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Brampton Cycling

 

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…

Bramalea CycleFest Kids Bike Giveaway to 65 kids It’s two days to Bramalea CycleFest 2015 and it’s time for the kids bike giveaway! A sea of donated bikes inside All Peoples Church starts our evening. More than half of the bikes were donated by Jennifer and Robert who also arranged for their friends and neighbours to help clean and repair them. Other bikes came from various donors, all over Brampton. Michele from City of Brampton Recreation delivered some for repairs, while on her way past. Peter…

Bike the Creek 2015 cyclists ushered in  perfect June 20th summer solstice in Brampton & Caledon. 400 cyclists attended 2nd annual Bike the Creek event that showcased the Etobicoke Creek Trail, Fletcher’s Creek Trail, our natural valley lands, parks, stormwater ponds, and Brampton’s historically significant sites: Bovaird House and Alderlea House. “I loved the tour of Bovaird House. I have lived in the area for over 30 years and have never [been] there.”    Historic Bovaird House, 1852 “Great initiative to get…

Bramalea CycleFest Kids Helmet Giveaway for 60 local youth It’s five days until Bramalea CycleFest 2015 and it’s time for the kids helmet giveaway evening! The van is crammed with about a dozen bikes from Brampton Safe City and the Peel Safety Village. We are taking them to the All People’s Church. This is the fourth time this month that we’ve used the van to ferry kids’ bikes from one Brampton location to the other, in preparation for the Bramalea CycleFest 2015 Kids Bike…

BikeBrampton displays at CeleBrampton BikeFest on June 13, 2015 BikeBrampton set up our display booth showcasing an MTO Road Safety Challenge game, where participants answered questions related to the new Bill 31 Keeping Ontario’s Road Safe. Cyclists knew some of the answers and were surprised to learn new facts to keep them safe. There was great excitement when the players correctly answered the questions! Winners received prizes of bicycle safety equipment. The whole family joined in to play the game…

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…

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