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Announcing the EcoAction Carbon Challenge for winter/spring 2019 Many more of us are riding in the winter than last year! Some are even #winterwarriors! It’s time to step up our game to reach our 20 tonne CO2 greenhouse gas reduction target to make our promise to Environment and Climate Change Canada! The EcoAction Club cycled about 38,000 km from Dec 2017 to Dec 2018, and 7 times more in Dec/18 than in Dec/17. We need to collectively cycle on average,…

The ISB task force delegated to City of Brampton Committee of Council on Feb 13th. Link to Agenda BikeBrampton’s main purpose is for the City of Brampton to become a more bicycle friendly community; one that encourages safe cycling for both transportation and recreation. A major milestone towards that goal was achieved in the spring of 2017 when the City was awarded Bicycle Friendly Community Bronze status by Share the Road Cycling Coalition. This past spring the City took yet…

Bike Cage Official Opening A crowd of over 60 BikeBrampton members, Pedalwise mentors and protégés, and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Brampton Bike Hub and the official opening of the bike cage at PCHS. David Laing, BikeBrampton Chair, welcomed everyone with the following remarks: “BikeBrampton almost had 3 levels of government representing 3 political parties to celebrate biking and active transportation… If you visit the Brampton Bike Hub virtually any Wednesday evening you may get the impression…

Winners of Pedalwise Summer/Fall Carbon Reduction Challenge announced The purpose of the Carbon Reduction Challenge was to encourage Brampton Bike Hub’s Pedalwise protégés to use their bikes as often as possible to get to destinations.  The Challenge did its job and then some! Congratulate the winners at the Official Opening of Brampton Bike Hub’s bike cage on Wed Dec 19th 6:30pm at 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd, Unit 108. Ceremony begins at 7pm in underground parking, accessed from main lobby elevator….

Do you care that City of Brampton was awarded Bicycle Friendly Community Bronze status in spring of 2017? Probably not. The state of cycling in the City likely is not top of mind for most Brampton residents. Yet, the achievement of this award represents an important milestone, and not just for those who regularly bike in the City. Here’s why, according to David Laing, Chair of BikeBrampton. Brampton currently faces a number of serious issues related to its rapid growth…

Greg’s Ride 2018

01 Aug 2018, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Events-GTA Cycling, Ontario Cycling

Team Brampton cycled Greg’s Ride 2018 Sept 23rd. Share the Road 13th Annual Greg’s Ride offered our cycling network a 20% discount on all Early Bird tickets! 13th Annual Greg’s Ride details & Registration This annual fundraiser supported Share the Road’s cycling advocacy at Queen’s Park (100% of profits fund advocacy). We all know the importance of what has been accomplished and what still needs to be done! Greg’s Ride 2018 in the Hamilton area included: The Promenade: 8kmThe Challenger: 37kmThe…

The Ontario Traffic Council is looking for your input on what changes and additions should be included in the update to OTM Book 18: Cycling Facilities, and how these guidelines can be improved as a resource for practitioners, municipalities and advocates.

Bike the Creek Bicycle Friendly Connections & Aboriginal Day were our 2018 themes. We were blessed with liquid sunshine amidst brief almost dry spells. Faces shone on happy riders who came out to experience new trail connections and the three official ceremonies for 2018. Town Route riders gathered at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre to listen to Bike the Creek Planning Committee Chair David Laing give the Rider Safety Briefing. Town Route – 46km, City Loop Route 40km, Nature Route 26km,…

Rear view cycling was promoted in Bike Month. MTO’s Road Safety Challenge grant allowed BikeBrampton to design, create and display a poster to encourage cyclists to check around them before turning or changing lanes. Published April 2018 in “Cycling Skills: Ontario’s Guide to Safe Cycling” included the inspiration for our challenge this year: “A rear view mirror lets you see what is approaching from behind and makes it easier to check traffic before passing.”   Brampton Springdale Library hosted a…

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