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Cyclists advocate new Greenbelt bike route

Ajax Mayor Steve Parish has explored the world in destinations as far-flung as New Zealand — on his bike.

He’s convinced the Toronto region could be one of the world’s great destinations in the growing cycling tourism industry.

Parish was part of a team at the Ontario Bike SummitTuesday touting a new 600-kilometre Ontario Greenbelt cycling route being developed by the Waterfront Regeneration Trust and Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.

“This is a great region but the reality is the world doesn’t know we’re a great region. We’re in danger of falling drastically and irrevocably behind our competitors,” said Parish.

read full story: Toronto Star