Bike the Creek Canada 150

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.

2017 047 BTC E2E City riders & Peel Police NPU_700

Cyclists from across GTA flocked to rides catering from 11km to 60km. Peel Regional Police Neighbourhood Policing Units 21 & 22 joined the group.

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Brampton Community Ride ends Season

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 of rides.

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Ontario Supports Share the Road 2016 Greg’s Ride

Queens Park sent prominent Ministers to indicate importance of cycling in Ontario. Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca (MPP Vaughan), his Parliamentary Assistant Daiene Vernile (MPP Kitchener-Centre), Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Eleanor McMahon (MPP Burlington) and Associate Minister of Education (Early Years and Child Care) Indira Naidoo-Harris (MPP Halton) kicked off this important fund raising event. Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry (MPP Cambridge) stopped by before the opening remarks, to lend her support.

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Bonus Community Rides announced

Great Fun Cause – Greg’s Ride

Bramalea CycleFest 2016 Success

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.

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Cycling Safety – A Kids Parachute Event

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.

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Manitou Bike Parade 2016

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.

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Larkspur Public School Spring Fling

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!

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2016 Brampton Rotary Rib n Roll