June 26th 2019 05:00 PM - June 26th 2019 07:00 PM

Cycle tour between medical sites throughout Hamilton

50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Cycle tour between medical sites throughout Hamilton


Bike along with us

Are you interested in cycling between hospital and Campus sites? Are you unsure about the safest way to do it? Whether you are a regular cyclist or newbie, if you want to learn how to tips and routes around Hamilton, we've got a ride worth joining!

Presenting Tour De Hospital - meeting at St. Joseph's Charlton Campus to start at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 26. This event will be a fun cycle tour that includes a skill building exercise and knowledge sharing along the way. Join us as we share how accessible each site is and what routes and supports there are available throughout the City (bike racks/SoBi/HSR mountain climber/etc.). 

This cycle tour is open to the health care and health sciences community throughout Hamilton, as well as the general public. This includes medical students and residents (any year), students in any health science program (or other programs, if applicable), faculty and hospital staff, university staff, physicians, midwives, researchers, and other independent health care practitioners.

Pre-Ride Fun

Need something to get you ready for the ride? Stop by the St. Joe's Foundation booth for FREE giveaways, water, and snacks before the tour begins. Set up at 4:00 PM at the route start location; outside level 0 Entrance of the Juravinski Innovation Tower (Charlton Campus) next to the bike rack.


'Tickets' are not required however we appreciate your registration to help us track participation. 

Will you be working at and coming from the St. Joe's West 5th Campus, the Juravinski Cancer Centre or Mohawk College on this date? Let us know by emailing publicaffairs@stjoes.ca and we can connect you with others also coming from that site. 

Thank you to our partners

Sponsored by Smart Commute Hamilton with the City of Hamilton.

Supported by St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, and Mohawk College Sustainability.

Big thank you to our colleagues and cycle tour facilitators, John Neary, Claire Bodkin, Kevin Lam, Elaine Choi, and Lindsay Whelan.

Tips for your trip

Recommended bringing your own helmet.

Tour route (*times are approximate)

4:50 p.m. | 50 Charlton Avenue East 
   Meet at St. Joe's Charlton Campus, in front of the level 0 entrance to the Juravinski Innovation Tower, at the bike rack.
   Explanation of the bicycle parking options located at the Charlton Campus 

4:55 p.m. | 50 Charlton Avenue East
   Walk to the SoBi bike hub located at the corner of James St. S. and Charlton Av. E.
   Point out the HSR route to Mohawk College and St. Joe's West 5th Campus, located up James Mountain Road, this will also include an explanation of the Mountain Climber program (routes 20, 21, 33, 35).

5 p.m. | 50 Charlton Avenue East
  Depart for McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC) 
  Charlton - Dundurn - Glenside - Chedoke Golf Course - Studholme - Rail Trail - Emerson - University Ave

5:20 p.m. | 1200 Main Street West
  Meet at MUMC, behind the building, in front of Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery

5:25 p.m. | 1200 Main Street West
  Depart MUMC for Hamilton General Hospital (HGH)
  King - Hunt - Dundurn - Head - Victoria Park - Napier - Bay (cycle track) - Strachan - Hughson - Simcoe - Wellington - Copeland Av. 
  Stop to point out the route to David Braley Health Sciences Centre along Bay St cycle track, then continue towards HGH

6:00 p.m. | 237 Barton Street East
  Meet at HGH, behind the building on Copeland Avenue

6:05 p.m. | 237 Barton Street East
  Depart HGH for Wentworth Stairs
  Copeland - RJC parking lot - Ferguson - Jackson - Walnut - Young - Corktown Park - Rail Trail

6:15 p.m. | Wentworth Street South 
  Meet at Wentworth Stairs. Explanation of bicycle route to St. Peter's Hospital (Wentworth to Maplewood bicycle lanes) and multimodal access to Juravinski Hospital
  Routes 23, 24 for direct service; Wentworth Stairs and SoBI for returning downtown.

6:20 p.m. | Wentworth Street South
  Depart for St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  Rail Trail - Corktown Park - Young - Hughson

6:30 p.m. | 50 Charlton Avenue East
  Meet at St. Joe's Charlton Campus, in front of the level 0 entrance to the Juravinski Innovation Tower, at the bike rack. 
  Review HSR routes to Juravinski Hospital; walk to the foot of James St. stairs to review walking route from the St. Joe's West 5th Campus.


Ticket Information

Please note that your tickets will be email to you and attached as a PDF upon successfully registering for this event. In the event that you have either not received your confirmation email, cannot find the confirmation email, or used an incorrect email address, please contact the organizer.

All ticket holders will receive an email notification reminder 24-48 hours prior to the event's start date (this does not imply particular sessions, just the event). Your tickets will also be attached to this email.

It's encouraged to save your tickets to your phone by downloading them or taking a screenshot, however you may also print your tickets before arriving to the event.