What We Do
Create and empower a new generation of Hamilton bike riders.
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.
- Increase awareness of the joy and benefits of cycling
- Increase the number of active cyclists
- 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 Mike Bikes initiative.
You can help support the Bike for Mike programs by donating to the Michael Chamberlain Fund.