Bike the Creek
Bike the Creek – June 13, 2020 – save the date!
2020 will be the 7th annual signature ride through Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga! #bikethecreek
Free Registration will be open soon!
Bike the Creek is a FREE event aimed at encouraging people of all ages to discover the joys of cycling. Join hundreds of cyclists in our fun family ride through the spectacular valleys, trails and historic landmarks, urban and rural settings of Peel Region. The theme for 2020 is Environmentally Sustainable Communities.
We have left the 2019 details posted below, so you can still download and ride the routes at your leisure.
Google Map link for 2019 Bike the Creek routes To view a single route at a time, ‘unclick’ the red check marks in the menu for other routes and information you want to exclude.
Register by Jun 5th to ensure your free lunch, complements of Region of Peel Walk+Roll. Registration for this event is free. If you wish, a voluntary donation to the Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation can be made. This is appreciated and not required for registration.
What was new for 2019!
- Peel Region-wide with Mississauga joining Brampton and Caledon
- All 4 rides pass through beautiful Heart Lake Conservation Area, stopping at the Indigenous Medicine Wheel Pavilion
- Toronto Pearson Ride:
- Etobicoke Creek Trail under #410 and #407, now paved south to Mount Charles Park, Mississauga
- Southern most loop into Toronto Pearson Airport lands, where one might see adjacent jets landing. Stop for cool bike tool stand at Mississauga pavilion
- Brampton Eco Café Pavilion, site of Rosalea Park, special flood protection area and Brampton’s 2040 Vision, Grow Green and Active Transportation
- New protected bike lane on Bovaird Trail across #410
- Town Ride:
- Badlands Pavilion in Cheltenham, a historical geological feature managed by Credit Valley Conservation
- Loop north onto The Grange Side Road in the extraordinary Caledon hills
Rides begin at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive, Brampton. Parking is available in the lot. Additional parking at Heart Lake Secondary School and Conestoga Public School to the south of the recreation centre. If these lots are full you may park in designated parking zones on the east or west side of Conestoga Dr. If you live close by, simply cycle to the event!
Meet old and new friends. Check in at Registration indoors, to get your Bike the Creek handle bar tag, passport and map and purchase a T-shirt, if you wish. Visit our sponsor booths to see what’s new. It’s not a race! Pick up passport stamp at each pavilion for a chance to win valuable prizes. Return to Jim Archdekin for final stamp at Peel Waste pavilion. Visit registration again to turn in your passport stamps for prize tickets. Enjoy lunch complements of Region of Peel Walk+Roll. Sierra Club volunteers at Peel Waste pavilion will help you separate your lunch waste for proper recycling.
This is a ZERO WASTE event! Please bring your own refillable water bottles and stay hydrated! Heating tips supplied by Brampton Fire and Emergency Services.
A friendly reminder that Riders agree to ride at their own risk and are requested to sign the waiver form and bring to registration check in, before participating.
Helmet use with fastened chin strap is strongly encouraged, and is mandatory for those under 18. Parents have a duty to ensure helmet use for children under 16. Riders are photographed for promotional purposes. Routes are carefully planned and may be subject to change should situations arise. Do pay attention to rider briefing instructions, course volunteers and route signage. All Route Rides are officially over at 1:30pm.
You are encouraged to have your bicycle professionally tuned-up ahead of the event so you can ride worry-free. Visit our sponsors The Cyclepath Brampton, Caledon Hills Cycling or call Vélofix Caledon.
Should you need some assistance before the start of the event, minor bike adjustments will be available at registration, complements of Vélofix Caledon, Matteo’s Mobile Bicycle Repair. Our mechanics were very busy last year, so plan ahead!
If you need to rent a bike, check out our Sponsor, Caledon Hills Cycling, for their selection of hybrid bikes! Don’t be left out because you don’t have wheels!
Prize Draw Policy:
- One draw ticket given for each Pavilion stamp received by a Rider
- Prizes to be drawn at 1:00pm
- Rider must be present to win
Bike the Creek Partners:
Bike the Creek Sponsors:
WIKE, the Walk & Bike Company – Silver Sponsor – Bike trailers, cargo, folding
The Cyclepath Brampton – Bike purchase & repairs
Caledon Hills Cycling – Bike purchase, repairs & rental
Velofix Caledon – mobile Bike Repair Service for Caledon, Brampton & Orangeville
Butter & Cup – Caledon café and bakery
Bike the Creek Videos from previous years: