For immediate release:
MARKHAM, ON – June 28, 2019
You are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony with cake and a community ride to celebrate the launch of Markham’s first community bike hub, called Markham Cycles. With funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada, The Centre for Active Transportation is leading this initiative to incubate cycling in a suburban community. Project partners include the City of Markham, York Region District School Board, CultureLink Settlement and Community Services, and the Markham Cycling and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of Markham, will be speaking. We will also hear from Aftab Hirani, a Scarborough Cycles program participant and newcomer to cycling, who through using the community bicycle hub has gained confidence riding on suburban streets and feels more connected to his community.
This summer and fall, the new Markham Cycles hub will be hosting community rides and bike repair workshops, a bike mentorship and loan program, e-bike try-outs and other bike-related activities. Through the hub, participants will be encouraged to make greener travel choices.
Learn more about creating a culture of cycling in our community.
Register here for the event.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Milliken Mills Community Centre & Library
7600 Kennedy Road, Markham
11:00 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
12:00 Bike Activities
1:00 Community Bike Ride*
*Please bring your bike and helmet to join the Community Bike Ride.