On Saturday, October 27, Bike Calgary hosted its first ever Volunteer Orientation session at the Old Y Building downtown. Thirteen citizens from Bowness to Mackenzie Towne committed their ideas and energy to connect Calgary’s communities through cycling, and are now “Community Representatives” for the Bike Calgary organization. The purpose of our volunteer program is to enable and empower ordinary citizens from across the city to make their communities better places to “ride every day” by providing support, information and education to bring their ideas to fruition. Throughout the morning session, we discussed major barriers to cycling in Calgary, and how these can be overcome. Each volunteer developed a plan to engage communities, developers and local businesses across the city to build cycling into a preferred transportation choice for all Calgarians.
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