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Brampton Cycling

 

More than 1,000 students, teachers and parents gathered at Larkspur Public School on June 16th, to enjoy the second annual Spring Fling event.  There was plenty of food, activities for the kids from bouncy castles to face-painting and great information booths including BikeBrampton!   Members from BikeBrampton spoke to parents, teachers and the kids about cycling safety and the benefits of active transportation to and from school. They also handed out free bike bells to kids who could answer a skill…

What better way to kick-off Bike Month than to join in the fun at Brampton Rotary’s Rib ‘n Roll! Members of BikeBrampton staffed the booth at this year’s popular event on Family Day, Sunday May 29th. Passersby were asked to play the Road Safety Challenge Intersection Game, which was developed by BikeBrampton and printed, compliments of Ministry of Transportation’s Road Safety Challenge. There was plenty of interest in Bike Month events, like Bike the Creek, Brampton Community Rides, CeleBrampton BikeFest. Residents…

The community that gathers together to repair their bikes is a strong community. Stephen organized McMurchy Community Bike Clinic with help of former Boys and Girls Club McHardy Court Bike Clinic 2014 grads on Jun 25th. Region of Peel supplied bike stickers and prizes. BikeBrampton contributed with their Bike Intersection game, helmet prizes, and the One-Metre safety banner, thanks to a grant from Ministry of Transportation’s Road Safety Challenge. City of Brampton supplied Brampton Curling Club parking lot, the perfect place for cyclists…

Jul 22nd Brampton Guardian Editorial expresses the advocacy message of BikeBrampton to a ‘T’. With greatest respect, the entire contents are reprinted here in case any of our subscribers missed this excellent piece of work. Our sincere thanks to Brampton Guardian editorial staff. “European cities don’t have all the answers to creating livable cities, but they are trying. ­The same can’t be said in Canada, and in particular, Peel Region. Our love of the car has created a deadly mess, as recent…

Hundreds of schools from across Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area participated in Bike to School week organized by Events Subcommittee of Active and Sustainable School Transportation (ASST) Regional Hub of Metrolinx. The subcommittee is comprised of staff from Metrolinx and its program Smart Commute, school boards, Public Health units, municipal Transportation Services departments, and non-governmental organizations. CultureLink, an NGO involved with providing cycling programming to schools, is contracted to support work of the subcommittee. The campaign is affiliated with Bike Month,…

Brampton Library designated June Active Lifestyle month with a series of Community Spotlight presentations by volunteers from BikeBrampton. Peel Walk+Roll assisted by printing our poster displays for each of the 5 library branches we visited. We believe that biking in Brampton builds our community, so engaging library users is another great way to connect with residents! The sessions were attended by small groups who asked wonderful questions. A bit hit was the map for each library branch, created by Peel Walk+Roll. Children came forward…

On the final day of Bike to School Week, the mother of a kindergarten student was locking his bike to the rack as I was counting the bikes. The bell had already rung.  She told me that they had been running late and she told her son they would drive the car to school.  “No Mum”, he told her, “I have to ride my bike and exercise my brain”. I was thrilled.  The message is working and children, even very…

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…

BikeBrampton challenged Peel Environmental Youth Alliance’s Amazing Green Race students with the Bike Safety Intersection Game on May 21st at University of Toronto Mississauga. Environmental leaders of tomorrow sped through skill testing quizzes to advance to the next checkpoint via walking, cycling or taking transit. Ministry of Transportation Road Safety Challenge provided grant money for BikeBrampton to have the game the volunteers developed be produced. PEYA organizes 2 events per year for senior students from Brampton and Mississauga. The Peel Environmental Youth Alliance…

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