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Bike to Work Day 2012
Change the Way You Move: Mississauga’s 6th Annual Bike to Work Day

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 city’s 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, let’s live green, one bike ride at a time.”

What:
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.

When:
Monday, May 28, 2012

Where:
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.

Breakfast Event
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.

Who:
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

Photo Opportunity:
At 8:35 a.m. speakers will gather around the BMX stage.

Background:
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 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 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.

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Related Links:
   Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca's Group Ride - Route Map
   Riverwood Annual Group Ride - Route Map


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


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