Dust off your bike and pump up your tires, because Community Rides are back. Whether you’re new to cycling or a cycling expert, come out and enjoy one of the City’s Community Rides. Community Rides are free, guided rides that allow you to enjoy your neighbourhood by bike, meet new people and connect with your community all while exploring Mississauga’s growing cycling infrastructure.
As a rider, you’ll have the choice to join an in-person ride or enjoy the routes at a time of your choosing using the online bike route map. Starting Saturday, June 3, Community Rides will be taking place every two weeks until the end of October. All rides take place in different neighbourhoods in Mississauga and range between five to 24 kilometres in length.
Community Rides are free, guided bike rides that take place across Mississauga on a variety of cycling infrastructure, including on-road bike lanes, shared pathways and multi-use trails.
Mississauga residents of all ages and cycling abilities who want to be active outdoors and are interested in seeing their neighbourhood and city by bike.
Community Rides will take place every two weeks between June and October.
Those interested in participating in the group-style rides must register and be at the starting location for the start time. City staff will be onsite at the starting location to help guide participants and answer any questions.
Planned 2023 Community Rides:
- Saturday, June 3 – Toronto Pearson launch ride, starts at Mount Charles Park
- Saturday, June 24 – Malton ride, starts at Malton Community Centre
- Saturday, July 15 – Cooksville ride, starts at Huron Park Recreation Centre
- Saturday, July 22 – Lakeview-Mineola ride, starts at Port Credit Arena
- Saturday, July 29 – Streetsville ride, starts at Vic Johnston Community Centre
- Saturday, August 12 – Applewood ride, starts at Garnetwood Park
- Saturday, August 19 – Sheridan ride, starts at Sheridan Park
- Saturday, August 26 – Lisgar ride, starts at Tobias Mason Park
- Saturday, September 9 – Meadowvale ride, starts at Meadowvale Community Centre
- Saturday, September 23 – University of Toronto Mississauga ride, starts at University of Toronto Mississauga campus
- Saturday, October 14 – Salmon run ride, starts at Erindale Park
- Saturday, October 28 – Fall colours and Halloween ride, starts at Samuelson Park
Registration for these in-person guided rides is required.
Cycling etiquette and road rules
Riders are reminded to follow all rules of the road and obey shared trail etiquette while cycling in Mississauga. Remember to:
- Wear a helmet:
- Helmets must be worn by cyclists under the age of 18. However, everyone is encouraged to wear a helmet when riding their bike.
- Be courteous to other trail users:
- Always keep to the right of the trail, particularly if you are traveling at a slower speed.
- If passing others, always pass on your left and use your bell or a signal before passing another cyclist or pedestrian.
- Be aware of others:
- Don’t block the trail. If stopping for a break, pull off to the side or off of the trail completely.
- When approaching a sharp turn on your bike that obstructs your view, approach slowly, use your bell or give a verbal warning and proceed when clear to do so.
- Be seen and be safe:
- Make sure your bike has a light and reflectors that can be seen by others.
To learn more about Community Rides, to register for the in-person guided rides and to access route maps for your self-guided rides, visit mississauga.ca/communityrides.