Our mission is to empower residents to chose bikes over cars to get around. 

We believe that riding and fixing a bicycle is a powerful tool to connect neighbours, promote independence, improve health, and enhance environmental sustainability. 

Brampton Pop-Up Event Schedule *

Saturday April, 23                    Fred Kline| 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday April, 23                   
Norton Place Park | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Tuesday May, 03                     
Algoma | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday May, 05                   
Algoma | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday June, 01               Bramalea Secondary School | 2:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday June, 03                        Massey St. Public School | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday June, 18                   Bike the Creek | 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday June, 21                    Flower City Campus | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Friday June, 24                       Sir John A Macdonald Park | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday June, 25                   Farmers Market | 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sunday June, 26                     Sir John A Macdonald | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday July, 02                    Farmers Market | 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Tuesday July, 05                   Creditview Sandalwood Park | 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Sunday July, 10                      Chinguacousy | 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Friday July, 15                        Chinguacousy | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday July, 16                    Farmers Market | 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sunday July, 17                      Mount Royal Park | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Monday July, 18                     Mount Royal Park | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sunday July, 31                      Carabram Park | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Tuesday August, 02               Carabram Park | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday August, 27              Chris Gibson | 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Sunday August, 28                Chris Gibson | 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Friday September, 02            Homestead Park | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday September, 03        Farmers Market | 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sunday September, 04          Homestead Park | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday September, 06         Algoma – Fall Orientation | 11 AM – 1 PM
Wednesday September, 07    Fallingdale P.S.  | 2:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday September, 17        Chinguacousy park | 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Saturday September, 24         Art Spin – Downtown | 11 AM – 1 PM

*Dates are subject to Public Health measures as per COVID-19 reopening guidelines


BikeWrx

We mentor folks on fixing and doing maintenance on their bikes. Even if you don’t have a bike (or your bike doesn’t need fixing), you’re more than welcome to join us for our Bike Library repair sessions. During theses sessions, volunteers help refurbish bicycles for the community to rent out. If you’re interested, please sign-up to help out here and sonia will send you the schedule.

In June 2022, we will be re-opeining our Public BikeWrx sessions at 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd! There you can borrow tools and be mentored on how to get your bike back up to working order Replacement parts and accessories will be available for purchase should you need them. 

BikeWrx participants are requested to sign up for Pedalwise first.

Upon reopening, we will begin hosting the following repair workshops:

1. ABC quick check / flat tire repair
2. Brakes
3, Drivetrain
4, Gears
5. Cable replacement
6. Bike fitting


Pedalwise

PEDALWISE REGISTRATION LINK
We want to help you use a bicycle for short trips instead of using a car. You can use your bicycle to get to public transportation too. Each Pedalwise participant (called a protégé) is given a mentor in the City of Brampton. The mentor is an experienced cyclist who will help you choose less travelled roads and paths, give you riding tips and even come with you as you ride a new route.

Ride a bike to destinations in your neighbourhood. Shop, dine, run errands, commute — all by bike. Be active with your family year-round. Meet new friends. Become healthier. Enjoy nature. Help reduce traffic congestion. Keep track of your kilometres cycled. Reduce your carbon footprint.
For more FAQs answered about Pedalwise


Bike Library

Volunteer mechanics lovingly refurbish and maintain bikes that have been donated to the program. Thanks to them, this service remains free, affordable, and available to your friends and neighbours in need. 

How does it work?

Volunteer mechanics lovingly refurbish and maintain bikes that have been donated to the program. Thanks to them, this service remains free, affordable, and available to your friends and neighbours in need. 

  1. Sign up for our pedalwise program
    • Should you have any problem filling this out, please contact coordinator@bikebrampton.ca and Ashutosh will walk you through this process.
    • We will ask you to fill in another survey in the fall to understand whether our programs impacted your transportation habits and perceptions
  2. Complete this waiver
  3. Book an Appt to fit your bike!
    We will send you the link to do so once steps 1 and 2 are complete.
  4. Cash deposit ($140 on average) that is approximately equal to the cost of the refurbished bike
    • We require bikes to be secure at all times. If it is being left outside at any point, please get a bike lock Check out this link for what it means to secure your bike
    • U-locks are available for a fully refundable $50 deposit
    • If you are unable to make that deposit or only a portion please let us know and we can discuss alternatives. Please note that many of the bicycles in our library require time and parts to become safe to ride again. This deposit allows us to maintain the library and ensure we can provide this service for years to come. 
  5. Ride with your mentor and participate in Bike Hub activities!
  6. Return the bike
    • We’ve extended the minimum rental period to a month. Just like a regular library, you can extend the rental period, and if there is no waitlist, we will grant that request. If it has been a month and the rental period has expired and I request the bike be returned, you will have a week to return it. Bikes not returned within that period are not eligible to have their full deposits returned.
      If we have not contacted you to let you know that the bike needs to be returned and it is after the minimum rental period, the bike is still eligible for the full deposit to be returned. Thanks to a collaboration with the Community Recycling Centre’s in Peel, we have a surplus of bicycles and have not requested for any bicycles to be returned.  You must fill in the exit survey before you return your bike should you not plan to take out another one.
    • Should the bike require repair, please let us know and we can discuss options.
  7.  Strava
    • Download Strava
      • Our goal is to connect residents in Brampton and Caledon through cycling and make it safer for everyone. We encourage folks to log their rides and connect with others who do the same
    • Authorize BikePort Cycle Survey to Access Ride information
      • Each month we tally total kms travelled by bicycle in Brampton. Our goal is to see whether access to cycling education and tools changes riding  behaviour. We will be hosting contests about which individual or Subchapter group rides the most!
    • Follow this account
      • This isn’t necessary, but it will save us a step when you come to pick up your bike from the bike library, as I can easily invite you to the Pedalwise group before you even begin to ride

Calling all Mentors!

