Pedal back in time May 4 by cycling through a tour of interesting historical sites in the city, including a house built in the nineteenth century.
Doors Open Peterborough is this weekend and the City of Peterborough is partnering again with Shifting Gears for the annual event.
“We have continued to encourage cycling because it’s a fun and enjoyable way to see the city and visit the sites,” Emily Turner, heritage researcher for the City of Peterborough, tells Electric City Magazine.
“For the most part, the sites are in a reasonable cycling distance from one another and it’s a great time of year to get their bikes out. It’s a very natural fit with our event and we have lots of people who cycle between sites and find it really enjoyable.”
This year’s Doors Open Peterborough has a variety of unique sites and sights. All Saints Anglican Church, which has never participated in Doors Open before, will have live organ music during the morning performed by its organist.
Trent Radio will host tours through its studios which are located in an old house from the 1800s.
The Water Treatment Plant will also offer tours. Participants will discover where the water is treated and hear about the plant’s work on testing new methods. Staff from GreenUP will be on site, presenting its child-friendly Wonders of Water program.
Doors Open Peterborough will also feature special displays, demonstrations, and free rides on a historical trolley.
“The best thing that can come out of the event is for people to be more aware of some of the interesting and historic places in their community,” Emily says.
“If it means that people appreciate and (have a better understanding of) some of the great spaces we have in the city, then Doors Open has done its job.”
Click here to view an overall map of the tour.
For those who aren’t cycling, Doors Open Peterborough has teamed up with Peterborough Transit to offer free bus passes for the event’s visitors.
Photos provided by Doors Open Peterborough.
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