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.

BikeBrampton members laid out the 3, 9 and 18km routes on Chinguacousy Trail, Don Doan Trail and the local roads. BikeBrampton and BCAC members ran a bike rodeo for the kids. Peel Police NPU bike patrol officers joined the rides, and volunteers led each route.

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Route planning began by BikeBrampton and BCAC members in April! Here they are riding Grenoble Street urban curb on the brisk spring day.

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None of this would not be possible without the amazing support from City of Brampton Recreation. They are always there for us.

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Route through Chinguacousy Park was a special treat for big and little kids. You can see why…

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The baby Alpacas were out to play.

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Perfect weather this year, as the cyclists registered.

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Volunteers briefed on their jobs and given maps.

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Some kids picked up their new donated bikes, while others came with bikes, families, teams.

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Councillors Jeff Bowman and Pat Fortini came out to wish the cyclists well.

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Riders briefed on routes, safety and road and trail etiquette. We were delighted to have Peel Police support for the event.

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Riders all set for the 3km route around Chinguacousy Park.

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Some kids stayed on site for the Bike Rodeo, run by BCAC and BikeBrampton`s newly trained CanBike Instructor volunteers.

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The longer route took cyclists up to the north end of Chinguacousy Trail.

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Volunteers and Region of Peel Walk+Roll Active Transportation

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Councillor Pat Fortini with volunteers

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Mayor Linda Jeffrey greeted by Pastor Finu Iype. MPP Jagmeet Singh arrives on his folding bike.

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Mayor Linda Jeffrey, MPP Jagmeet Singh and MPP Gila Martow

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Volunteers and MP Raj Grewal

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Mayor Jeffrey gave an inspirational message on the value of cycling in Brampton.

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Politicians display their new Brampton Bike Month t-shirts

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Volunteers after the bike rodeo. Peel Walk+Roll booth doing a booming business in cycling education.

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BikeBrampton Chair David Laing speaks on Brampton becoming a Bicycle Friendly Community

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David Laing and Pastor Finu

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yes, more volunteers…