Events celebrating Bike Month in June being held across Oakville

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Published May 31, 2024 at 2:32 pm

June is Bike Month and the Town of Oakville has plenty of celebratory events planned.

“Bike Month offers the opportunity for people to try riding a bike for the first time, learn new skills, or simply enjoy connecting with nature through cycling,” said a Town spokesperon.

“Cycling is an eco-friendly, healthy, fun and efficient mode of transportation.”

Whether you’re an avid cyclist or just getting started with the basics of biking, check out a few upcoming events in Oakville throughout June.

June 6 marks Bike to Work Day in Oakville and across the GTHA. The Town encourages residents to hop on their bikes to cycle to and from work for the day.

On June 9, the Town’s Sustainable Transportation team will be out at the Downtown BIA’s FRESH community market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to share cycling safety tips and more. Decorate your bike and say hello to the team for your chance to win a prize.

Cycling has long been a popular pastime in Oakville, with the Queen’s Hotel advertising itself as the headquarters for “horsemen and bicyclists” back in 1897. Visit the Oakville: Headquarters for Horsemen and Bicyclists display at the Oakville Museum all month long, to view bicycles from the 1800s and be inspired to jump on your own bike.

On June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Town staff will be onsite to share cycling safety tips and information, giveaways and more.

On June 17 and 26, tune into the Safe Cycling 101 Webinar hosted by CycleTo on the Bike Month website at 12:30 p.m. Topics will include equipment and bike fitting, safe riding techniques and more.

Visit Bike Month’s Events page for more information on these events and other activities throughout June.

Bike Month is coordinated by the Town of Oakville, as part of the Smart Commute Program.

To help residents experience all the benefits of cycling, the town has a variety of cycling routes, lanes and multi-use trails, in addition to over 250 kilometres of active recreational trails.

All Oakville Transit conventional buses have bike racks, making it even easier for customers to combine cycling and transit for their daily commutes and activities

For more information on Bike Month, visit here.

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