Purchase a Bike Calgary Bike and Boat Tour Raffle ticket for a chance to cycle Croatia!

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Bike Calgary is excited to offer the chance to win an incredible biking experience in Croatia while supporting our efforts to improve cycling in Calgary! In partnership with Pedal & Sea Adventures, a Canadian-based travel company offering bicycle tours designed to create memories, we’re officially launching our Bike and Boat fundraising raffle. The lucky winner will receive a 7 day bike and boat vacation for two island hopping in Croatia OR a 7 day yoga and yacht vacation for two offering onboard yoga sessions along with cycling and hiking excursions to Croatia’s islands in May or June 2025 (dates subject to availability at the time of selection). Retail value of either package is valued at $8,500! Proceeds from ticket sales will support Bike Calgary’s mission of making Calgary a great…
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Saturday June 1st Bike Fest Kickoff

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June is bike fest in Calgary! We are kicking off the month on Saturday June 1st with our successful bike bingo format. We’ve done this in the past for Winter Bike Day, but this time we’re hoping for warmer weather! So grab your bike and plan to visit our partner Hot Spot locations. The more places you visit, the more entries you get in the prize giveaway. How it works: Hot Spots and prizes We have partnered with community associations, businesses, and non profits to create Hot Spots around the city for participants to visit. You can visit one or all of the Hot Spot locations that are listed below. Most (though not all) locations will have a bingo card to get you started. See the information below for more…
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Pedal Poll 2024 – Update

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It's that time of year again! Calgary will be participating in our third official year of the Vélo Canada Bikes Pedal Poll / Sondo Vélo happening between June 4th - June 9th and we need your help to count. The sites have been chosen and dates will be Tuesday, June 4th and Saturday, June 8th but may shift to another day in the week based on weather and smoke conditions. If you have flex days or are looking for a way to help the biking community and participate as a citizen scientist, sign up now! As a focus community, we will be coordinating a "snap shot" across the city in multiple locations, with counters at each location throughout the day. Volunteer The following shifts are available for selection at our…
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City welcomes input on chronic ice problems on multi-use pathways

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Bike Calgary recently met with staff from the City’s Parks Pathways department to discuss Snow and Ice Control (SNIC) on the extensive multi-use pathway system. The conversation included the challenges associated with the Chinook weather patterns which typically lead to alternating snow & ice melt – freeze cycles like the ones we are currently experiencing. Winter cyclists must deal with slush and puddles in the afternoon, followed by glassy smooth or rutted ice in the morning. While impacting all pathway users, this morning ice is particularly dangerous to bike riders. For cyclists who regularly ride the same routes throughout the winter season, it is common to see pathway locations which consistently experience significant ice problems – usually due to low spots, poor drainage, or poor snow storage location leading to…
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Winter Bike Day 2024 – Feb. 10

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  Similar to last year’s Winter Bike Day, we are doing this again in 2024! We are hosting Winter Bike Day 2024 on Saturday, February 10 in conjunction with the global Ride Together Day. We are encouraging all Calgarians to get out and bike, or take multi-modal transport without the use of a private vehicle, to multiple designated destinations. Goodies will be given at various locations, and there are chances to be entered in two different prize draw categories. Hot Chocolate Fest and Winter Cycling Congress Draw New this year, Bike Calgary is partnering with the YYC Hot Chocolate Festival in support of Meals on Wheels. Starting on February 1 and ending on February 10, you can take a selfie with your bike and hot chocolate at any Hot Chocolate…
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2023 AGM Summary

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“Some of our members didn’t realize just how busy and impactful we’ve been.” – Doug Clark, incoming Bike Calgary President Attendees at the 2023 Bike Calgary Annual General Meeting in November were impressed at how much had been accomplished in the past year, and were given a look at the organization’s longer-term strategy. Bike Calgary shared some highlights of 2023, which included: Ward Rides with seven different Calgary city councillors. We use these mobile meetings to celebrate successes and point out areas for improvement with councillors in their local wards. Successful events, like Winter Bike Day and a screening of the documentary The Engine Inside (co-hosted with the Downtown Core Community Association), which brought people together and raised our profile in the community. Advocacy efforts to save the 3rd Ave…
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Calgary Budget – Call to Action

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Hi, My name is Hank and I’m a volunteer with Bike Calgary. I use Calgary’s 5A Network almost every day, and I’m so grateful for all of the existing cycling infrastructure in our city. But I know it could still be better.I care deeply about increasing access to active transportation in our city. If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you do too. And I’m guessing that you probably also want to see Calgary’s bike infrastructure continue to grow and improve.On the week of November 20th, Calgary City Council will be meeting to review and adjust their budget, and will be voting on multiple points that directly impact the future of active transportation in our city. Will you join me in telling Council how vitally important investment in cycling infrastructure is to Calgary’s future? The…
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Help guide the future of cycling in Calgary by joining the Bike Calgary Board of Directors

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Bike Calgary is currently seeking nominations from those interested in joining our Board of Directors.  Our mission is to make Calgary a great place for all cyclists – present and future – through advocacy, education and community. So if you are interested in helping guide the direction of Bike Calgary, having your voice heard and making a difference for our cycling community, this is your chance! The Bike Calgary Board of Directors is a dedicated working board that meets regularly both in-person and virtually, in addition to participating in local events. Previous board experience is not required but is appreciated, and previous volunteer experience with Bike Calgary is considered an asset.  We are working to reduce barriers to participation in active transportation, in advocacy and within our organizational structure. We…
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Upcoming Changes – 12 Ave Cycle Track

Upcoming Changes – 12 Ave Cycle Track

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Bike Calgary recently learned that another block of the 12 Ave cycle track will be closed as part of Green Line LRT construction. Please see the below update from the Green Line Team. We'll be in touch with the project team about any concerns with the operations of this detour, so please pass on any feedback or issues. At the same time, we are advocating for a robust, longer term, regional detour or redundant route, such as 1 Street SE or MacLeod Trail, so that people walking and wheeling have another north-south route during this long-term construction project.
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