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Bike the Creek Brampton Success

22 Jun 2014, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Past Event Cycling, Region of Peel Cycling

Bike the Creek Brampton was a success with hundreds of riders participating on June 21, 2014

Our first annual event was a perfect day of bike riding along the Etobicoke Creek Trail through the nature parks north into Caledon and south through the historic downtown of Brampton into the urban parks of south Brampton.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Registered participants were given an official Bike the Creek Passport.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Created by the Bike the Creek committee, who planned the event over the past year, the passport cost was sponsored by Cyclepath Brampton. Participants were treated to complimentary coffee and donuts supplied by Tim Hortons at Sandalwood Parkway & Conestoga.

Bike the Creek passport document_700

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   A crowd of cyclers gathered at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre in anticipation of the start.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee Chair David Laing welcomed everyone and briefed the riders on safety and details.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   David Laing speaking with Dennis Cutajar, Chief Operating Officer of City of Brampton before event began.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Councillor Gael Miles helps at Brampton Safe City Rodeo for the youngest cyclers.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Region of Peel Bike Patrol Officers

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   SmartCommute Brampton Caledon

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Young riders listen to safety instructions

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   St John Ambulance Medical First Response Volunteers

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Kevin Montgomery, Councillor Candidate, and BBAC member participated with his family.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Michael Freeman, Councillor Candidate participated in the ride.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   CERV Community Emergency Response Volunteers start the riders in staggered groups for safety and more enjoyment.

Bike the Creek wooded trail_700   Bike the Creek along the wooded trail. The Town of Caledon supplied a portable toilet at the north end of the route, where TRCA explained about pollinators along the Etobicoke Creek Trail.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   TRCA Toronto and Region Conservation Authority station stamps passport after explaining stormwater pond.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Bike the Creek riders on nature trail

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Riders safely crossing the road

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Pull off safely to tweet along the way!

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   young riders obtain Stafford Woods stamp after TRCA expert explains riparian restoration along Etobicoke Creek.

17 Chapel The Armstrong House_700   Brampton Heritage Board stamped passports as they explained The Armstrong House at 17 Chapel Street and other historic buildings in downtown Brampton.

Watson Family Gardens_700   Watson Family Gardens, urban park along Etobicoke Creek and favourite site of wedding photography in Brampton

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Region of Peel sponsored lunch

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   David Laing conducted draw for great prizes

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Councillor John Hutton, member of BBAC, drew a ticket for one of the lucky winners.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   happy prize winner

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   happy prize winner who completed 40km

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   High Five on a terrific day at Bike the Creek!

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA   Thanks to everyone who helped and to the City of Brampton for all that showed and all the behind-the-scenes work!

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