Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Bike the Creek event! The 2021 virtual event was a huge success and to keep the momentum of cycling in Peel, we have posted all 6 routes for you to continue exploring all summer long!
Google Map link to all 6 routes. Click and unclick the boxes to display the route of your interest. Route maps show rides beginning and ending at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive, Brampton. Follow the coloured dots for your route. On Caledon Town Ride, follow Bike Route signs on the road.
5 km Family Ride – follow purple dots 2021 Bike the Creek Family Rides 5 & 12 km Descriptions
12 km Family Ride – follow orange dots
27 km Nature Ride – follow green dots 2021 Bike the Creek Nature Ride 27 km Description
30 km Brampton B-Loop Ride – follow lighter blue dots 2021 Bike the Creek B-Loop Ride 30 km Description
65 km Bramalea Mississauga Ride – follow dark blue dots 2021 Bike the Creek Bramalea Mississauga Ride 65 km Description
60 km Town Ride – follow red dots 2021 Bike the Creek Town Ride 60 km Description
Bike the Creek is a FREE event aimed at encouraging people of all ages to discover the joys of cycling. Join cyclists at your own pace by riding through the spectacular valleys, trails and historic landmarks, urban and rural settings of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. The theme for 2021 was Environmentally Sustainable Communities. Save the tentative date: June 18, 2022!
Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon have all declared a climate emergency, leading to our 2021 theme of Environmentally Sustainable Communities.
The backbone of the 6 ‘Bike the Creek’ routes is the Etobicoke Creek Trail; a Region of Peel ravine corridor of fields, trees, native plants, and animals. It forms a migratory path for birds. This unique corridor provides walking and cycling for recreation and commuting.
Discover multiple stormwater ponds along Etobicoke Creek that make our ravine more flood resilient.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has been hard at work from last summer to this spring on the Conservation Drive Park Stream, Wetland, and Riparian Restoration Project. Find the QR Code to learn all about this on the 12km Family, Nature and Town Rides.
Routes to satisfy cyclists ranging from 5 km to 65 km!
NEW this year is a 5 km option for 12 km Family Ride. This route was designed for new riders and families with small children who want to completely avoid cycling on the road.
The “Etobicoke Creek Trail Connector” is the signed on-road bike route that connects the Caledon Trailway, south along Heart Lake Rd, west on Olde Base Line, and south on Kennedy Rd through Southfields to join the Etobicoke Creek Trail.
The Town Ride highlights some of the newly signed 120 km of bike routes on the wide paved shoulders in Town of Caledon.
Brampton’s Heart Lake Road is featured in Family, Nature, B-Loop and Bramalea Mississauga Rides.
The B-Loop Ride features several of Brampton’s new bike lanes: Vodden St, Howden Blvd & Central Park Dr. Birchbank Rd bike lane is being included in a route this year.
The Bramalea Mississauga Ride features several Brampton roads that are scheduled for new bike lanes this year: North Park Dr, Central Park Dr, Glenvale Blvd, Finchgate Blvd, Eastbourne Blvd, Balmoral Dr, Dearbourne Blvd & Westcreek Blvd. Birchbank Rd bike lane is being included in a route this year.
Press the button to activate the signalized bike crossride on Kennedy Road. It connects the Etobicoke Creek Trail on B-Loop and Bramalea Mississauga Rides.
Press the button again for the other signalized bike crossride at Queen St E from James to Scott St.
Watch for some new curb depressions when entering or exiting a trail to the road. Some locations have depressed curbs with tactile strips that make it easier and safer than bumping up and down over high curbs. More are being added all the time!
Check out the Cheltenham Badlands, on Caledon’s Olde Base Line Road.
If you have never experienced the thrill of crossing over Hwy #410 on a dedicated Active Transportation bridge, check out Bramalea Mississauga Ride’s Franceschini Bridge with its amazing multicoloured deck artwork.
Did you know that Etobicoke Creek Trail runs under Hwys #410 and #407 and now brand NEW for this year, #401? It is paved south to Mount Charles Park, Mississauga, part of Bramalea Mississauga Ride, south to the GTAA Toronto Pearson Airport. You might see jets landing on the adjacent runway, or a Hawk soaring. Stop to use the cool bike repair stand at the Mississauga pavilion. Continue south under Hwy #401, further into Mississauga.
#Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson wants everyone to get out and #BikeTheCreek this month. Register at https://t.co/0FEKzMS1c9#ActiveTransportation @regionofpeel @Caledon_Mayor @caledon @daylelaing @DavidLaing3 pic.twitter.com/gMUpTvNfFf— CivicHub🇨🇦 (@CivicHubCA) June 12, 2021
If you haven’t discovered @TRCA_HQ #EtobicokeCreekTrail register to #BikeTheCreek for #BikeMonth. A fave place in #Brampton connecting the region. #StayActive #DiscoverBramptonByBike @patrickbrownont @Chris_Fonseca3 @Caledon_Mayor @bikebrampton @daylelaing @DavidLaing3 @JennInnis pic.twitter.com/tiKetbOFf0— Rowena Santos (@RoweSantos) June 15, 2021