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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…

The community that gathers together to repair their bikes is a strong community. Stephen organized McMurchy Community Bike Clinic with help of former Boys and Girls Club McHardy Court Bike Clinic 2014 grads on Jun 25th. Region of Peel supplied bike stickers and prizes. BikeBrampton contributed with their Bike Intersection game, helmet prizes, and the One-Metre safety banner, thanks to a grant from Ministry of Transportation’s Road Safety Challenge. City of Brampton supplied Brampton Curling Club parking lot, the perfect place for cyclists…

Jul 22nd Brampton Guardian Editorial expresses the advocacy message of BikeBrampton to a ‘T’. With greatest respect, the entire contents are reprinted here in case any of our subscribers missed this excellent piece of work. Our sincere thanks to Brampton Guardian editorial staff. “European cities don’t have all the answers to creating livable cities, but they are trying. ­The same can’t be said in Canada, and in particular, Peel Region. Our love of the car has created a deadly mess, as recent…

Hundreds of schools from across Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area participated in Bike to School week organized by Events Subcommittee of Active and Sustainable School Transportation (ASST) Regional Hub of Metrolinx. The subcommittee is comprised of staff from Metrolinx and its program Smart Commute, school boards, Public Health units, municipal Transportation Services departments, and non-governmental organizations. CultureLink, an NGO involved with providing cycling programming to schools, is contracted to support work of the subcommittee. The campaign is affiliated with Bike Month,…

It’s time to save the date again. Join us on Sunday, July 24 at 9:45am as we continue the Community Rides by exploring the Fernforest area. 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. Stick around after the ride for a free refreshment!

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