7 bicycle routes, 4 walking routes, 6 prizes to be won

Get outdoors and stay active safely with Trailfest – On the Go! A highly anticipated and annual event, this year’s Trailfest provides a self-guided opportunity for residents to explore Ajax’s safe and connected trail system by foot, bike or wheelchair/scooter.

From June 21 – 28 use the Ride with GPS app and choose from a variety of routes that you and your family can complete at any time during the week.

Trailfest Routes:

Biking:

  • Route 1 - 11.5km (Start at Paulynn Park)
  • Route 2 - 8km (Start at Paulynn Park Beaver Dam)
  • Route 3 - 18km or 27km (Start at Village Arena or Church St. and Elizabeth St.)
  • Route 4 - 9km (Start at McLean Community Centre)
  • Route 5 - 20.5km (Start at Rotary Park)
  • Route 6 - 7.5km (Start at Paradise Beach)
  • Mayor’s Route - 44km (Start at Audley Recreation Centre)

Walking:

  • Route 1 - 2.1km (Start at McLean Community Centre)
  • Route 2 - 0.5km (Start at Dennis O’Conner High School)
  • Route 3 - 2.6km (Start at Audley Recreation Centre)
  • Route 4 – 2.5km (Start at Ajax Community Centre)

Routes will be available for viewing online, and residents can register and learn more about how to share their adventures for a chance to win one of six prizes at ajax.ca/townevents.

To kick off the week, on June 21, beginning at 9 a.m., residents are invited to follow the Town’s social media channels for a special virtual ride with Mayor Shaun Collier as he completes a 44km Mayor’s ride throughout Town, highlighting special stops, local businesses and guest appearances from Ajax Council and expert staff.

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“The tradition of Trailfest is one that Ajax Council is proud to carry on throughout the 2018-2022 term. I want to thank Town of Ajax staff for their commitment to innovating this year’s program to make it Covid-friendly, engaging and accessible for all. There are some great TOA prize packs up for grabs, but I’d like to offer my own challenge: the person who puts in the most km’s through Trailfest week, I will personally offer a walk or cycle, with a stop for frozen treats at a local Ajax business. Good luck!” – Mayor Shaun Collier

Quick Facts

  • Participants should follow all road and cycling safety rules and laws.
  • Participants should follow all public health and Covid guidelines.
  • Choose from seven bicycle routes or four walking routes, available on the Ride with GPS app. Download for free, available for android and iPhone. Ajax Trailfest routes will be available on the app at 8 a.m., June 21.
  • A total of six prizes can be won by sharing your Trailfest adventures at the end of the week.
  • Follow Mayor Collier’s ride on the Town’s social media channels: Twitter - @TownOfAjax, Facebook - @myajax, and Instagram @townofajax
  • The Town's growing multi-modal transportation system includes over 140km of trails, dedicated bike lanes and shared use lanes.
  • The Town is proud to be one of the first Bicycle Friendly Communities in Ontario. The designation is administered by Share the Road Cycling Coalition and provides incentives, hands-on assistance and award recognition for communities that actively support cycling.

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