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Waterfront Trail Adventure

15 Mar 2016, Posted by Dayle Laing in Ontario Cycling, Past Event Cycling

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail Adventure from Erie to Huron. Register for 5-day cycling vacation Pelee Island to Grand Bend Aug 7-12th. The 9th annual Waterfront Trail Adventure offers organized transportation to the start of the event and back home at the end. They provide delicious local food and beverages, rest stops at beaches, parks and heritage attractions. There is mechanical support en route should you need it. Daily distances range from 30km to 110km. Your choice to camp or to…

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for February 18, 2016 is available. There is is an exciting update about the Active Transportation Plan. A presentation is included, but do make it in person to the meeting if you can!   Delegations/Presentations There will be a presentation by Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Long Range Transportation Planning, Planning and Infrastructure Services, about an update to the Active Transportation Plan – Terms of Reference. There is an attached slide deck (4.1-1) on the…

Happy Holidays everyone! The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for December 17, 2015 is available.   Delegations There will be a delegation from Michael Merrall, Web Administrator of Bike Challenge Website about Establishing a Brampton Specific Bike Challenge Website. Per Michael Merrall’s presentation to BikeBrampton in May 2015: The Community Bike Challenge seeks to  “promote healthy-active living by getting local residents on their bikes“. An excellent example of this is the Halton Hills Community Bike Challenge. The main goals of the challenge can…

The fall session of council is underway, and BikeBrampton has reconvened for 2015/2016. This year, Brampton has a Cycling Advisory Committee (BCAC) to complement BikeBrampton’s efforts. BCAC had a few meetings over the summer. The agendas and meeting minutes are available online at the City of Brampton website. The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meets every 3rd Thursday at City Hall. Meetings start at 7pm. The next meeting is on October 15, 2015. Looking ahead, BikeBrampton will offer summaries of BCAC agendas and meeting minutes. Presentations…

Greg’s Ride combined fun bike ride in support of cycling for Share the Road and celebration of new cycling laws in Ontario. Dayle & David from Bike Brampton participated in Greg’s Ride for Share the Road Cycling Coalition. Cyclists from around Ontario gathered to hear Executive Director Jamie Stuckless, Share the Road Founder Eleanor McMahon (MPP-Burlington) and Parliamentary Assistant to Transportation Minister Kathryn McGarry (MPP-Cambridge), welcome cyclists. Bill 31 Making Ontario’s Roads Safer was passed in 2015, with considerable attention to the vulnerable position of…

Bike the Creek 2015 cyclists ushered in  perfect June 20th summer solstice in Brampton & Caledon. 400 cyclists attended 2nd annual Bike the Creek event that showcased the Etobicoke Creek Trail, Fletcher’s Creek Trail, our natural valley lands, parks, stormwater ponds, and Brampton’s historically significant sites: Bovaird House and Alderlea House. “I loved the tour of Bovaird House. I have lived in the area for over 30 years and have never [been] there.”    Historic Bovaird House, 1852 “Great initiative to get…

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…

BBAC asked for comment about Franceschini bridge According to Pam Douglas of The Brampton Guardian, “the old Franceschini bridge, just north of Williams Parkway, was originally used by gravel trucks hauling loads out of the Franceschini pit on the west side of the highway. With the pit long closed and the Lakelands North subdivision built in its stead, the bridge was stopped up and left unused for years.”  by Bryon Johnson, The Brampton Guardian When David Laing, BBAC Chair was…

Bike Helmet Research and Brain Injuries: It is Ontario law that every cyclist under the age of 18 must wear an approved bicycle helmet. Parents or guardians shall not knowingly permit cyclists under 16 to ride without a helmet. (HTA 104 – Helmets) Helmets must be fastened with chin straps. There currently is a fine of $60.00 under the Highway Traffic Act. According to the Ministry of Transportation: “The best helmet is one that fits properly, is worn correctly and has been manufactured…

Active Transportation is key. It’s Your Move, a powerful 1 minute video by Dr. David Mowat, former Medical Officer of Health for Region of Peel is well worth the viewing. Sponsored by TCAT, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation and Metrolinx, Dr. Mowat explains that urban planning is a health issue. He prescribes this advice:  

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