Couple joins cyclists on Confederation Trail event

Colin MacLean
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Emerald - Ken and Vicky Barrie are inseparable when they go cycling together.
Literally.
The summertime Island residents spend many of their weekends travelling around P.E.I. on their tandem, two-seater bicycle.

Ken and Vicky Barrie out for a leisurely ride on their tandem bicycle recently during an Island Trails Recreational event in Emerald. Colin MacLean Journal Pioneer

Emerald - Ken and Vicky Barrie are inseparable when they go cycling together.
Literally.
The summertime Island residents spend many of their weekends travelling around P.E.I. on their tandem, two-seater bicycle.
"It's a great way to go," laughed Ken. "You can talk the whole time and we can move (fast) on level ground.
"I can ride a bike but I'm not confident," added Vickey, "so this works well for us."
The couple makes their permanent home just outside Montreal, Que., but they stay on the Island every summer.
As long-time cyclists they enjoy travelling the Confederation Trail as well as many of the Island's coastal drives.
But recently the couple was two of the more than 60 cyclists who congregated at the Emerald Community Centre for the first Emerald Spring Cycling event.
The event was sponsored by Island Trails as a way to encourage use of the Confederation Trail and to provide a way to enjoy a leisurely ride as a social event. It was a two-day event.
"The whole idea of these rides is healthy, outdoor and low-level recreation," said Grace Blackette, event co-ordinator for Island Trails.
The trails are a safe, scenic and relaxing way to see much of the Island's plant and animal life. And the trail passes through many of the Island's most picturesque communities, she added.
Riders were travelling 18 kilometres on the first day, from Emerald to Gateway Village in Borden-Carleton. The next day they travelled the same distance only ending up in Hunter River instead.
Anyone who couldn't make the return journey to Emerald was given a ride. Trail volunteers were on hand to supervise the event.
The weekend ride was the first of its kind Island Trails has held in this central part of the Island. Organizers considered the turnout good so it is likely to be repeated next year, said Blackette.
The next large group ride Island Trails will be holding will be the Island East Cycling event Oct. 2 to 4. This event focuses on the eastern end of the province.

Organizations: Emerald Community Centre

Geographic location: Iceland, P.E.I., Montreal Gateway Village Borden-Carleton Hunter River

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