“Let Them Eat Cake” Ride – Sunday, June 25

Ride with your Council to the North Lanark Museum Strawberry Social.

A Mississippi Mills councillor will lead a tour from the Almonte Old Town Hall leaving at 1pm and Mayor Louis Antonakos of Carleton Place will lead a tour from Carleton Place Town Hall at 1pm to arrive for Strawberry Shortcake at the North Lanark Regional Museum in Appleton. The Perth Citizen’s band plays at 2pm then we’ll depart for home at 2:45 pm. Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased in advance at Baker Bob’s in Almonte, the North Lanark Regional Museum, or reserve a seat by calling the museum.
Contact: Melissa Alexandra, appletonmuseum@hotmail.com, 613-257-8503

Roadside Yoga for Cyclists – Sunday, June 25

Join Barb Goodwin, RMT, E-RYT in Kirkland Park in Almonte (behind the Post Office) at 11am for a one-hour session teaching a sequence of yoga movements that will be beneficial to cyclists. Bring your yoga mat and a blanket.

For more details, or if you require extra considerations due to a health event, contact: Barb Goodwin, almontemassage@hotmail.com.

Contribute Your Ideas for 2018!

Bicycle month relies on the interests and active participation of local citizens. Over the last 9 years we’ve had a variety of bicycle themed events: rides, art events, nature events, bike clinics and even ride-in movies!

Help Bike Month 2018 to come to life by sharing your ideas and plans for events and special activities. We’ve created a simple form for you to fill out on the website. Please take a few minutes and help us get rolling!

Head to the website to share your ideas and fill out the form!

Ride to Ashton Brew Pub – Sunday, June 18

This ride leaves from Almonte Bicycle Works at 12:30pm, and heads for the delightful Ashton Brew Pub.

Stay for lunch and for some of the open mic session at 2pm. Your hosts are Donna Sloan and Bill Treusch. Bill and Donna would also appreciate a quick email to let them know you are coming so that they can reserve a table (or two!) at the pub.

Contact: Bill Treusch, treuschbill@hotmail.com

Tour de Mississippi Mills – Saturday, June 17

The Tour de Mississippi Mills on June 17 is a signature event of Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month. It’s all about fun and participation for all ages and riding abilities — with routes ranging from 30, 55, 80 or 100 kilometres (km).

Make it a family affair with cousins, aunts and grandparents. If you can ride a bike, you are ready for the Tour de Mississippi Mills.

Remember all those promises to get together with friends? Make it happen this Saturday with the Tour de Mississippi Mills. Catch up on the latest as you cycle the countryside. The friendliness of the communities and traffic-free roads will have you coming back for more.

For the more serious cyclist, there’s the 100 km route. Unique features include quaint hamlets, two rivers, waterfalls, rapids and historical bridge.

Registration of $15 for adults and $10 for children under 16 includes a Cuban bowl lunch from the Cuban Mix food truck.

Please, meet between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Old Town Hall in Almonte.

For more information, contact Rob Riendeau, rob@thehumm.com.

Discover Almonte by Bike Ride – Wednesday, June 14

Join the Mississippi Mills Mayor, Councillors and staff and members of the Mississippi Mills Active Transportation Advisory Committee on a guided ride through Almonte and nearby Ramsay. The topic for this ride is a bicycle infrastructure “audit”. The group will get first-hand experience on what it’s like to bike the roads of our municipality’s urban area – and will note areas where bicycle infrastructure is sufficient and where we could do some tweaking! Learn what it’s like for our children to bike to school. Please join this ride and help make a positive difference to biking in Mississippi Mills.

Meet at Almonte Old Town Hall at 7pm. Length of Tour 1.5 hours.

George Yaremchuk, gny@yaremchuk.ca

Birders on Bicycles Brunch Ride – Sunday, June 11

Join us for a scenic, guided bird-watching bike tour around Mississippi Mills! Tour starts and finishes at our sponsor and leader Gilligallou Bird Store, 14 Mill Street in downtown Almonte. Tour leaves at 9 am. Meet in the parking lot behind the store.

Please register ahead by dropping by Gillagalou. There is a $5 charge.

This is one of our Sunday Brunch Tours so book your lunch reservation at the Mill Street Crepe Company (next door to Gilligalou) for 12:30 and your return.

A shortened tour is available for young families and will be led by the Mississippi Mills Family Bicycle Club. $10 per family.

Contact: Bob Volks, gilligalloubird@gmail.com

Supporting the development of a rural cycling community