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The 1st Annual Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo – September 21, 2019

The 1st Annual Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo – September 21, 2019

Events
[Sponsored Article] CRESTON, BC – With Spring finally at hand, the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce is moving into full swing on producing its first annual Gran Fondo event for this September. Riders from around the world will experience the unparalleled beauty of the Kootenay Lake and environs, featuring challenging elevations and switch backs, along with lush valley and farming countryside ride routes. Offering a warm, oceanic climate – and only 5-hours from Calgary by car –Creston will be both familiar to veterans of the Kootenay Rockies ride near Cranbrook but also offer a wholly unique, lakeside experience that coincides with a community-wide street festival and other local activities and attraction events. Definitely bring the kids! Go to http://www.kootenaylakegranfondo.com for more information, video previews and maps of the routes and…
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Mad Max ride

A critical mass, post-apocalyptic themed bike ride featuring music, art, costume and motion. Mad Max Ride YYC is a family friendly bike parade rolling through Calgary downtown. Show up to show off your Mad Max themed costumes and wheels. All modes of non-motorized active transport are welcome to enter (bicycles, roller blades, skateboards).
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Commuter Cycling Skills course

Do you want to learn more about the rights and responsibilities of cyclists on the road? Would you like to use almost any street in Calgary for your commute or daily trips by bike? Register for Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Call for YYC Bike Award Nominations – School of the Year

Call for YYC Bike Award Nominations – School of the Year

YYC Bike Award
Do you know a school that promotes cycling for its students and its staff? Maybe they also promote bike education, healthy transportation choices and provide bike facilities and storage, too. 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. #yycbike
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Bike Calgary featured in Impact Magazine article on cycle commuting

Bike Calgary featured in Impact Magazine article on cycle commuting

Education
Our own President of Bike Calgary put together a brief article about trying cycle commuting. Feel free to share this information with someone who might be interested in giving it a try! We all know people who look at us regular cycle commuters and think it might be something to try, but it seems to be the realm of people who have been doing it for years. Let’s share how easy and normal it is to ride your bike to work - millions of people do it around the world. http://impactmagazine.ca/fitness/get-active/cycle-commuting/
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12 Ave SW Improvements

12 Ave SW Improvements

Advocacy, Infrastructure
The City of Calgary is planning to make some improvements of 12 Ave SW over this and next summer. By the end of summer 2019 we'll see the extension of the 12 Ave cycle track to 16 St SW. In 2020, the cycle track will be extended further West to 19 St SW and the Bow River pathway. More information can be found on the city's site: https://calgary.ca/12ave Summer 2019 cycle track extension to 16 St SW Summer 2020 cycle track extension to Bow River Pathway The rest of the project is a little less exciting for people who primarily bike in the area, but will see the elimination of the infamous "lane jog" for cars on 12 Ave SW. This means the route will provide two vehicle lanes that…
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MEC Club Night

Bike Calgary members get 10% off everything in the downtown MEC store! Pre-registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mec-club-night-10-off-for-bike-calgary-members-tickets-60521419194 You can also check out our website blog post: https://bikecalgary.org/mec-club-night-save-the-date/
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Commuter Cycling Skills courses scheduled for June!!!

Commuter Cycling Skills courses scheduled for June!!!

Education
We now have two dates scheduled for our Commuter Cycling Skills course - Saturday, June 1st and Saturday, June 15th. Book online - https://bikecalgary.org/resources/skills-program/ Courses are $80 and include a valuable Friends of Bike Calgary membership (provides discounts at partner bike shops and businesses). Course fee reductions are available if required.
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