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Winterpalooza 2019

Cyclepalooza is a community-driven, do-it-yourself bicycle festival hosting it's 2019 Winterpalooza edition to compliment the summer cycling festival in Calgary. Cyclepalooza brings people together through cycling for fun and transportation. Have a ride idea? Add it to the Calendar
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Newsletter – December 2018

Newsletter – December 2018

Uncategorized
Check out Bike Calgary's December 2018 newsletter!This edition features brief articles on the pending City of Calgary budget, the Winter Cycling Congress 2019, Cyclepalooza's winter events in February, an update on the 2nd St SW cycle track project, the recent Santa Scramble event, upcoming cycling events in Calgary, and an introduction to our new Board of Directors.If you'd like to sign up for our periodic newsletter (about once every 2 or 3 months), fill out the Become a Member form (it's free!).
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December Board of Directors meeting

The monthly meeting for the Bike Calgary Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. All Bike Calgary members are welcome to attend. This meeting will be held in Room 3-17B of the new Central Library.
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Courteous Cycling & “Brand Reputation”

Courteous Cycling & “Brand Reputation”

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Like it or not, we cyclists tend to get painted with the same brush, so it behooves all of us to remain courteous on the pathways, cycle tracks, and roadways. As ridership numbers continue to increase in Calgary, year-round, more and more drivers, pedestrians, and other cyclists are encountering bike riders. I like to think that Bike Calgary members are the most courteous riders out there, so there is decent chance that this post won’t reach the people it should, but I’m going to try to get this message out anyway. Feel free to share this message (politely) with other cyclist. Please remember your fellow road and pathway users when you are out and about, and take a few small steps to make their experience with you a little nicer.…
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Volunteer Opportunity – Bike Calgary Newsletter

Volunteer Opportunity – Bike Calgary Newsletter

Volunteering
UPDATE - These volunteer roles have been filled, but we are often looking for help. Please check the website periodically for new postings! Thanks for your interest in helping making Calgary a better city for active transport and cycling. Every 2 to 3 months, Bike Calgary issues a newsletter written and edited by our volunteers. We are looking for two new writers for the newsletter. Content comes from the Board, the Infrastructure Task Group, our Ward Leads, and Events Coordinator. The newsletter volunteers just have to put some nice words around the topics, format it, and send it to the Board for approval. Here is an example of our Spring 2018 newsletter. This is a great way to find out more about cycling in your city. What is your time…
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Bike Calgary’s letter to the City re: 2019-2022 Budget

Bike Calgary’s letter to the City re: 2019-2022 Budget

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Bike Calgary has just submitted its letter to the City of Calgary in regards to budget deliberations. The new budget includes amounts for Complete Streets and Main Streets, which both include considerations for cycling infrastructure. The budget is not specific as to the amount of those bigger buckets that will go specifically to cycling, so we wanted to make sure our Councillors and Mayor understood the value of improved cycling infrastructure in the city, and encourage them to specify amounts to support this. Click here to see the copy of our letter. And it's not too late for you to contact your Councillor to remind them of the importance of supporting cycling and providing adequate funding!
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Update: Calgary Budget 2019-2022

Update: Calgary Budget 2019-2022

Advocacy
Last month we told you about the City's upcoming budget decisions. Time has flown, and the decisions are almost upon us. We have a refresher, an update with new information, and a renewed call to action. Refresher Council is about to set the budget for the next four years, and now is everyone's chance to be heard. The main programs affecting biking in Calgary are Community Mobility and Missing Pathway Links. There have been a few opportunities to provide input on the budget, and now the remaining ones are to email councillors directly and to present to Council on November 26. New Information Since our last post, the City has published its proposed budget. Of course, the budget for a city the size of Calgary is a complicated beast, but here's…
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Provide feedback on Calgary’s cycling infrastructure

Provide feedback on Calgary’s cycling infrastructure

Infrastructure
One of the challenges that cities face in planning and developing cycling infrastructure is knowing about current best practices, what other cities are spending on infrastructure, and what sort of increase in cycling can be expected for certain investments. To help provide this sort of information to city planners, Places For Bikes is gathering information about what is being done in various cities and how cyclists respond to those improvements and ranking participating cities. Places For Bikes gathers different types of information (e.g. amount of different types of infrastructure in each city, official mode share surveys in each city), and one type of information they want is feedback from cyclists across North America (“Community Survey”). Please take a few minutes to complete the Place For Bikes Community Survey. You will…
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