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Region of Peel Cycling

 

The Cycling Culture workshop at PEYA EcoBuzz 2015 conference challenged teen environmental leaders to encourage students to cycle to school and around town. About 300 Peel Environmental Youth Alliance students gathered at Louise Arbour Secondary School on Oct 28, 2015 to participate in various “Sustainability in our Communities” workshops. They explored environmental issues to become inspired to begin student action projects in their schools. BikeBrampton joined Peel Walk+Roll, and Green Communities Canada researcher Katie Wittmann to educate and challenge the student leaders…

The 1st round of Bicycle Friendly Business Awards in Brampton were announced at a workshop ceremony on Oct 14, 2015. Bronze was awarded to City of Brampton and Region of Peel. Receiving Honourable Mention were Sheridan College Davis Campus and GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc. Canadian Tire A.J. Billes Distribution Centre participated in the workshop to acquire more information for a future application. “Active transportation is predictable — on time, all the time.” Justin Jones,  from Share the Road Cycling Coalition provided workshop tips along…

Announcing Walk & Bike to School in Peel Videos. Walk & bike to school in Peel videos encourage active transportation for health and academic benefits. Parents and their children are urged to travel safely to and from school. These videos are the result of a partnership amongst Peel District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Peel Region Police, Region of Peel, City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, Brampton School Traffic Safety Council, Safe City Mississauga, IBC/BAC, CAA and Bike Brampton to encourage…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bramalea CycleFest Jun 27, 2015 had a vision! All People’s Church in partnership with Bike Brampton is hosting the first ever Bramalea Cyclefest on June 27th, 2015. It is the first ever community bike ride initiative in the Bramalea area (east of Highway 410 in Brampton). Bramalea CycleFest is geared towards engaging our community in conversations about health and wellness, environmental responsibility and community engagement. The Region of Peel’s recent study highlighting childhood obesity is alarming. We want to make a…

Brampton Bike to Work Day kicked off Bike Month on May 25th The 3rd annual Bike to Work Day had more than 70 people gather at Garden Square, beside Rose Theatre for breakfast, prizes and displays. Smart Commute Brampton Caledon organized 4 Group Rides, led by BikeBrampton members to cycle downtown. Shoppers World, SW Brampton Professors Lake, NE Brampton Birchbank PS, Victoria Park Arena, SE Brampton Loafers Lake, NW Brampton (Below are the 8 of the group of 9 cyclists!) Adam Arnold from SmartCommute…

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…

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