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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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Alberta Bike Swap – May 4th

Alberta Bike Swap – May 4th

Events
It's back! The annual Alberta Bike Swap is on Saturday, May 4th, at the City Centre Parkade, 340-10 Ave SW, Calgary. This is a great place to donate or sell your old bike and pick up an inexpensive first bike to ride around the city, or a second bike for just road riding, or a third bike for just cross country trails since your main mountain bike is really just a downhill bike, or a fourth bike you can keep set up for winter riding, or - well, you get the idea. Check out the Alberta Bike Swap website for more info. Alberta Bike Swap
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Mad Max Ride YYC – June 22nd

Mad Max Ride YYC – June 22nd

Events
Looking for a fun, lively, family-friendly ride? Check out the upcoming Mad Max Ride YYC, and tap into your creative side. Here is the write up from the Reworks website. #madmaxrideyyc Saturday, June 22nd , 2019 The Mad Max Ride is a FREE critical mass, post-apocalyptic themed ride featuring music, art, costume and motion. The ride is inclusive so all ages who ride bikes, rollerblade, use a scooter or skateboard are invited. This ride is particularly timely in light of new safety rules approved by City Council allowing more types of users on the cycle tracks. The post apocalyptic theme is a fun way to encourage participants to make creative costumes and decorate their wheels from reclaimed materials. Leading up to the ride, we will be hosting a number of…
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MEC Club Night: Save The Date

MEC Club Night: Save The Date

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On Thursday, May 16th, from 7 pm - 9 pm, our awesome friends at the MEC downtown location (830 10th Ave SW) will be offering a 10% discount to all Bike Calgary members. This is a perfect time to stock up on bike gear and other amazing outdoor gear. Follow the Eventbrite link to get your 10% discount ticket and learn more about the sale. If you are not a member of Bike Calgary, it is not too late to sign-up. (Membership is free, but we always appreciate donations) Big thanks to MEC for continuing to support the Bike Calgary community!
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Memorial Drive Bike Pathway Closures : April 1st – 20th

Memorial Drive Bike Pathway Closures : April 1st – 20th

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Starting on April 1st, the City of Calgary will be working on the Sunnyside Flood Barrier project. From April 1st - April 20th, there will be various closures of portions of the bike/shared path on the north side of the Bow River between Centre Street and 10th Street NW as the city collects data with respect to groundwater, ground conditions, and the current condition of the existing barriers. Full details about the phases of the closures and suggested detours can be found using the links below. The Pathway Closure Summary pdf should provide all the info you need to plan your bike to work for the next month. Sunnyside Flood Barrier Project - Pathway Closure SummaryDownload Current status updates of pathway closures and detours are available on the City's new…
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