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New resources for cyclists

The District of Summerland will be unveiling new cyclist resources on Friday as a part of annual Earth Week celebrations.

Members of the community are invited to the debut of the new “Cycling Hub” at Memorial Park at 3 p.m. The hub is a partnership between the district, Trail of the Okanagans Society and other community groups.

It includes a map display and bicycle repair station. Future amenities see bike racks installed and a GPS beacon to help riders find the hub and trail heads.  

“The new cycling hub at Memorial Park means that residents and visitors alike will now have easy access to information about the many beautiful cycling and trails in our community,” says Mayor Peter Waterman.

Henry Sielmann, Chair of the Trail of the Okanagans Society, believes Summerland has the potential to become a major cycling hub. The community is located at the intersection of the Trans Canada Trail and the evolving Trail of the Okanagans.

“Unfortunately, cyclists often cannot find their way to trail heads, businesses, and facilities. In order to address this need, the Trail of the Okanagans Society has teamed up with the District of Summerland and the Thompson Okanagan Tourist Association to implement a cyclist wayfinding infrastructure comprising markers (electronic beacons and/or signs) at a downtown location and at major trail heads."



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