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Brampton Bike Hub

 

Brampton Bike Hub

Ready to ride a bike? Want to learn basic bike mechanic skills? Check out the Brampton Bike Hub!

BikeBrampton has partnered with PCHS to offer Bike Mechanics training (BikeWrx) and Bike Mentorship (Pedalwise) at the Brampton Bike Hub. Open to Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon residents 16 years of age and up! Registration

BikeWrx will be offering both 6-session courses as well as regular Do-It-Yourself drop-in for the use of bike tools and bike mechanic support. (schedule below)


Pedalwise

The Pedalwise Owl is looking for you! Become confident and ride with a mentor.

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 is given a mentor. 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. The Pedalwise program is FREE!

Ride a bike to destinations in your neighbourhood. Shop, dine, errands, commute — all by bike. Be active with your family year-round. Meet new friends. Become healthier. Enjoy nature. Help reduce traffic congestion. Reduce your carbon footprint.

All your Questions about Pedalwise answered, with link to registration.


BikeWrx

A well maintained bike is the secret to a safe pleasant ride!

If your bike isn’t working properly you can bring it to our BikeWrx drop-in centre, 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd. Unit 108 on Wednesday evenings between 6:30-8:00pm (see schedule below). There you can borrow tools and get help from a certified bike mechanic to fix your bike yourself. You can also attend a basic bike mechanics course (starting Jan 3rd) and receive a certificate of participation! BikeWrx access is FREE to registered Pedalwise participants. You may need to pay a small fee for necessary replacement parts.

If you don’t have a bike, let us know. We will try to fit you with one from our bicycle library. Bicycle use is free but a $40 refundable deposit is required to ensure its safe return to the library when you are finished using it. BikeWrx participants are requested to sign up for Pedalwise first.

Brampton Bike Hub Waiver Form

BikeWrx Schedule – 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd Unit 108, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Look for the Brampton Bike Hub Drop in sign on Unit 108 ground floor entrance from the parking lot. Bring your bike inside!

2017 BikeWrx Flyer_1

For more information, contact David at info@bikebrampton.ca


An Environmental Program for Peel…

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”.

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.

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.

    

BikeBrampton appreciates the EcoAction grant and recognition by MP Sonia Sidhu, Brampton-South.


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.


PCHS

Our local partner, 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!

BikeBrampton appreciates partnership with PCHS and thanks CEO Baldev Mutta and his team for welcoming the Brampton Bike Hub to PCHS’s drop-in centre space at 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd, just north of Brampton Civic Hospital.

Drop by Wednesday evenings for a visit! Bring your bike. Sign up for Pedalwise and become comfortable riding around Brampton!


The Bikeport

Our local 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 our group statistics. Read the Brampton EcoAction Strava Club blog


Program History…

Pedalwise and BikeWrx owe their origins to a 2015 community based social marketing pilot program, sponsored by the Region of Peel Walk+Roll, a collaborative initiative with Dr. Beth Savan and her research team at the University of Toronto’s ‘Toronto Cycle Think and Do Tank’, Culturelink, Community Environmental Alliance and BikeBrampton. TCAT (Toronto Centre for Active Transportation) led the project and reported on the launch and the completion of the project.

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