Sunday Sept 25th Milton.Tragedy can be a powerful catalyst to inspire good things to happen. That’s certainly the case for “Greg’s Ride”, the celebration of cycling event organized by Share the Road Cycling Coalition.
Eleven years ago Greg Stobbert, an OPP Sergeant, was struck and killed while riding his bicycle on Tremaine Road in Milton Ontario. To honour his memory and to help raise cycling safety awareness, his wife, Eleanor McMahon founded Share the Road and established Greg’s Ride as an annual cycling event.
Eleven years later, Share the Road has established a stellar track record of advocacy leading to improvements in safe cycling laws, such as the one metre passing law, Provincial investments in cycling infrastructure through programs such as the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program, and the emergence of 30 communities across the Province now recognized by Share the Road as being Bicycle Friendly Communities. Share the Road has a vision for safe cycling in the Province where:
- Every student participates in a cycling safety course,
- Communities are connected by a network of safe cycling infrastructure, and
- Everyone in the Province feels safe when they make the choice to ride a bike, whether it be for recreation or for transportation.
Beyond being a fun riding event, Greg’s Ride is one of the chief opportunities for Share the Road to raise the funds in support of its advocacy work. Come out to Greg’s Ride; enjoy the day; support a great cause!