Who We Are
WE ARE: People in Sudbury who love to bike, whether for transportation or recreation.
WE ARE: People who want to help build a better cycling culture and climate in Greater Sudbury.
The Sudbury Cyclists Union was formed in June 2010 by a group of cycling enthusiasts who have cycling at heart.
We are a volunteer grassroots organization whose main focus is to provide a strong unified voice for cyclists and to facilitate a better urban cycling culture in the City of Greater Sudbury. Our aim is to make cycling safe, accessible, and fun for cyclists of all ages and ability.
Working together with those who share our same values, the SCU lobbies and advocates to make cycling improvements within the city. We work with a number of organizations and groups including: the City of Greater Sudbury, the Greater Sudbury Police Service, the Rainbow Routes Association, the Sudbury & District Health Unit, the Share the Road Coalition, EarthCare, Conservation Sudbury, the Sudbury Mobility Advisory Panel, the Sudbury Road Safety Committee, the Brain Injury Association, Northern Lights Folk Festival Boréal, UpFest, the River and Sky Camping and Music Festival, the Canadian Mental Health Association (Ride Don't Hide event), the Walden Mountain Bike Club, the Sudbury Cycling Club, the Sudbury Women's Mountain Bike Club.
We are members of the Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury, EarthCare and reThink Green; and a partner in Sudbury Cycles.
- Safe Cycling Education
- Fun Events
- Group rides
- Kids bike exchanges
- Bike valet parking
- Bike rodeos
- Bike tune-up workshops
- Resources on safe and fun cycling
- Social activities throughout the year
- An opportunity to become involved in promoting cycling in Sudbury
We offer paid memberships of $10 per year to individuals who wish to support our activities. Membership dues are needed for insurance and event expenses so that we can hold group rides and other fun events like Bike Repair BBQs. By buying a membership, you help us build cycling skills, cycling culture, and connect cyclists in Greater Sudbury.
We also welcome members who wish to pay according to their means or to their level of support for cycling. We also welcome donations to support specific activities, like Kids Bike Exchanges.
Our Vision is: city wide safe cycling for all in Greater Sudbury
Build a strong cycling culture in Greater Sudbury through fun and accessible cycling activities.
Be a voice for safe cycling for people of all ages and abilities throughout Greater Sudbury.
- we respect people and promote honesty and integrity in all discussions
- we value diversity, new ideas and opinions
- we work in a spirit of collaboration and promote a supportive environment
- we are role models and leaders for safe cycling in the community
- Chair: Rachelle Niemela
- Vice Chair: vacant
- Treasurer/Secretary: Gabriel Keresztesi
- Members at large: Mat Cool, Phil Croteau, Jamie Lamothe, Glenn Murray, Julian Rickards, Jason Thibeault, Norm Valiquette
Membership team – Julian Rickards
Communications team – Jamie Lamothe, Glenn Murray, Rachelle Niemela
Events and rides team: Gabriel Keresztesi, Phil Croteau