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Ride and Reward: Cycling Through the BoQ

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Welcome to Ride & Reward, a new Bay of Quinte series where I share my cycling adventures around the region. My name is Allison and when I first moved to the region I didn’t have a car or a driver’s licence. For over two years I got around by bike, discovering Belleville and beyond. Join me as I share my favourite routes (and rewards!) and discover some new ones too. You don’t need to be an experienced cyclist or have a fancy bike to try out these routes.

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This ride starts and ends in Belleville’s Old East Hill with a tour around the paved trails along the Bay of Quinte and Moira River and a stop for treats at Small Scale Bread. 



Cycle through Presqu’ile Provincial Park where you’ll experience a variety of landscapes with great potential for wildlife sightings. Stops include ice cream and charcuterie. 


Allison Nichol Longtin

My name is Allison and I’m a writer, educator, and dance artist. I’ve called Toronto, Montreal, Geneva, and Zurich home over the years, but put down roots in Belleville in October 2020. I love exploring my new surroundings by bicycle, meeting people in the community, and learning about all the Bay of Quinte region has to offer. I teach dance to students of all ages at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada and with the Prince Edward County Arts Council, of which I’m also a member.

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The Bay of Quinte RMB Land Acknowledgement

The Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board is committed to acknowledging, appreciating and understanding the Indigenous peoples’ historic connection to this land and to raising awareness by building relationships in collaboration with Indigenous partners and communities. 

We recognize and acknowledge that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Mississauga, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee which includes the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) with whom we work in direct partnership with. 

This partnership focuses on the common goal of celebrating the region with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka who are equal partners within the organization and at the Board of Directors table contributing to the mandate and operations.

This mandate includes listening to, learning from, and collaborating with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka and actively incorporating their culture and heritage into the practice of responsible destination marketing and management of the region.

We understand that this land acknowledgement is only a small step towards the larger process of reparations and reconciliation.

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