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CreamsiclesFrozen treats await the hardy souls who bike to the Amherstburg Ice Cream Festival on Tuesday, July 1.

Cyclists plan Canada Day ride to ice cream festival

Nothing beats the heat like a frozen treat. Members of the University of Windsor Cyclists Association hope to prove the point with a group ride from campus to the Amherstburg Ice Cream Festival on Tuesday, July 1.

The Canada Day tradition, held in the park alongside historic Fort Malden, offers entertainment, activities, and lots of variations on ice cream. If that isn’t enough to cool down after the 28-kilometre ride, the park’s splash pad will be operating—bring a swim suit, towel, sunscreen and some cash for the purchase of summer-appropriate festival foods.

The ride will leave from the Fixit station in front of Essex Hall at 1 p.m. and will travel at a “leisurely” pace that takes about 90 minutes including rest breaks, says the association’s president, Josh Psavka.

“We recommend people bring lots of water, as we will be riding on country roads that don’t have many places to get a drink,” he says.

Learn more about the ride on the association's website, www.uwindsor.ca/cyclists.

The Amherstburg Ice Cream Festival benefits local non-profit organizations, this year including Group Hug Apparel and the Windsor/Essex ALS Society. Find details on the festival’s Facebook page.