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Mississauga Bike Month Symposium
June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
June is Bike Month and the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC) will be organizing a virtual Bike Symposium!
About this event:
Attend this free online event to hear from local cycling advocates and groups, ask questions and learn more about cycling programs happening in Mississauga. Our panelists for this year are:
GLE Bike Initiative:
Janice Battista Lowe is a high school teacher out of Malton, Ontario where she has been an educator for over 12 years. Janice has a specialty in Youth Outreach and started a community based organization called The G.L.E. Movement, which stands for Grow, Lead, Excel. Janice’s venture into the cycling community was sparked by the pandemic and the lack of bicycles in her school community of Malton. This then propelled her Summer Cycle initiative to target that need. https://bikeminds.ca/2021/03/12/bikes-children/
Mississauga Mountain Biking Association:
The Mississauga Mountain Biking Association is an organization composed of enthusiastic mountain bikers looking to increase awareness of the sport and establish a reputable mountain biking association locally within Mississauga. From a broader perspective, we want to be able to enhance and utilize outdoor spaces in Mississauga for the benefit of all types of users. https://www.mississaugamba.ca/
Mississauga Cycles Mentorship Program:
The Mississauga Cycles project, started in 2019, connects newcomers to Canada with their new community, by bike. Together, mentors and newcomer participants organize and participate in a variety of group activities throughout the city. Through this program newcomer participants improve their communication skills, bike riding skills, knowledge of bike routes, bike maintenance, and enjoy free events and activities, all while exploring Mississauga by bike. https://www.peelmc.ca/mississauga-cycles/
Port Credit Slow Rolls:
Port Credit Slow Rolls are a biweekly casual 10 to 15 kilometre ride to enjoy the waterfront trail in Port Credit which were started in the spring of 2018 by Ray Marentette. Ray, who was 80 in spring of 2018, got tired of seeing his bike in the storage room and made a pact with himself to get back to riding his bicycle. However, his wife expressed concern about him riding on his own. He decided to put up posters along the waterfront trail inviting people to join him for a casual ride. Thirteen people showed up for this ride and he hasn’t looked back since growing the ride up to 200 riders and running a bike valet at the Port Credit Farmer’s Market. https://www.portcredit.ca/2019/11/13/ray-marentette-slow-rolls-his-way-to-the-phil-green-award/