1.  Do I need to be a resident of Halton Hills to participate in the Halton Hills Cycling Challenge?
    • No you do not need to be a resident of Halton Hills to participate. The rules are simple: you need to live in Halton Hills, work in Halton Hills or love Halton Hills.
  2. Can I count kilometres ridden outside of Halton Hills?
    • Certainly you can count all of your cycling kilometres. The Challenge is all about getting more active and having fun riding your bike.  It doesn’t matter where you ride.  All kilometres count.
  3. Does riding a stationary bike count?
    • Sorry but no, stationary bike riding does not count. We want you to experience the wonder of riding a real bike through your neighbourhood and learn how much fun it can be.
  4. When does the Challenge end?
    • The Challenge ends when we get to 400,000 kilometres.  The sponsors are agreeable that their funds will flow to the hospital whenever the community completes the challenge. But of course we want to get our riding done before the end of the summer. So let’s get to it.
  5. How can I calculate my kilometres?
    • Many people now carry smart phones and can use them to calculate their kilometers. There are several free apps such as Strava, Map my ride or Great Trainer that use the phone’s GPS to calculate the distance travelled.  There are also many great bike odometers available. However, you can always calculate your distance by using Google maps or use a paper map. We are not looking for perfection, so relax and do your best to calculate your distance.
  6. Can I save my kilometres for a period of time and then add them all at once?
    • Yes you can do it that way if you prefer to not log on frequently. However, we encourage you to add them regularly as it helps to make the total rise steadily and that is very motivating to other riders.
  7. How can I participate if I don’t own a computer?
    • You can log on using any computer but will need to establish an email address which can be acquired for free. Gmail is one such example. Our Halton Hills Public Library staff would be happy to set you up with an account. Once your account has been established you can use any computer, including the computers at the library.
  8. How can I participate if I don’t own a bicycle?
    • We have an amazing non-profit organization called Hayden’s Re-Bicycling that accepts used bikes, fixes them up and gives them away to those who cannot afford to buy one. You can find them at haydensrebicycling.com.  Hayden’s also refurbishes higher quality donated bike and sells them to support the organization.
  9. Is there any way I can support the bike challenge other than by cycling?
    • Yes, you can contact us to discuss options such as further sponsorship or promotion by calling Councillor Jane Fogal 905 877 5806 or email janefogal@haltonhills.ca. All inquiries or offers of assistance would be gratefully received.

Hayden's bike display