It is fitting that on the day of the climate strike, BikeBrampton is reporting the results from our Environment Canada EcoAction grant to the Brampton Bike Hub.

Partnering with Canada Bikes, PCHS, Walk+Roll Peel and City of Brampton, BikeBrampton has been delivering the BikeWrx and Pedalwise programs from the Brampton Bike Hubs, and more recently Caledon Bike Hubs since December 2017.

EcoAction Quick Fact Results:

  • 95,000 km cycled by participants
  • 30,000 kg of carbon avoided
  • more than 1400 participant-visits to the hubs
  • average of 60 participants / month
  • more than 20 bikes out on loan from lending library
  • 36 new Pedalwise proteges since April
  • 55% of proteges are female
  • 70% of proteges are immigrants living in Canada less than 5 years
  • We have met all the set targets
  • We have stories of how the bike hub and community interaction has changed people’s lives — both the proteges and the mentors!

The Brampton and Caledon Bike Hubs live on, thanks to the generosity of our partners: Region of Peel, PCHS, Town of Caledon, Caledon Community Services, The Journey Neighbourhood Centre, and City of Brampton. We could not do this without the commitment of our excellent bike mechanics: Gerald, Peter and Joe, along with apprentice Luca.

We have been able to track our EcoAction success thanks to the data collected and analyzed by The Bikeport by Kevin Montgomery. Both Kevin and Alina, who are CAN-BIKE instructors have taught participants how to cycle.

Our mentors have volunteered hundreds of hours to make their proteges feel safe and confident as they build their skills.

If you haven’t already, check out the Brampton Bike Hub and the Caledon Bike Hub. You will be warmly welcomed!