Pedalwise teams up people who want to ride a bike more often with those who already do! Are you a confident cyclist on Brampton roads? Do you regularly use your bike to ride to destinations in your neighbourhood? Do your want to give back to your community?

What is involved? Assist your protégé with route planning; ride with them on a new route; demonstrate cycling safety; help them select clothing and gear for comfort and safety; encourage; guide; inspire; help them track trips, which is an essential part of our program.

Join a fun community of like-minded people who share their cycling joy with others! Become a Pedalwise program mentor!

For more information, contact Sonia at Sonia@bikebrampton.ca


2022 02 22 Brampton and Caledon Bike Hub Year Three Final Report_1

2021 11 12 CCP Year Three Interim Report – Final
2021 03 02 CCP Year Two Final Report web version-FINAL
2020 10 24 CCP Year Two interim report_FINAL

BikeBrampton’s Cycling Tips Videos

Check out our series of videos on how to safely navigate the roads and paths in Brampton.



PCHS

Punjabi Community Health Services empowers diverse communities to improve the quality of life of individuals, families and communities, by providing health, settlement and social services. Founded in 1990, this not-for-profit community based agency has grown over the years to be rated in the top 3% of the 7032 CARF accredited agencies in 20 countries! PCHS has made the Brampton Bike Hub possible and BikeBrampton is very grateful for this excellent partnership.

BikeBrampton appreciates partnership with PCHS and thanks CEO Baldev Mutta and his team for hosting the Brampton Bike Hub space at 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd, just north of Brampton Civic Hospital.


Region of Peel

Pedalwise and BikeWrx owe their origins to the Region of Peel’s 2015 community based social marketing pilot program. TCAT (Toronto Centre for Active Transportation) was retained by the Region of Peel Walk+Roll, to lead this collaborative initiative with Dr. Beth Savan and her research team at the University of Toronto’s ‘Toronto Cycle Think and Do Tank’, Culturelink, CEA and BikeBrampton. TCAT reported on the launch and the completion of the project. The current project would not be possible without the generous support and partnership of Walk+Roll Peel.

BikeBrampton gratefully acknowledges the Region of Peel Public Health’s “Healthy Living Supports Program” grant and generous volunteer design and installation labour for on-site bike storage.


City of Brampton

Our thanks to City of Brampton for promoting the Brampton Bike Hub and for hosting our Eco-Action National Webinar on Mar 28, 2018. The 14 annual Brampton Community Rides provide a backbone of group cycling support for protégés and mentors. Brampton Bike Hub contributes to Brampton’s status as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze level.

EcoAction National Webinar Mar28 2018 – presentation slides

Brampton Regional Councillors Rowena Santos and Paul Vincente presented this congratulations certificate at the one-year anniversary of the Brampton Bike Hub.


The Bikeport

Our partner, The Bikeport by Kevin Montgomery, is handling the data collection to determine the impact on the carbon footprint of our increased cycling trips and reduced car trips during this program. Kevin has set up the Brampton EcoAction Strava Club to gather group statistics for both Brampton and Caledon Bike Hubs. Read the EcoAction Strava Club blog


Environment and Climate Change Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada created EcoAction Community Funding Program to fund projects across Canada to encourage Canadians to take action to address clean air, clean water, climate change and nature issues, and to build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future.

A Peel Region 2012 Transportation Study found that more than 900,000 daily commuter trips are taken in the Region with a distance of 7Km or less.  81% of these trips are taken by car; only 9% use active transportation.  These short-range car trips consume the equivalent of 9 tanker trucks of gasoline and produce 450,000kg of CO2 emissions each day.  Converting even a small percentage of these car trips to active transportation would have a positive environmental impact while reducing traffic congestion and improving the health of our community.

Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding to Canada Bikes, is being shared amongst Brampton, Halifax, Montreal and Edmonton to support: “If You Build It, They Will Come; Increasing Cycling, Decreasing Emissions”.

      

MP Sonia Sidhu, Brampton-South presented certificates at the Official opening of Brampton Bike Hub and at the one-year anniversary.


Vélo-Canada-Bikes

Based in Ottawa, not-for-profit Canada Bikes is the only national organization in Canada dedicated to encouraging commuter, recreational and tourism cycling for all ages, abilities and populations. Through a highly active, representative volunteer board of directors, Canada Bikes engages with provincial/territorial and local volunteer cycling organisations, as well as Indigenous groups, to provide support, leadership, materials, training and best practices as well as networking and mentorship opportunities. Canada Bikes also works with other national stakeholders and partners to make Canada a Cycling Nation. Through their international network, they bring best practices to Canada, to support a significant mode shift to greener, healthier forms of active transportation, thereby contributing to a healthier environment and population.

Canada Bikes organized the National Bike Summit in Ottawa May 28-29, 2018, where David Laing presented the Eco-Action Brampton Bike Hub project.

EcoAction National Bike Summit May 28 2018 – presentation slides

 

Brampton Bike Hub National Bike Summit Poster

 


The Brampton Bike Hub is offered in partnership between BikeBrampton and Punjabi Community Health Services. We receive funding from the Region of Peel , Bikeport by Kevin Montgomery, and City of Brampton’s Advanced Brampton Fund to offer basic bike repair training (BikeWrx) and bike mentorship (Pedalwise). 


 

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