Join the GCAT team with Ride for Refuge, Oct. 5

Alex Ball is captain of the GCAT team for Ride for Refuge . Oct. 5, 2019

He is currently collaborating with us in the Bikes for Guelph Refugees programme.

Here is a message from Alex:

I know you like the challenge of a good bike ride, so I wondered: would you be interested in joining me? I’d love your support, and I think it would be a blast to cycle with you through whatever the weather throws our way. The RIDE offers 10, 25, and 50 km routes, as well as a 5 km walking route – so we could choose a relaxing ride or a real challenge.

The ride takes place in scenic Bloomingdale, which is a 25 minute (car ride) from Guelph. (Or 1hr 14 min by bike.)

Registration begins at 8am. There will be a bus leaving from Immigrant Services, 104 Dawson Rd, at 7:30 am, and returning at 12:30 pm. There are some bike spaces so contact Sandra Cocco at

We will be joining thousands of other riders, walkers and volunteers across Canada helping to raise $2,500,000 for some people who need hope and refuge. The RIDE supports hundreds of local charities, so it makes a big impact.

Click on the link below to visit our Team Page – register and help us fundraise. Or, email me back at and we can chat more about the RIDE.

Thanks! It will be worth it!


Register now for Ride and Meet with Federal Candidates, Wed. Sept. 25

You’ve heard of federal ridings well this is one with a twist. Come out and ride with the federal candidates!

Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation (GCAT) has invited the main federal candidates on a bike ride with the public on Sept. 25!!

During the ride, we will utilize current multi-use paths and painted bike lanes. GCAT guides will highlight upcoming and some potential cycling infrastructure projects that would increase the safety of riders and increase the amount of people choosing cycling for transportation. You will have the opportunity to learn more about cycling in Guelph, your local candidates and their commitment to accelerating funding for active transportation infrastructure. Post ride, we will gather at Red Brick Cafe to socialize with the local candidates.

Don’t forget your helmet, bike lights and your bike lock!

Spaces limited! Pre-registration required on Eventbrite. Click here to pre- register. . A waiver is required to participate in this event.

Starting location: facade in front of the River Run Centre, 5:45pm

Ride ends at 7pm at Red Brick Cafe. Conversation continues until 8pm!


Come Ride with GCAT on Temporary 2 Way Protected Bike Lane on Woolwich St on Sept. 18 at 6:30 pm!

From September 13-20, 2019, Woolwich Street between Macdonell and Wyndham streets will be transformed into a “complete street”: a safe, accessible and sustainable road design that accommodates all modes of transportation including walking, driving, cycling, and public transit.

Meet GCAT in front of the River Run Centre at 6:30, Sept. 18!  We’ll ride together on a temporary 2 way protected bike lane on Woolwich Street! 

Afterwards, for those interested, we’ll head to the Albion Hotel for “Green Drinks”, at 7pm. Jennifer Juste, Program Manager for Sustainable Transportation for the City of Guelph will be doing a short presentation on the Guelph Transportation Master Plan Update. She will take also your feedback about the complete street.

Come out for a fun evening!

Green Drinks Guelph offers a great social and networking event each month! You’re welcome to share, meet, greet, laugh and enjoy! Business owners, sustainability professionals, community leaders, government officials, employers, job-seekers, singles, couples, and anyone interested in a healthy planet is welcome to attend.