Another successful Bike the Creek completed! Over 1,500 riders registered. Happy families, tourists, sponsors, volunteers, community leaders joined this FREE signature cycling event. Partners Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and BikeBrampton worked 8 months to plan the 6 routes through spectacular valleys, trails, historic landmarks, rural roads, and bike lanes. Bike the […]
Bike the Creek celebrated Resilient Communities. Cycling together at Bike the Creek chooses a transportation option that makes us more resilient and appreciate our great outdoors. We work positively with our neighbours and government levels to help build planning, response, and recovery, using our local resources for our climate emergency. June 10th was the perfect window between wildfire smoke air alert days and heavy rains, punctuating the need to become more resilient!
We thank our generous Sponsors:
Volunteers and staff stenciled pavement markings and signed 176 km of routes that ranged from Burnhamthorpe Road, Mississauga in the south to The Grange Side Road, Caledon in the north.
Bright and early, riders checked in at registration to confirm their route choice and receive their bike tag.
Riders from each route received the safety briefing message, stressing our rides are not a race. Riders were told to follow the pavement stencils, noting arrow direction and coloured dot to match their bike tag colour. Over 200 temporary signs were installed to assist with directions at major intersections.
Riders were sent off in small staggered start groups.
We welcomed riders from Windsor to Oshawa to Montreal, in addition to our local communities.
Our community leaders demonstrated their support for active transportation with their presence and participation.
Team Brampton and Team Caledon met at Loafers Lake!
Tasty lunch sponsored by Region of Peel beckoned hungry riders back to Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre.
Sierra Club Peel operated the Waste Pavilion at Jim Archdekin, to make this a zero-waste event. Volunteers educated participants sort all their waste into recyclable, compostable bins. Region of Peel Waste collected, weighed and reported that our waste was properly sorted and free from contamination: 40 kg of recycled material 50 kg of organic material Total amount diverted from landfill: 90kg
Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association is working together to recover every empty beverage container. Bike the Creek encouraged riders to bring refillable water bottles and refill at our giant coolers, as part of our zero waste event. CBCRA set up their display to educate riders.