BikeBrampton welcomed The Biking Lawyer Dave Shellnut to a BikeWrx workshop at Different Spokes. 21 cyclists from all walks of life gathered for a presentation and rousing discussion about how cyclists can protect themselves. The Bike Lawyer LLP provided valuable advice on steps to take in the event of a cyclist-motorist collision.
The biggest change over the last 10 years is the culture shift. When we started BikeBrampton in 2013, seeing a cyclist was so rare we took a photo! Now we see cyclists every day!
People ride bikes not only for recreation on a weekend afternoon. They ride to work, to do errands, to visit friends and family. They ride in good weather and when it rains and snows. They ride on the trails. They ride on the roads. They ride on bike lanes. They even ride on sidewalks when they technically shouldn’t… However, that reflects education and how safe folks feel on the infrastructure that is continually improving.
Peel Region Publishes a Retrospective Analysis of its Community Cycling Program in Brampton, Caledon & Mississauga.
Like many communities in the Greater Toronto Area, Peel Region faces multiple challenges. Inflation is putting a squeeze on household finances, traffic volumes threaten to swamp available road space, health issues related to the pandemic and to sedentary lifestyles are threatening to overburden healthcare systems. And a rapidly changing climate is wreaking havoc on local and worldwide weather patterns, causing untold suffering and threatening to overwhelm disaster relief systems. Increasing bicycle use is one important way to positively impact all of these issues, especially if the bike ride replaces a car ride to shorter-distance destinations.
Sometimes we have an image in our minds of what we look like, which does not exactly correspond with how other people see us. This is a story of how this, totally by chance, happened to me. The fact that I saw a picture and yet did not recognize myself in the image, still makes me wonder how many obvious things I have seen in my life, and not recognized what I was seeing. Of course, this story also involves cycling.
BikeBrampton integrates the Brampton Bike Hub and Caledon Bike Hub BikeWrx programs into the community through partnerships. This encourages new and existing cyclists to consider riding. Learning basic bike repair skills empowers people to ride for transportation and to venture longer distances. Having help with route planning removes another barrier to cycling.
It’s a successful wrap on Bike the Creek 2022, the 8th annual free regional signature ride through Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. A record 1,350 cyclists registered. Save the date for JUNE 10, 2023!
Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS) and BikeBrampton were pleased to host the grand opening of Different Spokes, Region of Peel’s first community-based bicycle co-operative and social services centre in downtown Brampton, at 8 Nelson St. W, August 18, 2022.
How far is too far? With cycling, this is an open-ended question. My friend has ridden his bike around the world. That is taking it to extremes. To bring it down to a relatable context, my question was how far could I ride in a single day, during daylight hours.
Riding one hundred miles is considered a milestone achievement for cyclists and has been for some time.
It may be considered a random number, especially since Canada has long switched over to the metric system. Other sports have milestone achievements that are also quite random. The marathon, at 26 miles and 385 yards, is a totally random number, even when converted to a metric measurement of 42.2 kilometres. In fact, the distance from Marathon to Athens is more like 40 kilometres. The shift to the standardized distance we have today is rumoured to be at the whim of the British Royal family. I digress.