CeleBrampton BikeFest opens Main Street downtown for people to celebrate the start of summer in the city. Jun 11th marked BikeBrampton’s 4th annual participation, educating residents on cycling safety, encouraging them to come out to Bike Month events like Bike the Creek, Brampton’s new Community Rides, and our series of Brampton Library Community Spotlight presentations.
Cyclists took Ministry of Transportation Road Safety Challenge for a chance to win cycling safety prizes such as helmets, bike lights, reflectors and mirrors. Thanks to the City of Brampton for putting on this excellent event and providing booth space for our exhibit!
Mayor Linda Jeffrey dropped by to wish the cycling community well as we prepared for the crowds.
Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee’s new bike sign trailer, attached to Kevin’s tandem cargo bike created quite the visual impact on Main Street, drawing passersby to the booth and promoting the 10 Brampton Community Rides.
Brampton trail maps were a big hit with those wanting to explore the trail system.
Families of cyclists played BikeBrampton’s cycling skills Road Safety Challenge quiz.
Councillor Pat Fortini and BCAC Co-Chair Kevin Montgomery examine BikeBrampton’s One Metre Safe Passing Law banner, which was produced from grant funding by MTO Road Safety Challenge.
One of our volunteers brought a stationary bicycle trainer to demonstrate skills. A few lucky residents were invited to try it out with plenty of help and guidance.
Participants in the Road Safety Challenge quiz were given tickets to frequent draws for safety prizes, like this LED front and rear bike light set.
This boy won a bike light set, while his mother holds the Bike Month postcard of upcoming cycling activities for ‘June is Bike Month’.
This family played the quiz, learned more cycling skills. The daughter won a helmet in the draw, while her mother won a bike light set.
These boys won bike lights and bells, after they took the quiz, examined the 1-metre banner and had their tickets drawn.
This young girl will be adding safety LED lights to her bicycle!
This young boy will be adding front and rear reflector to his bike!
Now this boy can proudly wear his new helmet. Wearing a helmet is the law for those under 18 in Ontario.
Did you know that motorists have to give at least one metre of space to safely pass a cyclist on the road?
Did you know that legally you must have a bell or horn on your bike? You can safely warn pedestrians as you approach them from behind.
BikeFest at CeleBrampton had a row of cycling exhibits. We shared information and promoted each other’s events. Peel Walk+Roll challenged visitors with cycling skill questions in return for bike bells and bracelets. Brampton Transit provided a bus with the demonstration bike rack, so people could try out loading and unloading their bikes. Community Bike Centre staffed bike valet parking behind the Brampton Cyclepath, providing prizes to all who parked there.
It’s harder than it looks…
Whoo-hooo, it’s the start of Bike Month in Brampton!