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Aug 11, 2016

Join the Community Ride to Cheer and Remember

All cyclists are welcome to come out on Saturday and join a community ride being led by citizen member volunteers of the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC). The ride begins at the Adamson Estate (in Lakeview) and will conclude at Lakeside Park (in Clarkson) where participants can cheer on some of the Ontario Summer Games athletes participating in the Road Cycling competition.

This ride is dedicated as a Memorial Ride in tribute to Jocelyn Lovell, a Canadian cycling champion and Mississauga resident who passed away in June 2016. A brief ceremony of appreciation and remembrance will take place in front of the Lovell home in Port Credit (located along the Waterfront Trail), shortly following the start of the ride. Lovell dominated Canadian track and road cycling in the 1970s and early 1980s; winning dozens of national titles as well as gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games and a silver medal at the 1978 World Championships. In 1985, he was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, two years after a tragic road accident ended his cycling career.

Date:
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Time:
Ride begins promptly at 9 a.m.
Brief stop in front of the Lovell home for Jocelyn Lovell tribute 9:10 a.m.
Riders wishing to return to Adamson Estate with the MCAC marshals will leave Lakeside Park at 11:30 a.m.

Where:
Adamson Estate
850 Enola Avenue
Mississauga, ON
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Parking is limited at the Adamson Estate. Cyclists are encouraged to park at Lakefront Promenade Park to the east and ride the Waterfront Trail to the Adamson Estate.

Who:
Community ride is being led by volunteers of MCAC.

The ride is 14.3 kilometres one-way and round-trip is 29.2 kilometres.

For more information on this ride and the 2016 ride series, visit mississaugacycling.ca.

BACKGROUND:
Community rides are a series of casual cycling tours that take place in all corners of Mississauga from May until October. Rides are led by citizen member volunteers of the MCAC. These group rides are an opportunity for residents to explore Mississauga on their bikes.
 

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Media Contact:
Laurel Schut   
Acting Manager, Corporate Communications
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 5832                                     
laurel.schut@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151 






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