Schedule of BikeWrx Pop-up Cafés
Sat Jun 27, 10:00-noon – The Journey, 9 Ardglen parking lot
Sun Jul 12, 10:00am-noon – Duggan Park, Etobicoke Creek Trail, S of Vodden bike lanes, E of Ken Whillans Dr. west of Fire Station
Tues Jul 21, 6:00-8:00pm – Etobicoke Creek Trail behind Somerset Drive PS, N of Sandalwood
Thur Aug 13, 6:00-8:00pm – Esker Lake Trail, Parr Lake North Park, north side of Vodden bike lane, E of Lakeridge Dr. (at Lone Oak Ave)
Fri Aug 14, 6:00-8:00pm – Chinguacousy Park – along Chinguacousy Trail at Fire Hall
Mon Sept 14, 4:00-6:00pm – Rosalea Park, Etobicoke Creek Trail – Church St, E of Union
Rosalea Park BikeWrx Pop-up Cafe – Sep 14th
BikeBrampton’s final of the seven BikeWrx Pop-up Cafe came to Brampton’s downtown Rosalea Park, beside the Etobicoke Creek Trail at Church Street. We attracted many local residents passing by and had another opportunity for minor repairs by Peter. Dayle welcomed and had cyclists sign in after using hand sanitizer. Steve and David installed bike bells and Alina educated on the safe use of Brampton’s paths. Brampton’s Trail User Safety poster enhanced the message.
Chinguacousy Park BikeWrx Pop-up Cafe – Aug 14th
Holding a BikeWrx Pop-up Cafe along Chinguacousy Trail beside such a busy park brought many families with children to the BikeBrampton booth. BikeBrampton members point out the new City of Brampton Trail User Safety poster. Peter and David performed some minor repairs, Steve again installed bells, and Alina and David C. encouraged cyclists to ride safely. Several of our Pedalwise proteges stopped by. The secret main attraction was a Praying Mantis, who seemed to adore our tablecloth and delight the kids.
Esker Lake Trail BikeWrx Pop-up Cafe – Aug 13th
BikeBrampton selected a location along Esker Lake Trail at the intersection of Par Lake North and the interim Vodden Street bike lanes for this beautiful summer mid-week evening. Some local families saw our tents from their backyards and came over to have Peter and David make some minor repairs. We displayed City of Brampton’s new Trail User Safety poster, installed bells, distributed trail maps and some Region of Peel swag. George stopped by with his new e-bike.
Somerset Drive Public School BikeWrx Pop-up Cafe – Jul 21st
BikeBrampton brought our BikeWrx Pop-up Cafe to a week night after dinner, to catch a different group cycling along Etobicoke Creek Trail. 52 signed in for minor bike repairs by Gerald and Peter, Brampton route maps and installation of Region of Peel free bells. After a bit of a slow start at 6pm, the final hour was very busy!
Duggan Park BikeWrx Pop-up Cafe – Jul 12th
BikeBrampton welcomed 58+ cyclists to “ring their bell” for good path etiquette on Saturday morning. Those without a bell had one installed. Peter and Gerald worked full-out for 2 hours on minor bike repairs. Everyone complied with hand sanitization and our requests for physical distancing. Councillor Santos stopped by to survey the event! This was a perfect location along the Etobicoke Creek Trail at the new Vodden Street bike lanes.
The Journey, Ardglen BikeWrx Pop-up Cafe – Jun 27th
Kevin from The Journey welcomed BikeBrampton back into their parking lot for our first outdoor event. We set up the borrowed City of Brampton tent and had invited folks to come by appointment as we tested out our new health and safety plan. Our local community bike mechanic Joe joined Peter and Gerald as the bike stands were set up 2m apart. Steve dropped by to volunteer, and some of our familiar BikeBrampton members George and Yvon showed up. Several of our Pedalwise protégés made appointments. It felt wonderful to see so many friends. Even the landlord welcomed us with a box of samosas!