Since 2007, Markham Cycling Day has been the largest public cycling event in York Region. With more than 1200 riders usually taking part, the day features activities for riders at all skill levels.
In the past the “Tour de Markham”, as it has become known, featured routes of different lengths between 15 and 50 kilometres that wind their way through the city’s considerable cycling infrastructure. Of course, as with nearly everything else, the 2020 event was cancelled due to concerns around Covid-19.
“As you may know, bicycle usage has boomed since the rise of working from home,” says Markham Cycles Coordinator Keenan Mosdell. “Everyone is looking for activities to safely do outside and many are opting to go on rides with their bikes.”
“The City of Markham is planning to host an adapted Cycling Day this year,” continues Mosdell. “Plans calls for self-paced ride along five set routes around Markham. A pop-up booth will accompany most of these routes.”