3/2020 - Due to COVID-19 and social distancing measures in place, we will be cancelling all upcoming programs until further notice and will wait to plan future programs until it is safe to do so. Please take care during this challenging time and we hope to be back with you soon to continue to grow cycling culture... Read More
2/2020 - Cycling offers communities a wide range of potential benefits, including improved health, friendlier streets, reduced traffic congestion, reductions in GHG emissions, and improvements in air quality. However, the nature of suburban communities creates an environment which is not particularly conducive to cycling. These neighbourhoods were often built during the 1950’s post-war housing boom and were... Read More
10/2019 - CultureLink’s Bike Host program at the Markham Cycles Hub wrapped a successful summer full of building, fixing and riding bikes in the 905! Samuel Perry, CultureLink’s Health and Recreation News CultureLink’s Bike Host had the opportunity this year to partner with York Region’s first community bicycle hub: Markham Cycles. This hub aims to build cycling culture in Markham and the Bike... Read More
10/2019 - With a new school year approaching, you might be dreading the morning or afternoon scene at your child’s school. A procession of cars snake in and out of your school pick-up or drop-off zones. The line of cars waiting to get as close as possible stretches up the block. Everyone is in a hurry and... Read More
10/2019 - Whether you’re an expert cyclist or a casual walker, you are sure to find something that suits your lifestyle in the City of Markham. The City has adopted the concept of “active transportation,” which promotes healthy alternatives to motorized transportation by encouraging residents to walk, jog, rollerblade or cycle not only for recreation and physical... Read More
10/2019 - Helping kids get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day is among the goals of a pilot program that promotes the benefits of “active travel” like walking and cycling. The Markham Active School Travel program also seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create safer school zones and support healthier communities. According to Ontario... Read More
10/2019 - CAN-BIKE // Traffic Skills 101 from Manitoba Cycling Association on Vimeo.
9/2019 - This is a clip of the segment on Fairchild TV, which ran on August 31, 2019 at 7:00PM and focused on the new addition to the program – borrowing a bicycle to take home with your Markham Public Library card! This video was filmed in front of the Markham Cycles Community Bike Hub in the... Read More
7/2019 - “The City of Markham announced the establishment of a bicycle rental centre at the Milliken Mills Community Centre. Apart from the hope of the public to use it, it also took the opportunity to encourage members of the public to travel by bicycle.” Watch full video clip here.
7/2019 - Not a question if commuter cycling will catch on in city but when, writes Peter Miasek Anyone from Markham who travels to downtown Toronto will notice the large numbers of cyclists on the roads. Survey data from 2016 show that seven per cent of all daily trips made by downtown residents are by bike, up... Read More
7/2019 - CultureLink, a settlement and community organization, is looking for newcomers and immigrants to Canada to join their Bike Host program. The Bike Host program matches up newcomers who are open to cycling with mentors who ride regularly. In large and small group activities, Bike Host participants practice their communication skills and learn about civic engagement,... Read More
7/2019 - The women in Najia Zewari’s health and wellness group all had the same dream — they wanted to ride bicycles. “Many Afghan women want to bike, but they are scared if someone sees. They dream to bike, it’s like they dream to fly,” Zewari said. She spoke at the launch of the new bicycle hub... Read More