoy a breakfast prepared by locally owned and operated cafe Trés Bean at Mic Mac Park after crossing the bridge. From there, participants will take part in tours that commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
One group will ride out to Fort Malden via scenic Front Road, explore the historic town of Amherstburg, and ride back again on Malden Road. Another group will travel along our beautiful Riverfront Trail, while learning about significant sites in Windsor pertaining to the War of 1812. Many of the stops on this tour take place in Sandwich, the city’s oldest neighbourhood.
Motorists should be aware they may encounter large groups of cyclists on our local roads this Sunday. Please be patient! Registration for next year’s event will be announced in the spring of 2013.