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August 9, 2004
Media Advisory: Crothers' Woods "OASIS" - the best trails the city has to offer
The City of Toronto Cycling Ambassadors, who promote cycling and safety in
Toronto, are holding an Off-road Awareness Safety Information Stop (OASIS) to
raise awareness about the sustainability of trails and trail etiquette in
Crothers' Woods in the Lower Don Parklands.

Date: Wednesday, August 11

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Photo op: 10 a.m. - Garth Armour, Natural Environment
Co-ordinator with the City of Toronto, with the Cycling Ambassadors

Location: 21 Redway Rd. (southeast corner of the parking lot,
in the woods) Nearest intersection is Redway and Millwood Roads.

The Cycling Ambassadors will have a display at the convergence of paths in
Crothers' Woods. The event will highlight the ongoing process to identify
stresses and degradations to the landscape on a multi-use, open-access,
off-road trail system. Issues of sustainability, safety and etiquette will be
addressed during a presentation and tour of the trail on foot.

Crothers' Woods is a hilly Carolinian Maple-Beech climax forest with a
socially-created trail network that is used mainly by mountain bikers, dog
walkers, hikers and trail runners. The Toronto Region Conservation Authority
calls it an environmentally significant area. Ongoing trail management is
required to preserve the ecological integrity of the forest.

The Cycling Ambassadors would like to thank all of their sponsors: Bell Sports,
CAMEL BAK, Giro helmets, McBride Cycle and Norco Bikes.

Media contacts:
Bruce Macklin, Cycling Ambassador East Team Leader, 416-338-5077 or 416-436-2329
Sean Wheldrake, Bicycle Promotions Co-ordinator, 416-392-1143 or



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