The fifth Markham Cycles More theme is: New Markham! As a companion to our last theme, Historic Markham, this theme explores the many great Markham landmarks that have been added in our recent past. Our starting point is Markham Civic Centre, which is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. Since then, great community centres such as Aaniin and Angus Glen have been built, as well as the Pan Am sports centre. New communities are getting new landmarks, such as the Grand Cornell Clock Tower.
Since this is a scavenger hunt by bike, we’ve also included an example of new cycling infrastructure: the Lake to Lake trail switchback. And we can’t forget Pacific Mall, which has put Markham on the map as a shopping destination for tourists and people across the GTA. This evolution of city building is beautifully summed up in Marion Bartlett’s sculpture, “The Building of a Community”. Enjoy the hunt!
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 30th.
Submit your photos via social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) using the hashtag #MarkhamCyclesMore and tagging @MarkhamCycles, or emailing it in (email@example.com).
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 5 will include a gift cards to The Boiler Room at JoyRide150 and for ice cream.
Join the Markham Cycles More Challenge