Help bring a ‘TrioBike Taxi’ to town

The Mississippi Mills TrioBike Taxi Project

Dear Community Member

We are writing to let you know about a community project that may be of interest to you and could benefit from your involvement.

The Mills Community Support is working with community partners, Almonte Bicycle Works, Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month and Orchard View by the Mississippi to bring a TrioBike Taxi to town to help keep our seniors active and engaged in the community. We are keen to partner with other community groups on this project as well. It is an electric-assist bike piloted by volunteers of all ages that comfortably seats two passengers and can safely escort them around the community to see the sights, relive memories, and experience the pleasure of being active and outdoors.

The Mississippi Mills TrioBike Taxi Project is aiming to raise $15,000 to purchase and house a TrioBike Taxi in our community. The TrioBike has been hugely successful in Europe and throughout communities in other parts of Canada including Ottawa.

You could play a key role in driving good things in our community through your active support of this project. Sponsorship opportunities are available. If you or your business is looking for an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to support seniors’ engagement in our community then please contact Jeff Mills at jmills@themills.on.ca

Thanks to a few generous community donors, the project has already raised over $4,000.  A few more high-level donors will aid the rapid acquisition of the Trio Bike.  Can you help? Contributions of any amount are welcome.  Donations can be made directly to the Mississippi Mills Trio Taxi Project at the Mills Community Support Corporation or dropped off at Almonte Bicycle Works. Any cheque should be made out to Mills Community Support and in the memo section say “Trio Taxi.” Tax receipts will be issued for amounts over $25.00.

Please help bring the dream of cycling regardless of age to seniors in our community!

Liz Rootham, Julie Munro, Bill Barrie, and Jeff Mills