Bike Host matches up newcomers who are open to cycling with mentors who ride regularly. In large and small group activities, Bike Host participants practice their communication skills and learn about civic engagement, all while exploring Toronto by bike.
Bike Host was created by CultureLink Settlement and Community Services, and is hosted by CultureLink’s Community Connections Mentorship Program. The 2016 program matched 55 newcomers with 22 mentors,with the support of our partners, South Riverdale Community Health Centre and the Scarborough Cycles bike hubs at AccessPoint on Danforth and Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre. Scarborough Cycles is a project led by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, a project of Clean Air Partnership, with partners Cycle Toronto, the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank, and CultureLink.
This was the first time this innovative program was offered in Scarborough.
Read the Bike Host 2016 Report here.