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Brampton Cycling

 

Bike to School Week in Brampton was a huge success. BikeBrampton member Lisa Stokes wrote of her experience at her child’s school May 25-29, 2015 and her followup on how many kids rode to school this week. “I worked with Walk+Roll Peel and the principal at my children’s school in northeast Brampton to encourage participation in Bike Week. The school has an enrollment of 760 students. Bike Week was promoted to families in the school newsletter, advertised on the notice board outside…

Eager goblins gathered for the Critical Mass Halloween Ride through downtown Brampton. Showing creativity, dressing warmly, visibly and simply having fun on the last Friday of October was the goal of a couple dozen of Brampton cycling enthusiasts. We even had one hardy cyclist join us from mid Toronto! Taking flight with bats, Dracula, a skeleton, a witch, cupid and a jester… Nothing like recycling horseshoes to create unique pumpkin sculpture that fits nicely bungie-corded to the rat-trap! Route through…

They braved cold and rain for Manitou Park Community Picnic, Oct 24, 2015. Organized by local residents, City of Brampton supported with tents, signs, games and a BBQ. Members from BikeBrampton came out to educate on cycling skills, distribute route maps and join the fun! Community Bike Centre displayed their recent successes with the 1st ever Pedalwise program that just wrapped up after a summer of mentoring cyclists to feel comfortable navigating the streets and pathways of Brampton. Bikewrx trains bike…

The 1st round of Bicycle Friendly Business Awards in Brampton were announced at a workshop ceremony on Oct 14, 2015. Bronze was awarded to City of Brampton and Region of Peel. Receiving Honourable Mention were Sheridan College Davis Campus and GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc. Canadian Tire A.J. Billes Distribution Centre participated in the workshop to acquire more information for a future application. “Active transportation is predictable — on time, all the time.” Justin Jones,  from Share the Road Cycling Coalition provided workshop tips along…

The fall session of council is underway, and BikeBrampton has reconvened for 2015/2016. This year, Brampton has a Cycling Advisory Committee (BCAC) to complement BikeBrampton’s efforts. BCAC had a few meetings over the summer. The agendas and meeting minutes are available online at the City of Brampton website. The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meets every 3rd Thursday at City Hall. Meetings start at 7pm. The next meeting is on October 15, 2015. Looking ahead, BikeBrampton will offer summaries of BCAC agendas and meeting minutes. Presentations…

Two dozen cyclists celebrated Brampton Critical Mass autumn ride on Sept 25th. We gathered in the last rays of shorter days sun at Gage Park. George suggests we “burn fat not oil”. Cycling in downtown Brampton feels joyous with a great connection to the heritage of our city. We signalled our intensions to turn left from Railside Drive. We crossed the Mill Street tracks at the Brampton GO station. A few more cyclists joined the group as we pedalled. Back to Gage…

Bike Brampton Meeting Minutes

02 Oct 2015, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

Bike Brampton meeting Minutes are posted each month for members and those wanting updates on Brampton cycling. Read all about it here! Learn about our projects: Brampton Kids on Bikes, Community Bike Centre’s Pedalwise and BikeWrx, Bike the Creek and the Bicycle Friendly Business Program. What is Bike Brampton’s position on cycling infrastructure in Brampton? Where are the new bike lanes in Brampton? What are urban curbs and how are they different from bike lanes? How are we interacting with City and…

Announcing Walk & Bike to School in Peel Videos. Walk & bike to school in Peel videos encourage active transportation for health and academic benefits. Parents and their children are urged to travel safely to and from school. These videos are the result of a partnership amongst Peel District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Peel Region Police, Region of Peel, City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, Brampton School Traffic Safety Council, Safe City Mississauga, IBC/BAC, CAA and Bike Brampton to encourage…

Brampton Cycling Murals

01 Aug 2015, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Past Event Cycling

Visit downtown Brampton cycling murals on Vivian Lane to experience artist Norbert Augustine’s fabulous murals of bicycles set against historic Brampton landmarks. Brampton Critical Mass riders cycled up Main Street, to view the CyclePath Brampton’s north wall, fronting on the pedestrian Vivian Lane. Augustine depicted bicycles against 5 of the City’s most notable landmarks: St. Andrew’s Church, Bovaird House, Alderlea House, Gage Park Gazebo, and City Hall. Our best turnout ever, 17 cyclists (including our mascot Oakley) gathered in Gage Park to start…

Bramalea CycleFest 2015 was a success story in its first year. Cyclefest Day Jun 27th and we are back at All Peoples Church bright and early for set up and kids bike distribution. Pastor Finu is handing out the volunteer T-shirts. Everyone has a job to do, tables set, banners hung, tents up, post-event bike valet parking roped off. Lindy from City of Brampton Parks and Rec and I spent several hours yesterday installing the course signs but there are plenty…

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