PedalWise Mentors Sought

21 Apr 2015, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

PedalWise Mentors are sought for the Community Bike Centre in Brampton. Do you love cycling and want to share your knowledge? Would you like to meet new people and have fun cycling? Volunteer this summer as a Mentor in the PedalWise program! Check out these flyers for the details: FAQ’s PedalWise Mentors April 20 Final PedalWise Mentor Recruitment Flyer Final April 20 Comments comments

Brampton Bike Rodeo

09 Apr 2015, Posted by Dayle Laing in Past Event Cycling

Bike Rodeos are being held by City of Brampton in partnership with Brampton Safe City for ‘June is Bike Month’. A rodeo is a bicycle skills event which provides an opportunity for cyclists to practice and develop skills that will help them to cycle safely and with confidence. The goal of any bicycle rodeo is to provide an opportunity for the participants to learn, practice and demonstrate their bicycle handling skills in a fun, educational way. Students develop cycling skills by:…

OSGA 55+ Cycling Summer Games

09 Apr 2015, Posted by Dayle Laing in Past Event Cycling

Ontario Senior Games Association Brampton District 19 is holding 55+ Summer Cycling Games, May 24, 2015 The 5Km Prediction and 10Km Time Trial will be held on Sunday 24th May.  Forms for Registration are available at Flower City Senior Centre front desk, 8870 McLaughlin Road, Brampton. Cost is $10 for the OSGA (Ontario Senior Games Association) annual fee and $2 per event. Parking and sign in will be at Alloa Public School at 9:00am The start for each event will…

Ontario Bike Summit 2015 Highlights Ontario Bike Summit 2015 hosted by Share the Road Cycling Coalition was the largest ever with 215 registered delegates at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel inToronto. The event kicked off on March 31st with a Bicycle Friendly Communities Workshop. Six communities achieved BFC status since last year’s summit, bringing the total to 28. Several existing BFC communities applied for and received a higher designation rank. This year’s workshop was oversubscribed with representatives from all across Ontario anxious to find out…

Community Bike Centre FAQs

27 Mar 2015, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Region of Peel Cycling

Community Bike Centre FAQs Q: What is the Community Bike Centre? A: The Community Bike Centre-Brampton is a new initiative that aims to provide access to reconditioned bikes to families while providing bike mechanics training and opportunities for personal growth through bicycle related activities. The Centre provides a supportive, non-judgmental and community friendly space for anyone interested in cycling to learn, explore, build a bike, or mentor a newbee! Q: What is Pedalwise? A: PedalWise is a community focused program that promotes a…

Bike to School Week has been officially launched for May 25-29th, 2015 Bike to School Week is a celebration of cycling and active transportation. This year, for the first time, school boards, public health units, NGOs, municipalities and regions across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area are coordinating a collective Bike to School Week to promote and support cycling to school. Schools are encouraged to plan (using posters and other resources on the website) and register their events to qualify…

Prepping Your Bike For Spring

20 Mar 2015, Posted by Kevin Montgomery in Brampton Cycling

Whether you’ve enjoyed some #VikingBiking or not, the time is approaching to prepare your ride for spring. Here is an overview of things to check as the temperature outside rises. If in doubt, take your bike to your local shop for advice and service. Frame Check your frame for any cracks or dents that might have developed over the winter. If you find any, take your bike in for servicing if you can’t fix it yourself. If the frame looks okay,…

Ride Don’t Hide Peel

19 Mar 2015, Posted by Dayle Laing in Past Event Cycling

Ride Don’t Hide, supporting Family Mental Health on June 21, 2015 in Caledon Hills, Peel Region Featuring a 20km Family Trail ride, a 25km Family Road ride, a 50km Ride and a 100km Ride. All proceeds support the Peel branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. For more information   Comments comments

#bikethecreek 100 Days away

13 Mar 2015, Posted by Dayle Laing in Past Event Cycling

100 days until #bikethecreek, Jun 20th 2015! 2nd annual #bikethecreek planning with partners Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, City of Brampton and Town of Caledon and the team from BikeBrampton is down to the final details of preparation. Generous sponsors are lining up to participate. Our Title Sponsor is Region of Peel, Walk+Roll Peel. Our Sponsors are The Cyclepath Brampton, Whole Foods Market, WIKE –the Walk & Bike Company, and Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation. Check in at Jim Archedekin Recreation Centre, between…

Brampton Budget 2015 Cycling Priorities Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee submitted a document outlining our priorities for active transportation, and specifically cycling priorities for the Brampton 2015 Budget: City of Brampton Budget 2015 BBAC active transportation priorities_1 Economic Benefits of Active Transportation Reduced congestion — better flow of people, goods, services Reduced collisions — eventual reduction in auto insurance rates Reduced road construction, maintenance and repair costs Easing of Parking congestion Enhancing and making the downtown core vibrant for residents, workers…

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