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. 14.
The 127-kilometre ride will start and finish at the falls and will require many roads, including the Niagara Pkwy., to be temporarily closed.
“GranFondo is to cycling what marathon is to running,” said director of business development Dean Hachey. “It’s a celebration of cycling, a festival-like atmosphere, very European.”
GranFondo gearing up for Niagara Falls ride by Ray Spiteri, Niagara Falls Review