2018 Public Bike Ride set to roll on May 26

Apr 27, 2018 | General

The Town of Orangeville is promoting its bike routes with a public bike ride event on May 26. Participants depart from the Alder Recreation Centre at 9 a.m., taking a combination of newly-constructed bike routes 2 and 3. The ride ends at the Orangeville Farmers’ Market at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Bike ride organizer Grant Peters of the Orangeville Sustainability Action Team says public bike rides are a tremendous opportunity for local citizens to safely ride through Town in an effort to raise awareness for alternative transportation methods and bike/car safety. The leisurely public bike ride will have police escorts, creating a safe atmosphere for all ages and skill levels.

In April of this year, the Town received provincial funding to construct routes two and three, as well as several other bicycle infrastructure projects. The $180,000 grant will permit the expansion of the bike network and further development of the Town’s bike plan.

“We have had tremendous participation these last two years, and want to build on that success,” Mr. Peters says. “The provincial funding will go a long way towards improving the Town’s bike network and promoting this sustainable method of travel.”

Jeff Lemon of the Orangeville Sustainability Action Team will lead the public ride on a fat-bike. Join the ride to see Jeff in action.

People are free to "ride" any non-motorized vehicle -- skateboards, inline skates, etc.