Community Rides

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!


Register for Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee’s FREE community ride, your choice of 5 km or 15 km route, depending on your comfort level. All cyclists are welcome, including Brampton residents and visitors. Ride a bike! Discover your city!

You are encouraged to pre-register online and agree to terms of the liability waiver to make our start go smoothly and quickly. Riders participating in the ride do so at their own risk and are requested to agree to terms of the 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 might be photographed for promotional purposes. Covid restrictions will prevail. We can accommodate you if you make a last-minute decision to join us.

You are encouraged to cycle to the start, if possible. Use the event location google link to plan your route from home. Select the bike symbol to allow google to help you choose your route.

There will be a short briefing before our ride starts. Please review ahead for important safety information. Pay attention to the ride leader, marshall and sweep.

Count on the 5km route taking 45 minutes and the 15km ride taking 1½ hours. Route lengths and times are approximate. Select the shorter route if this is your first time or you are unsure about your abilities.

No one is left behind. If you must leave the route, please notify the Ride Sweep, who tries to keep count of our riders!

City of Brampton’s complimentary refreshment is provided to registered participants at the end or mid-point of the ride (depending on ride). Volunteers will be available by request to escort participants from snack location back to meetup location, if desired.

Routes are carefully planned to showcase different features around Brampton. Pre-registered riders will be contacted via text or email with 2 hours notice, should the ride be cancelled (eg. due to thunder or lightning).

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Have fun! Additional questions, contact cycling@brampton.ca​

Ride #1
Downtown
Rose Theatre | Garden Square
5/29/2022 1:30 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet under the big screen in Garden Square in front of Rose Theatre, 12 Main St. N, northeast corner of Main and Queen St. E., in the heart of downtown Brampton.

Featuring:

  • Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail
  • Main St. (Wellington to Nanwood - bike lane)
  • Fletchers Creek Recreational Trail
  • Centre St. (Queen to Williams Pkwy. - bike lane)
  • Rutherford Rd. N. (bike lane)
  • Vodden St. (Ken Whillans to Howden - bike lane)

Ends at Little Shop of Ice Cream​, Garden Square, 1 Theatre Lane.

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Ride #2
Loafer's Lake
Loafer's Lake Recreation Centre
6/7/2022 6:15 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet in parking lot at Loafer’s Lake Recreation Centre, at 30 Loafers Lake Lane, north of Sandalwood Parkway E, off Conestoga Dr., in the Villages of Heart Lake.

Featuring:

  • Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail
  • Colonel Bertram Rd. (urban shoulder)
  • Sunforest Dr. (urban shoulder)
  • Conestoga Dr. (urban shoulder)
  • Richvale Dr. (urban shoulder)

Ends at Baskin Robbins, 170 Sandalwood Pkwy E. in the plaza across Conestoga Dr. from Loafer’s Lake.

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Ride #3
Kiwanis Park, Peel Village
Tim Horton's | Shopper's World Brampton
6/12/2022 1:30 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet at Kiwanis Memorial Park, 400 Main St. S., north of Bartley Bull Pkwy., on Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail.

Featuring:

  • Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail
  • Riding under #410 & #407 bridges
  • Charolais Blvd. (bike lane)
  • Bartley Bull Pkwy. (Main to Orchard - bike lane/sharrows/signed route)

Ends at Tim Hortons, Shopper’s World, 497 Main St. S., southwest corner of Main and Charolais Blvd.

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Ride #4
Flower City Campus
Senior's Centre | Queen St W & McLaughlin Rd
6/21/2022 6:15 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet at Bob Callahan Flower City Seniors Centre, 8850 McLaughlin Road S., south of Queen St. W.

Featuring:

  • Queen St. W. (Chinguacousy to McLaughlin - multi-use path)
  • Chinguacousy Rd. (Steeles to Wanless - multi-use path)
  • Drinkwater Rd. (urban shoulder)
  • Bonnie Braes Dr. (bike lane)
  • James Potter Rd. (multi-use path)
  • Charolais Blvd. (bike lane)
  • McMurchy Ave. S. (sharrows – shared lane)
  • Vivians Wood Recreation Trail

Ends at Tim Hortons, 400 Queen St. W, northwest corner of Queen and McLaughlin Rd. S.

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Ride #5
James Potter
Dairy Queen | James Potter Rd & Williams Pkwy
6/26/2022 1:30 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet at the James Potter Dairy Queen parking lot, 9715 James Potter Road, at northeast corner of James Potter Rd. and Williams Pkwy.

Featuring:

  • Williams Pkwy. Trail (McLaughlin to Mississauga Road - multi-use path)
  • James Potter Rd. (Charolais to Bovaird - multi-use path)
  • Financial Dr. (multi-use path)

Ends at James Potter Dairy Queen​.

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Ride #6
Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant Village Square
7/5/2022 6:15 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet at Mount Pleasant Village Square, Commuter Dr. and Sidford Rd., north of Mount Pleasant GO Station.

Featuring:

  • Bovaird Trail (multi-use path)
  • Creditview Rd. (Bovaird to Mayfield - multi-use path)
  • Veterans Dr. (bike lane)
  • Remembrance Rd. (bike lane)
  • Bleasdale Ave. (bike lane)
  • Mount Pleasant Recreational Trail

Ends at Baskin Robbins, 20 Brisdale Dr., Fortinos plaza, northeast corner of Brisdale and Bovaird Dr. W.

