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Brampton Cycling

 

Bike to School Week 2015 was held in Peel Region for the first time May 25-29th. One of our Bike Brampton members encouraged her child’s school to be one of the 22 schools of the 396 in Peel that participated. Out of a student population of over 700, there were only 10 to 15 kids (maximum of 27) who regularly rode to school. The encouraging school Principal at Robert J Lee in Brampton, announced the program on the school sign board. On…

GO Transit Bike Festival came to Brampton downtown for the 1st time on May 30, 2015. The GO Bear delighted young bike riders! We were all entranced with George’s trombone and the GO Bear dancing! Bike Brampton members came out in force to support GO Transit and Metrolinx in this exciting new event for Brampton! Artists painted faces… We had the opportunity to try out putting our bikes on the GO Bus rack GO Transit set out a mini Bike Rodeo course…

Bramalea CycleFest Jun 27, 2015 had a vision! All People’s Church in partnership with Bike Brampton is hosting the first ever Bramalea Cyclefest on June 27th, 2015. It is the first ever community bike ride initiative in the Bramalea area (east of Highway 410 in Brampton). Bramalea CycleFest is geared towards engaging our community in conversations about health and wellness, environmental responsibility and community engagement. The Region of Peel’s recent study highlighting childhood obesity is alarming. We want to make a…

Brampton Bike to Work Day kicked off Bike Month on May 25th The 3rd annual Bike to Work Day had more than 70 people gather at Garden Square, beside Rose Theatre for breakfast, prizes and displays. Smart Commute Brampton Caledon organized 4 Group Rides, led by BikeBrampton members to cycle downtown. Shoppers World, SW Brampton Professors Lake, NE Brampton Birchbank PS, Victoria Park Arena, SE Brampton Loafers Lake, NW Brampton (Below are the 8 of the group of 9 cyclists!) Adam Arnold from SmartCommute…

Rotary Rib n Roll Brampton

25 May 2015, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Past Event Cycling

Bike Brampton displayed at Rotary Rib n Roll Brampton on May 24, 2015 in Gage Park. Bike Brampton members challenged Rotary Rib n Roll Bramptonians to play the MTO Road Safety Challenge game to hone their cycling rules skills and learn about the new Bill 31 Making Ontario’s Roads Safer. Many cyclist stopped by the Bike Brampton booth to play the game and take the challenge. Did you know motorist must leave 1 metre of space to safely pass cyclists? Did you know…

Bike Brampton engaged students with a MTO Road Safety Challenge interactive game at the PEYA Amazing Green Race on May 23, 2015. The Amazing Green Race provided students in the Peel Region ( Peel Environmental Youth Alliance) with various resources and strategies to support the environment, sustainable commuting and healthy living. Students participated in fun and engaging activities that will help them recognize the benefits of using various modes of sustainable transportation available to them. Student teams will race from checkpoint to…

Bike the Creek Oakley’s planning ride video 2015. Oakley rode his WIKE trailer early spring for a planning ride along the Etobicoke Creek Trail. The Nature Ride route for Bike the Creek 2015 is one of two routes through Brampton and Caledon to explore our natural and cultural heritage. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon and volunteers from BikeBrampton were hard at work to make June 18th a second year of Bike the Creek success! For information and to…

Donate your used bike! Do you have a bicycle that you no longer use? Please consider donating it to the Community Bike Centre Brampton’s BikeWrx program. Community Bike Centre Bike Donation flyer Your used bicycle will help empower local youth and the community with basic bike mechanic training. Bikes will be reconditioned to provide families in need or sold to the community to raise funds for BikeWrx. Every donation will help transform lives while making Brampton a safe, bike-friendly community!…

Ontario Bike Summit 2015 Highlights Ontario Bike Summit 2015 hosted by Share the Road Cycling Coalition was the largest ever with 215 registered delegates at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel inToronto. The event kicked off on March 31st with a Bicycle Friendly Communities Workshop. Six communities achieved BFC status since last year’s summit, bringing the total to 28. Several existing BFC communities applied for and received a higher designation rank. This year’s workshop was oversubscribed with representatives from all across Ontario anxious to find out…

Prepping Your Bike For Spring

20 Mar 2015, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Brampton Cycling

Whether you’ve enjoyed some #VikingBiking or not, the time is approaching to prepare your ride for spring. Here is an overview of things to check as the temperature outside rises. If in doubt, take your bike to your local shop for advice and service. Frame Check your frame for any cracks or dents that might have developed over the winter. If you find any, take your bike in for servicing if you can’t fix it yourself. If the frame looks okay,…

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