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BikeBrampton Sept Meeting Agenda

14 Sep 2016, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

Come join the BikeBrampton meeting on September 19th at Century Gardens Recreation Centre, 340 Vodden St E Rm #2 (at Rutherford) 6:30pm. Meeting Agenda Meet new friends, learn about the new Secondary Schools Handbook, the McHardy Earn-a-Bike Program, and Pedalwise success. What has been happening on the Brampton Kids on Bikes Project file? Did you know Bike the Creek 2017 has been set for June 24th? Save the date! What is happening on the Kennedy Valley Trail extension and work over the…

Great Fun Cause – Greg’s Ride

23 Aug 2016, Posted by David Laing in Past Event Cycling

Sunday Sept 25th Milton.Tragedy can be a powerful catalyst to inspire good things to happen. That’s certainly the case for “Greg’s Ride”, the celebration of cycling event organized by Share the Road Cycling Coalition. Eleven years ago Greg Stobbert, an OPP Sergeant, was struck and killed while riding his bicycle on Tremaine Road in Milton Ontario. To honour his memory and to help raise cycling safety awareness, his wife, Eleanor McMahon founded Share the Road and established Greg’s Ride as an annual cycling…

Bramalea CycleFest on Jun 4th was geared towards engaging the community in conversations about health, wellness and environmental responsibility. Organized by All Peoples Church, this 2nd annual event raised $4,800 for William Osler Foundation Pediatric Wing, with half the money matched by CN. Church volunteers joined BikeBrampton volunteers to take apart 75 donated bicycles to create 42 for bikeless children from a local school.

Parachute is a not-for-profit agency advocating to reduce predictable and preventable injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions, sports and recreation activities and seniors’ falls.  This past May 27th, Century Gardens Recreation Centre hosted, “Buckle, Buckle, Buckle”, an Awareness Safe Kids Launch Event with Parachute. BikeBrampton was invited to provide programs and information on cycling safety. Alina and Lorie, two of BCAC/BikeBrampton’s CanBike Instructors laid out a bicycle rodeo route in one of Century Gardens Arenas. The course focused on improving cycling skills such…

Partnerships are everything to make a memorable experience for kids learning to cycle. Lorie Johnson-Miller organized Manitou Park Bike Parade Jun 25th for her local park in Brampton. She obtained grants from Greenfields Specialty Alcohols and City of Brampton for the bbq lunch and bike parade decoration supplies. What is a parade without decorations? Kids from the neighbourhood flocked to the event. City of Brampton Parks and Recreation departments supported with tents and staffed games for the children.  Peel Walk+Roll supplied…

More than 1,000 students, teachers and parents gathered at Larkspur Public School on June 16th, to enjoy the second annual Spring Fling event.  There was plenty of food, activities for the kids from bouncy castles to face-painting and great information booths including BikeBrampton!   Members from BikeBrampton spoke to parents, teachers and the kids about cycling safety and the benefits of active transportation to and from school. They also handed out free bike bells to kids who could answer a skill…

What better way to kick-off Bike Month than to join in the fun at Brampton Rotary’s Rib ‘n Roll! Members of BikeBrampton staffed the booth at this year’s popular event on Family Day, Sunday May 29th. Passersby were asked to play the Road Safety Challenge Intersection Game, which was developed by BikeBrampton and printed, compliments of Ministry of Transportation’s Road Safety Challenge. There was plenty of interest in Bike Month events, like Bike the Creek, Brampton Community Rides, CeleBrampton BikeFest. Residents…

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