On June 21st, we will celebrate the opening of the Centre City Cycle Track Network! Communities from across Calgary will lead group rides to the big event, converging on Barb Scott Park for a celebration of what we have accomplished and a kick-off for what we trust will be an incredibly successful pilot project.
I am excited to lead a ride for Ward 7 communities and others from north of the Bow River! From 9am at the south side of the Peace Bridge, there will be buskers, baked treats, and bike maintenance. I hope you will then join me, the Ward 7 Team, and your fellow neighbours, as we ride a family-friendly and slow-paced ride through the Centre City starting at 10am.
The date is set! On Monday, May 25, 2015, the second annual Bike Day in Canada will bring together cyclists, cycling organizations, and members of all three levels of government to highlight the importance of cycling development in Canada as a healthy, environmentally and economically friendly form of physical activity, transportation and tourism.
Cyclists need to unite and create a voice, a voice that speaks to the decision makers and represents cycling interests wherever they are; commuting, land access to trails and support for the industry, the jobs and the benefits of healthy living.
Grab some friends, go for a ride and celebrate with all of Canada the love of your bike. It's not exclusive, all are welcome, so get involved, plan your own ride and share your passion with the politicians of your community. Don't forget to let people know what day it is by mentioning @canada_bikes or using hashtag #bikedayincanda.