2018 Community Rides

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Community rides are a series of FREE casual cycling tours held in Brampton from May to September. Led by citizen volunteer members of the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee (BCAC), these group rides provide opportunities for residents and visitors to explore Brampton on their bicycles, meet other cyclists and enjoy a free refreshment. Join us and register for BCAC’s FREE community ride, your choice of 5km or 15km route, depending on your comfort level. All cyclists are welcome, whether you live in Brampton or are visiting. Come and learn about cycling in Brampton!
 

All riders welcome. Bring your bike, helmet and a sense of adventure.Click on the Ride Names below to register for these free rides and enjoy a complimentary refreshment.
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Ride #1
Downtown
Rose Theatre | Garden Square
5/27/2018 9:45 AM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet under the big screen in Garden Square in front of Rose Theatre, at 12 Main Street N, northeast corner of Main St and Queen St, in the heart of downtown Brampton.
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the 5km route taking 45 minutes and the 15km ride taking 1½ hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • We return to Little Shop of Ice Cream, in Garden Square, right beside where we started.
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Ride #2
Loafer's Lake
Loafer's Lake Recreation Centre
6/5/2018 6:15 PM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet in the parking lot at Loafers Lake Recreation Centre, at 30 Loafers Lake Lane, just north of Sandalwood Parkway E, off Conestoga Drive in the Villages of Heart Lake, Brampton.
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the 5km route taking 45 minutes and the 15km ride taking 1½ hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • We return to Baskin Robbins 170 Sandalwood Parkway E, in the plaza across Conestoga Drive from Loafers Lake Recreation Centre.
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Ride #3
Peel Village
Tim Horton's | Shopper's World Brampton
6/10/2018 9:45 AM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet in the Shoppers World parking lot outside Tim Hortons, at 497 Main Street S. Brampton (just south of Charolais Blvd).
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the 5km route taking 45 minutes and the 16km ride taking 1½ hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • We return to Tim Hortons (where we started).
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Ride #4
Flower City Campus
Senior's Centre | Queen St W & McLaughlin Rd
6/19/2018 6:15 PM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet at Flower City Community Campus at 8850 McLaughlin Road S. (just south of Queen St W).
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the 5km route taking 45 minutes and the 15km ride taking 1½ hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • We return to Tim Hortons at 400 Queen Street W (at the northwest corner of Queen Street W and McLaughlin Rd N).
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Ride #5
James Potter
Dairy Queen | James Potter Rd & Williams Pkwy
6/24/2018 9:45 AM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet at the Dairy Queen parking lot at 9715 James Potter Road (at the NE corner of James Potter and Williams Parkway, just west of Chinguacousy Road).
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the 5km route taking 45 minutes and the 15km ride taking 1½ hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • We return to Dairy Queen (where we started).
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Ride #6
Mount Pleasant
Baskin Robbins | Brisdale Dr and Bovaird Dr
7/3/2018 6:15 PM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet at Mount Pleasant Baskin Robbins parking lot at 20 Brisdale Drive (Fortinos plaza, the northwest corner of Brisdale Drive & Bovaird Dr W).
  • This ride features the Mount Pleasant Village (a fabulous example of walkable/bike-friendly neighbourhood) and the Fletcher's Creek Recreational Trail (15km route only).
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the 5km route taking 45 minutes and the 15km ride taking 1½ hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • We return to Baskin Robbins (where we started).
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Ride #7
Chinguacousy Park
Fire/Life Safety Education Centre | Chinguacousy Park
7/8/2018 9:45 AM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet at the Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park in the parking lot beside the Fire Safety Centre (red roof), 225 Central Park Drive (just north of Queen St E).
  • This ride features the Chinguacousy Trail, travelling through Chinguacousy Park, Crawley Park and Clark Park (5km route) and the new walking/cycling bridge over Highway 410 (15km route).
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the 5km route taking 45 minutes and the 15km ride taking 1½ hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • We return to Tim Hortons at 10 Peel Centre Drive at Bramalea City Centre.
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Ride #8
Claireville
Dairy Queen | Cottrelle Blvd & McVean Dr
7/17/2018 6:15 PM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet at the Dairy Queen parking lot at 1965 Cottrelle Bouelvard (southwest corner of McVean Drive and Cottrelle Boulevard, just north of Ebenezer Road).
  • This ride features the Air Canada Flight 621 Memorial and the former Riverstone Golf Club lands (15km route).
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the 5km route taking 45 minutes and the 15km ride taking 1½ hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • We return to Dairy Queen (where we started).
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Ride #9
Fernforest
Marble Slab | Trinity Common Mall
7/22/2018 9:45 AM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet at the Marble Slab Creamery parking lot at Trinity Common Mall (160 Great Lakes Drive and Bovaird Drive East).
  • This ride features the new walking/cycling bridge over Highway 410 and the bicycle lanes along Inspire Boulevard (15km Route).
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the 5km route taking 45 minutes and the 15km ride taking 1½ hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • We return to Marble Slab Creamery (where we started).
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Ride #10
Springdale
Dairy Queen | Torbram Rd & Sandalwood Pkwy
7/31/2018 6:15 PM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet at the Dairy Queen parking lot at 10510 Torbram Road, at the southwest corner of Sandalwood Parkway East.
  • This ride features the Stephen Llewellyn Recreational Trail (5k ride) and the New Springdale Library.
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the 5km route taking 45 minutes and the 15km ride taking 1½ hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • We return to Dairy Queen (where we started).
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Ride #11
The Creek - South
Rose Theatre | Garden Square
8/12/2018 9:45 AM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet under the big screen in Garden Square in front of Rose Theatre, at 12 Main Street N, northeast corner of Main St and Queen St, in the heart of downtown Brampton.
  • This ride features the Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail.
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the 14km ride taking 1½ hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • The snack stop will be at Baskin Robbins (Heart Lake Town Centre), which is the half-way point allowing participants to rest and refuel before returning to the starting point.
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Ride #12
Station - North
Downtown Brampton GO Station
8/26/2018 9:45 AM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet at the Downtown Brampton GO Station bike rack (Church Street West parking lot).
  • This ride features a route to the Mount Pleasant GO Station.
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the 15km ride taking 1½ hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • We return to Little Shop of Ice Cream in Garden Square.
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Ride #13
The Creek - North
Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre
9/9/2018 9:45 AM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre by the skateboard park (292 Conestoga Drive, north of Bovaird Drive).
  • This ride features the Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail and a new path connecting the Southfields and Valleyfield communities.
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the 15km ride taking 1½ hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • The snack stop will be at Butter and Cup in Caledon (corner of Kennedy Road & Dougall Avenue), which is the half way point allowing participants to rest and refue before returning to the starting point.
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Ride #14
Station - South
Downtown Brampton GO Station
9/23/2018 9:45 AM
 

