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Everyone Can Ride! Mississauga’s Bike to Work Day

May 25, 2009

The City of Mississauga, Smart Commute Mississauga, the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee and Metrolinx are working together to host Bike to Work Day on Monday May 25, 2009.

"Cyclists can participate in the main ride to Civic Centre from Riverwood Park or ride from home to Civic Centre.  All riders to Civic Centre can enjoy a free pancake breakfast, giveaways and prizes at Central Library Square after completion of their ride.  In addition, a number of group rides have been organized to various places of employment around the city," said Glenn Gumulka, Executive Director of Smart Commute Mississauga. 

What:           

Bike to Work Day Main Ride and free pancake breakfast.

When:           

Monday, May 25, 2009

Where:         

Ride meets at 7:00 a.m. from the MacEwan Barn, Riverwood site located at 4150 Riverwood Park Lane (Burnhamthorpe Road West and The Credit Woodlands).

Ride departs at 7:30 a.m. and continues eastbound along Burnhamthorpe Road, Creditview Road to the Ted Ho Trail along Rathburn Road, concluding at Mississauga Civic Centre, north square, 300 City Centre Drive at approximately 8:00 a.m.

Ride will take place rain or shine.  There will be giveaways and prizes for ride participants including a bike computer, bike pannier and LED bike headlight.

Who:             

Ward 2 Councillor Patricia Mullin, Member of Provincial Parliament Mississauga East-Cooksville Peter Fonseca, Commissioner of Transportation and Works Department Martin Powell, Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee Chair Jeff Wachman and Smart Commute Mississauga Executive Director Glenn Gumulka.

Civic and corporate leaders are demonstrating their commitment to sustainable transportation by participating in Bike to Work Day rides.  A complete list of civic and corporate leaders participating is available on Smart Commute Mississauga’s website. 

Bike to Work Day is being recognized by Smart Commute across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, in collaboration with Metrolinx and area municipalities.  For complete details on Mississauga’s Bike to Work Day events including a listing of all Mississauga Bike to Work Day rides, visit www.smartcommutemiss.ca or www.mississaugacycling.ca.

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state of the art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse, and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength and for being Canada's safest city.

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Media Contact:

Justin Agius                                                              

Marketing Coordinator                                            

City of Mississauga                                                 

905-615-3200 ext. 5043                                         

justin.agius@mississauga.ca                                 

TTY 905-896-5151

 

Glenn Gumulka

Executive Director

Smart Commute Mississauga

905-896-5941

glenn@smartcommute.ca






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