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Niagara Parks prepares to welcome thousands of cyclists with return of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

June 3, 2022

Niagara Parks

  • Two-day cycling event marks 15 years of supporting cancer research through Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Local traffic will be impacted from June 10 – 13
  • Donations and registration information are available at ride2conquer.ca

Niagara Falls, ON – Niagara Parks is preparing to welcome thousands of cyclists to Queen Victoria Park on June 12, as the official finish line of the 15th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Niagara Parks and its event partners are committed to providing participants with a safe and secure environment, with over 3,600 cyclists expected to attend. The last live event was held in 2019, with all fundraising efforts held virtually in 2020 – 21.

The funds raised through the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer event directly support personalized cancer medicine, research, treatment advances, education and new standards of care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and around the world. Further information is available at ride2conquer.ca.

Temporary Road Closures

The following temporary road closures will be in effect to accommodate this year’s event:

Friday, June 10, Saturday, June 11 and Monday, June 13

There will be a temporary single lane closure of a northbound lane of the Niagara Parkway between Dufferin Islands and the Toronto Power Plant from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to facilitate the event’s setup and clean-up.

Sunday, June 12

Beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m., there will be a full road closure of the Niagara Parkway from Marshall Road to Macklem Street at Portage Road. In addition, Bridgewater Street from the Niagara Parkway to Cummington Square in Chippawa will be reduced to one lane. There will also be a single lane closure over Weightman Bridge to allow cyclists to re-enter the Niagara Parkway via Macklem Street. These sections will reopen as the last participant cycles through the event around 5 p.m.

There will be a full closure of the Niagara Parkway from Macklem Street at Portage Road to Upper Rapids Boulevard and a full closure of the northbound lanes of the Niagara Parkway from Upper Rapids Boulevard to Fraser Hill in effect from 2 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m. All northbound traffic on the Niagara Parkway in this area will be diverted to the southbound lanes, which will operate in an opposing traffic pattern.

To avoid congestion, it is recommended that vehicles enter Niagara Parks via Murray Street or Clifton Hill.

Dufferin Islands and Burning Springs Hill Road will remain closed to all traffic and parking during the event. The parking lot at the Floral Showhouse will also be closed to service the event. As a result, all vehicles will be directed to Niagara Parks’ Falls Parking Lot A or Rapidsview Parking Lot C.

Access to Bus Management at Table Rock Centre or Rapidsview Parking Lot will not be interrupted. WEGO bus service between Rapidsview Parking Lot and Table Rock Centre will begin at 10 a.m. and continue without interruption. Traffic delays are to be expected, with all roads reopening by 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 12.

Please note: all times listed are approximate.

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Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.