Mississauga Bike Challenge
The City of Mississauga challenges its residents, employees and visitors to collectively cycle 150,000 kilometres between June 29th and September 17th to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Participating in the Mississauga Bike Challenge is free, easy and fun! Go for bike rides, keep track of your kilometres and log them into the challenge to help Mississauga reach our 150,000 kilometre community goal.
The City of Mississauga will plant a tree for every 150 kilometres cycled and logged into the challenge to thank participants for cycling and contributing towards the community goal.
How to get started
Step 1: Register
Click here to sign up for the Mississauga Bike Challenge and follow the prompts to create your personal profile. Once you have created your profile you will be able to:
- Log your kilometres
- Set your personal goal
- View your earned awards
You can view the challenge progress in the green Mississauga Bike Challenge dashboard on the website’s homepage.
Step 2: Ride
Ride your bike and enjoy Mississauga’s 480 kilometres of trails, bike paths and signed bike routes. Have a look at the 2017 Mississauga Cycling Map to explore routes convenient for you.
Did you know the citizen member volunteers of the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC) organize free community ride series from May through October? The 2017 community rides feature 24 free rides in all corners of the city. The community rides are a great opportunity for residents to explore Mississauga, meet local cyclists and enjoy a complementary ice cream at the end of each ride.
Click here to view the upcoming community rides.
Step 3: Log Your Kilometres
Sign in to your Mississauga Bike Challenge profile to log your kilometres. Participants can log their kilometres manually or use Strava – a GPS tracking app, to log kilometres automatically.
- Log Manually: Sign in to your profile, fill out your kilometres, select the ride type and click on submit to log your kilometres into the challenge.
- Strava: Connect your bike challenge profile to your Strava account to log your kilometres automatically. Click here to learn how you to connect your Mississauga Bike Challenge profile to your Strava profile.
Step 4: Celebrate
The City of Mississauga will plant one tree for every 150 kilometres cycled and logged through the Mississauga Bike Challenge. If participants collectively reach the 150,000 kilometre goal, a total of 1,000 trees will be planted on City property.
Mississauga Bike Challenge participants will receive a tree award in their challenge profile for every 150 kilometres they cycle and log. Participants who earn virtual tree awards will receive an invitation to a Mississauga Bike Challenge tree planting event to be hosted in fall 2017 and spring 2018.
The Mississauga Bike Challenge trees are provided by Mississauga Parks and Forestry. Click here to learn more about Mississauga’s goal to plant 1,000,000 trees by 2032.