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.
The Mississauga Bike Challenge trees are provided by Mississauga Parks and Forestry and will be planted in fall of 2017 and spring 2018. Click here to learn about Mississauga’s goal to plant 1,000,000 trees by 2032.
How it works
Mississauga Bike Challenge participants will earn a virtual tree award for every 150 kilometres they cycle and log.
Participants who earned tree awards will receive an invitation from the Mississauga Bike Challenge for a tree planting event in fall of 2017 and spring 2018. The Mississauga Bike Challenge trees will be planted on City property.
Trees and shrubs native to Southern Ontario will be planted as part of the Mississauga Bike Challenge. These species grow well in Mississauga and support our local birds, butterflies and other wildlife. They also provide many other environmental benefits such as filtering and cooling the air, preventing erosion and absorbing carbon.
One Million Trees
Trees are important to the environment, health and quality of life in our city. In Mississauga, there are 2.1 million trees on both public and private lands.
One million trees Mississauga was launched in 2013 to help conserve and enhance the City’s open spaces and forested areas for future generations to enjoy. The 1,000 Mississauga Bike Challenge trees will count towards the City’s One Million Trees goal.