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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Commuter Cycling Skills courses scheduled for June!!!

Commuter Cycling Skills courses scheduled for June!!!

Education
We now have two dates scheduled for our Commuter Cycling Skills course - Saturday, June 1st and Saturday, June 15th. Book online - https://bikecalgary.org/resources/skills-program/ Courses are $80 and include a valuable Friends of Bike Calgary membership (provides discounts at partner bike shops and businesses). Course fee reductions are available if required.
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Alberta Bike Swap – May 4th

Alberta Bike Swap – May 4th

Events
It's back! The annual Alberta Bike Swap is on Saturday, May 4th, at the City Centre Parkade, 340-10 Ave SW, Calgary. This is a great place to donate or sell your old bike and pick up an inexpensive first bike to ride around the city, or a second bike for just road riding, or a third bike for just cross country trails since your main mountain bike is really just a downhill bike, or a fourth bike you can keep set up for winter riding, or - well, you get the idea. Check out the Alberta Bike Swap website for more info. Alberta Bike Swap
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Volunteer Opportunities – Fund Raising & Event Planning

Volunteer Opportunities – Fund Raising & Event Planning

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Bike Calgary is working to set up consistent, ongoing funding so that we can afford to complete more advocacy work and education for cyclists in Calgary. Ultimately, we’d like sufficient ongoing, reliable funding so that we can hire a part-time Executive Director to really represent Calgary’s cycling community. We have two volunteer activities to help us reach this goal - one or two people to coordinate our annual fund raising event and YYC Bike Awards for September 2019, and a few volunteers to help with our corporate donations work including organizing advertising for our sponsors. Email volunteer@bikecalgary.org if you are interested in these volunteer activities. Event Planning - Starting Mid-March 2019 Two roles available, extensive support will be provided by several Board members Time Commitment: approx. 10 hours per month…
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Newsletter – February 2019

Newsletter – February 2019

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Check out Bike Calgary’s February 2019 newsletter!This edition features brief articles on the Winter Cycling Congress 2019 with links to some news articles about it, reporting snow clearing issues through 311, upcoming cycling events in Calgary, and some tips for dressing for cold weather (in case you are thinking of starting to ride in March, since just maybe it won't be -30 C again, you know, apart from today).If you’d like to sign up for our periodic newsletter (about once every 2 or 3 months), fill out the Become a Member form (it’s free!).
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WCC2019 & WBTWD were big successes!

WCC2019 & WBTWD were big successes!

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On February 6-8, 2019 Calgary hosted the 7th annual Winter Cycling Congress (WCC2019), hosting attendees from around the world - including Finland, Sweden, USA, and Canada (probably more, but those were just some of the people I chatted with). It was a great success, bringing together winter cyclists, urban planners & engineers, advocacy specialists, and others together to discuss how to make riding in the winter easier and safer. The event culminated in Calgary's annual Winter Bike to Work Day (WBTWD) in the afternoon of Friday, February 8th. If you attended or heard about the Congress, we would love to hear your reactions in the comments section of this blog post. Here are just a few news articles written about the Congress and Winter Bike to Work Day. Feel free…
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Preventing and Reporting Bike Theft

Preventing and Reporting Bike Theft

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We've had a few inquiries lately about bike theft prevention and how to go about reporting a lost or stolen bike. The following information and more can be found in the FAQ's section of our website. While bicycle theft numbers are down in Calgary, there were still over 3600 reported bike thefts in 2017. Here’s a nice simple list to follow to help prevent bike theft, as well as how to report a theft. For more details on locking your bike, see below. Lock your bike properly by securing the wheels and the bike frame to something solid. Do this even if you are using secured bike parking.Use multiple locks.Take easily removable items with you (bells, seats, lights).Don’t leave your bike locked in an easily accessible place for long periods…
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Newsletter – December 2018

Newsletter – December 2018

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Check out Bike Calgary's December 2018 newsletter!This edition features brief articles on the pending City of Calgary budget, the Winter Cycling Congress 2019, Cyclepalooza's winter events in February, an update on the 2nd St SW cycle track project, the recent Santa Scramble event, upcoming cycling events in Calgary, and an introduction to our new Board of Directors.If you'd like to sign up for our periodic newsletter (about once every 2 or 3 months), fill out the Become a Member form (it's free!).
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