Up to 3,000 cyclists could take over parts of Niagara in September as one of the biggest players in Canada for large-scale group cycling events gears up for its inaugural ride in the region.
GranFondo Canada officials estimate between 2,000-3,000 cyclists will take a ride through Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Thorold and Pelham Sept.
The 127-kilometre ride will start and finish at the falls and will require many roads, including the Niagara Pkwy., to be temporarily closed.
The Niagara Falls ride which Hachey insists is not a competitive race was three years in the making.
GranFondo Canada announced the inaugural GranFondo Niagara Falls ride late last year.
GranFondo Canada’s biggest ride, which is in its fourth year, goes from Vancouver to Whistler, B.C., and attracts around 7,000 people.