Yes, the weather is cooling down but cycling is heating up! The air is crisp as fall gets closer, but cycling activities in Mississauga are only beginning to heat up. Check out what Mississauga has to offer on the cycling front.
12th Annual Tour de Mississauga – Sunday, September 15, 2019
This has become a tried and true tradition in Mississauga. An event you and your family and friends don’t want to miss. Rounding out its 12th year, the Tour is a family-friendly event that has rides for every level of cyclist from five to 50 kilometres. It’s a great way to see some of Mississauga’s cycling trails through parks and on our City roads. Once you have finished your ride, enjoy free ice cream. Entry fees are $5 for 5 km, $10 for 10 km, $15 for $25 and $20 for 50 km. Children 16 and under can cycle for free. Register online by Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m.
2019 Bike Challenge
Come on Mississauga, hop on your bike and help us meet our goal of riding 350,000 kilometres before October 25! Our Bike Challenge is an opportunity to get out and ride. It doesn’t matter whether it’s to the corner store or to the local park. The more you cycle the more you support our local hospitals, thanks to a generous community member who is donating $1 for every five kilometres cycled during the Challenge to the Trillium Health Partners. Learn more: mississaugabikes.ca/bikechallenge
Looking for a new cycling route or a new cycling buddy? Check out our Community Rides, the perfect way to explore our City by bike. Community Rides range from five to 20 kilometres and are free. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to cycling or experienced, the rides are led by volunteer marshals. The next rides are Sept. 7, 19, 21 and Oct. 5 and 26, each with its own distinct route in Mississauga. Register for free: mississaugabikes.ca/communityrides
Nominate a Cyclist for the Phil Green Award
Is there a cyclist in your neighbourhood that you are in awe of? Does he or she cycle to work or to the local grocery store? They might be deserving of the Phil Green Award! This award was created by the City to recognize the outstanding work done by Phil Green to promote safe cycling and sustainable transportation in Mississauga. The award is presented annually by the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC) to a person or group. Submit a nomination before Sunday, September 15.
Cycling is definitely top of mind this fall so don’t put your bike away yet, there’s lots of riding to do. Have a look at our cycling map to get some new ideas on where to cycle in Mississauga.