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BCAC’s first Brampton Community Ride kicked off a great cycling season in Brampton. Gathering at Garden Square, downtown Brampton on May 15th, sixteen cyclists braved cool, windy, rainy, even show showers to participate in the Cycling Advisory Committee’s first Brampton Community Ride. Yes, that is a snow flake on the camera lens! Kevin and Alina, two of our CAN-BIKE instructor members of BCAC, delivered a brief safety talk before the group headed out on 5km and 15km routes. Peter relaxes and pretends we have…

Cycling Advocates Call on the Province to invest $200 million in cycling infrastructure over 4 years. (From Share the Road) At the 8th Annual Ontario Bike Summit, Share the Road, in partnership with Cycle Toronto, called on the provincial government to leverage the cap and trade program to offer $200 million in cycling infrastructure funding over 4 years. BikeBrampton encourages you to support this recommendation by writing your own email. If you need a place to get started, we’ve included…

Save the date, Brampton. The BCAC’s free Community Ward Ride schedules are set, the first one starts in less than a month. Register now! Join us on Sunday, May 15th at 9:45am as we kick off the Ward Rides by exploring downtown Brampton. Register for your choice of 5km or 15km route, depending on your comfort level. All cyclists are welcome, whether you live in Brampton or are visiting. Check out the Community Ride 1 – Downtown page for more details.   Comments comments

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for April 21, 2016 is available, and it’s an exciting one!   Delegations/Presentations There will be a presentation by Dayle Laing, Committee Member, about Bike the Creek. Dayle has included a slide deck, which has many amazing photos from earlier events. Definitely worth a look.   Reports/Updates Committee will be hearing a verbal update from J. Mete, Landscape Architect, Planning and Infrastructure Services, on the Franceschini Bridge Project Status – Update for Brampton Cycling Advisory…

Upcoming Cycling Events for 2016

13 Apr 2016, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Brampton Cycling, Events-GTA Cycling

It’s a busy time of year — the planning of cycling events for 2016! We’ve made a change on our website. We’ve made it easier for you to quickly see upcoming cycling events in Brampton, just by taking a look at the sidebar of any page on bikebrampton.ca. We’re using Facebook to manage events. This is so that if you have the Facebook app on your phone, you can be reminded of an event happening near you. Some of the…

Power of Women Mini-Conference

08 Apr 2016, Posted by Dayle Laing in Past Event Cycling

Power of Women Mini-Conference, Apr 28th 3:30-8pm. Louise Arbour Secondary School, 365 Father Tobin Road, Brampton.   BikeBrampton will be displaying to encourage young women to cycle! Registration Power of Women Flyer Literature has shown that, “women are at no greater risk on bikes than they are walking” according to Beth Savan, Ph.D. MCIP Senior Lecturer Emeritus, School of the Environment, and Research Associate, Cities Centre with the University of Toronto; Senior Fellow, Massey College. Professor Savan reported that 2/3 of…

Have You Made The Pledge for 2016?

05 Apr 2016, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Brampton Cycling, Events-GTA Cycling

Every year in April kicks off 30 Days of Biking. Have you made the pledge for 2016? Despite our recent reminder that we sometimes get snow in April, 30 Days of Biking is a pledge to ride your bike every day in April, any distance, any destination. On Twitter, use the hashtags #30daysofbiking and #bikebrampton to share your adventures online. Make the pledge, and share your trips! The weather should get warmer from here. 😉 Comments comments

BCAC Minutes – March 17, 2016

05 Apr 2016, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee

The minutes from the March 17, 2016 Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meeting are published. A copy of the agenda can be found on the City of Brampton website.   Delegations and Presentations The Committee received a delegation from Ranjana Mitra and Sarah Verma of the Community Environment Alliance RE: Community Bike Centre Programs and Initiatives. Sarah and Ranjana provided information on the Community Bike Centre programs and initiatives, including the history and background, mandate, milestones, and partnerships collaborations. Committee consideration of the matter included…

The minutes from the February 18, 2016 Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee meeting are published. A copy of the agenda can be found on the City of Brampton website.   Delegations and Presentations Nelson Cadete, Project Manager, Active Transportation, Long Range Transportation Planning, Planning and Infrastructure Services, gave a presentation on the Active Transportation Plan – Terms of Reference. The presentation included provided details on the status of the Active Transportation Master Plan Terms of Reference, core objectives and the next steps. Committee…

Ontario helping Brampton expand Cycling Infrastructure Announcement by Harinder Malhi, MPP Brampton-Springdale and Regional Councillor Martin Medeiros. David Laing, Chair BikeBrampton lauded grants of $325,000 from both levels of government. BikeBrampton, Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee and Brampton Cycling Club members gathered to hear that 1.93 km of new multiuse path along Etobicoke Creek Trail will be constructed to close the missing link between Brampton and Mississauga under Highways 410 and 407. “This is great news for Brampton and our Cycling Community. Investing in…

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