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Brampton Critical Mass celebrated its 1st anniversary Attracting the more warmly dressed and brave cyclists, this friendly gathering celebrated its first anniversary with a fitting tribute: “cycling for cake” Bike Brampton starts the last Friday of every month from Gage Park, at Main and Wellington. For our anniversary, we selected a ride to La Cakery, a fabulous cake shop on the SE corner of Queen and McLaughlin. Judge for yourself… well worth the cycle for these calories! Join us at 6:15pm. We…

#VikingBiking: Preparing Your Bike For Winter

26 Jan 2015, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Brampton Cycling

Viking Biking: Preparing Your Bike for Winter The temperature outside drops. While local wildlife takes time in winter to prepare for hibernation, that doesn’t mean you have to do the same with your bike. Many people choose to continue cycling through the winter. As Gil Penalosa from 8-80 Cities has said: “There is no such thing as bad weather for walking or cycling; it’s just bad clothing.” Just as driving habits change in winter, so does cycling. It’s a good idea to do…

Brampton Bike Clinic gears up the successful first group of graduates The first group of Brampton youth completed a bike mechanic course conducted by volunteer professional bike mechanics from Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee / Bike Brampton. “I learned how everything works together.” Funded by the Region of Peel Human Services Community Partnerships, the mechanics carefully selected 5 sets of top quality tools that will be used as this pilot venture unrolls into a permanent and ongoing opportunity for graduates to mentor…

Solving Peel Physical Inactivity Health Crisis through Active Transportation, Dec 4, 2014 The webinar and workshop/discussion was hosted by Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Brampton Kids on Bikes subcommittee of Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee / Bike Brampton. Participants identified issues, and targeted goals for stakeholders: regional health, regional transportation, regional councillors, city transportation, city recreation, city safety, city councillors, school boards, school trustees,  community groups and students. Workshop Documents: 2014 12 04 Solving Peel Physical Inactivity Health Crisis through Active Transportation…

Transitioning To Carfree

02 Dec 2014, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Brampton Cycling, Cycling Benefits - Economics

Transitioning To Carfree Our family of 5 has been carfree in Brampton for 3 years. Selling our cars, and relying primarily on bicycles for transportation was not a decision made lightly. It was pragmatic, and thought through carefully. I will explain how we came to the decision, and how we transitioned into it, in this post. Reasons To Consider It Our decision to sell our cars began with a single realization one day: It was less expensive to take the train…

BBAC Delegation to Brampton Accessibility Advisory Committee for Curb Cut Support BBAC members made a delegation to the Accessibility Advisory Committee on November 4, 2014. The following are excerpted from the Official Minutes from the City of Brampton.  Accessibility issue for mounting high curbs at mid-block intersection — especially unsafe for bikes with trailers, tandem bikes, persons with mobility challenges City of Brampton Committee Minutes: D 2. Presentation by Lisa Stokes, Member, Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee, and David Laing, Chair, Brampton…

Brampton Critical Mass Ride – November

29 Nov 2014, Posted by Dayle Laing in Past Event Cycling

Brampton Critical Mass Bike Ride for November A group of Brampton bicycle riders braved the cold for the November Critical Mass ride in the downtown and along the Etobicoke Creek Trail. heading out from Gage Park on the last Friday of every month at 6:30pm in sight of downtown Christmas lights and city hall downtown horse & carriages Wayfinding signage directing group along Wellington St to the Etobicoke Creek Trail navigating the new ramp on Wellington St stairs easy does…

Have you seen the Downtown Brampton wayfinding signs? Whether walking or cycling, it’s good to know what Downtown Brampton has to offer. Everything is only a few minutes away and the wayfinding signs point the direction! 8-80 Cities and the Brampton Downtown Development Corporation have been collaborating on a Downtown Brampton Doable Neighbourhood Project. The Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee supports this initiative to make the downtown of Brampton a more liveable space that welcome cyclists. The pilot project has placed…

Brampton Kids on Bikes: Literature Review Report The volume of literature, research and reports on the topic of student active transportation is quite frankly, staggering. There are already comprehensive suggestions about how to fix this problem. Read our 2014 Brampton Kids on Bikes Literature Review Report_v2  for a comprehensive view of this issue. Kids on Etobicoke Creek Path, Brampton Similar to many communities across Canada, the Region of Peel is facing a youth health crisis fueled significantly by inactivity. Increasing the participation…

Loafers Lake Community Picnic

25 Oct 2014, Posted by Dayle Laing in Past Event Cycling

A Community Picnic was held at Loafers Lake on October 25, 2014 Organized by the City of Brampton to show support for residents of Heart Lake, hard hit by the ice storm last winter, tree planting was organized. Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee was invited to attend. We shared our booth with Community CarShare and Sierra Club Peel Chapter. our booth & mascot Oakley even arrived by bicycle! Heart Lake residents were engaged about cycling safety, paths, safe & active routes to…

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