CeleBrampton

Today, I attended CeleBrampton for the first time.  I volunteered at the BikeBrampton booth.  BikeBrampton in an advocacy group that runs Bike the Creek, does cycling education and advocates for better cycling infrastructure in Brampton.  I have never attended CeleBrampton before and didn’t know what to expect.  Trystan and Owen came with me and roamed around while I worked.

The event featured:

  • live entertainment in Ken Whillans Square
  • a Kids’ Zone in Gage Park
  • the ever-popular BMX Stunt Zone on Main Street North
  • a Community Village on Main Street South
  • Info City booths on Main Street South
  • free BBQ in Garden Square

Here’s our booth.  I am standing eating my lunch talking to Trystan.  Lorie, another member, is smiling at the camera wearing her BikeBrampton shirt.

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In the booth we had an educational game and prizes.

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A happy family with their prizes.

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Here are some images of the stunt riding.

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There were lots of fun costumes.

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It was packed with people.  I have manned the BikeBrampton booth at others events over the past year, but never seen so many people.

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Here’s my swag.  A broach and a bracelet.

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If you rode your bike to the event, there was fenced-in parking at Cyclepath and you got a prize.  We drove to downtown, but then walked (Trystan and me) and cycled (Owen) to the square where Owen got a pedometer  as a prize for riding.  He also won a front light for his bike at the BikeBrampton booth.

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Gerald, another BikeBrampton member bought a great bike rack, with a box that locks to the rack and has a wheels and handle for shopping.  There are also paniers which he wasn’t using today.  He bought it in a Kickstarter campaign.  It’s now available here.

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The weather was perfect.  There was a lot of interest in cycling.  It was a great day only marred by noticing this sign on the way back in to the underground parking at The Rose Theatre.

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I had never noticed this before and I park here from time time, having brought my bike in the car, and then ride out of the lot and back in later.  I will be asking the city to stop discouraging cyclists from arriving at the theatre by bike and using the underground parking.

Thanks to Dayle, another BikeBrampton member, and Owen for taking a lot of these pictures while I was busy with other things.

 

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About Lisa Stokes

I am a stay-at-home mother of four whose hobbies include photography, quilting and cycling. I have recently started to advocate for better cycling infrastructure in my community. I am photographer and librarian at the Brampton Quilters' Guild. I build and maintain a community ice rink in my local park.
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