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Research related to cycling featured on Quirks & Quarks

Research related to cycling featured on Quirks & Quarks

Research
If you have ridden a bike for any period of time, you have probably had this experience. You come to an intersection with a car on the cross-street. You see the driver looking left and right, then for no apparent reason they pull out in front of you. Assuming there isn’t a collision, you deal with your anger and frustration by screaming, cursing or just putting it down to another idiot in a car. Recent research has shown that this may not just be a failing of drivers. In the Oct. 7th Quirks and Quarks CBC radio show, Dr. Peter Chapman from the University of Nottingham found that people in a driving simulator can observe a motorcyclist approaching and then forget about them and pull out into the intersection. This…
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Bike Calgary AGM on Oct. 23 & Board Vacancies

Bike Calgary AGM on Oct. 23 & Board Vacancies

Events
Hello cyclists of Calgary! Bike Calgary's Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, October 23rd from 7pm to 9pm, at CommunityWise (223 - 12 Ave SW). We have several board vacancies this year. We are looking for members to join the Board of Directors and help guide the direction of Bike Calgary for the next two years. In particular, we are looking for a Treasurer - formal accounting accreditation is not necessary, we would be happy with any experience you could bring to the role. To apply to be on the Bike Calgary Board, please submit your application nomination via the form here: https://forms.gle/2YLboh3fiYR4DQBf8 We are encouraging any interested members to inquire with the current Board members about the nature of the role. Feel free to contact the board members at…
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Ride Your Riding, A Bike-Friendly Canada – Federal Election 2019

Ride Your Riding, A Bike-Friendly Canada – Federal Election 2019

Advocacy
On Sunday, October 6th, a ride was hosted that brought Calgary-Confederation riding candidates together for a bike ride through the community to talk about campaign platforms, alternative modes, and investing in an active future. All candidates for the riding were invited to participate. Below are questions and information to consider as both voters, and potential federal candidates regarding what is needed to move the needle on a building out and creating a bike-friendly Canada. Happy voting! (This post has been updated/modified with the goal of retaining information from the original ride details, 2019/10/15) https://cyclepalooza.ca/event/calgary-confederation-ride-your-riding/ https://www.facebook.com/events/2365620930142036/
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Bike Calgary AGM on October 23, 2019 – Mark Your Calendar!

Bike Calgary AGM on October 23, 2019 – Mark Your Calendar!

Events, Volunteering
Bike Calgary's Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from 7pm to 9pm at CommunityWise (223-12 Ave SW). Join us to hear about what's happened over the last year, our plans for cycling advocacy over the next year, and vote for new members of the Board of Directors. There are vacancies on the Board, and any member is welcome to apply for a position on the Board. In particular, we are looking for a Treasurer this year. If you, or someone you know, is passionate about helping cycling in our community and knows something about organization finances, we would love your help on the Board of Directors. If you have any questions about what a role on the Board may involve, please contact our President, Gary Millard,…
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Bike Calgary Awards & Celebration Wrap-Up

Bike Calgary Awards & Celebration Wrap-Up

Events, YYC Bike Award
On September 20th, Bike Calgary hosted their annual awards & celebration to recognize our great community leaders as well as Bike Calgary's accomplishments to date. We'd like to give a special shout-out to this year's award winners: Commuter of the year: Lindsay Bliek Gets the entire family on bikes for daily travelShares her experiences, advice, and opinions through her blog and social media presenceConnects with other cyclists to encourage and support School of the Year: Twelve Mile Coulee School (Tuscany) Encourages all types of active transport, with high rates of cycling, scooter use, and walkingProvides safe and secure parking for bikes & scooters Business of the Year: Bike Bike Inc. Provides valuable advice and support for people buying bikes, including many first-time buyersPromotes cycling through community engagement, social media presence,…
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Petition to extend 5 St SW Cycle Track

Petition to extend 5 St SW Cycle Track

Uncategorized
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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YYC Bike Awards & Celebration

Join us for our annual YYC Bike Awards & Celebration! We will be announcing the winners for Commuter of the Year, Advocate of the Year (Lawrence Hong Award), Business of the Year, and School of the Year. We will also be sharing some successes from 2019 and visiting with others in the cycling community - seeing old friends and making new ones. Ticket are available for purchase on Eventbrite.
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Mad Max Ride & Beakerhead – Sept 21st !

Mad Max Ride & Beakerhead – Sept 21st !

Events
Mad Max Ride's post-apocalyptic themed parade is joining Beakerhead's Spectacle this time! Show up in your Mad Max themed costume, ride with us from the Riverwalk (East Village) to The Spectacle (Prince's Island Park) and be part of a spectacular night. All non-motorized transportation (bikes, skateboards, skates, scooters, etc.) is welcome to participate. The first 100 people to register get free entrance to Beakerhead`s Spectacle. NOTE: You must wear a costume and be on wheels to be eligible for the free entry.* https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mad-max-ride-yyc-at-the-spectacle-beakerhead-tickets-70867465497?aff=erelexpmlt SCHEDULE: 4 PM - 5 PM: Meet at the Simmons Building (East Village) and ride with use to The Spectacle at Prince's Island Park5 PM - 10 PM: Join us at The Spectacle where we will be stationed on site. You can take pictures of the various bikes, skates…
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2019 Bike Awards Closed

2019 Bike Awards Closed

Uncategorized
Bike Calgary would like to thank everyone for their nominations for this year's YYC Bike Awards. We were excited to see so many Calgarians recognized in all categories by their cycling community. The awards will be given out at the YYC Bike Awards & Celebration event occurring on Friday, September 20th. Buy your tickets and come celebrate this great community. Tickets available at bikecalgary.org/awards.
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August 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). August meeting location is #250, 1220 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary
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