Exercise Freedom Together – Field of Crosses

Exercise Freedom Together – Field of Crosses

Events
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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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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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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Bike Calgary Awards & Celebration Wrap-Up

Bike Calgary Awards & Celebration Wrap-Up

Events, YYC Bike Award
On September 20th, Bike Calgary hosted their annual awards & celebration to recognize our great community leaders as well as Bike Calgary's accomplishments to date. We'd like to give a special shout-out to this year's award winners: Commuter of the year: Lindsay Bliek Gets the entire family on bikes for daily travelShares her experiences, advice, and opinions through her blog and social media presenceConnects with other cyclists to encourage and support School of the Year: Twelve Mile Coulee School (Tuscany) Encourages all types of active transport, with high rates of cycling, scooter use, and walkingProvides safe and secure parking for bikes & scooters Business of the Year: Bike Bike Inc. Provides valuable advice and support for people buying bikes, including many first-time buyersPromotes cycling through community engagement, social media presence,…
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Mad Max Ride & Beakerhead – Sept 21st !

Mad Max Ride & Beakerhead – Sept 21st !

Events
Mad Max Ride's post-apocalyptic themed parade is joining Beakerhead's Spectacle this time! Show up in your Mad Max themed costume, ride with us from the Riverwalk (East Village) to The Spectacle (Prince's Island Park) and be part of a spectacular night. All non-motorized transportation (bikes, skateboards, skates, scooters, etc.) is welcome to participate. The first 100 people to register get free entrance to Beakerhead`s Spectacle. NOTE: You must wear a costume and be on wheels to be eligible for the free entry.* https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mad-max-ride-yyc-at-the-spectacle-beakerhead-tickets-70867465497?aff=erelexpmlt SCHEDULE: 4 PM - 5 PM: Meet at the Simmons Building (East Village) and ride with use to The Spectacle at Prince's Island Park5 PM - 10 PM: Join us at The Spectacle where we will be stationed on site. You can take pictures of the various bikes, skates…
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