Now is the time to pull out your bike, if you haven’t done so already! The City of Brampton and Downtown Brampton BIA are hosting their seventh annual Bike to Work Day event in Garden Square, Downtown Brampton, on May 27 from 7:30 to 9:00 am.
The event marks the start of Bike Month (May 27 to June 28) and celebrates cycling as a healthy, fun and viable option for commuting to work. Attendees can expect to learn more about riding their bikes in Brampton and road safety rules. There will also be free coffee, breakfast, prizes and complementary bike safety checks.
The Bike to Work event will start at four different Brampton locations at 7:15 am and end in Garden Square. Cyclists interested in participating can register online here.
Vendors and exhibitors include the Region of Peel, the Downtown Brampton BIA, Peel Regional Police, Brampton Transit, the Brampton cycling community and several downtown businesses.
Bike to Work Day is an annual celebration observed nationally, regionally and locally to promote, inspire and empower residents to take their bike to work.
For more information about the event, please visit www.brampton.ca/cycling.
Some bike safety tips are to always wear a helmet – it’s the law for those 18 years of age or younger. Follow the rules of the road and obey all traffic signs. Pass vehicles on the left only and stay out of blind spots at the sides and rear of a vehicle. Be visible at night and always use proper hand signals.
“An active community is a healthy community. Encouraging cycling is a key initiative to achieving 2040 Vision for a healthy, safe and green city. 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.” – Mayor Patrick Brown
Photo courtesy of City of Brampton