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Ontario Cycling

 

Do you care that City of Brampton was awarded Bicycle Friendly Community Bronze status in spring of 2017? Probably not. The state of cycling in the City likely is not top of mind for most Brampton residents. Yet, the achievement of this award represents an important milestone, and not just for those who regularly bike in the City. Here’s why, according to David Laing, Chair of BikeBrampton. Brampton currently faces a number of serious issues related to its rapid growth…

You are invited to join Team Brampton for Greg’s Ride 2018 Sept 23rd. Share the Road 13th Annual Greg’s Ride has offered our cycling network a 20% discount on all Early Bird tickets! Our promotional code is: 20BikeBrampton18 13th Annual Greg’s Ride details & Registration This annual fundraiser supports Share the Road’s cycling advocacy at Queen’s Park (100% of profits fund advocacy). We all know the importance of what has been accomplished and what still needs to be done! Greg’s…

Bike the Creek Bicycle Friendly Connections & Aboriginal Day were our 2018 themes. We were blessed with liquid sunshine amidst brief almost dry spells. Faces shone on happy riders who came out to experience new trail connections and the three official ceremonies for 2018. Town Route riders gathered at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre to listen to Bike the Creek Planning Committee Chair David Laing give the Rider Safety Briefing. Town Route – 46km, City Loop Route 40km, Nature Route 26km,…

Rear view cycling was promoted in Bike Month. MTO’s Road Safety Challenge grant allowed BikeBrampton to design, create and display a poster to encourage cyclists to check around them before turning or changing lanes. Published April 2018 in “Cycling Skills: Ontario’s Guide to Safe Cycling” included the inspiration for our challenge this year: “A rear view mirror lets you see what is approaching from behind and makes it easier to check traffic before passing.”   Brampton Springdale Library hosted a…

Despite overall growth in the number of people biking to work, there are still some challenges that need to be addressed by cities, organizations, and employers for more women to bike more often.

Winter bicycle traffic is just over one fifth summertime levels. Toronto is a “moderate” winter city, along with Calgary and Minneapolis. These cities experience January highs close to 0°C (-1°C in Toronto) and lows close to -10°C (-6°C in Toronto). Temperature extremes are rare.

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