<![CDATA[Greenbelt Cycles - Latest News]]>Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:53:19 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Greenbelt Route signs in production]]>Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:56:27 GMT/latest-news/greenbelt-route-leaders-mobile-workshop-a-big-successPicture
Over 900 signs will mark the Greenbelt Route! Pierre Knobbs of Fontasy signs will have the Niagara batch ready for delivery this week!
The updated signage guidelines are posted on the site under the signage tab. Watch for other updates as we add the connector and trailhead signage designs soon.

Greenbelt Launch planning well underway

PictureAmanda Ferraro of Uxbridge and Jo Sharland check out the overnight camping facilities.
Jo Sharland, the GWTA tour director and Marlaine Koehler have been meeting with communities to plan the launch the Greenbelt Route on August 16 to 21. Uxbridge is rolling out the red carpet, generously waiving municipal fees for the Uxpool and Elgin Park where we will camp for the evening. For a peak at the itinerary visit www.waterfronttrail.org and click on the GWTA tab. 

<![CDATA[Greenbelt Foundation and Waterfront Regeneration Trust to showcase new cycling route from Niagara to Northumberland]]>Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:46:01 GMT/latest-news/greenbelt-foundation-and-waterfront-regeneration-trust-to-showcase-new-cycling-route-from-niagara-to-northumberlandMobile Workshop to run from May 5 to 10 and include morning presentations from visiting and local experts and guided bike tours of the planned Greenbelt Route.

(TORONTO – April 29, 2014) –The Waterfront Regeneration Trust in partnership with the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is hosting a "Leaders Mobile Workshop" to showcase the planned 470km Greenbelt Route that will be completed for the Pan Am Games in 2015.

The multi-day workshop will take place over six days and travel through seven Greenbelt regions and 26 local municipalities with stops in Niagara, Hamilton, Georgetown, Aurora, Oshawa and Cobourg.

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<![CDATA[Ontario by Bike Hosts Welcome Cyclists Workshops]]>Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:01:53 GMT/latest-news/ontario-by-bike-hosts-welcome-cyclists-workshopsPicture
Welcome Cyclists Workshops
Hosted by Ontario By Bike, a program of Transportation Options
Workshop participation is FREE!
Participants will be learning about:
  • Local and regional cycle touring routes, services and events
  • Preparing for the new Greenbelt Route launching in 2015
  • How welcoming cyclists can be good for businesses
  • Who are cycle tourists and what do they want?
  • How to become a certified bicycle-friendly business
  • Marketing and networking opportunities
  • Insight from local expert speakers
Ontario By Bike Network Participation:
The Ontario By Bike Network (formerly the Welcome Cyclists Network) is open to all accommodation and food service providers, destination attractions and cycling-related businesses, organizations and individuals interested in cycling tourism and related business opportunities. 

Click here to learn more about the Workshops. 

<![CDATA[Mapping Workshop Held in Milton Ontario]]>Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:07:42 GMT/latest-news/mapping-workshop-held-in-milton-ontarioPicture
The Greenbelt Route Mapping Workshop was held on October 2nd, 2013 in Milton Ontario. 42 representatives covering the 7 regions and 22 lower tier municipalities gathered to hear about the route development across the Greenbelt. 14 Presentation from regional staff, tourism representatives, Greenbelt Foundation Staff and Waterfront Regeneration Trust staff provided background regarding the condition en route, tourism features, and the new identity for the route. 

The mapping workshop asked participants to populate the draft maps with points of interest, attractions, alerts for cyclists, facilities and transportation nodes for the future PDF and online maps. 

The presentations from the workshop can be found on the Presentations and Resources Page. Updated maps with including the information from the mapping workshop will be distributed later in the Fall. 

<![CDATA[Mapping Workshop Date Announced]]>Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:21:57 GMT/latest-news/mapping-workshop-date-announcedThe mapping workshop aims to bring together one or two representatives from each region, local municipality and tourism organization. Invitations have been sent to the key contact identified at each regional partners meeting. If you have not received an email and wish to attend the Mapping Workshop, please contact Peter Lipscombe at the Waterfront Regeneration Trust at pl@wrtrust.com or (416) 943-8080.
Thank you for your work to date on the Greenbelt Cycling Route. The Waterfront Regeneration Trust and Transportation Options has been meeting with partners across the Greenbelt to map out a route and create an exciting new cycling experience in Ontario. 

We would like to invite you to attend the Greenbelt Cycling Route Mapping Workshop. The Mapping Workshop will be an opportunity for partners to see the route in its entirety and learn about progress to date in other regions. The workshop will include a number of presentations from the Greenbelt, Transportation Options, the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, and the regions themselves. Finally, it will be an opportunity to lay out a final routing or identify gaps where the route still needs to be identified. 

There will be interactive sessions and opportunities to network with other planning, transportation and tourism professionals from across the Greenbelt. We will also share strategies and resources for seeking formal approvals for the Greenbelt Cycling Route.  

The website below has more information on the route, and the map will be updated following the meeting with the most current iteration. 

Workshop Details:

Date: Wednesday October 2nd

Time: 10am to 2pm

A working lunch featuring Greenbelt grown food will be served at noon, and there is no cost to attend the workshop. 

Country Heritage Farm
8560 Tremaine Road
Milton, Ontario L9T 1X9

  1. Introduction and Progress to Date - WRT
  2. Tourism Development and Upcoming Opportunities - Transportation Options
  3. Greenbelt Identity Program - Greenbelt Foundation
  4. Mapping Workshop
  5. Regional Presentations - Regional Partners
Our goal is to have one or two representatives from each region, municipality or tourism organization through which the route passes. If you are unable to attend, please pass the invitation along to another member of your staff familiar with this project.
<![CDATA[Implementation Meetings Held with 7 Regions]]>Fri, 31 May 2013 20:17:17 GMT/latest-news/implementation-meetings-held-with-7-regionsImplementation meetings held with 7 Regions.

Presentations and minutes from meeting can be found in the Resources Section]]>
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Cycling Route Announcement]]>Tue, 28 May 2013 20:13:55 GMT/latest-news/greenbelt-cycling-route-made-publicGreenbelt cycling route Press Release:
The Greenbelt cycling route was announced publicly at the Ontario Bike Summit on May 28th, 2013. 

The announcement was covered  by several news outlets, among them:
  • The Toronto Star < >
<![CDATA[Feasability Study Completed]]>Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:12:56 GMT/latest-news/feasability-study-completedFeasibility study submitted to Greenbelt Foundation]]>