Author Archives: Peter Martin

Advocating for a Cycle Safe Sydenham

Advocating for a Cycle Safe Sydenham

As you may be aware, the City of Hamilton has been planning traffic calming measures for Sydenham Rd, though despite Sydenham being a priority in the City’s own Cycling Master Plan, the City will not be installing any bike lanes and in some areas will be creating more dangerous road conditions for cyclists than already exist.

Today we are launching a Cycle Safe Sydenham petition, asking the City to include cycling lanes in upcoming work on Sydenham and also to develop a comprehensive process for future road improvements that cross-references with the Cycling Master Plan. There have been far too many missed opportunities to build out our cycling network in the past, and with today’s petition we hope to shift the way things are done both now and into the future.

Please take a minute to sign our petition, and please share the petition widely amongst your family, friends, social media networks, and colleagues. The City of Hamilton recently committed to the vision of Hamilton being the best place to raise a child and age successfully–a major part of that vision should be safe modes of travel for all road users!

Thank you for your ongoing support, and stay tuned for another update in the next week regarding the petition and our details about our November Cycling Advocacy Week, which will include our first Annual General Meeting, as well as some other events and activities.

Good Friday Road Race – CANCELLED

The Hamilton Cycling Club has regretfully decided to cancel the Good Friday Road Race this year due to the deteriorating weather conditions.

The forecast is for freezing rain all night tonight and tomorrow, and it’s going down to -1 overnight to Friday. There may well be ice on the roads that is not going to disappear when it’s still freezing in the morning and a forecasted high of 2 C. This creates a significant safety issue.
CCN and the OCA have been notified and all registration fees will be refunded. Riders will have the option of leaving their fees with CCN assuring them a prepaid registration in 2017 at 2016 prices.

We appreciate your understanding. and hope riders will test their racing skills on Sunday at the “Hell/Heck of the North” in forecasted 12c weather!

EXHALE MB Trial Ride – October 5th

Date: Sunday, October 5th 2014 Times: 11:00am-4:00pm

Location: Fanshawe Conservation Area (1424 Clarke Rd, London, Ontario)

Organizer Name: The Lung Association Organizer E-mail:

Price: $50.00

Description: The Lung Association is pleased to introduce you to an exciting fundraising event, EXHALE MB Trial Ride, taking place on Sunday October 5th 2014 at Fanshawe Conservation Area. A timed mountain biking trial ride, for individual riders of all levels through a unique 20 kilometre looped trial, EXHALE MB Trial Ride promises to draw avid cyclists from across Southwestern Ontario and live up to the event’s tagline- “It will leave you breathless.”

Fundraiser/Race Website:

Speedweek Results

Chris Rowley and Debbie Clarke are Men’s and Women’s winners respectively.

Tied for 2nd in the Men’s Tony Morelli and Kevin Tearle
4th is Tony DiSivestro
5th is Matt Spadafora
6th is Chris Wu

K-W Classic – HCC Member Results

New member Connie Varghaeghe took 1st in the Womens Masters

Sarah Rasmussen came in 3rd in Elite 1/2 Women, Suzie Brown took 15th and Shelly McKee took 16th.

Richard Bartolo came in 37th (ST as 2nd) in the M3

Tony DiSilvestro came in 44th in the M2

Congratulations to all the riders who participated.