Ride Details

  • We meet at the Downtown Brampton GO Station bike rack (Church Street West parking lot).
  • This ride features a route to the Bramalea GO Station.
  • There will be a short safety talk before our ride starts.
  • Get your postcard stamped by the Ride Leader!
  • Count on the ride taking 2 hours.
  • Route lengths and times to complete are approximate.
  • The snack stop will be at Dairy Queen (corner of Queen Street and Centre Street), which is along the route.
  • If you have to leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who will be trying to keep count of our riders!
  • Refreshment will be provided compliments of the City of Brampton.
  • Come on out to meet your neighbours and visitors to Brampton!

Maps

Riders participating in the ride do so at their own risk and are requested to agree to the terms of a liability waiver before participating. Proper helmet use is strongly encouraged and is mandatory for those under 18. Parents have a duty to ensure helmet use for children under 16. Riders are photographed for promotional purposes. Complimentary refreshment is provided to participants at the end or mid-point of the ride (depending on ride). Routes are carefully planned and may be subject to change should situations arise. Pay attention to the Ride Leader and Sweep, and have fun!

Riders are encouraged to register to ensure we have a refreshment waiting for you at the end of the ride.

Cancellation Policy

  • Two hours notice will be given for cancellation (eg. due to weather)
  • An email will be sent to registered riders

For additional questions, contact cycling@brampton.ca.