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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…

Brampton Bike Racks

15 Mar 2016, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

Let’s review Brampton Bike Racks Brampton has come some distance in the past 3 years. As cycling gains in popularity, bike racks are becoming expected and required cycling infrastructure. Cyclists want ridership encouragement. Good quality parking is both practical and tangible evidence of this encouragement. City of Brampton’s Bike and Ride initiative is designed to encourage transit riders to combine cycling and public transit. Covered bike racks, like this one at Main & Wellington are available on the entire transit bus fleet….

Waterfront Trail Adventure

15 Mar 2016, Posted by Dayle Laing in Ontario Cycling, Past Event Cycling

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail Adventure from Erie to Huron. Register for 5-day cycling vacation Pelee Island to Grand Bend Aug 7-12th. The 9th annual Waterfront Trail Adventure offers organized transportation to the start of the event and back home at the end. They provide delicious local food and beverages, rest stops at beaches, parks and heritage attractions. There is mechanical support en route should you need it. Daily distances range from 30km to 110km. Your choice to camp or to…

The Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee agenda for March 17, 2016 is available. Delegations/Presentations There will be a delegation from Ranjana Mitra and Sarah Verma from the Community Environment Alliance, about Community Bike Centre Programs and Initiatives. There is an attached slide deck for their presentation (4.1-2). Other/New Business/Information Items Alina Grzejszczak, Committee Member, will be presenting a CANBIKE Instructor Course Update. There is a report attached to the agenda as item 7.1. There will be a discussion at the request…

Ride Don’t Hide 2016

10 Mar 2016, Posted by Dayle Laing in Past Event Cycling

Ride Don’t Hide Jun 26th! Peel Region – Caledon Hills encourage you to join the movement and enjoy some of the best cycling routes in Ontario while helping to support local mental health programs and reduce stigma. Festival Site & Start/Finish: Lloyd Wilson Arena, Caledon Check-in starts at 7am & first ride starts at Barn Early Bird Registration $35 (After May 31st, $45) Tech-T, breakfast, BBQ lunch and entertainment included with registration. Virtual Riders and children under 12 — free. (Kid’s…

BikeBrampton volunteers found Toronto International Bicycle Show Mar 4-6th a success. BikeBrampton promoted Bike the Creek Jun 18th  (free registration is now open) and Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee’s 2016 exciting series of 10 Brampton Community Rides at our booth. Several hundred cycling enthusiasts stopped by to chat with our volunteers. Many live in Brampton and many were very interested in cycling in Brampton. Cycle tourism is an up-and-coming theme amongst cyclists who want to explore other areas. We had interest from those living…

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