Magnificent Magnolia Ride, Saturday May 6, 1pm

Come join The Guelph Hiking Club on Saturday May 6 for a free, casual bike ride to kick off Spring and enjoy the Magnificent Magnolia trees in blossom. Starting at 1pm, we will ride about 12km and visit several Magnolia trees and other spring blossoms in and around Downtown Guelph.  We will be riding mainly on quiet residential streets and trails. Make sure you pack your camera and get some beautiful shots!

This year, an artist will make a cameo appearance, painting under a magnolia tree. We will also have a poetry reading or two while enjoying some lemonade.

For added fun, we’re having a costume contest to brighten the day.  There will be prizes for: The Best Dressed Cyclist, The Most Outlandish Ensemble, and The Best Spring Bonnet, so get your best outfit ready!

The trip will begin at Speed River Bicycle at 135 Wyndham St. N. at 1pm and end at Arthur Street N., for a free garden party where refreshments will be served. Spaces are limited, so please RSVP at

Helmets are encouraged.

Prizes and refreshments courtesy of Speed River Bicycle, Wike, Goldie Sherman Pottery and Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation.

For more information, please contact,, or

Volunteers needed to conduct cycling surveys in Guelph

Help make Guelph a better place for cyclists!

Volunteers are needed to help with a cycling research collaboration between the Traffic Research Industry Foundation,, the City of Guelph and Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation.

From April 22-May 5, surveys will be conducted at 5 locations around Guelph. The team is looking for volunteers to administer a brief survey to people riding bicycles through the 5 locations around Guelph.

Volunteers are required to attend a brief half hour training session at City Hall the week of April 10 to facilitate proper administration of the surveys.

If you would like to help gather data, please RSVP by    April 6 to The training date will be set via doodle poll for all interested volunteers.

For more information on this survey, contact