12/2020 - Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. They have quickly become essential responses to the COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the world. With schools in Ontario undergoing major transformations to provide safe in-class as well as on-line instruction, local active school travel (AST) practitioners have also had to adapt and rise to new challenges. At Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR), a new “Drive to 5” campaign has been rolled out in response to more parents driving their children to... Read More
11/2020 - A new pathway winter maintenance pilot program will be part of the city’s upcoming winter operations. The pilot is the result of council’s annual winter maintenance review and is one of the ways the city is encouraging people in the community to stay active and explore Markham during the winter months, said the city’s director... Read More
11/2020 - As winter is on the horizon and the snow falling, Markham Cycle’s 2020 season has officially ended. It’s been great meeting everyone in our community at our pop-up bikes booths and seeing everyone riding despite the pandemic. While our in-person programming has wrapped-up, we will still be hosting a few virtual workshops throughout winter. Keep... Read More
10/2020 - By Titi Onabanjo, Assistant Program Manager at pointA There has been a lot of discussion over the past few months about racism, equity, and barriers that Black, Indigenous People of Colour (BIPOC) communities face in their daily lives, including within the realm of transportation. At pointA, we seek to encourage more people to take sustainable... Read More
10/2020 - For this final theme, tell us where you like to go. Take a photo of your favourite place to ride in Markham, and share it via social media or email. We'll do one final prize draw on Oct 16th. Happy cycling!
9/2020 - 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.
8/2020 - The fourth Markham Cycles More theme is: Historic Markham! The theme runs from Aug 28 to Sep 10th and is all about exploring Markham's rich past.
8/2020 - How to deal with your old and broken bicycle? A bunch of Markham volunteers are collecting donations of used bicycles and giving them to newcomer children and youths after repairing. Since the beginning of July, Markham Cycles has launched two programs aiming to collect donations of used bicycles from the community and give the newcomer... Read More
8/2020 - The third Markham Cycles More theme is: Markham Summer Treats! The theme runs from Aug 13th to 27th and highlights two new Active Markham routes that connect you to local businesses offering bubble tea, ice cream, cookies and so much more!
7/2020 - Congratulations to Emily and Linda, who won the prize draw for Theme 1: Markham’s Major Trails + One! Emily visited six out of eight photo stop locations and has a goal of biking 210 minutes a week this summer. She won a gift certificate to the Boiler Room at JoyRide150. Linda has a goal of... Read More
7/2020 - The second Markham Cycles More theme is: Art in Markham! The theme runs from July 24 to August 6 and celebrates Markham’s creativity, with photo stop locations at sculptures, murals, and artistic buildings across Markham.
7/2020 - The City of Markham’s Cycling and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) at Clean Air Partnership is making it fun for people to get outside and get active on their bikes this summer while maintaining physical distance through Markham Cycles More. From July 9 until September 30, sign up for cycling... Read More