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Lock your bike securely

19 Feb 2021, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Cycling Safety

Prevent bike theft by locking your bike frame and front wheel securely. Note your serial number and register with police. As the days get longer and warmer, we will be riding more frequently and longer distances. Bikes are a valuable commodity, especially during the pandemic. They are hard to find at any price and must be protected. Here are some tips for you to consider. Do you have the right lock to protect your property? Bike Security Tips: Take a…

Why we can’t bike in winter

28 Jan 2021, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Cycling Safety, Videos

Why Canadians Can’t Bike in the Winter Not Just Bikes video below shows clearly why most Canadians (Bramptonians) don’t bike in winter and how we could. Well worth the watch! “When talking about bicycle infrastructure in Canada, the number one excuse I hear is “winter.” Many Canadians see the cold and snow as a fundamental barrier to year round cycling. But one city, Oulu in Finland, with winter weather worse than most Canadian cities, shows that winter cycling has nothing…

The reason we ride bicycles is different for each cyclist. There is something universal among all cyclists. Bicycles represent freedom. The modern bicycle, the design of which has not significantly changed in over a hundred and forty years, symbolizes the same thing it did in the 1880s. The freedom to travel. This freedom to travel was accentuated by the fact that your engine of travel was totally reliant on your own energy output. There was no hitching up of horses…

BikeBrampton 2020 Review

14 Dec 2020, Posted by Dayle Laing in Brampton Cycling, Videos

Bike Brampton 2020 Review Video The year of COVID-19 allowed BikeBrampton to pivot to on-line and outdoor events for our Community Cycling Program normally offered at Brampton Bike Hubs & Caledon Bike Hubs. See some of the lives we touched and the accomplishments of our Active Transportation advocacy!     Thanks to our partners, sponsors and volunteers for a great year! Comments comments

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. Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan 2020 Report CEERP provides a path for the City to be environmentally sustainable while…

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…

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