The fourth Markham Cycles More theme is: Historic Markham!
The theme runs from August 28 to September 10th and is all about exploring Markham’s rich past. Did you know that Markham has over 80 buildings that are 170 years old or older? For example, Sunnyside Manor was built in 1816, and bought in 1930 for $100,000 by the grandson of Theodor Heintzman, who founded the Heintzman Piano Company. The mansion is now called Heintzman House.
Many historic buildings have been preserved in place, but when that’s not possible, a few have been moved to Markham Heritage Estates – an interesting neighbourhood at 16th Ave west of Markham Rd, full of historic homes that people are still living in today! It’s another one of our Markham Cycles More photo stops for this theme.
As always, we’re looking for suggestions on how to improve the cycling network and where to add bike parking. Send us photos with your ideas to earn extra entries in the draw!
Photo Stop Locations
Map of Photo Stop Locations
See the locations on a Google Map.
Also, take a look at Markham’s new cycling map for all the trails and bike lanes in Markham, to help you plan your route!
How to Participate
Sign up and set a summer cycling goal.
Then take a photo with your bike at as many of the photo stop locations above as you can from now until September 10th.
Submit your photos via social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) using the hashtag #MarkhamCyclesMore and tagging @MarkhamCycles, or emailing it in (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can also submit a suggestion for improvements to Markham’s Cycling Network or tell us about a location in need of bike parking. As the City continues to improve the trails, bike lanes and cycle tracks, City staff are looking for the public’s feedback on where infrastructure is missing and where adjustments and improvements can be made.
All submissions will be entered into a draw to win prizes. Draws will take place every two weeks, when a new theme and a new set of photo-stop locations will be announced.
Prizes for Theme 4 will include a gift card to The Boiler Room at JoyRide150 and a full bike tune-up at Cyclepath on Main St Markahm. Thank you to both these businesses for your generous contribution to encouraging cycling in Markham.
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