The Municipality received the following release from the Algoma Kinniwabi Travel Association (AKTA):

“You are invited to attend the upcoming Ontario By Bike Workshops taking place in Algoma Country, brought to you by Tourism Northern Ontario and Ontario By Bike. 

The Ontario By Bike Network is a marketing initiative and destination development tool that certifies businesses for free to become bicycle friendly and helps them tap into Ontario’s growing cycle tourism market and reach the increasing number of visitors and local residents who participate in cycling activities in the province.

Ontario By Bike will be hosting 2 Cycle Tourism Development Workshops: one in Blind River, and one in Sault Ste. Marie to provide tourism businesses and other interested stakeholders with valuable tourism research and program information on Ontario’s cycle tourism sector. Attached are the agenda and posters for each workshop.

Also, Mike Wozny will be speaking from Tourism Northern Ontario and providing an update on the Lake Huron North Channel Cycling Route, in addition to local cycling developments. 

Blind River Workshop
Date: May 24th between 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Blind River Marine Park – 1 Marina Road, Blind River, P0R 1B0

Sault Ste. Marie Workshop
Date: May 25th between 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Russ Ramsay Room – City Hall: 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, P6A 1X6

The workshops are open to all. Free of charge. Pre-registration is required.

After the workshop, Ontario By Bike staff will be available to work with businesses or organizations to further discuss the necessary steps required to become certified as a bicycle-friendly business. There is no cost associated with registering your business.

We encourage you to take advantage of this exciting marketing and product development opportunity. Please help us get the word out by sharing this opportunity with any other businesses and colleagues that would benefit from the workshops.

If you have any questions, please call Michael McCreesh, Project Manager for the Ontario By Bike Network 1-866-701-2774. For more information on how to join the network and the certification criteria visit

We hope to see you there!”


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