Greg’s Ride combined fun bike ride in support of cycling for Share the Road and celebration of new cycling laws in Ontario.
Dayle & David from Bike Brampton participated in Greg’s Ride for Share the Road Cycling Coalition.
Cyclists from around Ontario gathered to hear Executive Director Jamie Stuckless, Share the Road Founder Eleanor McMahon (MPP-Burlington) and Parliamentary Assistant to Transportation Minister Kathryn McGarry (MPP-Cambridge), welcome cyclists. Bill 31 Making Ontario’s Roads Safer was passed in 2015, with considerable attention to the vulnerable position of cyclists as they share the road with motor vehicles.
10th Anniversary of Greg’s Ride
Share the Road explained: “in 2006, OPP Sergeant Greg Stobbart was killed while cycling on Tremaine Road in Milton. After Greg’s death, his wife Eleanor McMahon founded the Share the Road Cycling Coalition in his memory to advocate for safer roads for all Ontarians. This year, as we host the 10th annual ride in memory of Greg, we join together as a community to remember everyone who has been affected by cycling collisions, to celebrate the joys of cycling and to support the work of Share the Road in building safer, more accessible and more comfortable places to cycle in Ontario.”
Cyclists gathered at Greg’s memorial site on Tremaine Road.
Cyclists approach the new round-about on Tremaine Road, Milton.
Brampton’s place in the big Ontario cycling picture
Bike Brampton Chair David Laing stopped to chat with Marlaine Koehler, Executive Director of Waterfront Regeneration Trust (Waterfront Trail & Greenbelt Route). The anticipated connection between the Waterfront Trail along Lakes Ontario and Erie to the Greenbelt Trail via the Etobicoke Creek Trail through Brampton is eagerly awaited by everyone. This will connect Brampton to both Caledon and Mississauga, creating opportunities for cycle commuting, recreational cycling and tourist cycling. At this point, connection should be completed by the end of 2016, following the widening of Hwy 410.
Cyclists descend the escarpment from Kelso Conservation Area.
Share the Road volunteer welcoming back cyclists from Greg’s Ride
David Laing discussing the Share the Road Bicycle Friendly Business Program with Executive Director of Share the Road, Jamie Stuckless. Bike Brampton is pleased to be a major partner in this great new program!