Friday, June 10, 2011
Mississippi Mills Bike Month
Bob Woods, tireless organizer and promoter of cycling in the Ottawa Valley, was kind enough to send us an email about the Mississippi Mills Bike Month events that are underway, and continue through the month of June. Here's the rundown from the man himself:Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month is in full swing. It is a month of cycling related activities to promote cycling in and around Almonte. There are wide variety of activities such as Birders on Bikes, a Building Tour on Bike, Stargazers on Bikes, bike polo, bike movie nights, the Tour de Miss, and the new Slow Food Farm Gate Tour.
Bob is organizing the Tour de Mississippi Mills which is coming on Saturday June 18th. It is an opportunity to have a nice ride though the countryside with family or friends. There are four ride options that comprise the Tour de Miss that riders choose to ride:
A2A-Almonte to Appleton Ride- 29 kms;
River to Lake Ride - 55 kms;
The Four Hamlets Ride - 79 kms
or the Grand Tour - 100 kms.
Details of the Tour de Miss and a map are found on our website: www.mmbm.ca
The rides are on quiet country roads through out beautiful Mississippi Mills- not the Paris-Roubaix course! The start is and finish is in "downtown" Almonte (a different location from last year). Registration is $15. and includes a post ride bbq and refreshment.
A new tour this year is our Slow Food Farm Gate Tour, where cyclists will ride to participating organic farms to sample their products that they sell at their farm gate though the season. The farm Gate Tour will be held on June 25th.
Full information about Bicycle Month is on our website at http://www.mmbm.ca/