The WEBikeBus pilot project has set two dates this October to help Windsor cyclists connect to and enjoy far off Windsor Essex County destinations.
WEBikeBus short for Windsor Essex Bike Bus, is an exciting new initiative to provide pilot bus service with bike transportation between Windsor and Essex County, connecting city residents and tourists to popular destinations and cycling routes on the north shore of Lake Erie.
The pilot will launch and take place on two Sundays in October making it easy for those in the Windsor area to enjoy a relaxing bike ride in beautiful Essex County locations like charming Kingsville and Point Pelee National Park. An ambassador will be on board to provide passengers with tourism and cycling information, and a bike mechanic will be available for minor/temporary repairs with a donation.
The “WEBikeBus” pilot is a collaborative partnership project between Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation and Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, with support from Bike Windsor Essex, Adventure Bay/WIATC, Best Western Plus Leamington, Kingsville BIA, Point Pelee National Park, Windsor-Essex Pride Fest, WindsorEats and others.
“There’s so much to explore in the county, but no convenient and affordable transportation option to get there with your bike from the city” said Justin Lafontaine, a recognized cycle tourism advocate who is leading the initiative. “People will have the opportunity to spend their afternoons touring local towns, wineries, farms, attractions, greenways, Waterfront Trail and Point Pelee National Park, instead of spending the whole day riding all the way down and then back.”
“By providing this pilot project, our region’s connectivity between the City of Windsor and the County of Essex is that much easier to enjoy for residents and visitors alike who are cycling enthusiasts,” said Gordon Orr, CEO of Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island.
“We are excited to launch this pilot and look forward to receiving feedback from passengers and partners to determine opportunities for service expansion in 2018” added Justin Lafontaine.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for those 18 and under (plus fees) round-trip to Kingsville or Leamington/Point Pelee, and includes bike transport by truck. Space is limited.
Sunday, October 15
Sunday, October 29
– 10:00am: Depart downtown Windsor
– 10:45am: Drop off stop – Kingsville
– 11:15am: Arrive Leamington/Point Pelee
– 4:45pm: Depart Leamington/Point Pelee
– 5:15pm: Pick up stop – Kingsville
– 6:00pm: Arrive downtown Windsor
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.webikebus.com