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Ride #7
Chinguacousy Park
Fire/Life Safety Education Centre | Chinguacousy Park
7/10/2022 1:30 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet at the Fire/Life Safety Education Centre (red roof), 225 Central Park Dr., Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park, northeast corner of Central Park and Queen St E.

Featuring:

  • Vodden St. E. (Ken Whillans to Howden - bike lane)
  • Howden St. (Vodden to Central Park - bike lane)
  • Rutherford Rd. N. (bike lane)
  • Franceschini Bridge (artist mural bridge crossing Hwy 410)
  • Guru Nanak St. (bike lane)
  • Central Park Dr. (Clark to Kensington, Hanover to Bramalea - bike lane)
  • Chinguacousy Recreational Trail

Ends at Tim Hortons​, 10 Peel Centre Dr., south side of Bramalea City Centre at Clark Blvd.

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Ride #8
Claireville
TRCA Claireville Conservation Area
7/19/2022 6:15 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet at TRCA Claireville Conservation Area parking lot, south end of McVean Dr. and Queen St. E. (use this link for park entrance, not the 8180 Hwy 50 entrance).

Featuring:

  • McVean Dr. (Bovaird to Queen - multi-use path)
  • The Gore Rd. (multi-use path)
  • Queen St. E. (Airport to Hwy 50 - multi-use path)
  • Cottrelle Blvd. (Prince Edward to Clarkway - multi-use path)
  • Hwy 50 (Queen to Castlemore - multi-use path)
  • Castlemore Rd. (Hwy 50 to Airport - multi-use path)
  • Castle Oaks Crossing (bike lane)

Ends at Dairy Queen, 1965 Cottrelle Blvd., southwest corner of McVean Drive and Cottrelle Blvd.​

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Ride #9
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Park
7/24/2022 1:30 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet at Great Lakes Park, Great Lakes Dr., east side, south of Great Lakes Public School, and north of Beachsurf Rd. and Guru Nanak St.

Featuring:

  • Guru Nanak St. (bike lane)
  • Bovaird Trail (multi-use path)
  • Esker Lake Recreational Trail
  • Franceschini Bridge (artist mural bridge crossing Hwy 410)
  • Heart Lake Rd. (bike lane)
  • Countryside Dr. (multi-use path)
  • Dixie Rd. (multi-use path)
  • Fernforest Dr. (urban shoulder)
  • Peter Robertson Blvd. (bike lane)
  • Chinguacousy Recreational Trail

Ends at Marble Slab Creamery, Trinity Common Mall, 160 Great Lakes Dr. and Bovaird Dr. E.

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Ride #10
Carabram Park
Carabram Park
8/2/2022 6:15 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet at Carabram Park, Eagleridge Dr., southwest of Torbram Dr. and Sandalwood Pkwy. E.

Featuring:

  • Peter Robertson Blvd. (Bramalea to Sunny Meadow - bike lane)
  • Don Doan Recreational Trail
  • Sunny Meadow Blvd. (urban shoulder)
  • Flower City Recreational Trail
  • Fernforest Dr. (urban shoulder)
  • Countryside Dr. (multi-use path)
  • Stephen Llewellyn Recreational Trail
  • Torbram Rd. (Bovaird to Steeplebush - multi-use path)
  • Mountainash Rd. (Peter Robertson to Sandalwood - urban shoulder)
  • Sandalwood Pkwy. (Airport to 410 - multi-use path)

Ends at Dairy Queen, 10510 Torbram Rd., Golden Cate Torbram Plaza, southwest corner of Torbram and Sandalwood Pkwy. E.

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Ride #11
The Creek South
Rose Theatre | Garden Square
8/14/2022 1:30 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet under the big screen in Garden Square in front of Rose Theatre, 12 Main St. N, northeast corner of Main and Queen St. E., in the heart of downtown Brampton.

Featuring:

  • Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail
  • Conestoga Dr. (urban shoulder)
  • Centre St. N. (bike lane)

Ends at Little Shop of Ice Cream, Garden Square, 1 Theatre Lane.

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Ride #12
Station North
Downtown Brampton GO Station
8/28/2022 1:30 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet at Downtown Brampton GO Station, 27 Church St. W., west of Main St. N.

Featuring:

  • ride to Mount Pleasant GO
  • Williams Pkwy. (multi-use path)
  • Bovaird Trail (multi-use path)
  • James Potter Dr. (multi-use path)
  • Fletchers Creek Recreational Trail

Ends at Little Shop of Ice Cream, Garden Square, 1 Theatre Lane.

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Ride #13
The Creek North
Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre
9/11/2022 1:30 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Dr.

Featuring:

  • Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail
  • 15km riders snack at Butter & Cup, Caledon
  • 5km riders snack at Baskin Robbins, Heart Lake
  • Conestoga (urban shoulder)

Ends at Jim Archdekin.

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Ride #14
Station South
Downtown Brampton GO Station
9/25/2022 1:30 PM
 

Ride Details

Meet at Downtown Brampton GO Station, 27 Church St. W., west of Main St. N.

Featuring:

  • Ride to Bramalea GO
  • Centre St. N. (bike lane)
  • Lynch St. (bike lane – Peel Memorial Hospital)
  • Dixie Rd. (multi-use path)
  • Tomken Rd. (multi-use path)
  • Main St. S. (bike lane)

Ends at Little Shop of Ice Cream​, Garden Square, 1 Theatre Lane.

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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.

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Contact Us​​

Public Works​​ and Engineering 
Williams Parkway Operations Centre - 1975 Williams Parkway
Brampton, Ontario L6S 6E5​

Need to report an issue? Create a 311 Service Request

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