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Huge group of cyclists — 145 to be exact — rolling into Nickel City tomorrow

Ranging in age from 23 to 81, the group is on the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure, riding from the Sault to Greater Sudbury
Mayor Brian Bigger, seen here in this 2018 file photo, will join 145 cyclists for the final leg of their journey when they arrive in Greater Sudbury tomorrow as part of the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure. (File)

Mayor Brian Bigger will get to show off his cycling skills this week when he joins a group of 145 cyclists on the final leg of their 308-kilometre journey from Sault Ste. Marie to Greater Sudbury.

The event is the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure, which began July 28 in the Sault, and involves a cycling journey along the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail. 

The 145 participants, ranging in age from 23 to 81, signed on to "find new local wines, hidden treasures, and unique communities. Feel the wind, water, and earth in a new way. Experience the freedom of slowing down, stopping, and trying something new," according to material on the Trail website

On Thursday morning, the group will leave Espanola and break for lunch at Centennial Park in Whitefish. From there, they will head to Sudbury, arriving at Stack Brewing on Kelly Lake Road for a water break at around noon. 

The group will visit My Mother's Place, Crosscut Distillery, L. May Manufacturing and 46 North Brewing while on Kelly Lake Road. They will also meet up with Mayor Brian Bigger there, who will be joining the group for the final leg of the journey from Stack to Science North.

The group of cyclists includes participants from Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, New Brunswick and five American states. To make it from the Sault to Greater Sudbury in just five days, they will ride 65 to 107 kilometres per day. will bring you coverage of the group tomorrow.


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