Entertainment and activities | May 26, 2022
There’s no better time than Bike Month to hop on your bike, learn new skills and connect with others. From May 30 to June 30, there are plenty of activities happening in Mississauga to help you celebrate, get to know your neighbourhood by bike, and improve your cycling skills. Whether you travel everywhere on two wheels or you’re just discovering the joy of experiencing your neighbourhood by bike, cycling is a great way to get outdoor exercise and boost your mood.
Try these free Bike Month activities taking place all month long.
Community Rides are back this year with in-person, guided group rides. They are the perfect opportunity for those new to cycling to get more comfortable on their bike, experience Mississauga’s cycling infrastructure and meet others in the community. Two Community Rides will take place in June:
|Community Rides Route||Launch Date and Time||Starting Location|
|Clarkson-Lorne Park||Saturday, June 11||Clarkson Community Centre|
|Malton||Saturday, June 25||Malton Community Centre|
Those interested in a self-guided experience can use the online maps and wayfinding signage to do the ride at a time of their choosing. To register, visit mississaugabikes.ca/communityrides.
Bike the Creek
Bike the Creek returns in-person this year on Saturday, June 18. Participants can choose from routes ranging from five to 65 km, with five and 12 km family ride options for those looking for an activity for the whole family. All rides start at the Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre in Brampton and highlight the trails throughout the Region of Peel, including routes through Mississauga. This event is free and planned in partnership with BikeBrampton, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), the City of Brampton, Town of Caledon and City of Mississauga.
For more information, to access the route maps or to register, visit trca.ca/bike-the-creek.
Safe Cycling Webinars
Learn something new and join other cycling enthusiasts across the GTHA for a variety of free, safe cycling webinars:
Check Out a Mississauga Trail
Whether you prefer wooded trails or waterfront views, there’s a trail for every preference and skill level in Mississauga. Use the Mississauga cycling map to locate trails and discover ideas on where to cycle.
The City will be hosting pop-ups with education materials and giveaways along several Mississauga trails throughout the month. Watch out for these pop-ups and come say hello!
Bike to the Farmers Market
The City’s free bike valet service is back! Check out the Port Credit Farmers Market on Saturday, June 4 and Lakeview Farmers Market on Sunday, June 5. We’ll keep your bike secure while you shop local.
When out for a bike ride, remember to follow the rules of the road, be courteous to other trail users and obey all shared trail etiquette. Cyclists who are under the age of 18 must wear a helmet, however, everyone is encouraged to wear a helmet when riding their bike.
For more Bike Month activities to enjoy, visit bikemonth.ca.
For more information on cycling safety, where to ride your bike and cycling events happening in Mississauga, visit mississaugabikes.ca.
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