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Past Event Cycling

 

Bike the Creek Canada 150 celebrated by largest ever crowd in Brampton & Caledon. 631 cyclists gathered Jun 24, 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a joyful free family ride through the spectacular valleys, trails and historic landmarks of urban and rural Brampton and Caledon. Cyclists from across GTA flocked to rides catering from 11km to 60km. Peel Regional Police Neighbourhood Policing Units 21 & 22 joined the group. Rob Zaichkowski, a volunteer at Cycle Toronto, avid cyclist, blogger…

Perfect autumn morning for BCAC’s last Brampton Community Ride of the season. Thirty cyclists gathered at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre to cycle north to new Etobicoke Creek Trail link into Southfields Village, Caledon. We rested at Butter & Cup for our refreshment, compliments of City of Brampton. This was our 12th and final Community Ride in Brampton’s Cycling Advisory Committee’s first offering of organized rides. We added 2 bonus rides due to popularity of the series. Cyclists enthusiastically await our 2017 calendar…

Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee has announced 2 bonus autumn Community Rides due to the popularity of our summer series. Community Ride 11 – Sept 25th 9:45am Garden Square to Baskin Robbins, Heart Lake Town Centre return 15.5km Community Ride 12 – Oct 2nd 9:45am Jim Archdekin Rec Centre to Butter & Cup, Caledon return 14.7km We are very excited about both bonus rides because… The Oct 2nd one is especially important because we will be riding the newly upgraded Etobicoke…

Great Fun Cause – Greg’s Ride

23 Aug 2016, Posted by David Laing in Past Event Cycling

Sunday Sept 25th Milton.Tragedy can be a powerful catalyst to inspire good things to happen. That’s certainly the case for “Greg’s Ride”, the celebration of cycling event organized by Share the Road Cycling Coalition. Eleven years ago Greg Stobbert, an OPP Sergeant, was struck and killed while riding his bicycle on Tremaine Road in Milton Ontario. To honour his memory and to help raise cycling safety awareness, his wife, Eleanor McMahon founded Share the Road and established Greg’s Ride as an annual cycling…

Bramalea CycleFest on Jun 4th was geared towards engaging the community in conversations about health, wellness and environmental responsibility. Organized by All Peoples Church, this 2nd annual event raised $4,800 for William Osler Foundation Pediatric Wing, with half the money matched by CN. Church volunteers joined BikeBrampton volunteers to take apart 75 donated bicycles to create 42 for bikeless children from a local school.

Parachute is a not-for-profit agency advocating to reduce predictable and preventable injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions, sports and recreation activities and seniors’ falls.  This past May 27th, Century Gardens Recreation Centre hosted, “Buckle, Buckle, Buckle”, an Awareness Safe Kids Launch Event with Parachute. BikeBrampton was invited to provide programs and information on cycling safety. Alina and Lorie, two of BCAC/BikeBrampton’s CanBike Instructors laid out a bicycle rodeo route in one of Century Gardens Arenas. The course focused on improving cycling skills such…

Partnerships are everything to make a memorable experience for kids learning to cycle. Lorie Johnson-Miller organized Manitou Park Bike Parade Jun 25th for her local park in Brampton. She obtained grants from Greenfields Specialty Alcohols and City of Brampton for the bbq lunch and bike parade decoration supplies. What is a parade without decorations? Kids from the neighbourhood flocked to the event. City of Brampton Parks and Recreation departments supported with tents and staffed games for the children.  Peel Walk+Roll supplied…

More than 1,000 students, teachers and parents gathered at Larkspur Public School on June 16th, to enjoy the second annual Spring Fling event.  There was plenty of food, activities for the kids from bouncy castles to face-painting and great information booths including BikeBrampton!   Members from BikeBrampton spoke to parents, teachers and the kids about cycling safety and the benefits of active transportation to and from school. They also handed out free bike bells to kids who could answer a skill…

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