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Ward Rides Are Here Again! Residents Invited to Explore their Communities by Bike

May 15, 2013

This Thursday, May 16, residents are invited to ride their bikes and explore Ward 3 with their Councillor Chris Fonseca and members of the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC). This is the first Ward Ride of the season.

Media are invited to attend this early evening event.

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What: The 2013 Ward Rides series features casual community rides in each ward almost every week during the spring and summer. This series is designed to encourage residents to get on their bikes and explore many cycling routes in their neighbourhoods, week by week. Suitable for families -all are welcome.

Who: Chris Fonseca, Councillor, Ward 3
Citizen members of the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC) and local residents

When: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Meet at 6:15 p.m. Depart at 6:30 p.m.
In the event of cancellation due to rain, please visit:

The 13.3 kilometre community ride of Ward 3 begins and ends at Rockwood Mall at the south east corner of Dixie Road and Rathburn Road.

Address: Rockwood Mall
4141 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ont.

Future rides are scheduled for May 23 and 30, weekly in June, and throughout July, August and September. Visit for a detailed list of all dates, times and routes of the 2013 Ward Rides.

The Ward Rides are an initiative led by MCAC with City Council Representative, Chris Fonseca, and with support from the City’s Cycling Office.

Twittercue: Join Ward 3 Councillor Fonseca for the first Ward Ride May 16, 6:15 p.m. at Rockwood Mall.

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Media Contact:
Adrian Paris
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