What We Do

Create and empower a new generation of Hamilton bike riders. 


Important message from the organizers of the 10th Annual Mike Ride:

 

With the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 virus, we have made the decision to reschedule our 10th Annual Mike Ride from Sunday, May 3 2020, to Sunday, October 4 2020. Our primary objective is to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.

As we reflect on the past 10 years, we are excited to share more news soon and present our new programming for student active travel. Imagine, if you will, a beautiful fall ride. Your ideas and comments are welcome as we plan for the new date. Stay safe and we’ll be in contact again soon.

 

— the Bike for Mike Team


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At Bike for Mike our mission is to help make Hamilton a more cycle-friendly city by creating and empowering a new generation of bike riders. By providing children and families across Hamilton with bicycles we hope to inspire a new group of ambassadors that will work together with the ever growing cycling community to show [them] the way. To show kids of all ages the joys of riding a bike. To show parents that cycling is the way to a better quality of life. To show Hamilton that car dependency is not a foregone conclusion. And to show our city that the cycling community is continuing to grow and will not rest until we have safer streets for riders of all ages.

OUR GOALS:

  1. Increase awareness of the joy and benefits of cycling
  2. Increase the number of active cyclists
  3. Raise funds and advocate for safe infrastructure so that 100% of children who are able will cycle or walk to school each day.

To achieve these goals, we’ve created two programs: the annual Bike for Mike Ride event and the Daily School Route.

You can help support the Bike for Mike programs by donating to the Michael Chamberlain Fund.