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Region of Peel Cycling

 

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…

Community Bike Centre FAQs Q: What is the Community Bike Centre? A: The Community Bike Centre-Brampton is a new initiative that aims to provide access to reconditioned bikes to families while providing bike mechanics training and opportunities for personal growth through bicycle related activities. The Centre provides a supportive, non-judgmental and community friendly space for anyone interested in cycling to learn, explore, build a bike, or mentor a newbee! Q: What is Pedalwise? A: PedalWise is a community focused program that promotes a…

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….

Brampton Bike Clinic gears up the successful first group of graduates The first group of Brampton youth completed a bike mechanic course conducted by volunteer professional bike mechanics from Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee / Bike Brampton. “I learned how everything works together.” Funded by the Region of Peel Human Services Community Partnerships, the mechanics carefully selected 5 sets of top quality tools that will be used as this pilot venture unrolls into a permanent and ongoing opportunity for graduates to mentor…

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