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Brampton Kids on Bikes

 

Do the Bright Thing! For a cyclist, staying safe means reducing the chance of collisions. Cyclists are particularly vulnerable. Even relatively minor altercations with larger heavier vehicles can result in serious injury or death. Yet, statistically, a person is no more likely to be hurt or killed on a bicycle as long as that person engages in safe cycling behaviour. That means taking precautions that will help avoid collisions. One way to avoid collisions is to ensure that other road…

Baskets and Bunnies Bike Booth. How is that for alliteration for BikeBrampton’s display at Chinguacousy Park? The cold and rain on Easter Weekend could not deter enthusiasm for our bike safety display on Apr 15th. City of Brampton Recreation invited BikeBrampton to encourage safe cycling to the kids there for an Easter egg hunt and face-painting. The Easter bunny was there too! As the weather warmed up, the adult cyclists stopped by on their cycle through Chinguacousy Park. Here was…

Bike donations doubled this year at Massey Bike Drop Repairs! Massey Street Public School families rallied to Massey Bike Drop Repairs night April 13th. BikeBrampton volunteers made minor repairs for Massey School Bike Swap Apr 25th. Massey has a goal to provide free bikes to as many kids as possible. Bikes are saved from backyards, garages and landfill. Proud kids outgrew their bikes and hope to trade in for a larger size when they return on Apr 25th 6-8pm. Bike Swap 2017 Flyer This boy learned to ride…

Become a confident cyclist with Brampton Cycling Courses. City of Brampton Recreation will be offering a series of cycling courses starting in May, for as low as $2! Courses ranging from kids of 6 years to adult, and from one session to summer camp experiences. Prepare for a safe and fun cycling season and Bike to School Week 2017 with these budget-friendly courses. Register at econnect.brampton.ca by entering the bar code below! Bike Basics: Get ready for fun on your bike by joining this interactive…

Massey Street Public School holding Community Bike Swap. Bike Drop Donation Thurs Apr 13th 5-6pm. Bike Swap Tues Apr 25th 6-8pm Donate your reasonably working condition used bike now, until Apr 13th. Massey will register your name and give you access to First Group for a free replacement bike. Volunteers will make minor tune-ups on the 13th. Recycle your bike for a free replacement! Bike Swap 2017 Flyer If you don’t have a bike to donate, you have access to the…

It’s time to register for Bike to School Week 2017! Bike to School Week (B2SW) 2017 is a celebration of cycling and active transportation from May 29 to June 2, 2017. Schools in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon participated last year through bike rodeos, school assemblies, group rides, and more!     Education staff: Register at biketoschoolweek.ca by Friday April 28th to ensure that your school receives all the free promotional items! Parents: Encourage your schools to register — send them this…

Winter Walk Day Feb 1, 2017 is excellent day to walk or cycle to school. Share the magic of your winter walking experiences by entering our Winter Walk Photo Contest! Entry is simple: just submit your photo in the contest by posting it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #winterwalkphoto any time before the end of March 2017. You can also submit your photo by email to mazakula@greencommunitiescanada.org with the subject heading #winterwalkphoto contest. Schools can register their…

Students that walk and bike to school can experience a number of benefits from this daily activity, including boosting their academic performance and improving their health. The Region of Peel’s School Bicycle Parking Program encourages Peel students to bike to and from school by providing safe and secure bicycle parking. Following the success of our 2014/2015 pilot, where 41 schools received new bike racks, the program is once again being launched this Fall for the 2016/2017 school year. Interested schools…

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