The festivities included a energy conservation expo.
Here's the Vaughan BUG table. The group encourage residents to give cycling a try for commuting and recreation.
People were asked to fill in the blank. "My Bike is My..." escape; fresh air; keeping fit; fun, etc. A bike is many different things to many people, and all of it makes life better.
The 7 km bike ride offered a the opportunity for a group ride through the community, to socialize with other cyclists, and communicate that people in Vaughan do cycle. It showed that a night ride in March can be quite enjoyable, and is very commonplace in many cities. Cycling can be a year-round activity, even in our climate.
Here's the route, which started at Vaughan City Hall, went south on Peter Rupert (edge lines added in Fall 2014), west on Rutherford (paved shoulders), and north on a "Block 18" multi-use trail from Rutherford to Lealands Rd.
Here's the route from a cyclist's perspective... part 1 is from Vaughan City Hall, to Peter Rupert & Rutherford.
Here's part 2, from Peter Rupert & Rutherford, north on the trail along the CN/GO train corridor, and through the local neighbourhood back to City Hall.
I hope the ride continues to grow, and that more Vaughan residents discover that cycling is a fun, easy, healthy, inexpensive way to get around and reduce their environmental footprint.