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JUNE 8, 2024

Bike the Creek 2024 celebrates Cycling through 50 yrs of Peel Region’s urban roads and trails. It’s the 10th anniversary of Bike the Creek and the 50th anniversaries of Region of Peel, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon and City of Mississauga!

Bike the Creek is a FREE event, aimed at encouraging people of all ages to discover the joys of cycling. Active transportation is essential to building a healthy and sustainable community. Established in 2014, the event attracted over 1,500 cycling enthusiasts and engaged over 50 volunteers from the community in 2023. 

Join cyclists in our fun family rides through the spectacular valleys, trails and historic landmarks, urban and rural settings of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

Free lunch sponsored by Region of Peel. Register by May 30th to ensure lunch will be available.

Planning Partners:

BtC partners 2024

Safety

Riders and their bikes cannot be transported by city trucks for injuries or mechanical breakdowns. Be prepared. Bring a patch kit or spare inner tube, and bandages. If it’s a medical emergency, call 911. If you need a lift, call a taxi, family or friend. For CAA members, check your plan for “CAA Bike Assist”.
Read the Rider Safety Briefing for your selected route.
Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated. Wear sunscreen.

Bike the Creek 2024 Routes

Route lengths approximate and subject to change
(Click/unclick checkmark boxes for the various ride choices on google map)
Select your ride according to your interest, ability, type of bike. It’s not a race!
Come prepared. Have your bike tuned up before you arrive at the event.
Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Dr. Brampton
Use secure bike valet parking
Region of Peel sponsored lunch from 11:15am – 1:00pm
All riders should return by 12:30pm. Falling behind? Take shortcut.
Bring refillable water bottle, Zero-waste event; sorting at Sierra Club booth
Brampton Tourism’s Ride with GPS – FREE link for map & turn-by-turn cues, without using data
Don’t have a Ride with GPS account?


Family Ride 5km

Family Ride 5km
  • Check-in at 9:00am
  • Rider briefing at 9:48am – required
  • Staggered start at 10:00am
  • Allow 1/2 to 1 hour, including stops
  • Route surface: 100% paved paths
  • Etobicoke Creek Trail
  • Wildlife spottings – maybe turtles!
  • Head back to Jim Archdekin for games, booths, prize draw, lunch

Family Ride 15km

Family Ride 15km
  • Check-in at 9:00am
  • Rider briefing at 9:48am – required
  • Staggered start at 10:00am
  • Allow 1.5 to 2 hours, including stops
  • Route surface: 95% paved paths and minor roads, 5% unpaved hard-packed paths
  • Etobicoke Creek Trail and minor roads to Caledon Southfields pavilion
  • Past Ken Park Pond
  • Wildlife spottings-maybe turtles
  • Head back to Jim Archdekin for games, booths, prize draw, lunch

Nature Ride 25km

Nature Ride 25km
  • Check-in at 8:00am
  • Rider briefing at 8:50am – required
  • Staggered start at 9:00am
  • Allow 2.5 to 3 hours, including stops
  • Route surface: 95% paved paths and minor roads, 5% unpaved hard packed paths
  • Etobicoke Creek Trail and minor roads to Caledon Southfields pavilion
  • Past Ken Park Pond
  • Wildlife spottings-maybe turtles
  • White Spruce Park, Franceschini Bridge
  • Parr Lake North TRCA pavilion
  • Vodden St. bike lanes
  • Head back to Jim Archdekin for games, booths, prize draw, lunch

Caledon Town Ride 66km (52km shortcut)

Town Ride 66km
  • For confident experienced cyclists who are familiar with riding on roads
    Check-in at 6:30am
  • Rider briefing at 7:40am – required
  • Staggered start at 7:45am
  • Allow 3.5 hrs at 19kph; 4.5 hrs at 15kph, including stops
  • Route surface: 96% paved roads and paths, 4% unpaved hard-packed paths
  • Elevation gain 303m, Max Grade 4.8% (66km)
  • Elevation gain 190m, Max Grade 4.7% (52km shortcut)
  • Etobicoke Creek Trail, Bovaird Trail
    Fletcher’s Creek Trail
  • Mount Pleasant Village
  • Historic Inglewood Village – Pavilion
  • Heart Lake Rd, Grange Rd, St. Andrews Rd (omit this loop for 52km shortcut)
  • Southfields Village pavilion
  • Head back to Jim Archdekin for games, booths, prize draw, lunch

Regional Ride 70km (59km shortcut)

Regional Ride
  • For confident experienced cyclists who are familiar with riding on roads
    Check-in at 6:30am
  • Rider briefing at 7:15am – required
  • Staggered start at 7:30am
  • Allow 4 hrs at 18kph; 4.5 hrs at 16kph, including stops
  • Route surface: 93% paved roads and trails, 7% unpaved hard-packed trails
  • Elevation Gain 179m, Max Grade 6.6%
  • Loop through Brampton, Mississauga Caledon
  • Historic Meadowvale, Streetsville, Churchville
  • Second Line AT bridge over #401
  • Lake Wabukanye & Lake Aquitaine Parks
  • Historic bow bridge over the Credit River
  • (at James Potter & Williams Parkway, check your time – decide on 59 km shortcut)
  • Mount Pleasant Village
  • Old School Road
  • Southfields Village pavilion
  • Head back to Jim Archdekin for games, booths, prize draw, lunch
  • NOTE: Ride with GPS or Google Map recommended for navigation. Shortcut route is NOT SIGNED.

2024 Sponsors

BtC 2024 sponsor logos

Bike the Creek Past Videos:

BtC Mayor Brown 2023

Historical Blog Posts:

Bike the Creek 2023,
Bike the Creek 2022,
Bike the Creek 2021 (Virtual),
Bike the Creek 2019,
Bike the Creek 2018,
Bike the Creek 2017 (Canada 150),
Bike the Creek 2016,
Bike the Creek 2015,
Bike the Creek 2014 (First Event)

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