Mayor's Bike Ride 2024

Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Address:

River Mill Park, Huntsville, Ontario
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Event Type:

  • Community Events and Festivals
  • Family
  • Outdoor
  • Sports and Recreation

Event Details:

The Town of Huntsville, The SportLab and local organizations, including Huntsville Mountain Bike Association, TriMuskoka, Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka, the OPP, Algonquin Outfitters, Muskoka Bike Pro Shop and Rotary Club of North Muskoka, are championing these two fun, free and family-friendly cycling events this spring!

“We are thrilled to partner once again with these community organizations to bring residents the Mayor’s Bike Ride and the Kids’ Bike Rodeo,” explains Mayor Nancy Alcock. “Through these types of community-led events, we hope to instill in residents cycling safety and a life-long appreciation for recreation, transportation, environmentalism, exercise, and health. There are so many social, environmental, physical, and mental health benefits to active transportation - we want everyone to experience how easy it is to get around our community on a bike.”

Join Mayor Nancy Alcock and The SportLab, a local performance medicine clinic, for the seventh annual Mayor’s Bike Ride, taking place on Thursday, June 13, 2024 (rain date: Tuesday, June 18). Participants are asked to arrive for check-in at 6 p.m., ride starts at 6:30 p.m., from River Mill Park. Registration online begins May 9th at 8:30 a.m., or you can register at the park prior to the ride.

Led by experienced community cyclists, there are four cycling options: a 20-minute family friendly ride, a one-hour in town ride for intermediate level cyclists, a one-hour road ride for more advanced level cyclists led by TriMuskoka Triathlon Club, or a one-hour mountain bike ride for intermediate level riders led by the Huntsville Mountain Bike Association. All routes are wonderful opportunities to give cycling a try or up your cycling game while traveling through a variety of neighborhoods in Huntsville on a social ride. For those without a bike wanting to give it a try, Muskoka Bike Pro Shop will have bike rentals at their shop, by donation. Pay what you can, knowing the proceeds will go to support Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions. 


Sponsorship Opportunity – Bikes & Helmets

Last year we started a new initiative to provide local children experiencing barriers to recreation with a bike and safety helmet.  Through the generous support of local organizations and businesses, we received seven (7) bike sponsorships last year. This year, our goal is to find a minimum of five bike sponsors so we can pair them with five more young riders. This is an excellent way to invest in physical activity for youth and encourage active transportation in the Town of Huntsville.

To sponsor a bike/helmet, or for more information on The Mayor’s Bike Ride and the Kids’ Bike Rodeo please contact kaitlin.timmons@huntsville.ca or call 705-789-6421 ext. 3032.

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