It’s Bike Month in Mississippi Mills, and tomorrow (Saturday) is the Tour de Miss. The 100km ride unfolds within the Town limits, on nice quiet roads. Cost is $15. and includes a Cuban Bowl and drink afterwards. What’s a ‘cuban bowl?’ Something like this, looks delicious! Find all the info here.
Among many other events, there will be the Vintage Bicycle Show next week at the Almonte Arena that sounds pretty fun!
MMBM is partnering with Causeway Work Centre, Right Bike, and Cycle Salvation to present a Vintage Bicycle Show. Everyone is invited to take a look at the variety of bicycles on display ranging from some that predate the Penny-Farthing to classic Italian 10-speeds of the 1970s. Visitors will have the opportunity to ride replicas of vintage bicycles from the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology’s display and see a wide variety of bicycles from other private collectors around the region.
After the exhibition, visitors are welcome to come to the Almonte Old Town Hall where they can enjoy refreshments and a screening of “Marinoni: Fire in the Frame”, a film about Montreal based Italian born bike racer and frame maker Giuseppe Marinoni. The director, Tony Girardin, will introduce the film and be on hand for a Q and A following the film. In addition to the Vintage Bicycle Show, avid cyclists and amateur mechanics can trade in old bikes and parts at the on-site bike swap, or just tune-up their favorite two-wheeler with the help of Cycle Salvation and Right Bike staff.oni movie is also being shown that day at the Old Town Hall, with Mr. Marinoni to be there to answer questions.
With the Preston Street Criterium this Sunday, and the 2016 Global Relay Canadian Road Championships p/b Lexus (Elite/Para/Jr) kicking off on the 25th, this is a heck of busy period for bike lovers in and around Ottawa-Gatineau! There’s something for everybody, get out there and partake in some homegrown bike culture before summer vacation begins!