Cycling Webinar Series

Looking for a safe, healthy and sustainable way to go from point A to B? Consider cycling!

Our cycling webinar series focuses on topics such as rules of the road, choosing the right bike, cycling safety, and new routes to ride in York Region. The content is applicable to cyclists of all ages and skill levels, from an eager beginner to an avid expert.

Click on the video titles below to view each webinar. If you’re interested in learning how Smart Commute MRH can deliver a webinar at your workplace, please contact us at info@smartcommutemrh.ca.

*Please note these webinars were recorded from May to July 2020, and include news about the status of COVID-19 in York Region.
For updates regarding COVID-19, please visit your local public health agency’s website.


Choosing your Bicycle
What type of bike is best for commuting to work? What are the pros and cons of using a foldable bike? How does a road bike differ from a mountain bike? Smart Commute MRH will answer these questions, plus address the reasons why cycling is a great option for Spring 2020, in the second installment of our Cycling Webinar Series.
Recorded on May 14, 2020.

Cycling Safety and Health Benefits
Bike maintenance is as easy as ABC (and D)! In this installment of our Cycling Webinar series, Smart Commute MRH explains how to perform an ABC check to ensure your bike is in great condition before you ride. We also review the bike accessories and clothing you need to stay visible and safe while cycling, and how to make sure your helmet is the right fit. Finally, we cover the benefits of cycling for your body and mind.
Recorded on May 21, 2020.

Rules of the Road
In this webinar, Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill shows you how to communicate while cycling using hand signals and on-road positioning, while also providing tips for making left and right turns, entering roundabouts and cycling safely near large vehicles. Finally, we look at the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions on cycling behaviour at the local and international levels.
Recorded on May 28, 2020.

Cycling Infrastructure in York Region
There are over 1,000 km of cycling infrastructure in York Region, consisting of multi-use trails, shared roadways and pathways, bike lanes, paved shoulders, and protected bike lanes. In this webinar, Smart Commute MRH reviews some prominent types of infrastructure in Markham and Richmond Hill, and shows you how to keep your bike in top condition and your cycling skills up to date!
Recorded on June 4, 2020.
Cycling Infrastructure in York Region - updatedTake a tour of York Region's cycling infrastructure, including bike lanes, shared pathways, and in-boulevard cycle tracks, in this webinar from Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill.

Laura Black, Project Manager, Communications from vivaNext, also joins us to talk about current and upcoming cycling infrastructure incorporated into vivaNext projects throughout the region.

Finally, learn which major street in Markham will be car-free on Sundays and holidays during the summer to allow cycling while physical distancing.
Recorded on July 8, 2020.