Caledon Bike Hub
Ready to ride a bike? Borrow a bike? Want to learn basic bike repair skills to maintain your bike?
Check out the Caledon Bike Hub in Bolton and Southfields! The Town of Caledon is partnering with Walk+Roll Peel, Caledon Community Services, PCHS and BikeBrampton to offer basic bike repair training (BikeWrx) and bike mentorship (Pedalwise) at the Caledon Bike Hub. It’s fun and it’s FREE!
The Exchange, 55 Healey Rd, Bolton – Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
Southfields Recreation storefront on Dougall Ave Mondays 7:30—9:00pm
BikeWrx offers both 6-session courses as well as regular Do-It-Yourself drop-in for the use of bike tools and bike mechanic support.
The Pedalwise Owl is looking for you! Become confident and ride with a mentor. Pedalwise is FREE!
We want to help you use a bicycle for short trips instead of using a car. You can use your bicycle to get to public transportation too. Each Pedalwise participant (called a protégé) is given a mentor in the Town of Caledon. The mentor is an experienced cyclist who will help you choose less travelled roads and paths, give you riding tips and even come with you as you ride a new route.
Ride a bike to destinations in your neighbourhood. Shop, dine, run errands, commute — all by bike. Be active with your family year-round. Meet new friends. Become healthier. Enjoy nature. Help reduce traffic congestion. Reduce your carbon footprint.
If you don’t have a bike, let us know. We will try to fit you with one from our bicycle library. We have a limited number of generously donated bikes. They have been lovingly repaired. A $40 refundable deposit is required to ensure its safe return to the library when you are finished using it.
A well maintained bike is the secret to a safe pleasant ride!
If your bike isn’t working properly you can bring it to our BikeWrx drop-in centre, at The Exchange. There you can borrow tools and get help from a bike mechanic to fix your bike yourself. You can also attend our revolving 6 basic bike maintenance and repair modules and receive a certificate of participation! BikeWrx access is FREE to registered Pedalwise participants. You may need to pay a small fee for necessary replacement parts.
BikeWrx participants are requested to sign up for Pedalwise first.
6 Modules for basic do-it-yourself maintenance:
- ABC quick check / flat tire repair
- Cable replacement
- Bike fitting
Calling all Mentors!
Pedalwise teams up people who want to ride a bike more often with those who already do! Are you a confident cyclist on Caledon roads? Do you regularly use your bike to ride to destinations in your neighbourhood? Do your want to give back to your community?
What is involved? Assist your protégé with route planning; ride with them on a new route; demonstrate cycling safety; help them select clothing and gear for comfort and safety; encourage; guide; inspire; help them track trips.
Join a fun community of like-minded people who share their cycling joy with others! Become a Pedalwise program mentor!
For more information, contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of Caledon
Town of Caledon supports the Caledon Bike Hub as part of their commitment to being a Bicycle Friendly Community. Parks and Recreation is providing bike hub space at the Southfields temporary Recreation storefront. Transportation Engineering and the Active Transportation Task Force are part of the valuable partnership team.
Caledon Community Services
The vision of CSS is a healthy, engaged, compassionate community for all. Their mission is to help people help themselves by working creatively and responding to community needs. Through their partnership, Caledon Bike Hub in Bolton is being held at The Exchange.
Our partner, Punjabi Community Health Services empowers diverse communities to improve the quality of life of individuals, families and communities, by providing health, settlement and social services. Founded in 1990, this not-for-profit community based agency has grown over the years to be rated in the top 3% of the 7032 CARF accredited agencies in 20 countries! PCHS has made the Caledon Bike Hub possible and BikeBrampton is very grateful for this excellent partnership.
Pedalwise and BikeWrx owe their origins to the Region of Peel’s 2015 community based social marketing pilot program. TCAT (Toronto Centre for Active Transportation) was retained by the Region of Peel Walk+Roll, to lead this collaborative initiative with Dr. Beth Savan and her research team at the University of Toronto’s ‘Toronto Cycle Think and Do Tank’, Culturelink, CEA and BikeBrampton. TCAT reported on the launch and the completion of the project. The current project would not be possible without the generous support and partnership of Walk+Roll Peel.
Southfields Official Opening, Apr 8, 2019
We were thrilled that a group of 28 came to our Official Opening celebration at the Southfields Recreation Centre storefront. David Laing, Chair of BikeBrampton explained the background of the program and introduced our bike mechanic Peter Bolton. Region of Peel Public Health Pat Bromby spoke about the importance of an activity such as cycling for a healthy lifestyle. Brandon Quigley represented Peel Walk+Roll. Caledon Recreation staff came to support. Mayor Allan Thompson welcomed us to Town of Caledon Bike Hub.
Councillor Lynn Kiernan, Councillor Johanna Downey, David Laing, Councillor Christina Early, Mayor Allan Thompson, Caledon Recreation Coordinator Alyson Monery.
A program requires volunteers to succeed! We had 11 BikeBrampton volunteers (most of whom cycled north for the opening). Two of the Caledon new mentors, Wayne (on left), and Phil (not in the photo) joined in the celebration. Several local residents checked out the new hub and the refreshments!