Bike for Mike - 9th Annual Mike Ride


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2019 Mike Ride
Welcome to Bike for Mike's 9th annual Mike Ride! Join us on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at Collective Arts Brewing at 207 Burlington Street East, Hamilton, Ontario to experience the joy of being on a bike.

 

Please check registration and sign-in times for each route below.

See you there!



Event Details
Sunday, May 5 - Collective Arts Brewing
75 km Joy Ride:
Sign-in: 8:00-8:30 am
Welcome & Safety: 8:30-8:45 am
Ride Start: 8:45 am 

Ride through the beautiful countrysides of Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, and Lynden, stopping for rests at Rousseau House and Grupetto Coffee. It's the 50 km Classic Ride large-sized for early risers! This route follows paved multi-use trails and roads, with and without dedicated bike lanes. It is suitable for all types of bikes and riders comfortable in moderate traffic.   
     

Sign-in: 8:15-8:45 am
Welcome & Safety: 8:45-9:00 am
Ride start: 9:00 am

HamBur Loop 50 km
The HamBur Loop cycling route links existing trail networks and traces sections of North America’s oldest road race, the Around the Bay – first run in 1894. The HamBur is designed for touring cyclists to experience the region on two wheels.  Terrain is 80% paved and 20% packed and loose gravel suitable for hybrid, cyclocross and mountain bikes.  The HamBur has links to The Waterfront Trail, The Great Trail and Greenbelt paths.


50 km Classic Ride:

Sign-in: 8:30 - 9:00 am
Welcome & Safety: 9:00 - 9:15 am
Ride Start: 9:15 am

Challenge yourself to a few moderate hills as you tour through the beautiful towns and countrysides of Ancaster, Dundas and Greensville. Enjoy pitstops at Rousseau House and Grupetto Coffee. This route follows paved multi-use trails and roads, with and without dedicated bike lanes. The Classic suits all bike types. Some cycling experience in moderate traffic is recommended.


25 km Cafe Ride:
 
Sign-in: 9:15 - 9:45 am
Welcome & Safety: 9:45 - 10:00 am
Ride Starts: 10:00 am

Take a leisurely jaunt into beautiful Dundas with a pitstop at Grupetto Coffee. Cycle paved and multi-use trails, ~1km of packed gravel Rail Trail, moderately busy roads with dedicated bike lanes or cycling signage. 


5 km Waterfront Ride:

Sign-in: 10:15 - 10:45 am
Welcome & Safety: 10:45 - 11:00 am
Ride Starts: 11:00 am

Bike or walk Hamilton’s Waterfront Trail around Bayfront Park on a combo of paved multi-use trails and low traffic roads with dedicated bike lanes. This route is suitable for all ages, skill levels, and bike types.


Kids Parade 
Gather at Eastwood Park: 12:30 pm
Parade start: 12:45/1:00 pm

No registration required. We encourage kids to decorate their bikes before the parade at the bike decorating station located in the Mike Ride Family Fun Park at Eastwood Park.


All routes start at Collective Arts Brewing unless otherwise specified. Each route is tailored to ensure all participants experience the joy of being on a bike, regardless of their cycling experience. Please note that during the Mike Ride, roads will not be closed to traffic, so all of the rules of the road must be followed. For more information, please see Ontario’s Guide to Safe Cycling.

Don’t have a bike to ride? Why not rent a SoBi? Check out
their website for details and availability.

Post Ride: Music and Motion
Music and Motion is a collaborative effort between Hamilton Music Collective and Bike for Mike to imagine and inspire a healthier, more enriched and vibrant future for Hamilton. 

By bringing the magic of music together with the transformative power of motion, Music and Motion strives to inspire greater cultural engagement, creative expression, and a clear path to a healthier more fulfilling future for Hamilton’s youth.  

Event Overview
On Sunday, May 5, 2019, Hamilton Music Collective will join forces with Bike for Mike in launching the inaugural Music and Motion Festival, a full day of family-friendly events at the Collective Arts Brewery. The day will begin with the Bike for Mike bike rides, followed by an afternoon of music and motion inspired activities, and capped off with a benefit concert featuring the Official Blues Brothers Revue. Funds raised from this event will support both Hamilton Music Collective and Bike For Mike, in the development of new programming and increased opportunities for Hamilton’s next generation.

There will be a bike valet where you can securely park your bike at the event. The cost is a voluntary donation to the Michael Chamberlain Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation.
 
Note: Collective Arts Brewing Beer and Cider, food and other drinks will be available onsite after the ride for purchase. 

Mike Bikes
The proceeds from the annual Mike Ride go to the Michael Chamberlain Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation. This fund and Bike for Mike have been created to help make Hamilton a more cycle-friendly city. The major Bike for Mike initiative is Mike Bikes, an effort to ensure every child in Hamilton can have a bike.

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*Fundraising totals do not include registration fees. 100% of registration fees support Bike for Mike's initiatives in Hamilton.