This month it was BIKING 101 with the “Compass Cycling Group” I had the pleasure of joining this summer.  Compass Community Health Center in association with “EVERYONE RIDES” and “HAMILTON BIKE SHARE” wheeled out this wonderful program. They are offering the “PEDAL PASS” for only $15 a year plus HST.  For more information you can contact them at 289-768-BIKE (2453) Ext 2 or E-mail @ 

Our group met up at beautiful Bayfront Park at the Waterfront Trail. It was a scenic ride and l must say they have the best 5K to 10K of laneways, path lanes and trail paths. It was wonderful riding past the picturesque Hamilton Harbour. Safety helmets were provided along with safety tips and bike adjustments.

Did you know that the city of Hamilton publishes the Hamilton Bike Map, the edition for 2023 is now out. An extensive guide of all the biking trails and road maps from the parks and the streets, it is a must have for bicyclists. To find biking maps online or for more information on cycling routes: or at 

They say, you never forget how to ride a bike, so climb aboard a 2 or 3-wheeler. Socially oriented, it gets you outside and exercising too. Going for a bike ride is good for your heart and muscles and it may improve how you walk and with your balance and with climbing stairs as well. The consensus from the group after every Rideabout through this beautiful park – it was fun for all.

I would like to thank our wonderful biking instructors here at Compass Community Health Center; Leah Janzen and Christine Sorbara and the delightful McMaster students Elizabeth Rylaarsdam and Sarah Balloch.

Thanks to Compass Community Health Center for yet another wonderful program rolled out this summer.

Forthcoming, starting up in October from Compass look for “The Senior Walking Group” for more information please contact Christine Sorbara at 905-523-6611 Extension 2059

For a list of their other wonderful programs and services please visit their website at 

Summer will soon be past and the mists of autumn upon us. So venture out to discover the paths and laneways in your neighborhood. Catch the colorful pockets of fall, whether biking, scootering or just walking by foot. Saying goodbye to Summer and saying Hello to Fall.