Markham Cycling Day
Markham Cycling Day is an expansion of the well established and highly successful Markham Giro Bicycle Races for Markham children and youth only, ages 3 – 14 years, and our Tour de Markham event with 10km, 25km and 50km cycling routes. The Tour de Markham is open to youth, adults, seniors and families living in York Region and the Greater Toronto Area.
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 2015 Markham Cycling Day.
Date and Time
- Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tour de Markham Registration – Open to All GTA & York Region Residents
- Register now. If you are interested in participating, you may also register in person on event day.
- Choose the 10 km, 25 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.
Children’s Giro Bike Races Registration – Open to Markham Residents Only
- Register now.
- These bike races are for Markham children and youth only from ages 3 to 14 years.
- For your children to participate, you must be a Markham resident, and have submitted a completed Registration Form and Waiver before registration closes on Sunday, September 11.
Important: Each participant MUST bring their own bicycle in good working order and a bicycle helmet that is fitted to them.
- 8:30 a.m. - Sign-in / Registration Begins
- 9:15 a.m. - Practice Lap for 5 – 14 year old Giro racers
- 9:30 a.m. - Official Opening Ceremony
- 10:00 a.m. - Races and Tour de Markham Begin
- 1:30 p.m. - D’Ornella Races Begin
- 3:00 p.m. - Event Ends
Provisional Tour de Markham Routes*
*Subject to change
Following are tips and information to help make your Tour de Markham as enjoyable as possible:
- Follow the rules of the road
- Be very careful at intersections, don't just follow the crowd across
- Look for intersection walk buttons to cross busy roads
- Follow the directional road signs and designated lead rider to avoid becoming lost
- Some portions of the route are gravel; reduce your speed on corners / bends appropriately
- Carry the equipment you require to repair flats and have a rain jacket and cell phone
- Assist others in need; if serious call 9-1-1
Giro Bike Races*
- 10:00 a.m. - 3-4 years old | 100 m
- 10:30 a.m. - 5-7 years old | 1.5 km
- 11:15 a.m. - 8-10 years old | choose 1.5 km or 3 km race
- 11:45 a.m. - 11-12 years old | 3 km
- 12:15 p.m. - 13-14 years old | 3 km
*Subject to change without notice