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Brampton Kids on Bikes

 

International iWalk iWheel to School Month is October 2015. Green Communities Canada with their Safe Routes to School program has developed materials for October for the iwalk iwheel club! The specific day is October 7th The week is October 5-9th The best, of course, is the whole month of October! – ideas for schools are displayed on the Safe Routes to Schools website. iwalk iwheel School Programs in Brampton & Mississauga (see specific details for each school below): Peel Catholic District School…

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…

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…

Brampton Kids on Bikes Project Report has been published Brampton Kids on Bikes Project research has led to the conclusion that Peel needs to move from TRANSACTIONAL CHANGE to TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE. 2015 05 15 Brampton Kids on Bikes Final Report 2014 Brampton Kids on Bikes Literature Review Report_v2 Success requires the ‘big picture’ transformational change can be only be achieved by a combination of both top-down and bottom up strategies. The primary top-down strategy that this report recommends is to…

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…

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 to School Week has been officially launched for May 25-29th, 2015 Bike to School Week is a celebration of cycling and active transportation. This year, for the first time, school boards, public health units, NGOs, municipalities and regions across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area are coordinating a collective Bike to School Week to promote and support cycling to school. Schools are encouraged to plan (using posters and other resources on the website) and register their events to qualify…

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….

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