Bike to Work Day 2017

On May 29th, Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill hosted their 10th annual Bike to Work Day. Over 100 cyclists partook in the 7 km route, including ten volunteer experienced cyclists who led the group for a safe and enjoyable ride, which incorporated a significant portion of Highway 7 and the use of the left turn bike lanes. Prior to the ride and during the water break, cyclists were treated to a healthy breakfast, bike safety checks from Evolution Cycles, soft tissue therapy from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic Clinic, stretching exercises from Focused on Fitness, and received cycling information from CAA, local municipalities of Markham and Richmond Hill and York Region. Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Town of Richmond Hill Deputy Mayor Vito Spatafora acknowledged the 10th annual Bike to Work day group ride and addressed their respective municipalities’ achievements in promoting cycling as a viable and healthy form of commuting to work. With twelve prizes awarded, including a Norco Indie 4 bicycle to Ewa Gruszczynski of WSP Canada, Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill’s 10th annual Bike to Work Day group ride was a memorable and exciting start to the annual Bike Month campaign!