TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 3, 2014) - Morning Glory Cycling Club ("MGCC") is pleased to announce that it, in partnership with Gears Bike Shop ("Gears"), is holding their 3rd annual bike drive on Sunday October 5th, 2014, from 1 pm until 4 pm, in order to provide over 150 bicycles to children and young adults from Thorncliffe Park.
MGCC is also pleased that multiple Olympic medal winner Curt Harnett is supporting our efforts and will be at the event with his medals in hand. The event will be held again in the parking lot of the East York Town Centre, at the corner of Overlea Boulevard and Thorncliffe Park Drive.
The bikes have been generously donated by MGCC members, friends and the community at large in order to provide bikes to children and young adults of Thorncliffe Park without the financial means to obtain bicycles on their own. Each bike received has been tuned up by Gears to be ready for donation. Each recipient will also receive a helmet and lock for their bike, and be instructed about road safety and bike maintenance by volunteers from Evergreen Brickworks. We are also grateful that members of the Toronto Police Service will be onsite to help run the event.
Thorncliffe Park is a high density neighbourhood with limited resources. Almost one quarter of the population of Thorncliffe Park is under the age of 14 and it is home to North America's largest elementary school with more than 1500 children in Kindergarten to Grade 5.
The Morning Glory Cycling Club (www.mgridetoronto.com) is a community of like-minded individuals who love to see the sun rise. With 700 registered members spanning it's Leaside, High Park, & Oakville Chapters, the MGCC provides a very inclusive and welcoming environment for all cyclists, new and old, to come out and enjoy the benefits of riding a bike. Started in 2008 with a membership of 2, the MGCC has brought together those who share a passion for cycling to inspire healthier living.