The 11th annual Tour de Mississauga rolls out on Sept. 16, with all rides beginning and ending at Celebration Square. The time-honoured community event features five, 10, 25 and 50-kilometre rides for all ages and skill levels to enjoy. Registration for the event closes on Sept. 10.
Tour de Mississauga gives participants the opportunity to explore Mississauga by bicycle. The tour is a non-competitive event with a strong focus on community and exploring new routes.
“Every year we see thousands of cyclists come out to take part in this community cycling event,” says Glenn Gumulka, SustainMobility executive director. “It’s always a sight to see everyone on their bikes, lined up at the starting line and ready to go. There’s a real positive energy.”
Consider joining a community ride to help you prepare for the Tour. The City of Mississauga and the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee are offering free community cycling rides, which coincide with the annual Mississauga Bike Challenge. The Challenge encourages residents to log their cycling activity online to make an impact. For every 10 km cycled and logged online, a one dollar donation will be made by The Humberview Group to the Trillium Health Partners Foundation, up to $50,000.
“It’s simple,” says Matthew Sweet, city active transportation manager. “Whenever you ride, keep track of your kilometres and log them at mississaugabikes.ca and help us meet our goal of riding 500,000 kilometres by Sept. 15.”
Visit tourdesauga.ca for full details on how to register for Tour de Mississauga.
Photo: Tour de Mississauga 2018 takes place Sept. 16.