Borrow a bicycle with your Markham Public Library card!
Starting Saturday, August 24th, visitors can borrow one of ten black Townie Electra bicycles for one week. Each bike comes with a helmet and a lock, and one of the bikes even has a child’s seat attached to it. Other bikes that can be borrowed include: children’s bikes, a tandem bike, a three-wheeled bike, a cargo bike and a recumbent bike. This program will is a pilot and will run until the end of October 2019.
The bike hub is located at Milliken Mills Community Centre & Library in a refurbished shipping container beside the basketball court. It offers DIY drop-in bike repair sessions, workshops on cycling topics, cycling mentorship and learn to ride events, community bike rides, and climate engagement activities.
The goal of Markham Cycles is to engage residents in climate change action by increasing opportunities for cycling in Markham. By allowing residents of Markham to access bicycles through the partnership with Markham Public Libraries, cycling can become accessible to people who may not have a bicycle to ride.
Hours of Operation:
Wednesdays // 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Saturdays // 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Patrons that wish to borrow a bicycle can visit Markham Cycles bike hub during open hours, get fitted with a bicycle, helmet and lock, and have it checked out for free through the library branch.
Milliken Mills Community Centre & Library
7600 Kennedy Road, Markham ON
Beside Basketball Courts
Markham Cycles is a project of The Centre for Active Transportation, at Clean Air Partnership. Partners include the City of Markham, York Region District School Board, Markham Public Library, the Markham Cycling and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and CultureLink Settlement and Community Services. It is funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada.