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Cycling Chronicles Vol 3

08 Aug 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

Cycling Chronicles Vol 3 BikeBrampton brings you a short story by Steve Stoller.  It was a fine summer day. Not hot enough to result in a veil of sweat when you stopped at a stop light, but not cool enough to make you question your clothing choice for the ride. Pleasantly warm. I was off to nowhere in particular, a full day of riding, if I chose. The journey was the destination. Around mid-day, I found myself traveling eastbound on…

Active transportation means using people power to get where you’re going! You can use your feet, bike, scooter, or any other form of non-motorized vehicle to get you to your destination. Did you know?! Active Transportation… Helps to promote well-being and positive mental health, including reducing day to day stress Increases physical fitness/activity, including helping to lower risks of chronic disease such as obesity and/or diabetes. Increases the ability to learn, improves concentration, and helps your children do better in…

Brampton BikeWrx pop-up Café outdoor events as we emerge from COVID-19. BikeBrampton in partnership with City of Brampton is pleased to host pop-up tent events for promoting trail/bike lane etiquette. Where possible, we will do minor bike repairs. We will install Region of Peel bells while supplies last, once a skill testing question is answered. Bring your mask for repair service. Schedule of BikeWrx Pop-up Cafés Sat Jun 27, 10:00-noon – The Journey, 9 Ardglen parking lot Sun Jul 12, 10:00am-noon…

Caledon BikeWrx Pop-up Cafe

10 Jul 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Cycling Safety, Region of Peel Cycling

Caledon BikeWrx pop-up Café outdoor events as we emerge from COVID-19. BikeBrampton in partnership with Town of Caledon is pleased to host pop-up tent events for promoting trail etiquette. Where possible, we will do minor bike repairs. We will install Region of Peel bells while supplies last, once a skill testing question is answered. Bring your mask for repair service. Schedule of BikeWrx Pop-up Cafés Sun Jun 28, 10:00am-noon Valleywood Etobicoke Creek Trail, at foot of Newhouse Park Sat Jul…

BikeBrampton encourages residents support Option 3 for Williams Parkway to remain 4 lanes with multi-use path, treed landscaped showing sustainability leadership for Climate Emergency, 2040 Vision and Active Transportation Master Plan. Ask the Mayor and your Councillors to vote for Option 3, by sending your letter prepared by the David Suzuki Foundation. City of Brampton Staff is proposing to widen Williams Parkway between McLaughlin Road and North Park Drive from 4 to 6 lanes, as planned since 2004. The latest…

Cycling Chronicles Vol 2

11 Jun 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

BikeBrampton brings you a short story by Steve Stoller.  As a cycling enthusiast, I have found there is rarely such a thing as a bad ride. There is bad weather. There are mechanical mishaps. But unless you crash, I maintain, there is no such thing as a bad ride. There are good rides and then there are great rides. These great rides are the ones that stand out in your mind years later, and maybe even the rest of your…

COVID19 Bike Lane Tips

20 May 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Cycling Safety, Videos

Here are handy tips for using Brampton COVID-19 bike lanes. These are good safety messages for cycling in traffic! This video shows how to safely enter and exit the bike lanes from intersections and adjacent pathways. Avoid the dreaded “Right Hook” at Intersections   Cyclists must be constantly aware of their surroundings, especially at intersections. A vehicle making a right turn may not see, or may misjudge the speed of the cyclist. This is the greatest possibility for the “right…

Cycling Chronicles Vol 1

18 May 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Region of Peel Cycling

BikeBrampton is honoured to present the Cycling Chronicles, a short story by Steve Stoller. It was always the second question. For years it was always the second question. The first question, when someone found out I was a cycling enthusiast, always revolved around my bike, and inevitably, how much it cost. I would tell them the list price of the bike, not what I actually paid for it. Once the incredulity was expressed over the price of the bike, the…

Brampton’s new COVID-19 bike network interactive map shows loops for planning essential grocery, pharmacy and medical trips from the interim bike lanes along Vodden Street and Howden Boulevard.   Mayor Patrick Brown unveiled the new map in City Hall on Apr 22nd. The press conference was covered by CP24 TV with this video link. Mayor Brown said in response to a question, “in this term of Council, you are going to see record investment in active transportation because we believe…

To help protect the health and safety of residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Brampton is implementing interim bike lanes along the Vodden Street corridor. These routes will provide an alternative cycling option to recreational trails for residents, and allow cyclists to maintain physical distancing. (photo credit: City of Brampton) As of Saturday, April 18, Brampton is temporarily closing off curb lanes to vehicular traffic along the following sections of road and repurposing the lanes for bicycle use only:…

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