6/2021 - We’re excited to announce that Markham Cycles will partnering again with CICS for the 2021 season to deliver impactful online and in-person programming. We’ll be holding community bike booths at the CICS Immigrant Youth Centre, where we offer simple repairs and quick fixes to help you continue riding. We’ll also have a table for information... Read More
5/2021 - Since 2007, Markham Cycling Day has been the largest public cycling event in York Region. With more than 1200 riders usually taking part, the day features activities for riders at all skill levels. In the past the “Tour de Markham”, as it has become known, featured routes of different lengths between 15 and 50 kilometres... Read More
3/2021 - The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) at Clean Air Partnership is looking for an experienced Project Manager who will play an integral role in all aspects of TCAT’s work, including research, knowledge translation and overseeing the successful expansion of TCAT’s ground-breaking initiative to incubate suburban cycling through community bike hubs. The deadline for applications is... Read More
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!