AGM 2021 – Oct. 23rd, 10am-noon, online (Zoom)

AGM 2021 – Oct. 23rd, 10am-noon, online (Zoom)

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Bike Calgary is hosting its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 23rd, 10:00am to noon. While we were hoping to host an in-person event soon, this fall doesn't appear to be the time, so we will be on Zoom again. This AGM, we will be hearing about the previous year, enjoying a couple of guest speakers talking about the City's infrastructure work over the previous year and about bike theft, and finally electing several new board members. Please join us to find out what's going on around cycling in Calgary and to contribute to selecting the board members who will guide Bike Calgary over the next year. Here is the Zoom link to join on October 23rd: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82412112586?pwd=RnBkK0FkVmhHdXM2cWxZbFRaakpVQT09
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Bike Calgary AGM & Director Nomination

Bike Calgary AGM & Director Nomination

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Save the Date! We are planning on having our Bike Calgary Annual General Meeting at 10am to noon on Saturday, October 23, 2021, over Zoom. We are planning some interesting content, so check back to find out what the surprises we have in store. We will confirm this date shortly, but with our members being so active and likeable, we know your calendars are booking up! We have also posted our Director nomination form (self-nominations, please). If you are interested in helping guide the direction of Bike Calgary and make a difference for our cycling community, please submit your nomination via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzVBimG6aUBbH4PZg7C40jUzX31Uu_Hk478RwrcuwUwseeWg/viewform?usp=sf_link Board experience is not required, but it is appreciated. We are looking to build representation from all the parts of our our community - geographically and…
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Bike Calgary’s first live event in 18 months!

Bike Calgary’s first live event in 18 months!

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Bike Calgary will be participating in Sustainable Calgary's Pop-Up series at the Heritage LRT station on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We will be giving away some of our older style t-shirts and new 2021 City of Calgary pathway maps. Garry Lohuis, the Acting President, will be on hand to answer any questions about the annual meeting and election of directors in October and any other issues affecting cycling in Calgary that you would like to discuss. And we would love to see some of our members in 3D again! Heritage LRT station (8499 Horton Road SW) https://goo.gl/maps/vj5kbdFPCkbBYd5h6
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Bike Calgary AGM – Oct. 21, 2020, 7pm

Bike Calgary AGM – Oct. 21, 2020, 7pm

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Bike Calgary is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. This will be our first online AGM and we are hoping you can join us. The agenda will include a review of what we've been up to over the last year, plans and ideas for the upcoming year (with an interactive session so we can hear from our members), and some society business, including our financial statement and election of new directors to the board (don't worry, we will try to keep this part short). The event can be accessed on Zoom via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86276035560 or via phone at (587) 328-1099, Meeting ID: 862 7603 5560 Bike Calgary is looking for a few new members for the Board of Directors.…
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Citizen-led Petition – Calgary needs more open streets to keep safe and healthy during the covid-19 pandemic

Citizen-led Petition – Calgary needs more open streets to keep safe and healthy during the covid-19 pandemic

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Please check out this blog post and petition from a Bike Calgary member (and former President of Bike Calgary). https://www.projectcalgary.org/open_streets This petition is part of a wonderful, broader project. Here is a quote from their website: Calgary is at a crossroads. Our economy faces major challenges. Unemployment and office vacancies are among the highest in the country. Decades of costly sprawl and poor urban planning have stretched municipal budgets and spread city services thin. Meanwhile, the world is changing rapidly and we risk being left behind if we don’t adapt quickly.  But we are a city of builders shaped by two rivers at a confluence of cultures. We share the belief that Calgary’s best stories are yet to be told.  https://www.facebook.com/prjctcalgary/ https://twitter.com/project_calgary
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Support a local gear manufacturer – Two Wheel Gear

Support a local gear manufacturer – Two Wheel Gear

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Link to their Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/twowheelgear/two-wheel-gear-modular-commute-backpack-kit Okay, they are currently operating out of Vancouver, BC, but Two Wheel Gear started in Calgary, and they still support Calgary's cycling advocacy efforts. This great little company has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a really cool cycle commuting pack set up. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/twowheelgear/two-wheel-gear-modular-commute-backpack-kit Please check out their Kickstarter campaign and consider helping them get this product to market. They could really use your help, and they are very generous in giving back to our community, through gear donations, supporting our advocacy campaigns, and social media promotion. You can also find more info on Facebook and Instagram @twowheelgear
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ACTION REQUESTED – Contact your Councillor about the budget

ACTION REQUESTED – Contact your Councillor about the budget

Advocacy
Bike Calgary is asking all of its members to write to their Councillors asking that budget for active transportation (i.e. cycle tracks and pathways) be maintained as the City makes cuts to the budget. Check out Bike Calgary's submission on the topic: https://bikecalgary.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Bike-Calgary-letter-to-City-re_-budget-reductions-2019.pdf We are also asking that public transit budget be maintained, as we want all Calgarians to have great transportation options. Feel free to add your own points. Please remember to be respectful and constructive in your submissions. Here is are the email addresses for the City's Councillors. Ward 1 - ward.sutherland@calgary.caWard 2 - joe.magliocca@calgary.caWard 3 - jyoti.gondek@calgary.caWard 4 - sean.chu@calgary.caWard 5 - george.chahal@calgary.caWard 6 - jeff.davison@calgary.caWard 7 - druh.farrell@calgary.ca Ward 8 - evan.woolley@calgary.caWard 9 - gian-carlo.carra@calgary.caWard 10 - ray.jones@calgary.caWard 11 - jeromy.farkas@calgary.caWard 12 - shane.keating@calgary.caWard 13 -…
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Research related to cycling featured on Quirks & Quarks

Research related to cycling featured on Quirks & Quarks

Research
If you have ridden a bike for any period of time, you have probably had this experience. You come to an intersection with a car on the cross-street. You see the driver looking left and right, then for no apparent reason they pull out in front of you. Assuming there isn’t a collision, you deal with your anger and frustration by screaming, cursing or just putting it down to another idiot in a car. Recent research has shown that this may not just be a failing of drivers. In the Oct. 7th Quirks and Quarks CBC radio show, Dr. Peter Chapman from the University of Nottingham found that people in a driving simulator can observe a motorcyclist approaching and then forget about them and pull out into the intersection. This…
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Bike Calgary AGM on Oct. 23 & Board Vacancies

Bike Calgary AGM on Oct. 23 & Board Vacancies

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Hello cyclists of Calgary! Bike Calgary's Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, October 23rd from 7pm to 9pm, at CommunityWise (223 - 12 Ave SW). We have several board vacancies this year. We are looking for members to join the Board of Directors and help guide the direction of Bike Calgary for the next two years. In particular, we are looking for a Treasurer - formal accounting accreditation is not necessary, we would be happy with any experience you could bring to the role. To apply to be on the Bike Calgary Board, please submit your application nomination via the form here: https://forms.gle/2YLboh3fiYR4DQBf8 We are encouraging any interested members to inquire with the current Board members about the nature of the role. Feel free to contact the board members at…
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