Community Rides: 2018 Schedule

This is the compilation webpage for updates on the status of each and every Community Ride in the 2018 series, e.g. registration links, cancellation notices, GPS data, and special details which pertain uniquely to a Ride.

SAFETY GUIDELINES:  A Safety talk is given before each Ride, but it is a good idea to review the Safety Guidelines for Community Rides (posted in sidebar) prior to attending each Ride.

BASIC INFORMATION for Community Riders includes Registration and Cancellation policies applying to all Rides.

UPCOMING RIDES LISTING (as of May 13, 2018)

PORT CREDIT Waterfront Trail Family Ride
DISTANCE:  5 km  Ride with GPS (draft)
DATE:  Saturday May 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am
MEET:  *New Venue* J.C. Saddington Park (53 Lake Street)

*Online Registration is OPEN*

NOTE:  You’re invited to the first Bike Fest of the year!  This family-friendly cycling event is perfect for kids and new riders of all ages.  Starting at 10:00 am there will be fun activities and giveaways, with a CanBike instructor to help you learn how to ride safely and feel more confident on your bike.  A mechanic will also be on site to give quick tune-ups and get your bike running smoothly.  The morning activities will be followed by a 5 km ride where participants can explore the Port Credit waterfront by bike and test out their newly acquired cycling skills.  Kids aged 7+ years old can ride their own bike on the 5km ride.  All minors on the ride must be accompanied by a registered parent/guardian on a bike.

Jim Tovey Memorial Ride - Lakeview (15 km)
DATE:  Saturday June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am
MEET:  Lakeview Promenade Park (exact location TBA)
► View the MCAC Jim Tovey tribute article.

Bike Challenge Launch Ride - Erindale Woodlands and Queensway Trail (24 km) GPS (draft)
DATE:  Sunday June 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am
MEET:  Applewood Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC Dealership (3000 Woodchester Dr)

Erin Mills Bikefest Family Ride (5 km) GPS (draft)  &  (10 km) GPS (draft)
DATE:  Sunday June 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
MEET:  South Common Community Centre (2233 South Millway)

Creditview and Rivergrove Ride (15 km) GPS (draft)
DATE:  Thursday July 12, 2018 @ 6:15 pm
MEET:  River Grove Community Centre (5800 River Grove Ave)

Mississauga Valley Family Ride (5 km) GPS (draft)  &  (15 km) GPS (draft)
DATE:  Saturday July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am
MEET:  Mississauga Valley Community Centre (1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd)

Malton and Humber Trail Ride (17 km) GPS (draft)
DATE:  Saturday July 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am
MEET:  Malton Community Centre (3540 Morning Star Dr)

Lake Aquitaine Bikefest Family Ride (5 km) GPS (draft)  &  (12 km) GPS (draft)
DATE:  Saturday August 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
MEET:  Meadowvale Community Centre (6655 Glen Erin Dr)

NOTES:  Participants may come early to watch and cheer those participating in the Ontario 55+ Summer Games.  The community ride will then use the closed-off Lake Aquitaine Course for part of the route.

Parking will NOT be available at the Community Centre. Participants are encouraged to arrive by bike, public transit, or be prepared to park away from the event and bike in.

Applewood and Rockwood Ride (17 km) GPS (draft)
DATE:  Thursday August 16, 2018 @ 6:15 pm
MEET:  Garnetwood Park (4053 River Mill Way)

Burnhamthorpe and Bristol - Tour Training Ride (35 km) GPS (draft)
DATE:  Saturday September 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am
MEET:  Riverwood Park (Riverwood Park Lane)

Park Royal and Southdown Ride (17 km) GPS (draft)
DATE:  Thursday September 6, 2018 @ 6:15 pm
MEET:  Clarkson Community Centre (2475 Truscott Dr)

Downtown and Hershey Centre - Tour Training Ride (25 km) GPS (draft)
DATE:  Saturday September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am
MEET:  Hershey Centre (5500 Rose Cherry Pl) (north side parking lot)


GTAA (Airport) KICK-OFF RIDE (20 km) Ride with GPS
DATE:  Saturday May 5, 2018  (postcard)
BEGIN:  Mount Charles Park (1265 Cardiff Blvd)

OSPREY MARSH RIDE (10 km) Ride with GPS
DATE:  Saturday May 12, 2018  (postcard)
BEGIN:  Castlegreen Meadows Park (2829 Castlebridge Dr)

NOTE:  Before the Ride, 2017 Bike Challenge participants were invited to a Tree Planting event @ 10:00 amDetails HERE.