8 Years. 6 Routes. 1 Cause.
The 8th Annual Mike Ride is on Sunday, May 6th, 2018!
Whether he was working as a bicycle messenger downtown, commuting to and from McMaster University, or simply 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!
Join us at Collective Arts Brewing, as we experience the joys of being on a bike, while raising money to help provide bikes for kids and families in Hamilton.
ROUTES AND TIMES
There are 6 different routes this year, ranging in length and difficulty, so everyone regardless of cycling experience can pick a route that fits their skill set.
Sign-in: 8:00 – 8:30 am.
Welcome and safety: 8:30 – 8:45 am.
Ride start: 8:45 am
HamBur Loop – 50km NEW***
Sign-in: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Welcome and safety: 8:30 – 8:45 am
Ride start: 8:45 am
We are excited to add the ‘Tourism’ Route from the Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association. Starting from Collective Arts Brewery, this 50 km ride takes you through the heart of downtown Hamilton, up the mountain to Albion falls, down the Red Hill trail, over the QEW bike bridge to the waterfront trail, past Joe Brant Hospital to Plains road and then back to Collective Arts. The ride will be guided however a road bike is definitely not recommended.
Sign-in: 8:15 – 8:45 am
Welcome and safety: 8:45 – 9:00 am
Ride start: 9:00 am
Sign-in: 9:15 – 9:45 am
Welcome and safety: 9:45 – 10:00 am
Ride start: 10:00 am
Sign-in: 10:15 – 10:45 am
Welcome and safety: 10:45 – 11:00 am
Ride start: 11:00 am
The Off Road Escape! NEW***
Sign-in: 8:30 – 9:00 am
Load Bus: 9:00 am
Welcome and Safety: After unloading the bus at Chedoke Radial Trail
Calling all youth! This is the place to be if you are interested in making bike riding an adventure! Join the Hamilton Burlington Trails Council and the Hamilton Burlington Mountain Bike Association for an introduction to off road biking. Participants (and their bikes) will be shuttled by bus from Collective Arts Brewing to the Chedoke Radial Rail Trail where they will be led on a fun filled tour to Iroquois Heights! Escape the city and conquer the trails in your backyard! This 1 1/2 hour ride is targeted toward youth ages 14-18. Parents/ guardians are welcome to join the fun! Participants will be shuttled back to Collective Arts Brewing after the ride. Mountain bike strongly recommended. Not suitable for road bikes.
Kids Activity Loop
Eastwood Park for children 3-10 yrs old
9:00 – 12:00 pm
Please note that if you sign up for any of the other rides, the Kids Activity Loop will be included in your registration.
Kids Parade NEW***
Gather at Eastwood Park: 12:30
Parade start: 12:45/1:00
The Kids Activity Loop and Kids Parade are at the beautiful Eastwood Park in Hamilton. All other routes start at Collective Arts Brewing. 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.
Join us back at the brewery for a nice meal, refreshments, live music, and the Art of Cycling Expo!
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.