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Bike the Creek

 

Bike the Creek – June 22, 2019

FREE REGISTRATION

2019 is the 6th annual signature ride through Brampton, Caledon and … new this year – Mississauga! #bikethecreek

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.

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 14th 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’s 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. 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! Let’s help Brampton to Grow Green

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 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 repairs will be available at registration, complements of our sponsor Vélofix Caledon. Our mechanics were very busy last year, so plan ahead! Should you have a break down on the route, you can contact tim@velofix.com or 1-855-835-6349

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!

Bring your refillable water bottles and stay hydrated! Heating tips supplied by Brampton Fire and Emergency Services.

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:

Toronto & Region Conservation AuthorityCity of Brampton, Town of Caledon, Bike Brampton  City of Mississauga

Bike the Creek Title Sponsor:

Region of PeelWalk + Roll Peel

Bike the Creek Sponsors:

Toronto Pearson GTAA – Platinum Sponsor

 WIKE, the Walk & Bike Company – Silver Sponsor – Bike trailers, cargo, folding

cyclepathLogo The Cyclepath Brampton – Bike purchase & repairs

 Caledon Hills Cycling – Bike purchase, repairs & rental

  Peel Regional Policecrime prevention bike serial number registration

Velofix Caledonmobile Bike Repair Service for Caledon, Brampton & Orangeville

Downey’s Farm

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

PAMA – Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives

Butter & Cup – Caledon café and bakery

  Orange Theory Fitness

Bike the Creek 2018 Cool Brampton Heritage Facts


Check out our historical Blog post from 2018 blog post from 2017 and blog post from 2016 on our previous event successes!

Bike the Creek Videos from previous years:

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