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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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Alberta Bike Swap

It's time for the annual Calgary version of the Alberta Bike Swap. Saturday, May 4th. Check the website for more details: http://albertabikeswap.ca/locations/calgary/
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Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day is celebrating its 13th year! On May 3, 2019 – BTWD will celebrate its thirteenth annual event with even more enthusiasm, more participants, and more fun! As with previous years, we will have 10 different bicycle pit stops along the route, where you can receive tune-ups, (for you and your bike) and free giveaways. Everyone will then gather at Eau Claire Market for a free pancake breakfast, music and a chance to catch up with friends and colleagues. Did we mention that this is a great opportunity for vendors to promote their businesses, and for you to get your hands on some free swag? BTWD helps bring Calgarians together in sharing some common goals; promoting cycling as a viable means of transportation, reducing inner-city traffic, and…
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Bike to Work Day – Friday, May 3rd

Bike to Work Day – Friday, May 3rd

Events
Bike to Work Day 2019 !!! The weather cooperated, and lots of cyclists showed up. Tell us about your experiences in the comments below. It's here already - the annual spring Bike to Work Day! Come join a few thousand of your closest cycling friends to celebrate cycle commuting in Calgary. Bike Calgary will have a table at the event, and there will be plenty of other bike-related stores, services, and support. Bring a friend who might be interested in trying cycle commuting! There will be a free pancake breakfast served at Eau Claire Market, and many Energy Pit Stops around downtown. Check out the website for more information: http://biketoworkdaycalgary.ca/
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Volunteer Appreciation event

Bike Calgary would like to show its appreciation for all the great work and contributions from its volunteers. We've tried to invite people who have recently volunteered, but if you have helped us out lately and didn't receive an invitation, please register using this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bike-calgary-volunteer-social-tickets-59780451941
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