Is your bike registered on Bike Index?

Is your bike registered on Bike Index?

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The Calgary Police Service (CPS) has partnered with Bike Index, a free, online bike registration service, to aide in returning stolen bikes recovered by the CPS back to their rightful owners. https://www.calgary.ca/cps/public-services/bike-index.html At the moment around 12% of bikes get recovered and a key step to reuniting them with their owners is to identify them. By registering you will also add a deterrent to bike thieves in knowing that resale will be more difficult. So what do you need to do? Find your bikes serial number, usually located on the underside of your bike. Flip it upside down and look under the bottom bracket which houses the crank for your pedals https://bikeindex.org/serialsGo online and follow the directions to register your bike https://bikeindex.org/ While you are on, register all of them, the kids…
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Calgary, the first Canadian City to reach 1 million e-scooter rides!

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Yes, Calgary is the first Canadian City to rack up 1 million rides on rental e-scooters! Using the city's shared cycling and pathway infrastructure, the popular electric scooters have ridden more per-vehicle, per-day than another other city in the world for one of the providers, Lime. This year has seen Lime, Bird and now Roll join the popular e-scooter rental market here in Calgary, demonstrating that mobility rental is a popular choice for Calgarians. Lime has estimated that these rental rides have eliminated over 250,000 car rides since the program started last year. Such popularity underlines the need for a significant review of the infrastructure provided to the City's pathway users, shared by cyclists, skaters, e-scooters, runners, walkers and of course our ever present geese! In some instances all of…
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Pathway Detour: June 29th to July 3rd

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The City of Calgary has informed us of a Pathway Detour from June 29th to July 3rd, resulting form the ongoing construction work at the Sunnyside Lift Station #1 at 200 Memorial Dr. N.W., near the Calgary Curling Club, in order to improve localized flooding in Sunnyside and on Memorial Drive. The west pathway around the Calgary Curling Club will be closed starting June 29th to July 3rd, in order to install tie-ins to the building. A detour will be in place around the perimeter of the construction fencing in the CPA parking lot (see figure above).  The city has also requested that "For the safety of all pathway users, cyclists are asked to dismount from their bikes while following the detour, especially around the corners. " Further, following the reinstatement of…
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Memorial Drive N.W. Lane Closures and Paving on 5th ST N.W. (June 15 – June 19)

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As you may be aware, the City of Calgary has been constructing a lift station at 200 Memorial Dr. N.W., near the Calgary Curling Club, in order to improve localized flooding in Sunnyside and on Memorial Drive. However, due to unprecedented rainfall during the week of May 18 (the city received the highest amount of rainfall since 1942), construction work had to be postponed. The paving works will commence on Monday June 15th (until June 19), with the closure of the adaptive pedestrian roadway between 5 ST NW and the CPA Lot 59 for this duration. The city also notified us that "a portion of the site at 1724 Westmount BV N.W. is being used for equipment and material storage for the road and building tie-in works until early July.…
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Bike Calgary’s Partnership with Energize Don’t Hide 2020 Challenge

Bike Calgary’s Partnership with Energize Don’t Hide 2020 Challenge

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Bike Calgary is pleased to announce its bike partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region for the virtual Energize Don’t Hide event and summer wellness campaign from June 21 to September 21, 2020. CMHA Calgary’s event is encouraging Canadians to set a fitness goal and challenge others to match your energy! Begin by registering for Energize Don’t Hide and make a minimum donation of $20 to support continued CMHA Calgary programs and services. Then reach your goal by completing 20 minutes of exercise daily, whether it be indoor or outdoor (running, cycling, static bike, yoga, dance party in your living room etc.), to activate your mental and physical health. Track your daily activity by joining CMHA Calgary’s Strava Club Energize Don’t Hide 2020 Challenge. Don’t forget to challenge…
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Tragic History Leading to Modern Dutch Cycling Infrastructure

Tragic History Leading to Modern Dutch Cycling Infrastructure

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https://youtu.be/XuBdf9jYj7o Everyone assumes that the current fantastic Dutch cycling network has always been a part of the country and culture. Nothing could be further from the truth. Above is a link to a short 7 minute YouTube video that talks about the history of what it took to produce the current cycling infrastructure that the Dutch enjoy today. It was massive cycling fatalities in the 1970's that mobilized the Dutch to action.
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Sorry! Peace Bridge Closed from tomorrow for maintenance

Sorry! Peace Bridge Closed from tomorrow for maintenance

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From 7am tomorrow morning until end of day Thursday, the Peace Bridge will be closed for routing maintenance. Diversions will be posted as advised by the City's communications team. Options to cross are; under Crowchild Trail; under the LRT adjacent to 10th Ave; Princes Island by Sunnyside Bank Park or under Centre Street Bridge (which is closed to cars at the moment!) See: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/peace-bridge-maintenance-1.5602417
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Today is World Bike Day!

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Today is June 3rd and it's our day to celebrate pedal power around the world! So in recognition, we would like you to reply with pictures of your ride, your favorite ride picture or just tell us why you ride! Add #worldbikeday and #bikecalgary and #yyc to your post and lets see those machines! https://www.un.org/en/observances/bicycle-day Don't forget to review and add nominations for the Bike Calgary 2020 Bike Awards & Celebration, click here for information: https://bikecalgary.org/awards/
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Green Line Expansion – Lets increase our cadence!

Green Line Expansion – Lets increase our cadence!

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UPDATE - Check out Bike Calgary's letter to the City of Calgary in support of the Green Line! The City's Green Line Committee will be meeting again on June 1 and will have a public feedback component. More information of this expansion project can be seen here: https://engage.calgary.ca/greenline or through this website https://www.projectcalgary.org/ On June 15th and pending approval at the Green Line Committee meeting on June 1, the updated Stage 1 alignment will proceed to City Council for final approval. This infrastructure expansion provides a number of possible benefits for Calgary's cyclists and to enable us to maximise this, we need to make ourselves heard! So why would Bike Calgary be interested in this? Statistically on average, people are willing to walk 750 m, and to cycle or scoot…
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