Bike Calgary changing to “Scooter Calgary”

Bike Calgary changing to “Scooter Calgary”

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Effective today, Bike Calgary is adapting to changing preferences in active transportation, and rebranding itself as "Scooter Calgary". "We have always supported active transportation in every form, and with the data from last year around the overwhelming enthusiasm for scooters, we have recognized we need to change with the times," explains Scooter Calgary president Gary Millard. "Thankfully, all the great work we have done on the multi-use pathways and network of downtown scooter tracks is still relevant to this growing mode of transportation." Scooter Calgary will continue to advocate with the City of Calgary for safe and effective infrastructure for all active transportation users. And yes, we still support cyclists, even as they become the marginal users of our wonderful network of scootering infrastructure. Please consider volunteering for Scooter Calgary…
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Bike Calgary and CMHA Event Partnership

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Bike Calgary is pleased to announce its bike partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region (CMHA Calgary) for the Ride Don’t Hide event on Sunday, June 14, 2020. The event is the largest mental health bike ride in Canada, with 550 participants expected at the Calgary event raising funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association. With options over long or short distance rides, this community event, as part of the overall National movement, will raise funds for local mental health programs and services. Watch for information in our April newsletter, on our website or visit us at the event at our stand. Go to: https://cmha.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=502 for information about the ride and how you can be part of this event. Bike Calgary welcome comments through its Forums for any…
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Bike Calgary Ward and Community Reps Volunteer Orientation – March 21st

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Ward reps are Bike Calgary’s vital links to Calgary’s communities. They serve as points of contact for cyclists in Calgary’s neighborhoods, and alert the Bike Calgary’s Board of Directors or Infrastructure Task Group to cycling-related issues in their areas. Ward and community reps can also be Bike Calgary’s representatives at organization such as large employers or one of Calgary’s colleges or universities. They work with the Board, the city, community associations, and councillors to resolve issues and to improve cycling in Calgary’s communities. Is your community a gold mine of bike infrastructure but you aren't sure how to let your neighbours know? Are you struggling to bike because there is a lack of bike options? Does your community have a Bike Calgary representative? If this sounds like the volunteer opportunity…
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Winter Bike Day Wrap Up and Raffle Winners

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A huge thank you to all that came out to celebrate winter biking in Calgary this year! We had a lovely dusting of snow to start the event, followed by a gorgeous sunny day, so ideal for winter riding. While we never caught up to the Swedes, we finished in 14th place in the Winter Bike to Work online competition, even though we know from our inner city bike counters we would have topped them all ;) We have two prize packs including a $25.00 Sidewalk Citizen Gift Card, a Winter Cycling Congress T-Shirt and a copy of Streetfight. The winning numbers are numbers 781473 and 781504. Please contact kimberley@bikecalgary.org with a picture of your ticket to claim! A sincere thank you to everyone that joined us in the mall,…
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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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Winter Bike Day Celebration

Winter Bike Day Celebration

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February 14 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am Winter Bike Day is coming up on February 14th, 2020. Fresh off the wheels of hosting the Winter Cycle Congress in 2019, Calgary remains a fierce competitor of Winter Bike to Work Day. We are currently sitting in 3rd place in the world, and would love to finish strong! Commit to ride your bike on February 14th and watch our social media as we will be posting updates.  Looking for some motivation to get out on two wheels for Winter Bike Day? Join Bike Calgary, Cyclepalooza, Alberta Bike Swap, Reworks, The City of Calgary Bike Program, Ridley’s Cycle, Open Streets Calgary, Bike Bike, Power In Motion and others on Friday, February 14th, 7am to 9am, at Eau Claire Market to celebrate the joys of winter…
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Bike Calgary is now on Strava!

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You can now follow the club on Strava! The App is free to use and you can log your rides, small or long, fast or leisurely to show Calgary our tire tracks and seek out other like minded cyclists and routes. Review the club for event updates and stats. Simply join Strava using your smartphone or compatible device and search for our club with our logo!
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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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