Our mission is to empower residents to chose bikes over cars to get around. 

We believe that riding and fixing a bicycle is a powerful tool to connect neighbours, promote independence, improve health, and enhance environmental sustainability.

Downtown Brampton DIY Bike Repair Co-op “Different Spokes”

Caledon Councillors supported the opening of the first-ever bike co-op in the Region of Peel. Our BikWrx programs in Southfields and Bolton were suspended due to COVID. Caledon residents are welcome to register for an appointment

Different Spokes at 8 Nelson St. W., Brampton, at the corner of Main & Nelson. There you can use Do-it-yourself tools, under the guidance of a bike mechanic. BikeWrx access is FREE. You may need to pay a small fee for necessary replacement parts.

Caledon 2022 BikeWrx Pop-up Schedule

Sat Jul 9th 10:00am – Southfields Recreation Centre
Sat Aug 6th 9:00am – Caledon East, Caledon Trailway
Sun Aug 7th 9:00am – Inglewood, Caledon Trailway
Thur Aug 11th 5:00pm – Caledon East, Caledon Trailway
Sun Aug 14th 9:00am – Palgrave, Caledon Trailway – CANCELLED due to COVID
Thur Aug 25th 5:00pm – Palgrave, Caledon Trailway – CANCELLED due to thunderstorm
Thur Sep 1st 5:00pm – Inglewood, Caledon Trailway
Sat Sep 10th 9:00am – 12:30pm – Palgrave, Caledon Trailway

BikeWrx

BikeWrx virtual event

A well maintained bike is the secret to a safe, pleasant ride. Learning basic bike repair skills is empowering! If you’re interested, please sign-up to help out here and Sonia will send you the schedule.

Bike Library

BikeBrampton lends bikes that have been donated to the program.

If you don’t have a bike, let us know. We will try to fit you with one from our bicycle library. We have a limited number of generously donated bikes. Our bike mechanics and volunteers have lovingly refurbished these bicycles.

An average of a $150 deposit (refundable up to 2 weeks after borrowing) is required to ensure its safe return to the library when you are finished using it. A sturdy lock is required. The program has a limited supply of locks available for a $50 deposit.

Arrange an appointment to borrow a bike.

Pedalwise

The Pedalwise Owl is looking for you! Become confident and ride with a mentor. It’s FREE!

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 (called a protégé) is given a mentor in the City of Brampton. The mentor is an experienced cyclist who will help you choose less travelled roads and paths, give you riding tips and even come with you as you ride a new route.

Ride a bike to destinations in your neighbourhood. Shop, dine, run errands, commute — all by bike. Be active with your family year-round. Meet new friends. Become healthier. Enjoy nature. Help reduce traffic congestion. Keep track of your kilometres cycled. Reduce your carbon footprint.
Information about how to sign up for Pedalwise

Pedalwise Mentors

Are you a confident cyclist on Brampton roads? Do you regularly use your bike to ride to destinations in your neighbourhood? Do your want to give back to your community? Check out Pedalwise Mentors

Partners and Funders

BikeBrampton is a volunteer group that gratefully relies on the generosity of our partners and grant funders.

Punjabi Community Health Services 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! PCHS has made the Caledon Bike Hub possible and BikeBrampton is very grateful for this excellent partnership.

Pedalwise and BikeWrx owe their origins to the Region of Peel’s 2015 community based social marketing pilot program. TCAT (Toronto Centre for Active Transportation) was retained by the Region of Peel Walk+Roll, to lead this collaborative initiative with Dr. Beth Savan and her research team at the University of Toronto’s ‘Toronto Cycle Think and Do Tank’, Culturelink, CEA and BikeBrampton. The current project would not be possible without the generous support and partnership of Walk+Roll Peel.

Town of Caledon supports the Caledon Bike Hub as part of their commitment to being a Bicycle Friendly Community. Parks and Recreation has been supporting our program with the BikeWrx pop-up locations throughout the spring to fall season. Transportation Engineering and the Active Transportation Task Force are part of the valuable partnership team.

Our partner, The Bikeport by Kevin Montgomery, is handling the data collection to determine the impact on the carbon footprint of our increased cycling trips and reduced car trips during this program. Kevin has set up the BikeBrampton Strava Club to gather group statistics for both Brampton and Caledon Bike Hubs. For information about how to join Strava and the BikeBrampton Strava Club.

Bike Hub Reports

2022 02 22 Brampton and Caledon Bike Hub Year Three Final Report_1
2021 11 12 CCP Year Three Interim Report – Final
2021 03 02 CCP Year Two Final Report web version-FINAL
2020 10 24 CCP Year Two interim report_FINAL

2022 04 24 CCP Year One Final Report

For more information, contact Sonia at sonia@bikebrampton.ca

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