Essex – The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) and Essex Region Conservation Foundation (ERCF) will welcome expert and novice cyclists alike to the 5th Annual Canada South Coast Bike Tour on Saturday, September 24, 2016, in support of the efforts of the ERCF.
The event’s Gold Sponsor and long-time supporter, Caesars Windsor, will be taking part in this unique, family-friendly event, and is encouraging others in our region to participate as well to help raise much-needed funds for local trail development.
“We are thrilled to be participating once again in the Canada South Coast Bike Tour as a Gold Sponsor,” says Kelly Wolfe Gregoire, Vice President, Human Resources, Caesars Windsor. “This annual event is a great fit for our organization as it promotes active living, contributes to enhancing the overall physical, mental and emotional health of our community and aligns well with Caesars Windsor’s dedication to improving the natural environment of Windsor-Essex County through our CodeGreen strategy.”
About the Canada South Coast Bike Tour
As the only multi-level bike ride in our region, the Canada South Coast Bike Tour features five safe cycling routes to appeal to cyclists of all abilities, including…
Along the Chrysler Canada Greenway trail:
- A 15 kilometre family ride (beginning and ending at Schwab Farm Community Entrance on the Arner Townline)
- A 32 kilometre intermediate ride (beginning and ending at the Harrow Community Entrance)
- A 70 kilometre route (beginning and ending at the Caesars Windsor Community Entrance on County Road 8, just west of Walker Road)
Along beautiful urban and rural roads:
- A 112 kilometre advanced road ride (beginning and ending at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Centre) and travel along beautiful urban and rural roads.
- A 58 kilometre road route (beginning and ending at the Demonstration Farm near Holiday Beach Conservation Area)
Rest stops with water, snacks and washrooms will be available approximately every 20 kilometres along these routes, leading to the Kingsville Train Station Community Entrance/Mettawas Station Restaurant at the halfway point for lunch, which is included in the registration fee.
“We have welcomed guests ranging in age from nine months to 90 years, on tricycles, in bike trailers and on tandem and recumbent bikes,” explains Richard Wyma, Executive Director, Essex Region Conservation Foundation. “This truly is an event for everyone!”
Costs range $25 – $35 per participant, with a family maximum of $75. There is no charge for children in bike trailers and participants are encouraged to raise pledges to support the cause and in turn, receive great fundraising prizes.
A unique opportunity for families, businesses and community groups is to register as a team for this event! Not only will each Team Member receive a $5 discount on their registration fee, but riding and fundraising together is a great way to build comradery, encourage a healthy active lifestyle and have a whole lot of fun!
So grab your family, friends and colleagues and register today at www.erca.org/active for a great day out to enjoy the beautiful weather and the last sights of summer, all while raising much-needed funds for our local trail system.
A sincere ‘thank you’ to our event sponsors – Caesars Windsor, Gold Sponsor, Union Gas, Silver Sponsor, Windsor Islamic Association, Rest Stop Sponsor, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, Lunch Sponsor, and to our numerous in-kind donors and volunteers – without your support, this event would not be possible.
About the Essex Region Conservation Authority
Established in1973, the Essex Region Conservation Authority serves as a community-based organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and managing the natural resources of the Essex Region.
About the Essex Region Conservation Foundation
Since 1977, the Essex Region Conservation Foundation has supported ERCA by raising the funds required to reforest and green the Essex region, provide conservation education, protect those significant natural areas that remain, plant new forests in strategic locations, restore wetlands, protect cultural heritage, and increase green connections through acquiring and developing trails.
About Caesars Windsor’s Code Green
Caesars Windsor, the largest casino resort in Canada, proudly launched CodeGreen, the Caesars Entertainment comprehensive environmental strategy that focuses on critical issues of energy, waste, water and carbon management throughout the company’s resorts. CodeGreen teams at each property implement grassroots programs aimed to enhance energy efficiencies, reduce impact on natural resources and improve waste streams at our resorts and in our communities. Among the company’s ongoing efforts, they have converted hundreds of light fixtures to energy efficient LEDs reducing energy use by over 3.7 million kWhr/year.
Executive Director, Essex Region Conservation Foundation
519 776 5209 ext. 353 firstname.lastname@example.org
Public & Community Relations Specialist, Caesars Windsor
519-258-7878 x22596 email@example.com
Photo caption: Members of Caesars Windsor Employee Engagement and Wellness Committees with Richard Wyma, Executive Director, Essex Region Conservation Foundation.