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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Volunteer Opportunities – Fund Raising & Event Planning

Volunteer Opportunities – Fund Raising & Event Planning

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Bike Calgary is working to set up consistent, ongoing funding so that we can afford to complete more advocacy work and education for cyclists in Calgary. Ultimately, we’d like sufficient ongoing, reliable funding so that we can hire a part-time Executive Director to really represent Calgary’s cycling community. We have two volunteer activities to help us reach this goal - one or two people to coordinate our annual fund raising event and YYC Bike Awards for September 2019, and a few volunteers to help with our corporate donations work including organizing advertising for our sponsors. Email volunteer@bikecalgary.org if you are interested in these volunteer activities. Event Planning - Starting Mid-March 2019 Two roles available, extensive support will be provided by several Board members Time Commitment: approx. 10 hours per month…
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Newsletter – February 2019

Newsletter – February 2019

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Check out Bike Calgary’s February 2019 newsletter!This edition features brief articles on the Winter Cycling Congress 2019 with links to some news articles about it, reporting snow clearing issues through 311, upcoming cycling events in Calgary, and some tips for dressing for cold weather (in case you are thinking of starting to ride in March, since just maybe it won't be -30 C again, you know, apart from today).If you’d like to sign up for our periodic newsletter (about once every 2 or 3 months), fill out the Become a Member form (it’s free!).
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WCC2019 & WBTWD were big successes!

WCC2019 & WBTWD were big successes!

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On February 6-8, 2019 Calgary hosted the 7th annual Winter Cycling Congress (WCC2019), hosting attendees from around the world - including Finland, Sweden, USA, and Canada (probably more, but those were just some of the people I chatted with). It was a great success, bringing together winter cyclists, urban planners & engineers, advocacy specialists, and others together to discuss how to make riding in the winter easier and safer. The event culminated in Calgary's annual Winter Bike to Work Day (WBTWD) in the afternoon of Friday, February 8th. If you attended or heard about the Congress, we would love to hear your reactions in the comments section of this blog post. Here are just a few news articles written about the Congress and Winter Bike to Work Day. Feel free…
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Preventing and Reporting Bike Theft

Preventing and Reporting Bike Theft

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We've had a few inquiries lately about bike theft prevention and how to go about reporting a lost or stolen bike. The following information and more can be found in the FAQ's section of our website. While bicycle theft numbers are down in Calgary, there were still over 3600 reported bike thefts in 2017. Here’s a nice simple list to follow to help prevent bike theft, as well as how to report a theft. For more details on locking your bike, see below. Lock your bike properly by securing the wheels and the bike frame to something solid. Do this even if you are using secured bike parking.Use multiple locks.Take easily removable items with you (bells, seats, lights).Don’t leave your bike locked in an easily accessible place for long periods…
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