Visiting PEI this summer? Bring your bike!

The Confederation Trail will be the venue for no less than 13 recreational cycling events beginning this Saturday ’til the end of July. And that’s just half of the schedule! Organized cycling events will continue through Thanksgiving weekend. Visit Island Trails for dates, times, maps & everything else you’ll need to enjoy the spectacular scenery and friendly welcome that awaits all visitors to PEI.

A very special excursion – Tip to Tip for Africa – will take place from Friday, May 18th to Monday, May 21st (aka Victoria Day weekend). The goal is to raise funds for the Townships Project, a micro-credit lending organization to which PE Islanders have been contributing since 1999. Our own Valerie Pringle participated previously and had this to say about the experience:

Tip to Tip for Africa exemplifies for me the very best use of the Trans Canada Trail. It is a fabulous and fun community event that raises money for people in need half way around the world. You have to be fed orange slices by Florence Deacon (whose husband spearheaded the Confederation Trail and the TCT), have your bike blessed at the Trinity United Church in Charlottetown, ride by St. Peter’s Bay and be fed and feted by local groups to fully understand how charming and perfect an event this is.

Check out the Townships Project to read more about Tip-to-Tip. Participants raised $28,000 last year for the cause. At $50 per micro-loan, that’s a whole lotta help.