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Bike to Work Day 2011
Shift Gears and Choose to Cycle: Mississauga’s 5th Annual Bike to Work Day

May 25, 2011

The City of Mississauga, Smart Commute Mississauga and the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee invite residents to shift gears and cycle to work for the 5th Annual Bike to Work Day on Monday, May 30, 2011. The ride will be followed by a free breakfast with dignitaries.

"The City of Mississauga is committed to hosting a Bike to Work Day event as an expression of our commitment to developing a cycling-friendly city for a greener, healthier Mississauga," said Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca and member of the Cycling Advisory Committee. "Whether you are a cycling enthusiast or a new rider, I encourage everyone to leave their vehicles at home and try cycling."

"Bike to Work Day is an event that brings the community together to help promote cycling as a healthy, environmentally-friendly and economical commuting option," said Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati, manager of the Cycling Office. "From business leaders to secondary students, everyone is welcome to help us kick off the cycling season."

What:
Bike to Work Day main group ride and free breakfast.
Cyclists can enjoy bike safety check-ups, fun prizes, cycling vendors and education at the breakfast event.

When:
Monday, May 30, 2011

Where:
Start: The main group ride meets at 7 a.m. on the lawn of Chappell House at the Riverwood Park Conservancy site located at 4300 Riverwood Park Lane.

Finish: The ride departs at 7:30 a.m. and proceeds along the Ted Ho Trail along Rathburn Road West, concluding at the Living Arts Centre Park, 4141 Living Arts Drive at approximately 8 a.m.

Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The ride and breakfast will take place rain or shine

Who:
Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca, Cycling Advisory Committee Member
Martin Powell, Commissioner of Transportation and Works Department
Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services
Jeff Watchman, Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee Chair
Glenn Gumulka, Smart Commute Mississauga Executive Director
Students from several secondary schools in Mississauga

Photo Opportunity:
At 8:50 a.m. speakers will gather around the cycling pod.

Background:
Bike to Work Day is being recognized by Smart Commute across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, in collaboration with Metrolinx and area municipalities. Civic and corporate leaders are demonstrating their commitment to sustainable transportation by participating in Bike to Work Day rides. 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.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.




Related Links:
   Bike to Work Day Route Map
   Bike to Work Day YouTube Video


Media Contact:
Edyta Brzeziak
Marketing Consultant
Phone: 905-615-3200 x3719
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   edyta.brzeziak@mississauga.ca


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