Purchasing a used bike? Here are some safety tips

Purchasing a used bike? Here are some safety tips

Education
Buying a used bike? You are part of the solution in reducing bike theft. Tips on how to purchase a used bike 1- If the price seems too good, its probably is.2- Use your local community non-for-profits like Two Wheel View (https://www.twowheelview.org/buy-a-bike) in Calgary, or Facebook Market place, a FB bike verified cycle buy and sell group, and Kijiji to search for bikes. Facebook allows you to view the seller's profile and get an idea about how legit the deal could be.3- Do not go to meet the seller alone, always take a friend and be aware of your surroundings when you show up.4- If your taking cash, leave your money in the car until you decide you want to purchase the bike. This can reduce the risk of being robbed…
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Selling a Bike? Here’s some safety tips

Selling a Bike? Here’s some safety tips

Education
With the weather warming up, here are some tips on how to list and sell your bike safely Listing your bike for sale1- Use sites like Facebook Marketplace as you can get an idea of who's looking at your bike through viewing their profile and friends. Kijiji is OK but you can set up a fake account in minutes. Avoid sites like LETGO buy and sell as it is full of undesirable buyers and sellers.2- Use a FB Verified Cycle Buy and Sell group as they screen their members and can and will verify the serial number is not reported stolen at the time of sale with numerous databases.3- Set your location to approximate on your ads, or use a random postal code so potential buyers can not find your…
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Winterpalooza | Feb 13-17

Winterpalooza | Feb 13-17

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Cyclepalooza presents Winterpalooza Join us for 5 days of winter bike fun! February 13-17, 2020  Winterpalooza is almost here and there are some fantastic events already on the calendar. Below is a round up of events listed as of Sunday, Feb 9. All times and details are subject to change and don't forget to check the festival calendar for new events!THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 6:00pm Winter Biking 101 |  A panel discussion to help alleviate your fears and give you the confidence to join other Winterpalooza rides. Perfect for fair weather riders looking to extend their two-wheel season. Drinks and food available for purchase.6:15pm Hot Chocolate Ride |  Bike around and try some specialty hot chocolates at yet to be determined locations because it's YYC Hot Chocolate Fest. Note there is a cost associated with this ride (buying your drinks). FRIDAY,…
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12 Ave South Improvements Open House Dec 11th

12 Ave South Improvements Open House Dec 11th

Advocacy, Events, Infrastructure
(City of Calgary Project Page Phase 3 Image - Link below) Another City Open House to add to your calendar's this time regarding Phase 3 of the 12 Ave West cycle track extension. We know Bike Calgary members were pretty tickled to have Phase 2 open this autumn when the original 12 Ave cycle track was extended from 11 St SW to 15th St SW across 14 St and into Sunulta. The next phase will be about connecting the cycle track all the way to the Bow River Pathway, yippee! Project Site and for more information or if you cannot make the open house: https://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TP/Pages/Cycling/Cycling-Route-Improvements/12-Avenue-South-improvements.aspx Drop In: Date: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019Venue: Sunalta Community Hall, 1627 10 Ave S.W.​, Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
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MEC Club Night: 10% off for Bike Calgary members

MEC Club Night: 10% off for Bike Calgary members

Events
Bow River Pathway - Calgary *Do you have bike lights?* Get your biking related and/or other outdoor related gear and outerwear during our club discount night at MEC Thursday, November 21st 7-9 pm at the MEC downtown location ( 830 10 Ave SW ). Whether you be winter cycling, or other outdoor winter activities, a lot of the outerwear that is used for one activity can be re-applied to another to keep you warm and comfortable. • A 10% discount is available to Bike Calgary members and immediate family members who have signed up for their Eventbrite tickets. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mec-club-night-10-off-for-bike-calgary-members-tickets-81567228777 Check in with us at the front door to receive your discount wristband. Purchases can be made after 7pm until 9pm. So have your purchases gathered up if you need to…
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Banff Trail Improvement Project – Give The City Your Feedback

Banff Trail Improvement Project – Give The City Your Feedback

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Open House [PAST] Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Time: 7-9 p.m. (Drop-in)Location:The Best Western Village Park Inn​No RSVP Required If you are unable to join in-person at the above event, you can provide your feedback online via a link the following link that will be active from October 24 – November 8: https://engage.calgary.ca/banfftrailareaimprovements The City of Calgary is hosting a Public Open House TONIGHT [PAST] to present and get feedback on the Banff Trail Improvement project. Our cycling community presence is important as there are major connection and infrastructure improvements that will improve east/west connections. The major improvements to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure include the following: Connections to and from Foothills Medical Centre Campus via 16th Ave NW Adding a pedestrian ramp to the pedestrian bridge east of Banff Trail N.W. on…
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