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Monday, June 3, 2019

Bike Month in Saugeen Shores

Saugeen Shores | by John Divinski  

The municipality is encouraging everyone to travel by bike this month

Saugeen Shores is already a Bronze Bike-Friendly community and Deputy Mayor Don Matheson wants to now go after a silver designation.

Setting the "wheels" in motion now is a perfect time, according to Matheson.

He says June is Bike Month in the municipality and after being recognized by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, as a Bronze level community in 2018, it's time to go to work to go after the Silver level.

Communities are judged in various categories such as Education and Encouragement just to name a couple.

Matheson says he hopes a working group will be put together to create the environment for a Silver designation.

He says they're moving that way with more bike lanes being built on new roads and the trail system being upgraded and expanded. 

He says another advantage in Saugeen Shores is the annual Gran Fondo event that brings hundreds of bikers together to use our roadways to explore the region.

Meanwhile, June is going to be busy for cyclists.

Some of the events coming up include free guided community rides; Bike to School Challenge, June 10th to 14th; a Kids Bike Night at Fairy Lake in Southampton, June 11th, plus a Bike to Work day, June 27th.

There will also be a Bike to Farmer's Market guided bike ride from Southampton to Port Elgin, weekly.

The municipality is encouraging everyone to travel by bike this month and to share photos @SaugeenShoresON

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