Exciting mountain bike demonstrations and clinics will take place throughout the afternoon. Have you ever tried a pump track or ridden a teeter totter? Watch the experts at work maybe give it a try! Cycling PEI will lead a ride on the new trail system and will offer a mountain bike etiquette workshop for a multi-use trail context. Outer Limit Sports will lead a Pump Track Demo and Sporting Intentions will hold a Technical Features Clinic.
The Brain Injury Association of PEI will be onsite to do helmet fittings and go!PEI and PEI Healthy Eating Alliance will provide healthy snacks. Free bike checks will be available, courtesy of MacQueen’s Bike Shop. Cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to be a part of this special event through scheduled activities or by exploring the trail at their leisure. Participants are asked to bring their own bikes and helmets.
Designed for hikers and cyclists alike, the trail system on Robinsons Island is a 6 km stacked loop highlighted by picturesque lookouts and new beach access points. Deviating from the main trail are a number of spurs equipped with beginner and intermediate level technical mountain-biking features that were
developed in collaboration with Cycling PEI.
While the multi-use trail is now ready for visitors to enjoy, the grand opening of the new offer at Robinsons Island will take place in 2015 when all elements of the project are complete. An interpretive offer will be available that highlights the natural and cultural history of the island, which has included use by Aboriginal peoples, farming and fishing and early tourism activities. Another element of the Robinsons Island project is the restoration of the native Acadian forest ecosystem. Through initiatives like the ecological restoration at Robinsons Island in PEI National Park, Parks Canada is supporting Canada's National Conservation Plan (NCP) by taking practical action to restore Canada’s ecosystems and contribute to the conservation of Canada’s lands and waters.
Thank you for your continued interest in PEI National Park! We hope to see you on Saturday, October 4.