Support the Everyone Rides Initiative

There are many ways that you can be involved and support equity in riding bikes in Hamilton as well as Everyone Rides programming. 

Become a Volunteer

Join the Newsletter

Donate (coming soon)

Are you interested in participating in equity in action and assisting the Everyone Rides Initiative remove the barriers that prevent people from riding bikes for transportation and fun?

Would you like to: lead a group ride, be a cycling mentor, assist in workshops, represent ERI at events throughout Hamilton and more...

Would you like to join the ERI community and stay up-to-date on all things ERI from group rides, events, programming and developments in equity and bike related accessibility in Hamilton. 

Are you interested in making a financial contribution to the Everyone Rides Initiative and support the longevity of equity in riding bikes in Hamilton?

 

 

Support Hamilton Bike Share

 

Hamilton Bike Share is the not-for-profit that houses the Everyone Rides Initiative and works to ensure that Hamiltonians have equitable access to bikes. On June 1st, 2020, the former system operator (Uber) unexpectedly pulled out of the contract to operate bike share in Hamilton, which threatened the existence of the public bike share system that thousands of Hamiltonians regularly relied on to get around. The people of Hamilton responded loud and clear that they wanted to retain the essential service that they had counted on for over 5 years. On May 28th, 2020, Hamilton Bike Share launched a fundraising campaign to secure funding to operate the shared transit system without any financial support from the municipality. The community, stakeholders, riders, local businesses and charitable foundations came together and raised over $200,000 so Hamilton Bike Share could continue to operate the system. 

If you are interested in contributing to this fundraising campaign, follow this link: Help us keep Hamilton's bike share system rolling!

You can also view the public letter that HBSI Executive Director, Chelsea Cox, and Chair of the Board, Janet MacLeod, wrote to Uber, urging them to "do the right thing" and maintain their contractual obligations. Click here to view the letter.