Citizen volunteers advising City Council on cycling issues


2017 Community Rides are again FREE!

Community Rides are a FREE series of casual cycling tours in all corners of Mississauga from May through October.  Led by citizen member volunteers of the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC), these group rides are an opportunity for residents to explore Mississauga on their bikes.  The 2017 series is sponsored by Toronto Pearson.

*ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN*

SCHEDULE:  The scheduled group rides of the season are posted in the 2017 Community Rides Schedule.

► City of Mississauga Press Release (May 5, 2017): "Start Your Internal Engine; Pedal with Us, Spring, Summer & Fall"

PRIZES / HANDOUTS:  Participants, track your rides and qualify for prizes!  Stay tuned for info on what to do with your 2016 Ride Card -- pertains to a 2017 Community Rides T-shirt!  FREE 2017 Mississauga Cycling Maps will be handed out on the rides.

REGISTRATION:  You can Register for multiple rides without having to repeat all your information.  Register from any of the ride webpages on the purple menu bar above.

ALL RIDERS ARE WELCOME including from outside Mississauga.  We have Volunteer Marshals to help us ride in 2-3 separate groups according to your comfort riding level.  Come and learn about cycling in Mississauga!  Safety Guidelines

BIKE HELMETS:  By provincial law, all minors (i.e. under 18 years old) are required to wear a bicycle helmet in Ontario.  MCAC has adopted a Mandatory Bike Helmet policy for ALL riders participating in our cycling events, including adults aged 18 and over.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  At least two (2) hours notice is given on Ride Day for any cancellation (e.g. due to weather) on: Facebook, Twitter and this webpage.  All Registered riders will be e-mailed.  If the weather forecast warrants, rides may be cancelled ahead of the Ride Day.  A Rain Date may be announced then, or later. 

MECHANICAL ISSUES:  On most rides, we have had one or more riders who experience mechanical issues or flat tires.  Although sometimes these cannot be avoided, riders can minimize the chances of a mechanical issue by properly maintaining and checking their bikes before each ride.  Riders should check the condition of their tires (including proper pressure), brakes, cables, chain, and shifting gears before each ride.  NOTE:  The rides are 'Guided', but not 'Supported', in that riders are responsible for arranging their own transportation if they should experience a bicycle break down while on a Community Ride.  

MINORS:  All minors aged 17* years and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  *Minors aged 14-17 may ride on Community Rides unaccompanied, if their parent/guardian gives online permission.

CHILDREN:  Children aged 7+ may ride on their own if their parent feels they are capable.  All children must be registered separately.  Children may ride on the sidewalk where their parent deems it appropriate.

YOUNG CHILDREN:  Child trailers, bike-mounted child seats or tandem-tows are welcome on the Rides!  Children aged 6 years and under may participate if 'attached' to a parent/guardian's bike (and also must be registered separately, even infants).

Please Contact Us for any questions about this program.

MCAC Deputation (May 11, 2016) launching the 2016 Community Rides program! (19p PDF)

Launch of 2015 Community Rides Program

May 6, 2015 -- MCAC Deputation (14p PDF) at Mississauga Council (GC) to launch the 2015 Community Rides program.

** NEW DATE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 **