Ride for Change

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Erin - 8:30 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. bike ride; Hillsburgh - 9:15 a.m. registeration; 9:30 a.m. bike ride

Elora Cataract Trailway, Erin and Hillsburgh, Erin and Hillsburgh (View Map)

Get out your two-wheelers, bring the kids and join us for a community bike ride to take action on climate change.  We are riding from Erin to Hillsburgh and back on the Elora Cataract Trail and – if you’re closer to Hillsburgh – the round trip starts there.

Over event is called Ride for Change and it’s sponsored by Credit Valley Conservation  (CVC), the Climate Change Action Group of Erin (CCAGE) and Erin TRAILS, a subcommittee of Town Council’s Recreation and Culture Committee.  This is part of a worldwide day of action on climate change called Moving Planet: A Day to Move Away from Fossil Fuels, organized by the international climate action group, 350.org.  Biking as a community will demonstrate our commitment to alternative means of transportation and to creating more sustainable lifestyles.  Our aim is that this community bike ride will motivate local, provincial and federal governments to take concrete steps to reduce use of fossil fuels.  During the current provincial election campaign, we are inviting all of our Wellington-Halton Hills candidates to ride along with us and answer questions about how their energy policies will tackle climate change.

The Ride for Change will have two starting points: Erin participants will register, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Elora Cataract Trail parking lot off Main Street at the north end of Erin, and the ride will begin at  9 a.m. For Hillsburgh participants, registration begins at 9:15 a.m. and the ride starts shortly after Erin riders arrive, and we will greet our provincial candidates.  The Hillsburgh starting location is at the parking lot where the Trailway meets Station Road.

In the interest of safety, helmets are mandatory, and parents are responsible for children participating in Ride for Change.

Under 18? Check out our Youth Volunteer Policy, you many need to bring a waiver signed by a parent/guardian to participate.

Contact: Heidi Mathews at Climate Change Action Group of Erin (CCAGE) or gsheidim@gmail.com