Ride to Remembrance – Thank you!

Ride to Remembrance – Thank you!

Events, Uncategorized
On behalf of Tegh Singh, his family and Bike Calgary we would like to thank everyone who contributed either by helping us on the event or to raise funds and awareness for the Veterans Transition Network and Field of Crosses. The total received by Bike Calgary alone was $3,300 which has been split equally to each charity. We are also aware that a lot of direct contributions were also made to each organization, so thank you! "The Beast" has been retuned to its owner, pampered and is out on its normal daily Winter travels on our pathways, and we are pleased to hear that Tegh has a set of studded tires for his TWV bike and he intends to carry on riding in the Winter months! For Tegh, Bike Calgary…
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12 days to the Calgary Bicycle Film Festival!

12 days to the Calgary Bicycle Film Festival!

Events
The 20th Anniversary of Bicycle Film Festival is going virtual and is arriving in Calgary virtually on December 12-20, hosted by Ridley's Cycle. Bicycle Film Festival has been celebrating bicycles through art, film and music the last 20 years. The physical BFF spanned the world in over 90 cities worldwide to an audience of over one million people. The festival has an incredible history of working with the most important artists, filmmakers, venues, and institutions around the world. BFF Calgary is presenting an international selection of short films. BFF Select Shorts Select Shorts appeal to a wide audience from film connoisseurs to avid cyclists and everything in between. Let the BFF curated collection of select shorts take you on a journey around the world as we learn about a charismatic…
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#ridetoremembrance

#ridetoremembrance

Events
We are proud to be a small piece in the large jigsaw puzzle of the journey that Tegh Singh and his family are on. We hope that by raising funds for the Veterans Transition Network and Field of Crosses helps others on their journey too. You can donate here to the Ride to Remembrance. Everyone wakes up in the morning with a different scale of balance between work, life, family, money, peer pressures, etc. Most of us have the balance weighted against us, none of us are equal and nobody should ever be judged by this. The balance is set at your level and only you can move it. It’s incredible how some people find a way, from inside, to just keep themselves at the same levels as they ended…
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Shift into Winter: Follow-up questions & answers on winter cycling

Shift into Winter: Follow-up questions & answers on winter cycling

Community, Education, Events
#frostbiking winter cycling Original post October 30, 2020 - shared with permission from #TwoWheelView, thank you. |Lindsey Bliek, Kim Fisher and Vanessa Urschel On October 15, 2020, Two Wheel View hosted the 4th Annual Shift into Winter cycling panel in conjunction with the City of Calgary. (The video of this virtual panel is available here.) As a follow-up, we have put together this post full of questions and comments from the chat box of the event, curated by Bike Calgary volunteers. We hope it helps to answer any more questions you may have about cycling in wintertime that weren’t answered at the event! Bike Maintenance Got questions on how to maintain your bike all season long? Is there any way to avoid destroying a bike when riding in winter? Your bike definitely…
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Ride to Remembrance

Ride to Remembrance

Events
A ride to raise funds for the Veterans Transition Network and Calgary Field of Crosses Bike Calgary was working on a pilot group ride with a local veteran to commemorate and raise funds for veteran groups, on a small scale this year due to the pandemic. With the recent upward trend in Covid-19 we all need to be socially responsible, so the ride has changed and become a single rider event by a veteran, whom will ride a route containing Calgary's military monuments and buildings on the 11th November, making a video blog at each point. The ride is raising funds through donations of support, with all the proceeds being split equally between the Field of Crosses and the Veterans Transition Network.  Tegh Singh (SGT. Jesse Jones) is originally from…
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Bike Calgary AGM 2020  Annual Review Presentation

Bike Calgary AGM 2020 Annual Review Presentation

Events
Our first online AGM was held last week. Thank you all for attending and helping us with ideas and feedback! We look forward to a different 2021! Click the link below for a playback of our presentation (slides will change for you and there is accompanying music). https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRSYPQzxdTaebjpFssPS9ZeVMFtMN4z6YPVZu6uxjOt3IlLM4QsTMu7LYDvgSUwEhnWhEIktLJXr1ER/embed?start=true&loop=false&delayms=3000
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Exercise Freedom Together – Field of Crosses

Exercise Freedom Together – Field of Crosses

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With the weather clearing for a while hopefully you can get a chance to take the exercise freedom together challenge in support of the Field of Crosses this weekend. The field is now set out and its worth taking the chance to go out and see it while enjoying the fresh air. Pathways should be clear of all the snow too. https://bikecalgary.org/exercise-freedom-together-supporting-the-field-of-crosses-charity/
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Exercise Freedom Together, supporting the Field of Crosses Charity

Exercise Freedom Together, supporting the Field of Crosses Charity

Events
Bike Calgary is honoured to support the Exercise Freedom Together campaign, inviting Canadians to celebrate their freedom by participating in an exercise challenge. All donations will benefit the Field of Crosses charity. Field of Crosses honours the brave Southern Albertans who sacrificed their lives in active combat, displaying 3,500 white crosses annually at Calgary’s Field of Crosses Memorial Park during the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day. Each cross bears the name of a Southern Albertan who lost their life fighting for freedom. By participating in the Exercise Freedom Together campaign, you can help keep this tradition going. We therefore challenge you to ride 3 kms or more leading up to remembrance day on the 11th November, wear a poppy and send us your pictures and post them on Facebook,…
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Want 5 minutes of fame?

Want 5 minutes of fame?

Events
Attention Bike Calgary members and YYC cyclists. Are you ready for your 5 minutes of fame? The City of Calgary is coordinating a video and photo shoot for the Eau Claire improvement program on Wednesday, September 23 from 10 am to 12 pm. They are looking for our help to have cyclists of all descriptions to participate to help show the importance of  separated speeds for people travelling through the Eau Claire area. It would be great to see cargo bikes and adapted bikes there, along with commute and recreational bikes too, if you can spare the time. Bike Calgary members have participated in previous shoots for the City and the comments were, "that it was a fun and worthwhile experience". You will also get a chance to meet some…
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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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