Huron County, Ontario by Bike Network hosting cycle tourism webinar

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HURON COUNTY – The County of Huron and the Ontario by Bike Network are hosting a free cycle tourism webinar workshop tailored for businesses in Huron County.

The workshop is on May 10 from 10 - 11 a.m.

The Ontario by Bike Network certifies and promotes bicycle-friendly businesses and cycle tourism in a growing number of regions across Ontario.

“Huron County has a tremendous opportunity with two significant provincially recognized longer distance cycling routes that are already attracting a significant number of riders,” said Huron County Warden Glen McNeil.

McNeil referred to the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and the GRG Rail Trail and 25 mapped road routes and other trails.

The webinar offers tourism businesses and organizations key insights into becoming a certified "bike-friendly" member of the Ontario by Bike Network that will extend their reach to the growing cycling market.

Participants will be learning about:

"We are excited to be expanding the Ontario By Bike Network to Huron County. Over the past year, and related to the pandemic, the growth and interest in cycling have hit a new high,” Ontario By Bike/Transportation Options' Executive Director Louisa Mursell said in a news release.

“Not only are more residents cycling, but so too are visitors travelling with bikes. The Huron County webinar is a great way for businesses to find out how to attract and welcome this growing customer base to their location.”

The Ontario by Bike Networks launched in 2010 and is active in 39 regions across Ontario.

To register for the Ontario By Bike and Cycle Tourism Development in Huron County workshop, visit www.ontariobybike-huroncounty.eventbrite.ca.

About the Ontario By Bike Network

The Ontario By Bike Network is a project of Transportation Options, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering sustainable mobility and tourism solutions across Ontario. For more information, visit www.transportationoptions.org. Other successful Transportation Options projects include the Bike Train Initiative (www.biketrain.ca) and Parkbus (www.parkbus.ca).

Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times