If you go guide

Biking in Prince Edward Island

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Globe Correspondent / May 9, 2004

Tourism Prince Edward Island
Box 940
Charlottetown, PEI C1E 1B0
Maps (including one just for the Confederation Trail), brochures, and visitors guide are available.

Island Trails
Box 265
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7K4
Nonprofit group; maintains the trail, its website has trail descriptions.

The Confederation Trail Open
Box 265
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7K4
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
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
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)
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

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

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