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The weekly MTB race series is back at Kelso for 2013

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MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MILTON – The weekly Mountain Bike series at Kelso Conservation Area is back this summer with races starting on May 21 and running every Tuesday until the Finale Event on August 27 (last series race August 20).

With 14 races in total and multiple distances/categories this is a great addition to your training program with some of the best climbs in southern Ontario, or a fun way to challenge yourself to achieve a personal best.

The series is now in its fifth season and often sees over 200 riders of all ability levels from all over southern Ontario and beyond. The staff at Kelso keeps the focus on fun, and has nurtured a strong and supportive community of riders over the years.

Registration is now available online, www.conservationhalton.ca/events and in the Visitor Services Centre at Kelso, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Riders can also come out on May 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. to preview the trails and register on-site for the series.

Riders can pick up a discount coupon to save an extra $10 on your series registration from one of our many great sponsors, who are listed on the race webpage. Sign up for the series (14 races and the finale event) and choose to race as many as you want; or sign up for individual races whenever you want.

We encourage everyone to sign up for the series as it’s such a great value. Once again a safe, fun, challenging and free kids course will be offered at the base of the hill, so be sure to bring the little ones out for a taste of the action.

Remember to visit the website, www.conservationhalton.ca/events and click on the events listings for all of the details.

About Kelso Conservation Area
Kelso Conservation Area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. It is located at 5234 Kelso Road, off Tremaine Road, with the park entrance just north of Steeles Avenue and south of Highway 401. In summer you can have a swim at a sandy beach, fish for trout in the glistening lake or in winter get energized with some great downhill skiing or snowboarding at Glen Eden.

Mountain bikers can test their skills on marked trails on the majestic Niagara Escarpment or hikers can trek the rugged Bruce Trail. You can also rent kayaks, paddle boats and canoes. Hundreds of picnic tables dot the rolling landscape and shelters are available for company and family picnics.

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Conservation Halton is the community based environmental agency that protects, restores, and manages the natural resources in its watershed. The organization has staff that includes ecologists, land use planners, engineers, foresters and educators, along with a network of volunteers, who are guided by a Board of Directors comprised of municipally elected and appointed citizens. Conservation Halton is recognized for its stewardship of creeks, forests and Niagara Escarpment lands through science based programs and services.

Media Contact:
Norm Miller
Communications Advisor
Telephone: 905-336-1158, Ext. 233
E-mail: nmiller@hrca.on.ca
Website: www.conservationhalton.ca