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Cycling Chronicles Vol 4

26 Nov 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

Consider the moose. Compared to a human I mean. Height wise, we are talking 5½-7½ ft (1.7–2.3 m) at the shoulder, ranging in weight from 900 lbs (408 kg) for a mature female to way over a 1000 lbs (454 kg) for a mature male. Even a female dwarfs a standard horse. This is a story of a chance meeting between a female moose and me. I would classify this as a close encounter. It was the mid 1990’s and…

Bike Lane vs Urban Shoulder

31 Oct 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Cycling Safety, Videos

Bike Lane vs Urban Shoulder shown in Videos Cycling infrastructure using urban shoulders to provide “safe” area for cycling, car parking and traffic calming is a compromise solution. Lisa Stokes, a BikeBrampton member shot these videos (5 minutes total), to demonstrate how it feels to cycle in a bike lane versus an urban shoulder. Cycling in Brampton’s Central Park Drive buffered bike lane video Cycling on Brampton’s McMurchy Avenue sharrows and urban shoulder video Delegation to Council, Sept 30, 2020…

Announcing smART Ride Contest

22 Oct 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

Announcing the smART ride contest! In partnership with BikeBrampton, The Rose is celebrating the beauty of the bicycle through ART. Through dance, poetry, visual art, monologue, music, comedy or the artistic medium of your choice, submit an artistic piece that celebrates cycling for your chance to WIN! Whether you are moved by the thrill of racing the wind; taking control of your commute to work; the joy of exploring nooks and crannies of Brampton’s valley trails; or simply the satisfaction…

Brampton Council endorses historic energy plan, including 7% mode share for active transportation to meet 2041 targets. City of Brampton Council unanimously passed motion to support the Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan (CEERP), and to initiate the creation of Community Centre for Energy Transformation (CCET). This will position Brampton as a community leader in the fight against climate change.   CEERP provides a path for the City to be environmentally sustainable while providing significant economic, social and health benefits…

Cycling Chronicles Vol 3

08 Aug 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

Cycling Chronicles Vol 3 BikeBrampton brings you a short story by Steve Stoller.  It was a fine summer day. Not hot enough to result in a veil of sweat when you stopped at a stop light, but not cool enough to make you question your clothing choice for the ride. Pleasantly warm. I was off to nowhere in particular, a full day of riding, if I chose. The journey was the destination. Around mid-day, I found myself traveling eastbound on…

Active transportation means using people power to get where you’re going! You can use your feet, bike, scooter, or any other form of non-motorized vehicle to get you to your destination. Did you know?! Active Transportation… Helps to promote well-being and positive mental health, including reducing day to day stress Increases physical fitness/activity, including helping to lower risks of chronic disease such as obesity and/or diabetes. Increases the ability to learn, improves concentration, and helps your children do better in…

Brampton BikeWrx pop-up Café outdoor events as we deal with COVID-19. BikeBrampton in partnership with City of Brampton is pleased to host pop-up tent events for promoting trail/bike lane etiquette. Where possible, we will do minor bike repairs. We will install Region of Peel bells while supplies last, once a skill testing question is answered. Bring your mask for repair service. Schedule of BikeWrx Pop-up Cafés Sat Jun 27, 10:00-noon – The Journey, 9 Ardglen parking lot Sun Jul 12, 10:00am-noon…

Caledon BikeWrx Pop-up Cafe

10 Jul 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Cycling Safety, Region of Peel Cycling

Caledon BikeWrx pop-up Café outdoor events as we deal with COVID-19. BikeBrampton in partnership with Town of Caledon is pleased to host pop-up tent events for promoting trail etiquette. Where possible, we will do minor bike repairs. We will install Region of Peel bells while supplies last, once a skill testing question is answered. Bring your mask for repair service. Schedule of BikeWrx Pop-up Cafés Sun Jun 28, 10:00am-noon Valleywood Etobicoke Creek Trail, at foot of Newhouse Park Sat Jul…

BikeBrampton encourages residents support Option 3 for Williams Parkway to remain 4 lanes with multi-use path, treed landscaped showing sustainability leadership for Climate Emergency, 2040 Vision and Active Transportation Master Plan. Ask the Mayor and your Councillors to vote for Option 3, by sending your letter prepared by the David Suzuki Foundation. City of Brampton Staff is proposing to widen Williams Parkway between McLaughlin Road and North Park Drive from 4 to 6 lanes, as planned since 2004. The latest…

Cycling Chronicles Vol 2

11 Jun 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling

BikeBrampton brings you a short story by Steve Stoller.  As a cycling enthusiast, I have found there is rarely such a thing as a bad ride. There is bad weather. There are mechanical mishaps. But unless you crash, I maintain, there is no such thing as a bad ride. There are good rides and then there are great rides. These great rides are the ones that stand out in your mind years later, and maybe even the rest of your…

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