Is your bike registered on Bike Index?

Is your bike registered on Bike Index?

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The Calgary Police Service (CPS) has partnered with Bike Index, a free, online bike registration service, to aide in returning stolen bikes recovered by the CPS back to their rightful owners. https://www.calgary.ca/cps/public-services/bike-index.html At the moment around 12% of bikes get recovered and a key step to reuniting them with their owners is to identify them. By registering you will also add a deterrent to bike thieves in knowing that resale will be more difficult. So what do you need to do? Find your bikes serial number, usually located on the underside of your bike. Flip it upside down and look under the bottom bracket which houses the crank for your pedals https://bikeindex.org/serialsGo online and follow the directions to register your bike https://bikeindex.org/ While you are on, register all of them, the kids…
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Calgary, the first Canadian City to reach 1 million e-scooter rides!

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Yes, Calgary is the first Canadian City to rack up 1 million rides on rental e-scooters! Using the city's shared cycling and pathway infrastructure, the popular electric scooters have ridden more per-vehicle, per-day than another other city in the world for one of the providers, Lime. This year has seen Lime, Bird and now Roll join the popular e-scooter rental market here in Calgary, demonstrating that mobility rental is a popular choice for Calgarians. Lime has estimated that these rental rides have eliminated over 250,000 car rides since the program started last year. Such popularity underlines the need for a significant review of the infrastructure provided to the City's pathway users, shared by cyclists, skaters, e-scooters, runners, walkers and of course our ever present geese! In some instances all of…
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Bike Calgary’s Partnership with Energize Don’t Hide 2020 Challenge

Bike Calgary’s Partnership with Energize Don’t Hide 2020 Challenge

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Bike Calgary is pleased to announce its bike partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region for the virtual Energize Don’t Hide event and summer wellness campaign from June 21 to September 21, 2020. CMHA Calgary’s event is encouraging Canadians to set a fitness goal and challenge others to match your energy! Begin by registering for Energize Don’t Hide and make a minimum donation of $20 to support continued CMHA Calgary programs and services. Then reach your goal by completing 20 minutes of exercise daily, whether it be indoor or outdoor (running, cycling, static bike, yoga, dance party in your living room etc.), to activate your mental and physical health. Track your daily activity by joining CMHA Calgary’s Strava Club Energize Don’t Hide 2020 Challenge. Don’t forget to challenge…
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Sorry! Peace Bridge Closed from tomorrow for maintenance

Sorry! Peace Bridge Closed from tomorrow for maintenance

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From 7am tomorrow morning until end of day Thursday, the Peace Bridge will be closed for routing maintenance. Diversions will be posted as advised by the City's communications team. Options to cross are; under Crowchild Trail; under the LRT adjacent to 10th Ave; Princes Island by Sunnyside Bank Park or under Centre Street Bridge (which is closed to cars at the moment!) See: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/peace-bridge-maintenance-1.5602417
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Today is World Bike Day!

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Today is June 3rd and it's our day to celebrate pedal power around the world! So in recognition, we would like you to reply with pictures of your ride, your favorite ride picture or just tell us why you ride! Add #worldbikeday and #bikecalgary and #yyc to your post and lets see those machines! https://www.un.org/en/observances/bicycle-day Don't forget to review and add nominations for the Bike Calgary 2020 Bike Awards & Celebration, click here for information: https://bikecalgary.org/awards/
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Green Line Expansion – Lets increase our cadence!

Green Line Expansion – Lets increase our cadence!

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UPDATE - Check out Bike Calgary's letter to the City of Calgary in support of the Green Line! The City's Green Line Committee will be meeting again on June 1 and will have a public feedback component. More information of this expansion project can be seen here: https://engage.calgary.ca/greenline or through this website https://www.projectcalgary.org/ On June 15th and pending approval at the Green Line Committee meeting on June 1, the updated Stage 1 alignment will proceed to City Council for final approval. This infrastructure expansion provides a number of possible benefits for Calgary's cyclists and to enable us to maximise this, we need to make ourselves heard! So why would Bike Calgary be interested in this? Statistically on average, people are willing to walk 750 m, and to cycle or scoot…
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Head’s up Calgary Glenmore Trail Causeway users!

Head’s up Calgary Glenmore Trail Causeway users!

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The City of Calgary has notified us that the Glenmore Trail SW Causeway will be closed on June 1st for 5 days due to essential works to the storm water. Unfortunately they are unable to provide a signed pathway detour but crossing Glenmore Trail and using the Elbow Dam route may be an option. A link to the City website is here https://www.calgary.ca/UEP/Water/Pages/construction-projects/Construction-Upgrades-and-Repairs-overview.aspx?redirect=/waterprojects and a copy of the notice is here: If anyone knows if the cycle pathway on the Dam is closed, please comment back on this post for the benefit of others.
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Cyclists support for Social Distancing

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As part of our public and civil duty we are all to adhere to the current requirements and recommendations of the Governments and their agents. Not following these actually put you, your loved ones and those in the communities risk. Social distancing is a required to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others. But for the cyclists of Calgary what does that mean? Firstly well done to the City of Calgary for widening certain recognized popular routes by shutting down vehicle lanes and deliberately not publishing them as this will just attract more people. This really helps but remember that its not the intent to allow more cyclist to use these routes, just to help those whom need to use them maintain social distancing. Some Provinces have issued…
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Bike Calgary and CMHA Event Partnership

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Bike Calgary is pleased to announce its bike partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region (CMHA Calgary) for the Ride Don’t Hide event on Sunday, June 14, 2020. The event is the largest mental health bike ride in Canada, with 550 participants expected at the Calgary event raising funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association. With options over long or short distance rides, this community event, as part of the overall National movement, will raise funds for local mental health programs and services. Watch for information in our April newsletter, on our website or visit us at the event at our stand. Go to: https://cmha.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=502 for information about the ride and how you can be part of this event. Bike Calgary welcome comments through its Forums for any…
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Bike Calgary is now on Strava!

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You can now follow the club on Strava! The App is free to use and you can log your rides, small or long, fast or leisurely to show Calgary our tire tracks and seek out other like minded cyclists and routes. Review the club for event updates and stats. Simply join Strava using your smartphone or compatible device and search for our club with our logo!
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