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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…

Community Bike Centre FAQs Q: What is the Community Bike Centre? A: The Community Bike Centre-Brampton is a new initiative that aims to provide access to reconditioned bikes to families while providing bike mechanics training and opportunities for personal growth through bicycle related activities. The Centre provides a supportive, non-judgmental and community friendly space for anyone interested in cycling to learn, explore, build a bike, or mentor a newbee! Q: What is Pedalwise? A: PedalWise is a community focused program that promotes a…

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,…

Brampton Budget 2015 Cycling Priorities Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee submitted a document outlining our priorities for active transportation, and specifically cycling priorities for the Brampton 2015 Budget: City of Brampton Budget 2015 BBAC active transportation priorities_1 Economic Benefits of Active Transportation Reduced congestion — better flow of people, goods, services Reduced collisions — eventual reduction in auto insurance rates Reduced road construction, maintenance and repair costs Easing of Parking congestion Enhancing and making the downtown core vibrant for residents, workers…

Carless in 905

24 Feb 2015, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Cycling Benefits - Economics

Kevin Montgomery tells Toronto Star how his family manages carless in 905 Transportation reporter Tess Kalinowski interviewed Kevin Montgomery and his family about daring to exercise their options and trade their 2 cars for more time together in a Toronto Star article on Feb 20, 2015. Toronto Star photo by Rick Madonik Using bicycling and public transit, this professional couple and their three children have more time with their family, a better quality of life, better fitness, and are paying down their…

Moving Peel Kids Safely School Travel The Heart & Stroke Foundation and Brampton Kids on Bikes invited Region of Peel school planning stakeholders to a follow up to our December 4th webinar & workshop on Active and Sustainable School Travel (ASST). Here are the results of our workshop: 2015 04 20 Moving Peel Kids Safely School Travel Planning Workshop Results    Brampton Kids on Bikes The Agenda: Heart & Stroke Health Promotion Specialist Bill McBain kicked off our workshop with an introduction….

Brampton Critical Mass celebrated its 1st anniversary Attracting the more warmly dressed and brave cyclists, this friendly gathering celebrated its first anniversary with a fitting tribute: “cycling for cake” Bike Brampton starts the last Friday of every month from Gage Park, at Main and Wellington. For our anniversary, we selected a ride to La Cakery, a fabulous cake shop on the SE corner of Queen and McLaughlin. Judge for yourself… well worth the cycle for these calories! Join us at 6:15pm. We…

#VikingBiking: Preparing Your Bike For Winter

26 Jan 2015, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Brampton Cycling

Viking Biking: Preparing Your Bike for Winter The temperature outside drops. While local wildlife takes time in winter to prepare for hibernation, that doesn’t mean you have to do the same with your bike. Many people choose to continue cycling through the winter. As Gil Penalosa from 8-80 Cities has said: “There is no such thing as bad weather for walking or cycling; it’s just bad clothing.” Just as driving habits change in winter, so does cycling. It’s a good idea to do…

Brampton Bike Clinic gears up the successful first group of graduates The first group of Brampton youth completed a bike mechanic course conducted by volunteer professional bike mechanics from Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee / Bike Brampton. “I learned how everything works together.” Funded by the Region of Peel Human Services Community Partnerships, the mechanics carefully selected 5 sets of top quality tools that will be used as this pilot venture unrolls into a permanent and ongoing opportunity for graduates to mentor…

Solving Peel Physical Inactivity Health Crisis through Active Transportation, Dec 4, 2014 The webinar and workshop/discussion was hosted by Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Brampton Kids on Bikes subcommittee of Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee / Bike Brampton. Participants identified issues, and targeted goals for stakeholders: regional health, regional transportation, regional councillors, city transportation, city recreation, city safety, city councillors, school boards, school trustees,  community groups and students. Workshop Documents: 2014 12 04 Solving Peel Physical Inactivity Health Crisis through Active Transportation…

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