May 24, 2012
The City of Mississauga, Smart Commute Mississauga and the Mississauga Cycling Advisory
Committee invite residents to pump up their tires and pedal their way to work for the 6th
Annual Bike to Work Day on Monday, May 28, 2012. The group rides will be followed by a free
breakfast with dignitaries.
With our newly approved Living Green Master Plan, an event such as Bike to Work Day
reminds us that cycling is one action we can take to show that we care about our health and the
health of our natural environment, said Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca. In the
spirit of living green, I encourage everyone to register for a Bike to Work Day ride and give
cycling a try.
Our goal is to integrate cycling into our citys way of life, where people choose
to cycle for their daily transportation needs, said Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati, manager of
the Cycling Office. May 28 is a great opportunity for people to get on their bikes and
see for themselves that cycling is fun, affordable and environmentally-friendly. Together,
lets live green, one bike ride at a time.
Bike to Work Day group rides and free breakfast.
Cyclists can enjoy bike safety check-ups, fun prizes, cycling vendors and a BMX
demonstration at the breakfast event.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Annual Group Ride
The main group ride meets at 7 a.m. at Chappell House Lawn at Riverwood Park, located at 4300
Riverwood Park Lane.
Group Ride with Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca
The group ride meets at 7 a.m. at the intersection of Tomken Road and Burnhamthorpe Road.
The group rides depart at 7:30 a.m. and arrive at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City
Centre Drive at approximately 8 a.m.
Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The group rides and breakfast will take place rain or shine.
Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca, Cycling Advisory Committee Member
Ward 6 Councillor Ron Starr
Jeff Watchman, Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee Chair
Glenn Gumulka, Smart Commute Mississauga Executive Director
Andrew Tohn, Hatch Limited Representative
Students from several secondary schools in Mississauga
At 8:35 a.m. speakers will gather around the BMX stage.
Bike to Work Day is recognized by Smart Commute organizations across the Greater Toronto and
Hamilton Area, in partnership 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 Mississaugas Bike to Work Day events
including a listing of all Mississauga Bike to Work Day rides, visit www.smartcommutemiss.ca
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 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 and maintaining infrastructure.