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Inaugural Tour de Greenbelt Hosted by The Briars Resort & Spa — Sept. 21

September 11, 2008 (Jackson’s Point, Ont.) – On Sunday September 21st, cyclists finishing a “˜green adventure’ past farms and lakeshore vistas, will be treated to an outdoor BBQ prepared by Executive Chef, Trevor Ledlie, on the grand front lawn of The Briars Resort & Spa.

In keeping with the ideals at the core of the cycling tour, which is to raise awareness of farmers and ecology within the Greenbelt area, a large array of locally grown produce will be featured at the bountiful celebration.

“We’ve been responding to the changing values of our guests,” says Ledlie. “Our menu now identifies “˜Canadian Ingredients,’ and people are choosing that over others.” As well, The Briars has recently been honoured with the VQA Award of Excellence for their commitment to Ontario wineries.

“We are more than pleased to host this event at The Briars as an expression of our support and appreciation for Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation,” said John & Barbara Sibbald, Resort owners and operators.

The first “Tour de Greenbelt” is a family-oriented cycling tour, both accessible and affordable to all, with numerous en-route experiences prearranged, such as stops at farms, farmer’s markets, wineries, fall fairs and historic sites.

Described as a “fresh air festival on wheels”, by Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation (FGF), the Tour will take place over four distinct circuits on Sept 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th. Mountain Equipment Co-op has joined with FGF as the presenting sponsor for the Tour. Buses will be available to return riders to the start point. The Tour costs $30 per person and is free for children 14 and under.

To learn more about The Briars award winning fine dining and resort experience contact The Briars Resort & Spa 55 Hedge Road, Jackson’s Point, ON, LOE 1L0, 1-800-465-2376.

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