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April Board of Directors meeting

Monthly meeting for the Board of Directors of Bike Calgary; all Bike Calgary members are welcome to attend. April meeting location is #250, 1220 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary
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March Board of Directors meeting

Monthly meeting for the Board of Directors of Bike Calgary; all Bike Calgary members are welcome to attend. NOTE: This meeting is on Wednesday (not our usual Tuesday). March meeting location is Central Library, 800 3 St SE, Calgary (room TBD)
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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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Winter Bike Day Celebration

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 riding, exchange tips and tricks…
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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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Calgary’s Green Line LRT – Online Engagement

Calgary’s Green Line LRT – Online Engagement

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City of Portland Multi-Use Transit Bridge - Spinlister.com Online Engagement Link: https://engage.calgary.ca/greenline Calgary's Green Line is looking to get back on track! With the new Stage 1 alignment being released in late January, the City of Calgary is looking for input on some changes to the LRT alignment through, the Beltline, Downtown, and up Centre Street to 16 Avenue North. The online feedback page gives you an opportunity to input challenges and opportunities for the various sections of the Centre City alignment. Here are some possible topics to consider that could impact cycling connections in the area: Centre Street North: East-West Crossings for cycling and walking across Centre Street Bow River Crossing: Opportunity for a multi-use pathway as part of the bridge over Memorial Drive, the Bow River, and Prince's…
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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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