WHAT’S IN A CALGARY CYCLIST’S CHRISTMAS STOCKING?

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What do Calgary’s cyclists really need for Christmas? Most people will get the usual pair of socks (cyclist related of course!) or sometimes the persistent hint appears under the tree, but is there something the Calgary cyclist actually needs to endure the cycling season in our beautiful City? We’ve all flicked through the glossy magazines and seen all those nice to have items screaming out to make it on your Christmas list, but the Calgary cyclist endures more…….the cold! So is there a real problem we can't really solve? OK so the Summer months we can discount and that’s debatable as to even when that will actually appear, but for the rest of the year our altitude and wonderful climate brings a 6 am chill, which even to the hardiest…
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Support a local gear manufacturer – Two Wheel Gear

Support a local gear manufacturer – Two Wheel Gear

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Link to their Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/twowheelgear/two-wheel-gear-modular-commute-backpack-kit Okay, they are currently operating out of Vancouver, BC, but Two Wheel Gear started in Calgary, and they still support Calgary's cycling advocacy efforts. This great little company has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a really cool cycle commuting pack set up. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/twowheelgear/two-wheel-gear-modular-commute-backpack-kit Please check out their Kickstarter campaign and consider helping them get this product to market. They could really use your help, and they are very generous in giving back to our community, through gear donations, supporting our advocacy campaigns, and social media promotion. You can also find more info on Facebook and Instagram @twowheelgear
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Petition to extend 5 St SW Cycle Track

Petition to extend 5 St SW Cycle Track

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A group of local cycling advocates, namely Kevin Schlauch*, Lindsay Bliek*, Becca Cleaver Burke, Jessy Rajan, and Kourtney Brangan have started a petition to get the City to extend the 5 St SW cycle track south beyond 17 Ave SW. The petition is available to be signed at several businesses in the Beltline area. Please check out and sign the petition at any of these locations and support safer cycling and active transport options (this will benefit scooters, too as per the ByLaw change**, so share this with some of those Lime and Bird users that might not think about cycle track advocacy). Shelf Life BooksReWorksI Love You Coffee ShopInner City BrewingAnnex AlesBanded Peak BrewingBroken CityThe BeltlinerBike BikeThe EstablishmentCabinThe Bike ShopLa BoulangerieTwo HouseLast BestUncommon Cider Let’s make this petition take…
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2019 Bike Awards Closed

2019 Bike Awards Closed

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Bike Calgary would like to thank everyone for their nominations for this year's YYC Bike Awards. We were excited to see so many Calgarians recognized in all categories by their cycling community. The awards will be given out at the YYC Bike Awards & Celebration event occurring on Friday, September 20th. Buy your tickets and come celebrate this great community. Tickets available at bikecalgary.org/awards.
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WSP Calgary Commutes

WSP Calgary Commutes

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Do you wish you could make a few extra bucks during your commute? Well, the employees at WSP can do just that by choosing to ride their bike to work. With the goal of bringing together the multiple WSP offices and business lines as well as creating a community of sustainability and wellness, WSP believed that incorporating cycling in their employees’ daily commutes would be the perfect vehicle (pun intended). To jumpstart this initiative, they introduced some healthy competition and incentives. Colleagues track each others’ rides through leaderboards on the Strava app. As well, participants receive $0.10/km commuted by bicycle to-and-from work and three prizes of $150 are given out every month. Since April 1st, close to 65 employees have signed up and have ridden ~15,000 km! For more information…
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Tell a friend about the Commuter Cycling Skills course!

Tell a friend about the Commuter Cycling Skills course!

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Bike Calgary has two dates scheduled in July for the Commuter Cycling Skills course - Saturday, July 20th and Saturday, July 27th. Since you're visiting the Bike Calgary website (or following us on social media), it's likely you are already a comfortable urban rider, but you probably know someone who could use a little more comfort and confidence traveling around Calgary by bike. Tell them about this course! It's a great way to learn the rules of the road and gain confidence. Maybe you'll introduce someone to this wonderful way to get around our city!
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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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MEC Club Night: Save The Date

MEC Club Night: Save The Date

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On Thursday, May 16th, from 7 pm - 9 pm, our awesome friends at the MEC downtown location (830 10th Ave SW) will be offering a 10% discount to all Bike Calgary members. This is a perfect time to stock up on bike gear and other amazing outdoor gear. Follow the Eventbrite link to get your 10% discount ticket and learn more about the sale. If you are not a member of Bike Calgary, it is not too late to sign-up. (Membership is free, but we always appreciate donations) Big thanks to MEC for continuing to support the Bike Calgary community!
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Memorial Drive Bike Pathway Closures : April 1st – 20th

Memorial Drive Bike Pathway Closures : April 1st – 20th

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Starting on April 1st, the City of Calgary will be working on the Sunnyside Flood Barrier project. From April 1st - April 20th, there will be various closures of portions of the bike/shared path on the north side of the Bow River between Centre Street and 10th Street NW as the city collects data with respect to groundwater, ground conditions, and the current condition of the existing barriers. Full details about the phases of the closures and suggested detours can be found using the links below. The Pathway Closure Summary pdf should provide all the info you need to plan your bike to work for the next month. Sunnyside Flood Barrier Project - Pathway Closure SummaryDownload Current status updates of pathway closures and detours are available on the City's new…
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