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

Events
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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Bike Calgary AGM on October 23, 2019 – Mark Your Calendar!

Bike Calgary AGM on October 23, 2019 – Mark Your Calendar!

Events, Volunteering
Bike Calgary's Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from 7pm to 9pm at CommunityWise (223-12 Ave SW). Join us to hear about what's happened over the last year, our plans for cycling advocacy over the next year, and vote for new members of the Board of Directors. There are vacancies on the Board, and any member is welcome to apply for a position on the Board. In particular, we are looking for a Treasurer this year. If you, or someone you know, is passionate about helping cycling in our community and knows something about organization finances, we would love your help on the Board of Directors. If you have any questions about what a role on the Board may involve, please contact our President, Gary Millard,…
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2019 Bike Awards Closed

2019 Bike Awards Closed

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Bike Calgary would like to thank everyone for their nominations for this year's YYC Bike Awards. We were excited to see so many Calgarians recognized in all categories by their cycling community. The awards will be given out at the YYC Bike Awards & Celebration event occurring on Friday, September 20th. Buy your tickets and come celebrate this great community. Tickets available at bikecalgary.org/awards.
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Show Your Support For the 42 Avenue SE Complete Streets Project

Show Your Support For the 42 Avenue SE Complete Streets Project

Advocacy, Infrastructure
The City has just finished gathering input to improve accessibility and connectivity along 42 Avenue S.E. for people who bike, walk and take transit. For cyclists, the project should greatly improve what currently is a classic "black-hole" in cycling infrastructure. Now we need to make sure this project goes ahead. For people that are not familiar with the area, the 42 Avenue SE corridor is probably the only logical east-west connection between the Inglewood area and Heritage drive.  The road is an old-fashioned car-truck oriented design that is not inviting to ride on.  Having said that, it has the potential to from excellent connections between areas like Stanley Park, Mission Road SW and the Mission area, Spiller Road SE/Stampede Park, the cycling infrastructure on 11 Street SE, the Bow River pathway system…
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Call for Nominations – The Lawrence Hong Advocacy Award

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Do you know a cyclist that has gone above and beyond to promote cycling in Calgary? Someone - a friend, colleague or neighbour - that tirelessly advocates for all modes of transportation, gives of their time to the community and is committed to building a diverse transportation culture for all Calgarians to enjoy? If you do, take a moment to nominate them for recognition at the annual YYC Bike Calgary Awards event happening in September. Bike Calgary’s mission is make Calgary a great place for all bikers - present and future - through advocacy, education and community. As part of this mission, we celebrate our cycling community’s leaders and champions at a fun event each year.
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