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Brampton Kids on Bikes

 

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…

October is International Walk to School Month. Here in Brampton it is also BIKE to School Month! Peel schools register their events to receive Certificate of Participation from Canada Walks, which has organized iWalk/iWheel this October as part of International Walk to School Month. Calling all school students, parents and teachers. Are you ready for a month of walking and biking to school? Enjoy the fresh air, have your children arrive at school ready to learn. Research supports improved academic…

Bramalea CycleFest on Jun 4th was geared towards engaging the community in conversations about health, wellness and environmental responsibility. Organized by All Peoples Church, this 2nd annual event raised $4,800 for William Osler Foundation Pediatric Wing, with half the money matched by CN. Church volunteers joined BikeBrampton volunteers to take apart 75 donated bicycles to create 42 for bikeless children from a local school.

Parachute is a not-for-profit agency advocating to reduce predictable and preventable injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions, sports and recreation activities and seniors’ falls.  This past May 27th, Century Gardens Recreation Centre hosted, “Buckle, Buckle, Buckle”, an Awareness Safe Kids Launch Event with Parachute. BikeBrampton was invited to provide programs and information on cycling safety. Alina and Lorie, two of BCAC/BikeBrampton’s CanBike Instructors laid out a bicycle rodeo route in one of Century Gardens Arenas. The course focused on improving cycling skills such…

Partnerships are everything to make a memorable experience for kids learning to cycle. Lorie Johnson-Miller organized Manitou Park Bike Parade Jun 25th for her local park in Brampton. She obtained grants from Greenfields Specialty Alcohols and City of Brampton for the bbq lunch and bike parade decoration supplies. What is a parade without decorations? Kids from the neighbourhood flocked to the event. City of Brampton Parks and Recreation departments supported with tents and staffed games for the children.  Peel Walk+Roll supplied…

More than 1,000 students, teachers and parents gathered at Larkspur Public School on June 16th, to enjoy the second annual Spring Fling event.  There was plenty of food, activities for the kids from bouncy castles to face-painting and great information booths including BikeBrampton!   Members from BikeBrampton spoke to parents, teachers and the kids about cycling safety and the benefits of active transportation to and from school. They also handed out free bike bells to kids who could answer a skill…

The community that gathers together to repair their bikes is a strong community. Stephen organized McMurchy Community Bike Clinic with help of former Boys and Girls Club McHardy Court Bike Clinic 2014 grads on Jun 25th. Region of Peel supplied bike stickers and prizes. BikeBrampton contributed with their Bike Intersection game, helmet prizes, and the One-Metre safety banner, thanks to a grant from Ministry of Transportation’s Road Safety Challenge. City of Brampton supplied Brampton Curling Club parking lot, the perfect place for cyclists…

Hundreds of schools from across Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area participated in Bike to School week organized by Events Subcommittee of Active and Sustainable School Transportation (ASST) Regional Hub of Metrolinx. The subcommittee is comprised of staff from Metrolinx and its program Smart Commute, school boards, Public Health units, municipal Transportation Services departments, and non-governmental organizations. CultureLink, an NGO involved with providing cycling programming to schools, is contracted to support work of the subcommittee. The campaign is affiliated with Bike Month,…

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