The weather is getting better, and there are plenty of reasons to ride in May.
On May 7, WindsorEats will be hosting a Bikes & Beers Cycling Tour. Enjoy a ride through Windsor, stopping by local restaurants to sample their food and craft brews. The Bikes and Beers Cycling Tour includes a support guide, 5 beer tastings, and appetizers at each restaurant. Tickets are $35 each with proceeds going to Returns for Leukemia. Please note, tickets sales end two days prior to the event day. Tickets are limited and will sell quickly. For more information, see WindsorEats.com
Bike Friendly Windsor and The Downtown Mission of Windsor will be hosting a Ride of Silence. The ride, which is being hosted in hundreds of locations worldwide on 7PM May 18th, exists to honour those injured or killed while cycling and to spread the “Share The Road” message. Registration begins at 6PM at the Downtown Mission of Windsor. Helmets are mandatory, and lights are strongly recommended for the ride home.
WindsorEats will be hosting their first Wine Trail Ride of the season on May 21. The 16.5 km ride will stop at three wineries in and Kingsville, Ruthven, and Pelee Island. For more information, see WindsorEats.com/wineride
Also on May 21 is the second annual Island Biking Astronomy Tour Series on Pelee Island. This 2 day, 1 night tour of Pelee Island includes the ride, observation of constellations with the Royal Astonomical Society of Canada, locally catered meals, ferry transpot, camping fees and an evening campfire, as well as an optional Bird Walk with the Pelle Island Bird Observatory on Sunday morning. For more information, check out CanadaSouthEcoTours.com.
Ready for a longer ride? The Lung Association’s BikeTrek is back for their 10th year! 25km, 100km, and 200km rides will occur on May 28 & 29. For more information, see the BikeTrek facebook page.
Also on May 28 is the inaugural ARTourist ride hosted by Canada South Eco Tours and SB Contemporary Art. The ride will start from the new SB gallery at 1017 Church Street, and tour several galleries and studios throughout Windsor. The tour will be approximately 15-20km in length. For more information, see Canada South Eco Tours.