At Bike Calgary, we all work hard to encourage more people to cycle. We help to make cycling convenient and safe for all Calgarians through our advocacy efforts, and generally promote cycling as a great way to move about and experience our city. Perhaps no one though is more determined than Bike Calgary President Kimberley Nelson. Hours of meetings, volunteer organizing, Urban Cycling Skills course planning, and being a public face for cycling are all part of a typical week for Kimberley. That's her commitment and it's now one that has been recognized in Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40.
Who are the Top 40 Under 40? "They are our educators, innovators and entrepreneurs. They rule the C-suite and both the corporate and volunteer boardrooms. Whether in the arts, non-profits, oil and gas, law, finance or medicine, they are doing more and doing it better and faster."
Why is Kimberley one of them? "Kimberley Nelson, president of the non-profit community advocacy group Bike Calgary, is dedicated to making Calgary cyclist-friendly and cyclist-safe and to connecting Calgarians through cycling. She was instrumental in getting the downtown cycle track network approved by city council and is absolutely confident it will succeed through its pilot phase, starting in 2015."
You can read Kimberley's full interview on newstands now, or at AvenueCalgary.com.
Avenue also recognized a wide-variety of Calgarians for their commitments to making our city a better place, including Bike Calgary volunteer, David Gluzman, and Cyclepalooza Organizer, Bike Calgary volunteer and all-around great guy, Gerardo Marquez.
These three, and many others, represent the powerful effect of volunteerism. You too can make a difference by joining one of Calgary's many great community and advocacy organizations. If you would like to volunteer with Bike Calgary, you can learn more about that here.