Bike Month is well underway in Brampton, and across Ontario. It’s not too late to get in on the fun! If you’re already familiar with how to ride a bicycle, The Bikeport offers some tips to help you use your bicycle as a commuting tool with online resources available to show the basics of handling a bicycle on shared vehicle, recreation, and cycling-exclusive infrastructure.

 

Bike Maintenance Checklist

Is your bike rattling, squeaking, or feel tougher to move than it should? Check out this Maintenance Checklist before starting your ride.

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Bike Handling Skills

Before deciding to ride in mixed traffic, you should assess how comfortable you are with your bike handling.

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Traffic Skills

Feel like you’re rocking the bike handling? Awesome! Here are some basics that you’ll need to know about leaving room to maneuver, being visible and predictable, and how to communicate with other road users.

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Ontario Highway Traffic Act

A bicycle is a defined vehicle type under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act. There are behaviours expected of people riding bicycles, just as of people driving cars.

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Brampton Trails Code of Conduct, and Regulations

The City of Brampton has some more bylaws and conduct of behaviour people are expected to know when cycling.

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If you’re considering more in-depth instruction, get in touch with The Bikeport to ask about CAN-BIKE lessons.

 

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