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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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12 Ave South Improvements Open House Dec 11th

12 Ave South Improvements Open House Dec 11th

Advocacy, Events, Infrastructure
(City of Calgary Project Page Phase 3 Image - Link below) Another City Open House to add to your calendar's this time regarding Phase 3 of the 12 Ave West cycle track extension. We know Bike Calgary members were pretty tickled to have Phase 2 open this autumn when the original 12 Ave cycle track was extended from 11 St SW to 15th St SW across 14 St and into Sunulta. The next phase will be about connecting the cycle track all the way to the Bow River Pathway, yippee! Project Site and for more information or if you cannot make the open house: https://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TP/Pages/Cycling/Cycling-Route-Improvements/12-Avenue-South-improvements.aspx Drop In: Date: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019Venue: Sunalta Community Hall, 1627 10 Ave S.W.​, Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
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ACTION REQUESTED – Contact your Councillor about the budget

ACTION REQUESTED – Contact your Councillor about the budget

Advocacy
Bike Calgary is asking all of its members to write to their Councillors asking that budget for active transportation (i.e. cycle tracks and pathways) be maintained as the City makes cuts to the budget. Check out Bike Calgary's submission on the topic: https://bikecalgary.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Bike-Calgary-letter-to-City-re_-budget-reductions-2019.pdf We are also asking that public transit budget be maintained, as we want all Calgarians to have great transportation options. Feel free to add your own points. Please remember to be respectful and constructive in your submissions. Here is are the email addresses for the City's Councillors. Ward 1 - ward.sutherland@calgary.caWard 2 - joe.magliocca@calgary.caWard 3 - jyoti.gondek@calgary.caWard 4 - sean.chu@calgary.caWard 5 - george.chahal@calgary.caWard 6 - jeff.davison@calgary.caWard 7 - druh.farrell@calgary.ca Ward 8 - evan.woolley@calgary.caWard 9 - gian-carlo.carra@calgary.caWard 10 - ray.jones@calgary.caWard 11 - jeromy.farkas@calgary.caWard 12 - shane.keating@calgary.caWard 13 -…
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MEC Club Night: 10% off for Bike Calgary members

MEC Club Night: 10% off for Bike Calgary members

Events
Bow River Pathway - Calgary *Do you have bike lights?* Get your biking related and/or other outdoor related gear and outerwear during our club discount night at MEC Thursday, November 21st 7-9 pm at the MEC downtown location ( 830 10 Ave SW ). Whether you be winter cycling, or other outdoor winter activities, a lot of the outerwear that is used for one activity can be re-applied to another to keep you warm and comfortable. • A 10% discount is available to Bike Calgary members and immediate family members who have signed up for their Eventbrite tickets. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mec-club-night-10-off-for-bike-calgary-members-tickets-81567228777 Check in with us at the front door to receive your discount wristband. Purchases can be made after 7pm until 9pm. So have your purchases gathered up if you need to…
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EngageCalgary Survey – Stephen Avenue Master Plan

EngageCalgary Survey – Stephen Avenue Master Plan

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Survey Link: https://engage.calgary.ca/stephenavenue The City of Calgary is looking for your input on the Stephen Avenue corridor, which includes 8 Ave South from Olympic Plaza (Macleod Trail SE) to the Mewata Armoury (11 St. SW). 8 Ave South is one of the most well-used cycling routes in the downtown core, and is also a popular destination for both Calgarians and visitors. This project is a great opportunity to improve the experience of people who bike and walk, and could include extending the shared space/vehicle free area further west, towards 11 St. SW. Check out the survey at the link provided above!
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2nd Street SW Cycle Tracks – Info Session

2nd Street SW Cycle Tracks – Info Session

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Time: 5:30PM to 8:30PMLocation: Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association2201 Cliff Street Calgary, AB The City of Calgary is hosting an information session to share the final design for the 2nd Street SW Complete Street Project. Construction is planned for Spring/Summer of 2020 for protected cycling infrastructure that will upgrade an important connection between the Elbow River Pathway and the 12 Ave SW cycle track. Come out to show your support for this project and for the City's continued investment in active modes. With political uncertainty around budget cuts, we can remind City administration and staff that relatively small investments in cycling and walking can help the City and Province save money by reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and supporting physical and mental health! The final…
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Banff Trail Improvement Project – Give The City Your Feedback

Banff Trail Improvement Project – Give The City Your Feedback

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Open House [PAST] Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Time: 7-9 p.m. (Drop-in)Location:The Best Western Village Park Inn​No RSVP Required If you are unable to join in-person at the above event, you can provide your feedback online via a link the following link that will be active from October 24 – November 8: https://engage.calgary.ca/banfftrailareaimprovements The City of Calgary is hosting a Public Open House TONIGHT [PAST] to present and get feedback on the Banff Trail Improvement project. Our cycling community presence is important as there are major connection and infrastructure improvements that will improve east/west connections. The major improvements to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure include the following: Connections to and from Foothills Medical Centre Campus via 16th Ave NW Adding a pedestrian ramp to the pedestrian bridge east of Banff Trail N.W. on…
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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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