This month, the City of Brampton and Downtown Brampton BIA will be hosting their seventh annual Bike to Work Day event.
It takes place in Garden Square in downtown Brampton on Monday, May 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. It will also mark the beginning of Bike Month (May 27 to June 28) which celebrates cycling as a healthy and fun option to commute to work. It also promotes, inspires, and empowers residents to ride their bikes to work.
“An active community is a healthy community. Encouraging cycling is a key initiative to achieving 2040 Vision for a healthy, safe and green city,” says Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown. “We are investing heavily into active transportation infrastructure to meet the goal of an integrated, attractive and accessible system of cycling facilities and trails. I encourage our residents to get out their bikes and explore our beautiful city.”
Attendees participating in the event can learn more about riding their bikes in the city and the rules to road safety. There will also be free breakfast, coffee, prizes and complimentary bike checks.
The Bike to Work event will start in four different locations:
- 120 Sandalwood Parkway – Works and Transportation
- 1975 Williams Pkwy – Williams Parkway Operations Centre
- 8850 McLaughlin Rd – Flower City Community Campus
- 185 Clark Blvd – Brampton Transit
The rides start at the above locations at 7:15 a.m. and end in Garden Square. Vendors and exhibitors of the event will include the Region of Peel, Downtown Brampton BIA, Peel Regional Police, Brampton Transit, Brampton cycling community and several others.
Cyclists interested in participating can register online here.
For more information regarding the event, please visit www.brampton.ca/cycling.
Feature photo by Richard Masoner