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Brampton Bike Hub

 

Ready to ride a bike? Borrow a bike? Want to learn basic bike repair skills to maintain your bike? Check out the Brampton Bike Hub!

Announcing new EcoAction Winter/Spring Incentive!

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Announcing our special Winter Pedalwise Cycling Seminar, Wed Mar 6th 6:30-8:30 at 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd, enter Unit #108 from parking lot! Learn #winterwarrior tricks so you can enjoy winter cycling trips!

BikeBrampton partners with PCHS to offer basic bike repair training (BikeWrx) and bike mentorship (Pedalwise) at the Brampton Bike Hub. Program is sponsored by Walk+Roll Peel.  Registration

BikeWrx offers both 6-session courses as well as regular Do-It-Yourself drop-in for the use of bike tools and bike mechanic support.

Brampton Bike Hub BikeWrx 2019 Schedule

Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 at 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd. Unit 108. Look for Brampton Bike Hub Drop-in sign at ground floor entrance from parking lot side of building, not the building tower. Bring your bike inside!

Pedalwise

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

Pedalwise is FREE!

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. 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. There you can borrow tools and get help from a bike mechanic to fix your bike yourself. You can also attend our revolving 6 basic bike maintenance and repair modules 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. We have a limited number of generously donated bikes. They have been lovingly repaired. 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.

6 Modules for basic do-it-yourself maintenance:

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

2017 BikeWrx Flyer_1

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.

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

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


An Environmental Program for Brampton…

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.


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


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! 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 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 (see schedule above)! 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


Region of Peel

BikeBrampton gratefully acknowledges a Region of Peel Public Health’s “Healthy Living Supports Program” grant for on-site bike storage. Walk and Roll Peel is providing additional bike storage at Region of Peel’s facility as well as promotion of BikeWrx and Pedalwise.


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 28th. The 14 annual Brampton Community Rides provide a backbone of group cycling support for protégés and mentors.

EcoAction National Webinar Mar28 2018 – presentation slides


Program History…

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.

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