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Biking in Prince Edward Island

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Globe Correspondent / May 9, 2004

Tourism Prince Edward Island
Box 940
Charlottetown, PEI C1E 1B0
888-734-7529
www.peiplay.com/confedtrail
Maps (including one just for the Confederation Trail), brochures, and visitors guide are available.

Island Trails
Box 265
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7K4
E-mail: info@islandtrails.ca
www.islandtrails.ca
Nonprofit group; maintains the trail, its website has trail descriptions.

The Confederation Trail Open
Box 265
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7K4
902-368-4262
www.confederationstrailopen.com
A bicycle race on the trail debuts Sept. 24-26 for elite and recreational racers.

Where to stay

Trailside Inn, Cafe & Adventures
109 Main St., Mount Stewart
888-704-6595
www.trailside.ca
Open mid-June to September. At a junction of the Confederation Trail. Bicycle rentals, meals, and lodging. Adult bike rentals are about $19 US per day, $13 per half-day, $75 weekly. Rooms, available mid-May to mid-September, are about $60-$75 US a night for one or two people.

Where to find gear

Dalvay By The Sea Bike Rentals
Dalvay By The Sea Hotel, off Route 6 at the east end of the national park
902-672-2048
www.dalvaybythesea.com
Lightweight, mountain, and hybrid bikes, as well as children's tag-along bikes and baby trailers. Rates of about $15 US a day for adults include helmets, water bottles, and locks. Open June 5-Sept. 30.

Papa Whealie's Bike & Kayak Adventures
Harbour Drive, Summerside
902-439-3346,902-436-2043 (off-season)
www.cometopei.com/papawhealies
Open early June to late September. Bike rentals about $13.50 US for a half-day, $19 a day, $60 weekly. Twenty-five percent off for groups of four or more.

More information

888-PEI PLAY
For names of more bike-rental outfits, information on lodging, entertainment, sightseeing, and other activities, request the 2004 Visitors Guide.

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