Different Spokes celebrated festival of lights with two Diwali Glow Rides, one for Algoma University students and one for diverse members of Brampton Bike Hub. Folks from children to seniors were invited to decorate their bikes with lights and enjoy sweets. 41 happy cyclists participated in these group rides through Downtown Brampton streets, following the rider safety briefing.
Cyclists gathered inside Different Spokes’ Brampton Bike Hub to attach lights to their bikes. Some parent members brought their children.
Councillor Gurpartap Singh Toor joined the Diwali Glow Ride group of 26 on Nov 11th.
Riders waiting to use signalized crossride on Queen Street at Scott/James Streets.
Marshall volunteers flanked the cyclists for extra group safety at the James/John Streets crossride. The leader Sonia, waited for everyone to gather before crossing the CN railway tracks.
George Shepperdley waited on Mill Street to photograph the Diwali Glow Ride cyclists as they headed south for the Charolais bike lanes.
George captured ride leader Sonia, followed by the row of glowing lighted bicycle riders.
Algoma has been borrowing bicycles from the bike hub in a bike share arrangement that specifically meets the needs of the students.
14 Algoma students with bikes decorated, set for their Diwali Glow Ride on Nov 10th.
Yes, we ride all year round. Celebrating Diwali is another opportunity to bundle up and enjoy riding in all types of weather!