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Cycling Events and Becoming a Volunteer with Cycling PEI

Some Things to Know about Cycling on the Island

Posted: Thursday 4th August 2011 13:37

PEI is a good place for riding a bicycle, and it is getting better. Cycling PEI (CPEI) is the official bicycling organization in the province, with active programs in mountain biking, road racing and coming soon, BMX. Because children start cycling better in an off-road situation, they place most of their training emphasis for youth at mountain bike facilities.

During the summer months CPEI needs volunteers to assist with programs and help with events. Please contact CPEI to volunteer.

Free CPEI Events*:

Monday
  • Evenings on the Road: A low stress, fun-filled way to learn the art of road riding
  • Evenings on the Trail: Confederation Trail social rides sponsored by Island Trails
Tuesday
  • Evenings at Brookvale: A mountain bike evening beginning at 6:30 at the cross country ski facility at Brookvale Provincial Park
Thursday
  • Evenings Senior Road Ride: For experienced road riders who want to ride fast and far (50 - 100 km)
  • Evenings Women-Only Ride: Women joining this group should have a good road bike and be able to ride 20 km or more
  • Evenings Mountain Bike Ride: Held in the East Royalty facility in Charlottetown, this ride is intermediate in intensity and skill level
Saturday
Fridays and weekends
  • Reserved for special events which could be competitive or recreational. Check the CPEI calendar for full list of events

* NOTE: This schedule is subject to change. For the latest up-to-date schedule, check out the CPEI event calendar.

Important

Please note: Wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle is the law. CPEI will not allow anyone without a helmet to participate in their events.

CPEI does not loan out bicycles, but sometimes has them available for use on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday rides. This is a good way for those looking to buy or rent a bicycle to discover which type best suits their needs. Check ahead for availability.

If you know someone who cannot see well enough to ride a bicycle, CPEI has a program that matches experienced riders on tandem bicycles (two-seated) with visually impaired people who want to get aerobic exercise. Why don't you join the two-wheel revolution? Volunteer or get fit with Cycling PEI!

More Information:

Cycling PEI
Sport PEI
Island Trails

Contact Cycling PEI:

Part-time Executive Director, Mike Connolly (phone: 368-4985), or
David Sims, President