10 Years. 5 Routes. 1 Cause.


Whether he was working as a bicycle messenger downtown, commuting to McMaster University, or cycling up Sydenham Hill or down Sulphur Springs, Mike loved to ride. Help us show [them] the way and spread Mike’s message of making Hamilton a more cycle friendly city at this year’s Mike Ride!

ROUTES

There are 5 different routes this year, ranging in length and difficulty, so everyone regardless of cycling experience can pick a route that fits their skill set.


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75km – Joy Ride

Ride through the beautiful countrysides of Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, and Lynden. It’s the 50KM Classic Route large-sized for early risers! This route follows paved multi-use trails, roads with and without dedicated bike lanes. It is suitable for all types of bikes and riders comfortable in moderate traffic.


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50km – HamBur Loop

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.


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50km – Classic Route

Challenge yourself to a few moderate hills as you tour through the beautiful towns and countrysides of Ancaster, Dundas and Greensville. 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.


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25km – Cafe Ride

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


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5km – Walk and Roll Ride – Supported by Today’s Family

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.