Be a voice for cycling in your community and lead a “Ward Ride” this Fall.
As part of our election advocacy strategy, Cycle Hamilton is seeking a volunteer(s) from each of our city’s 15 wards to host a bike ride for local election candidates. These rides are meant to be a fun & informative way to engage with all candidates about cycling in #HamOnt and in their ward.
To help you plan the ride, we have developed a route planning “tip sheet”, some sample talking points and email templates you can use to reach out to candidates. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lcNugSe8zrE4FWQqjI-GH8XBlsXxo7aPUi2Af4curgE/edit?usp=sharing).
Planning for rides in Wards 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 13, and 14 are already underway, and the ride in Ward 2 has already taken place. If you live in Ward 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, or 15, we need to hear from you!
Click here to sign up to lead a Ward Ride, and to see the full list of Ward Rides that are being planned: (link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1L4CRkkRiDpX_p4ZscyeCBizUlzGVtWRDHK5K8K5t8ug/edit?usp=sharing)
Thanks for your help in advocating for a more bicycle-friendly Hamilton. Feel free to join the ongoing discussion on social media using the hashtag #iBikeiVote.