Tour de Mississauga - Sunday, September 16, 2018

*Online Tour de Mississauga Registration for 2018 is OPEN*

► City of Mississauga Press Release (April 4, 2018): City of Mississauga Will Continue to Host Tour de Mississauga in 2018.

Mississauga News article (April 8, 2018): City firms up deal to host Tour de Mississauga 2018 cycling event.

Arrangements for 2018 are the subject of a Report (9p PDF) at the General Committee of Council on April 4, 2018 (AGENDA Item 8.2).  The City of Mississauga will host the 2018 Tour, and hire a 3rd party (Sustain Mobility) to organize it.  MCAC will partner with the City to provide Volunteer support.

BACKGROUND:  As of 2016, MCAC is an advisor but no longer responsible for organizing the Tour de Mississauga, as determined by Mississauga Council.  For the first eight years, the Tour was an MCAC volunteer effort, starting with 26 participants at the first annual event!  By the 8th annual Tour in 2015, there were 3800 riders.  In 2016 and 2017, a third party, Sustain Mobility organized and restructured the Tour with assistance from City of Mississauga and MCAC.

CYCLING ON THE TRANSITWAY?  The City approved MCAC's use of the Mississauga Transitway for the 2015 Tour de Mississauga rides.  All five (5) Routes: 120km, 100km, 60km, 30km, and 15km included the length of the Transitway which had been completed so far.  There were NO buses on the route during the Tour and 3,800 cyclists enjoyed the smooth, safe course as they viewed the new stations and public art along the route.  MCAC is advocating for cycling on the Transitway as a year-round multi-modal transportation option.

UPDATE (June 2018):  A staff report has come back on this topic and will be posted here.

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ATTN: 2015 Tour Participants (8th annual)
Thank you for supporting MCAC's volunteer efforts for eight years!