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Brampton Bike Hub

 

Brampton Bike Hub

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

BikeBrampton has partnered with PCHS to offer Bike Mechanics training (BikeWrx) and Bike Mentorship (Pedalwise). 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.

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 traveled roads and paths, give you riding tips and even come with you as you ride a new route. The Pedalwise program is FREE! Registration

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.

Brampton Bike Hub Waiver Form

Free sign up on Strava to record your kms cycled & join our Brampton EcoAction Club to see how much carbon we collectively offset!

2017 Pedalwise Promotion Flyer_2

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

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

Dec 6,2017 launch        Dec 13,2017 drop-in        Dec 20,2017 drop-in

Dec 27,2017 closed       Jan 3,2018 Module 1       Jan 10,2018 drop-in

Feb 7,2018 closed         Feb 14,2018 drop-in        Feb 21,2018 Module 4

Feb 28,2018 drop-in      Mar 7,2018 Module 5      Mar 14,2018 drop-in

Mar 21,2018 Module 6  Mar 28,2018 closed         Apr 4,2018 drop-in

Apr 11,2018 Module 1   Apr 18,2018 drop-in       Apr 25,2018 Module 2

May 2,2018 drop-in       May 9,2018 closed          May 16,2018 Module 3

May 23,2018 drop-in     May 30,2018 Module 4   Jun 6,2018 drop-in

Jun 13,2018 Module 5   Jun 20,2018 summer party

Jul 4,2018 Module 6      Jul 11,2018 drop-in         Jul 18,2018 Module 1

Jul 25,2018 drop-in       Aug 1,2018 closed          Aug 8,2018 Module 2

Aug 15,2018 drop-in     Aug 22,2018 Module 3   Aug 29,2018 drop-in

Sep 5,2018 Module 4    Sep 12,2018 drop-in      Sep 19,2018 Module 5

Sep 26,2018 drop-in     Oct 3,2018 Module 6     Oct 10,2018 closed

Oct 17,2018 drop-in     Oct 24,2018 Module 1   Oct 31,2018 drop-in

Nov 7,2018 Module 2   Nov 14,2018 drop-in     Nov 21,2018 Module 3

Nov 28,2018 drop-in    Dec 5,2018 Module 4     Dec 12,2018 Module 5

Dec 19,2018 drop-in     Dec 26,2018 closed        Jan 2,2019 closed

Jan 9,2019 Module 6     Jan 16,2019 winter party!

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.

Government of Canada Department of Environment and Climate Change 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.

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 our international network, we 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

PCHS 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 is proud and pleased to partner with PCHS!

Brampton EcoAction Strava Club blog

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