From Bike Collectives Wiki

Born and raised in Brampton Ontario, I’ve always loved cycling, though never felt confident in maintaining my bike outside of inflating my tires despite working at Sport Chek for 5 years. When I first stepped foot in the bike co-op in Peterborough, my appreciation transcended into something deeper. Through the volunteer mechanics that helped me rebuild two bikes, grease my bearings, and dispelled myths about winter cycling, I learned that cycling is so much more than padded shorts and expensive frames. Cycling is a tool to build equity, competence, health, and most importantly: community. Before the pandemic, I spent a year and a half in Southeast Asia riding my bike every day and experiencing how cycling infrastructure leads to better cities. I saw first-hand how alternative transportation infrastructure could mitigate the traffic congestion, road rage, and obesity epidemic that gets worse every year in Brampton.