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Brampton Community Ride ends Season

04 Oct 2016, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee, Ontario Cycling, Past Event Cycling, Region of Peel Cycling

Perfect autumn morning for BCAC’s last Brampton Community Ride of the season.

Thirty cyclists gathered at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre to cycle north to new Etobicoke Creek Trail link into Southfields Village, Caledon. We rested at Butter & Cup for our refreshment, compliments of City of Brampton. This was our 12th and final Community Ride in Brampton’s Cycling Advisory Committee’s first offering of organized rides. We added 2 bonus rides due to popularity of the series. Cyclists enthusiastically await our 2017 calendar of rides.

 

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The sense of ‘community’ is apparent with cyclists helping each other to inflate tires and adjust seat heights.

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Ready to set out!

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Past the autumn vista of Loafers Lake…

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Even young riders joined the group for the 14.7km route.

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No one is left behind as we paused to wait for slower cyclists.

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Past the stormwater pond at Mayfield Road, the site of the Official Announcement of Etobicoke Creek Trail Link on Oct 11th.

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The construction has made such an improvement to the rutted farmers’ track! Now in Caledon, we head around the corner to go under #410 bridge.

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This beautiful sturdy bridge was part of the 2015 project.

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We rest at the top of the hill at Kennedy Ride and Abbotside Way, Southfields Village.

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The whole group is ready for our final half-way leg to our refreshment!

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Arriving at Butter & Cup Bakery and Coffee Co. for our snack!

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A huge thanks to Butter & Cup for agreeing to open on Sunday morning, just for our Brampton Community Ride!

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Here is a retailer that recognizes the value of the cycling customer with their custom signage!

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One of our cyclists makes use of the first aid kit to clean up a scrape.

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Cyclists choose from pre-arranged menu, sponsored by City of Brampton.

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Great day to chat and eat outside.

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The scone comes highly recommended… 🙂 Oh yes, we’ll be back to visit this shop!

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Bicycles line the boulevard outside Butter & Cup. Cyclists share the tables and chairs for chatting about their fun. This epitomizes cycling tourism!

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We are nicely fueled, so it’s time to head back south on Etobicoke Creek Trail.

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We are so enjoying the newly constructed path! Thanks to all who have funded: City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, Region of Peel, Toronto and Region Conservation and Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program.

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Back to Jim Archdekin to cap off a wonderful season of Community Rides!

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Community Rides may be concluded, but our enjoyment of cycling continues…

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