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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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Volunteers Needed for Stephen Avenue Redesign Survey

Volunteers Needed for Stephen Avenue Redesign Survey

Infrastructure, Volunteering
Stephen Avenue is one of Calgary's most iconic, busiest, and recognizable streets. The stretch of 8th Avenue SW from Olympic Plaza to 11th Street SW is known for its retail spaces, restaurants, historic buildings, cultural spaces, cycling infrastructure, and top-notch people watching. The City of Calgary is undertaking a redesign of Stephen Avenue to maximize its potential and draw visitors above and beyond the downtown lunch crowd. The redesign process includes a survey of public space and public life on Stephen Avenue and the City of Calgary and Gehl and Urban Strategy are looking for volunteers to help collect survey responses. There are three time slots on both Thursday, August 15th and Saturday, August 17th as well as a volunteer training session on Wednesday, August 14th. Please see the attached…
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Show Your Support For the 42 Avenue SE Complete Streets Project

Show Your Support For the 42 Avenue SE Complete Streets Project

Advocacy, Infrastructure
The City has just finished gathering input to improve accessibility and connectivity along 42 Avenue S.E. for people who bike, walk and take transit. For cyclists, the project should greatly improve what currently is a classic "black-hole" in cycling infrastructure. Now we need to make sure this project goes ahead. For people that are not familiar with the area, the 42 Avenue SE corridor is probably the only logical east-west connection between the Inglewood area and Heritage drive.  The road is an old-fashioned car-truck oriented design that is not inviting to ride on.  Having said that, it has the potential to from excellent connections between areas like Stanley Park, Mission Road SW and the Mission area, Spiller Road SE/Stampede Park, the cycling infrastructure on 11 Street SE, the Bow River pathway system…
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