The third instalment of the cycling webinar series with the Newmarket Public Library is here! Cycling in all Weather – October 6th, 7 pm: Don’t let a little rain stop you from enjoying your bike! In this workshop, learn how to fix choose weather appropriate, plan your route, and maintain your bike for all kinds of weather conditions. Register here.
This webinar series is a first step in launching a community bicycle hub in Newmarket. The bike hub, which will launch in spring of 2022, will offer a suite of programming including DIY repair, access to bikes, bike mentorship, earn your bike programs, guided rides, and workshops. As more people bike and support for cycling grows, local champions can work together with city staff and decision-makers to constructively address infrastructure gaps.
This project, with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, will see TCAT will expand the programs offered at the existing Markham Cycles Community Bicycle Hub, establish a new community bicycle hub in Newmarket, and host programs at satellite sites in York Region.
TCAT’s first step towards building a community bicycle hub in Newmarket is establishing connections with local organizations whose missions align with co-benefits of cycling to help guide the development and delivery of programming, including the Newmarket Public Library, local advocacy group Cycle Newmarket and transportation planning staff at the Town. Through these discussions, we have identified gaps in providing cycling education, amenities, and community connections. TCAT will work to address these gaps as we have done previously in Peel Region, Scarborough, and currently Markham.