Get Ready To Roll Into Fall! Bike Month Is Here…

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MISSISSAUGA: September is Bike Month! If you haven’t done so already, now is a great time to bust out your bike, give it a tune-up and get peddling.

Whether you’re new to biking or you’re an advanced cyclist who knows Mississauga’s cycling network like the back of your hand, biking is an activity that can be enjoyed by those of all skill levels.

Not sure how to celebrate Bike Month? Check out our list of cycling activities. Learn something new with a safe cycling webinar -Join hundreds of other bike-loving residents across the GTHA by checking out a free, safe cycling webinar presented by Peel Region.

Register for the webinar that interests you most, or checks out them all!

All webinars take place from noon to 1 p.m., following the schedule below. Visit bike month.ca/mississauga for more information and to register.

• Family Biking – September 12 – Learn tips and tricks for teaching kids how to bike as well as biking while pregnant and with babies and toddlers.

• Safe Cycling 101 – September 16 – Safe Cycling for SchoolAged Children – September 19
Bike with confidence. Learn about the rules, responsibilities, etiquette, and more. A version of this workshop is also available for school-aged children.

• Road Rules – September 26 This interactive, quiz-style workshop will cover a range of topics, including laws and fines that apply to cyclists and drivers, how to navigate shared space with other road users, and common misconceptions about road rules.

• Biking in All Weather Conditions – September 30 – This interactive, quiz-style workshop will cover a range of topics, including laws and fines that apply to cyclists and drivers, how to navigate shared space with other road users, and common misconceptions about road rules.

Give your bike a check-up Just like us, your bike might not be in tip-top shape if you haven’t been out for a ride in a while. Before you head out, give your bike a safety check – especially if you and your bike are a little rusty. Do the ABCD Quick Check to make sure your bike is safe to ride.

Brush up your trail etiquette Biking is a great activity that allows you to get outdoor exercise while practising physical distancing.

Due to the pandemic, more cyclists and pedestrians have been hitting Mississauga’s trails and shared pathways, creating an increase in congestion. To ensure everyone is able to safely enjoy their trail time, be courteous and follow trail etiquette – it involves more than just ringing your bell! Brush up on your trail etiquette before you head out.

Bike to work or to school Swap out four wheels for two wheels, and gas-fuelled for pedal-powered by choosing your bike instead of your car the next time you travel to work or to
school.

Not only does it get you active, it also helps reduce traffic congestion, especially around school zones, and is something easy you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

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