Sat­ur­day sun, cy­cling and ice cream

Seaway News - - Community Calendar - SHAWNA O’NEILL, SPE­CIAL TO TC ME­DIA

CORN­WALL, On­tario - Bikers ped­alled away from Lamoureux Park around 7 p.m. on Sat­ur­day, June 16 to­wards Archie’s for ice cream. The third an­nual Sun­set Cy­cle, hosted by the Corn­wall Out­door Club, at­tracted its big­gest crowd yet.

“We’ve al­ways had good weather,” said Kevin O’rourke, an event or­ga­nizer. “The past three years, we’ve al­ways lucked out and had nice weather like this.”

Ac­cord­ing to O’rourke, the free event en­cour­ages the com­mu­nity to walk, cy­cle and use pub­lic trans­porta­tion. This year, it was a part of the Walk and Roll Month with Tran­si­tion Corn­wall+.

“The whole month is about cel­e­brat­ing all things walk­ing and rolling, for fun, fitness and func­tion,” said Chan­tal Lalonde of the Eastern On­tario Health Unit. “And this is ob­vi­ously for fun.”

Ear­lier this month, Tran­si­tion Corn­wall+ screened a movie about the ad­van­tages of cy­cling ver­sus driv­ing a car, and Bike Cen­tric held a work­shop to in­form the com­mu­nity about bi­cy­cle main­te­nance.

The last events of the Walk and Roll Month will be tak­ing place on Thurs­day, June 21 for the Sum­mer Solstice this year. Lalonde said the day will start with tai chi at 5:00 a.m. and then a pic­nic in the evening at 5:30 p.m., both at Lamoureux Park. The pic­nic will be fol­lowed by a guided walk through the Eco Gar­dens at 7 p.m. On the same day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Corn­wall In­ter­faith Part­ner­ship will be cel­e­brat­ing Na­tional In­dige­nous Peo­ples Day at the Na­tive North Amer­i­can Trav­el­ling Col­lege.

“We’re go­ing to be en­joy­ing it from sun­rise to sun­set,” said Lalonde.

The Giroux and Mac­donell fam­ily par­tic­i­pated in the Sun­set Bike Ride to­gether. (Shawna O’neill, TC Me­dia).

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