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Buy tickets for the YYC Bike Awards & Celebration – Sept 20th!

Buy tickets for the YYC Bike Awards & Celebration – Sept 20th!

Events, YYC Bike Award
Tickets are now on sale for the annual YYC Bike Awards & Celebration! Join us to celebrate Calgary's cycling community and help raise some funds for Bike Calgary. The annual YYC Bike Awards acknowledge contributions to cycling in Calgary by advocates, commuters, businesses, and schools. If you'd like to nominate someone, check out the webpage or fill out the nomination form. Purchase tickets to the celebration through Event Brite. The celebration will be on Friday, September 20th, at the Sunalta Community Centre (1627 10 Ave SW). Doors open at 6:30pm, YYC Bike Awards are presented at 7:30pm, and revelry follows. This year, we will be featuring some of the successes we've had both as Bike Calgary and as a cycling and active transportation community in Calgary. We'd love you have…
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July Board of Directors meeting

Monthly meeting for the Board of Directors of Bike Calgary; all Bike Calgary members are welcome to attend July meeting location is room 3-10A in the New Central Library, downtown Calgary
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WSP Calgary Commutes

WSP Calgary Commutes

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Do you wish you could make a few extra bucks during your commute? Well, the employees at WSP can do just that by choosing to ride their bike to work. With the goal of bringing together the multiple WSP offices and business lines as well as creating a community of sustainability and wellness, WSP believed that incorporating cycling in their employees’ daily commutes would be the perfect vehicle (pun intended). To jumpstart this initiative, they introduced some healthy competition and incentives. Colleagues track each others’ rides through leaderboards on the Strava app. As well, participants receive $0.10/km commuted by bicycle to-and-from work and three prizes of $150 are given out every month. Since April 1st, close to 65 employees have signed up and have ridden ~15,000 km! For more information…
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Keeping Your Bike Safe – tips for locking and securing your bike

Keeping Your Bike Safe – tips for locking and securing your bike

Education
Part 1 of a multi-part series - Lock it Right Bike security is made up of a simple equation:  (Apparent Ease of Taking) + (Value Possible) = (Incentive to Try) If a bike looks easy to take, it probably is. Slip the lock up and over a pole? Easy. Tiny cable lock? Just use cable cutters.  If a bike looks like it is a quick $100+ sale (regardless of the actual value of the bike), it’s a reason to grab it and sell it quick to anyone online.  Make it easy, and make it look valuable, and you’ll find thieves are highly incentivized to try to take the bike.  On the other hand, if you make it look hard, and if you make it look less desirable, you’ll see few,…
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Tell a friend about the Commuter Cycling Skills course!

Tell a friend about the Commuter Cycling Skills course!

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Bike Calgary has two dates scheduled in July for the Commuter Cycling Skills course - Saturday, July 20th and Saturday, July 27th. Since you're visiting the Bike Calgary website (or following us on social media), it's likely you are already a comfortable urban rider, but you probably know someone who could use a little more comfort and confidence traveling around Calgary by bike. Tell them about this course! It's a great way to learn the rules of the road and gain confidence. Maybe you'll introduce someone to this wonderful way to get around our city!
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New dates added for Commuter Cycling Skills course

New dates added for Commuter Cycling Skills course

Education
Bike Calgary has announced some new dates for the Commuter Cycling Skills course! Saturday, June 29 Saturday, July 20 Saturday, July 27 Note that some online pre-work is required, so please ensure you register a few days before the course date. Registration will close prior to the date of the course. All courses are being held at CommunityWise in the Beltline (223 - 12 Ave SW). Please contact training@bikecalgary.org for more information.
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Mad Max ride

A critical mass, post-apocalyptic themed bike ride featuring music, art, costume and motion. Mad Max Ride YYC is a family friendly bike parade rolling through Calgary downtown. Show up to show off your Mad Max themed costumes and wheels. All modes of non-motorized active transport are welcome to enter (bicycles, roller blades, skateboards).
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Call for Nominations – The Lawrence Hong Advocacy Award

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Do you know a cyclist that has gone above and beyond to promote cycling in Calgary? Someone - a friend, colleague or neighbour - that tirelessly advocates for all modes of transportation, gives of their time to the community and is committed to building a diverse transportation culture for all Calgarians to enjoy? If you do, take a moment to nominate them for recognition at the annual YYC Bike Calgary Awards event happening in September. Bike Calgary’s mission is make Calgary a great place for all bikers - present and future - through advocacy, education and community. As part of this mission, we celebrate our cycling community’s leaders and champions at a fun event each year.
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