Almonte is a “bicycle friendly” town and for a number of years have designated the month of June as Bicycle Month. Each year the organizers schedule a series of events for families to participate in, promoting safe biking for families, as a way to both stay fit as well as meet other people in the community.
This year’s organizers have created a “Silver Chain Challenge” whereby participants are challenging Renfrew County to clock their biking kilometres – in a friendly little Ottawa Valley Biking competition. (www.silverchainchallenge.ca – if you would like to participate)
There are some organized bike tours including a bike ride to Carp, destination Alice’s Café. Our very own, Perianne Jones, (who competed in the Vancouver Olympics in 2010) will be hosting a “Girl’s Ride” around town. Bicycle Maintenance Workshops are being offered on Father’s Day Weekend, June 18-19th; both elementary public schools are featuring a Bicycle Rodeo, and Saturday, June 25th, there is a Vintage Bicycle Show – (a first!).