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New 15 km Family Ride Highlights 2013 Tour de Mississauga

Aug 22, 2013

Explore the city by bike during the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee's (MCAC) 6th annual Tour de Mississauga on Sunday, September 15, 2013. This year, the Tour has added a 15 km Family Ride.

Beginning and ending at Mississauga Celebration Square, the Tour is one of the largest free cycling events in southern Ontario. It features four different routes and is open to cyclists with any level of experience and on any bike including electric assist bikes. All children 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Registration is free and can be completed online (www.mississaugacycling.ca/tour) or in person at City of Mississauga Community Centres.

What: 6th Annual Tour de Mississauga

When: Register now for Sunday, September 15, 2013
8 a.m. – 100 km Challenge Road Ride
8:30 a.m. – 60 km Signature Ride
9:30 a.m. – 30 km Leisure Ride
10:30 a.m. – 15 km Family Ride

Where: Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive (Burnhamthorpe Road West & Hurontario Street)

Routes:

Symons Group (Scotia McLeod) Family Ride – This 15 km (9.3 miles) paved route targets families with children seven years of age and older. It is the perfect Sunday morning family ride through Mississauga’s downtown.
Grant Thornton Leisure Ride – This 30 km (18 miles) ride features mainly paved off-road trails.
ACG Signature Ride - This 60 km (37 miles) route covers a variety of on and off-road paved trails throughout the city.
Invesco Challenge Road Ride – This 100 km (62 miles) route covers most of the City. It is a road only ride for experienced cyclists who are up for a challenge.

All the rides include 'get back quick' options.

This year's Tour concludes with a free barbecue for all participants from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., compliments of the Region of Peel.

To register online, view the route maps or for further information about Tour T-shirts and jerseys, visit www.mississaugacycling.ca/tour. Deadline for online registration is Friday, September 13 at noon.

Twittercue: Explore Mississauga by bike during Mississauga's 6th annual Tour de Mississauga. Register online at www.mississaugacycling.ca/tour

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 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 focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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Email:   kimberly.hicks@mississauga.ca


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