Discover Markham’s “Open Streets” this Summer!
What better way to get out and about and enjoy the fresh air, than when there are events and street closures giving you extra space to get outside safely!
For a full list of local Markham cycling events, click HERE.
Unionville Slow Street
On now until late September 2021, enjoy extended patios and pedestrian sidewalks along Main Street Unionville to soak in the sun and get some fresh air.
While visiting Main Street Unionville, check out the stores and boutiques or sit on one of the many extended patios to grab a bite to eat. If you’re visiting on a Sunday, take a stroll down to the Stiver Mill on Station Lane and visit the Unionville Farmers’ Market for local treats and goodies.
Middlefield Street Closure
Every Sunday and Statutory Holiday until September 6th, visit Middlefield Street between Highglen Avenue and Denison Street for a street closure. You can use this extra space to ride your bike, go for a jog, get in a workout, or anything else you may be interested in. The street closure on Middlefield Street makes it a perfect place to teach a little one a new skill, whether it be biking, roller blading, skateboarding, or something else.
Make it a day and join a pop-up Zumba class which happens every Sunday at 10am for a 1 hour socially distant workout. No experience needed, all you need to bring is your running shoes and some water. After the Zumba class, borrow a bike from the Markham Cycles Pop-Up and ride down Middlefield Street and go on the walking and cycling trails through the local parks.
After you’re done biking, walking, running, or doing some Zumba, bring out your other sports gear and have fun. Kick a ball around with friends at the local soccer fields or play catch with dad at any of the baseball diamonds.
Take a walk up to the Aaniin Community Centre to play in the playground, have a picnic, or join in on any activities the community centre is offering!
Be sure to fuel your body after all the fun in the sun with delicious food, found not too far away. Head towards the corner of Highglen Avenue and Markham Road and take a seat at a table on one of many patios.
Have a sweat treat at D Spot Dessert Café, sitting down for a Middle Eastern meal at Paramount Fine Foods, or grabbing some takeout to bring home to end off a good day getting active at the Middlefield Street Closure.
Markham Cycling Tours
If you want to see Markham in a unique way, try out one of the Markham Cycling Tours! There are 6 signed tour routes that range from 6.7km to 11km in length. Go at your own pace, on your own time and ride your way with the pre-determined routes.
Click HERE for a full list of routes and to see the maps to choose which one (or multiple) are the best fit for you.
The signage for these routes will be up until August 15th. Visit different neighbourhoods on each tour and explore Markham!
Pop-Up Markham Cycles Bike Repairs
With all these opportunities to dust off your bike and get active, you may need to have minor repairs or a little check up to make sure everything is running smoothly. Markham Cycles has many pop-up bike repair locations throughout Markham this summer. These free bike repair pop-ups’ can do any minor repair on your bike, such as oiling your chain, inflating your tires, and checking your breaks. If you need a major repair, you will need to visit one of the many bike shops in Markham.
To see a list of all the dates and locations of the Markham Cycles pop-up bike repair stations, click HERE.
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