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Markham Cycling Day

Markham Cycling Day

 

Markham Cycling Day is an expansion of the well established and highly successful Markham Giro Bicycle Races for children and youth only, ages 3 – 10 years, and our Tour de Markham event with 10km, 25km and 50km cycling routes. The Tour de Markham is open to all.

Markham Cycling Day is centered at the Markham Civic Centre and offers a safe, fun and educational experience that encourages everyone to enjoy all the City of Markham has to offer while they enhance their passion for cycling. View photos from the 2016 Markham Cycling Day

Date and Time

  • Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location

Registration

Tour de Markham Registration

  • Register online with Eventbrite
  • New this year — Family Friendly 10km route
  • Choose the 10 km25 km or 50 km tour route, depending upon your level fitness and cycling skill. There will be rest stops along the way, so you can take a break, refuel and recharge.
  • Present yourself at the registration desk prior to your selected Tour to sign waiver and receive meal voucher, giveaways and map to enter post-ride raffle.

Children’s Giro Bike Races Registration

**At this time the registration is open to Markham residents only.

These bike races are for children and youth from ages 3 to 10 years.

Step 1: Register online with EZReg

Course Number
Age
Distance
Start
313279
3-4
0.1km
10:00, 10:05, 10:10 & 10:15
313280
5-7
1.2km (2 laps)
10:20, 10:30, 10:40
313285
5-7
1.8km (3 laps)
10:50, 11:00
313283
8-10
1.8km (3 laps)
11:10, 11:20
313284
8-10
3km  (5laps)
11:30, 11:40

Step 2: Complete the Waiver Form

Please complete the Waiver Form for each participant and email it to customerservice@markham.ca before registration closes on Sunday, September 10.

Present yourself at the registration desk prior to your race to receive race time wristband, meal voucher and giveaways.

Important: Each participant must bring their own bicycle in good working order and a bicycle helmet that is fitted to them.

Event Schedule*

  • 8:00 a.m. - Registration Opens
  • 8:30 a.m. - Exhibitors Booths Open
  • 9:00 a.m. - 50 km Tour Departs
  • 9:15 a.m. - 25 km Tour Departs
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10 km Family Tour Departs
  • 10:00 a.m. - Children's Giro Races Begin
  • 11:00 a.m. - BBQ Lunch Opens
  • 11:45 a.m. - Entertainment Starts
  • 12:30 p.m. - Official Event Remarks
  • 1:00 p.m. - Raffle
  • 2:00 p.m. - BBQ Lunch Closes
  • 3:00 p.m. - Event Ends

Provisional Tour de Markham Routes*

Link to All Routes: Markham Cycling Day Tour de Markham

*Subject to change

Following are tips and information to help make your Tour de Markham as enjoyable as possible:

  1. Follow the rules of the road
  2. Be very careful at intersections, don't just follow the crowd across
  3. Look for intersection walk buttons to cross busy roads
  4. Follow the directional road signs and designated lead rider to avoid becoming lost
  5. Some portions of the route are gravel; reduce your speed on corners / bends appropriately
  6. Carry the equipment you require to repair flats and have a rain jacket and cell phone
  7. Assist others in need; if serious call 9-1-1

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Markham Cycling Day in a variety of positions. Use the "volunteer" link to view descriptions of volunteer roles.

Submit an application following this link: submit application

Sponsored by:

Markham Cycling Day 2017 Sponsors