Cyclists out on Sault Ste. Marie trails
Sault Cycling Club's 2019 Trails Fest (Nicole Di Donato/CTV Northern Ontario)
CTV Northern Ontario
Published Monday, June 10, 2019 11:29AM EDT
Members of the Sault Cycling Club took part in the fourth annual Trails Fest event in Sault Ste. Marie over the weekend.
The event saw more than 400 people participate and cyclists promoted all that the sport has to offer. It had a little bit of everything: vendors, bike races, and a special agility course just for the kids.
Cyclists say the event is also meant to alert the public to all the trails Sault Ste. Marie has to offer.
Eric Eddy and Lawrence Foster are both members of the cycling club.
“We've seen a huge increase in cycling in general, but in throughout the area in the last three years, we have noticed a huge increase in the amount of people using the trail. People out being a part of different community events like we have today and participating in the number of group rides.” said Eddy.
“As part of the bike fest, we have a Sprockids obstacle course set up. The Sprockids program is designed for kids just getting into riding up to about age 14. This year, we have 70 kid children participating in it, we have many coaches from the community helping to grow the program.” said Foster.
The day was also used as a fundraiser for the club.