Judged a whopping success by riders, Bike the Creek 2019 attracted over 1,000 from Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga, and from Ajax to Guelph. A free fun family cycling event is rare, especially when cyclists can experience the spectacular valleys, trails, historic landmarks, and urban/ rural settings of Peel Region. Building on 5 years of experience, Toronto […]
Our generous sponsors contributed to the success! We thank our TitleSponsor: Region of Peel Walk + Roll, who funded the excellent BBQ lunch.
Our generous Platinum Sponsor, Toronto Pearson GTAA provided funding and a booth for the 50km Toronto Pearson Bike Ride. Riders travelled south into the airport lands to visit the Mississauga pavilion.
Twenty two dignitaries honoured Bike the Creek with their presence. 14 rode in 3 groups — cycling north to Caledon, south to Mississauga and within Brampton.
Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown and Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson addressed the crowd with encouraging messages for Active Transportation.
Wike owner Bob Bell and partner Anna (from Guelph) cycled the Nature Ride and marvelled at the trail connectivity of underpasses and bridges in Brampton and Caledon. TRCA has mastered building nature-sensitive bridges over the Etobicoke Creek! GCAT sent 25 cyclists to Bike the Creek!
Ever popular was our on-site bike repair support. We welcomed Velofix Caledon (mobile van), Matteo’s Mobile Bicycle Repair, and volunteer Rick. All three mechanics supported good line-ups of folks waiting patiently for adjustments and minor repairs throughout the event. We heard rave reviews on their service! We encourage everyone to keep riding and to keep their bikes in good shape by getting regular service!
Bike the Creek welcomed support from Peel Regional Police Neighbourhood Policing Unit and Caledon OPP who provided officers on bicycles. We were thrilled they were able to ride with our dignitaries, offering support and community engagement.
We appreciate support from Brampton Fire and Emergency Service and St. John Ambulance. With the dedication of dozens of specialized CERV and our other trained volunteers, our event would not be possible!
I paid $100 to enter a cycling event in Florida, and it wasn’t as well organized as Bike the Creek!
See you next year! Save the date for Jun 27, 2020 – to be confirmed!