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Bridge walk reminder

Tuesday, June 24, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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This is a reminder about the Annual International Bridge Walk and Bicycle Parade scheduled to take place this weekend - Saturday, June 28, 2014. 

Bridge Bicycle Parade and Bridge Walk Safety and Security

Adults must have one of the following documents to enter the United States: U.S. or Canadian passport; Trusted Traveler Card (NEXUS, SENTRI, or FAST); U.S. Passport Card; State- or province-issued Enhanced Driver’s Licenses, INAC or Form I-872 American Indian Card.

Children and youths (15 and under) must be accompanied by authorized adult and must have a copy of their birth certificate.

Please bring a minimum amount of carry along items.

No animals allowed with the sole exception of seeing-eye dogs.

For safety reasons, no rollerblades, roller skates, skateboards, etc. are allowed.

Bus Transportation to Norris Center, 7 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Buses will run continuously to transport Canadian walkers from the west parking lot of OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie on the Ontario side to the Norris Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Cost is $3 per person; $10 per family.

Bus availability is dependent on bridge traffic.

Seating is limited and is on a first come basis - please arrive early.

Organizers will not guarantee busses or seating for late arrivals.

Hot breakfast buffet will be available for $6.50 purchase at the Norris Center.

Bicycle Parade begins at 8:30 a.m. sharp, weather permitting

Canadian participants are encouraged to either ride or transport bikes across before 7:45 a.m.

The parade route begins and ends at the Norris Center.

Bicyclists will ride across the bridge and turn around before going through Canada Customs and return to the Norris Center.

Bicyclists must be able to complete the five mile parade route in less than one hour.

No training wheels and no power assisted bicycles allowed.

Pedal driven bicycles, adult tricycles, and quad cycles are allowed.

Helmets are required by law for age 17 years and younger.

This is a joint event coordinated by the Sault Cycling Club and Soo Bicycle Club, any questions call the Soo Bike Club at (906) 440-5134.

Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. sharp, weather permitting

For safety reasons, walkers who arrive after the walk begins will not be allowed to participate.

Walkers depart from the Norris Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. and walk approximately 3 miles North, finishing at the west parking lot of OLG Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Buses will then transport walkers back to the U.S. continually until 12 p.m.

Cost is $3 per person; $10 family.

For more information please call: Sault, Michigan Chamber of Commerce (906) 632-3301 or Sault, Ontario Chamber of Commerce (705) 949-7152.

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