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."
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
Monday, May 30, 2011
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
Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The ride and breakfast will take place rain or shine
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
At 8:50 a.m. speakers will gather around the cycling pod.
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
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