Record group of cyclists gathered in downtown Brampton Garden Square for 4th annual Bike to Work Day on May 30th, kicking off Bike Month. Downtown BIA joined City of Brampton, Region of Peel, BikeBrampton and Brampton Transit in partnering to plan the event for enthusiastic cyclists. Group-led rides from 6 starting points encouraged cyclists to try commuting to downtown Brampton.
Mayor Linda Jeffrey spoke of an exciting future for cycling in Brampton. Peel Police Chief Jennifer Evans reminded us of rules of the road for cyclists and motorists.
Councillor Martin Medeiros joined members of Downtown BIA who borrowed a fleet of beautiful city bikes from The Cyclepath Brampton. Nic from Cyclepath, provided mini-tune ups to cyclists who were gearing up for Bike Month.
Peel Police Chief Jennifer Evans checks out BikeBrampton’s new MTO Road Safety Challenge banner which explains the 1-Metre Safe Passing Law (the distance minimum that drivers must leave to safely pass cyclists on the road).
Councillor Gael Miles selects her Bike Month T-shirt after answering cycling skill question at Peel Walk+Roll booth. Community Bike Centre (at the booth behind) explained their Bike4Brampton challenge, where 1 tree will be planted for every 20km biked!
Peel Region Police attended, tweeted and shared safety fluorescent bracelets. Look for Neighbourhood Policing Unit bike patrol officers who ride our trails and streets this season!
City of Brampton staff displayed why they have achieved Bicycle Friendly Business Bronze status.
T by Daniel was one of several local merchants who provided great food and drink to start our day!
Downtown Brampton is so bike-able!