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Support the making of a cycling documentary – “Undeniably Young”

Support the making of a cycling documentary – “Undeniably Young”

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Check out this animated documentary being made called UNDENIABLY YOUNG, about NORA YOUNG (1917-2016), one of Canada’s most important early female cycling pioneers. The film makers are looking to crowd fund this film. Nora was a top competitive cyclist in Canada in the 1930s, at a time where women were just starting to cycle. She opened doors for every female cyclist to come after her, for which she was recently inducted to the Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame. She also was a women’s cycling advocate, cycled for recreation and transportation throughout her life, and kept riding right until her late 80s! You can learn more about her here: https://vimeo.com/292565359 And here: https://vimeo.com/292058305 Check out this information from the film makers: We currently have a crowdfunding campaign (www.igg.me/at/NoraYoungFilm) running for our film,…
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Calgary Budget 2019-2022: Make Your Voice Heard

Calgary Budget 2019-2022: Make Your Voice Heard

Advocacy
Every four years the City of Calgary updates its budget. This fall, they are setting the budget for 2019-2022. We want this budget to reflect our needs. Here's what you need to know. Background The City's budget, called One Calgary, is split into service lines. Each service line contains several programs. Many programs will affect biking in Calgary, but the main one is Community Mobility. Community Mobility includes biking, walking, and local traffic safety. To complicate matters, Community Mobility is shared between two service lines: Sidewalks & Pathways and Streets. The budget recommendations will be presented to Council on November 14. On November 22, they will also receive a package of citizens' feedback. What is being proposed? City staff have been working for several months compiling their budgets, program by…
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2018 AGM

Bike Calgary is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Communitywise (223 12 Ave SW). We will have a keynote speaker telling you about an exciting cycling event coming to Calgary, tell you about what we've done over the last year, cover some board business (financials), and elect up to 4 new Board members. Interested in becoming more active in Bike Calgary? Consider running for a role on the Board of Directors! You can add your name to the list of nominees by completing this Google Form. We'd love to have you come out and find out what Bike Calgary is up to, and perhaps look into how you can help out!
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Welcome to the new Bike Calgary website!

Welcome to the new Bike Calgary website!

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We have recently switched to a new website, including both the hosting service (we are now using a local Calgary-based company, hostedincanada.com) and the website software. This means some changes in the look, and how you can enter comments and posts. Take a look around and let us know what you think! You can enter comments in the Forums section, or email “admin@bikecalgary.org”
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Bike Calgary Board of Directors meeting

This is the monthly meeting for Bike Calgary's Board of Directors. It is open to all Bike Calgary members. Typical discussion items include advocacy topics, notable infrastructure developments, meetings with employees or departments of the City of Calgary, etc.   The location of October's meeting is to be determined.
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YYC Bike Awards & Gala

We are celebrating community leaders and champions who encourage cycling in Calgary and contribute to making Calgary a more bicycle friendly city. 6:00pm Doors open 7:00pm YYC Bike Awards Party to follow with DJ Danny Beer, non-alchoholic drinks and food available for purchase Pre-Purchase Price: $20 (tickets includes a free adult beverage) Price at Door: $25
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Main Streets engagement session

City of Calgary project teams will be sharing proposed land use changes for the main street area and revealing a streetscape concept design. They are looking for feedback from Calgarians who live, shop or commute in the 33 and 34 Avenues S.W. main street area. Engagement session will be held at Infinity @ Marda Loop (2016 34 Avenue S.W.).
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Main Streets engagement session

City of Calgary project teams will be sharing proposed land use changes for the main street area and revealing a streetscape concept design. They are looking for feedback from Calgarians who live, shop or commute in the 33 and 34 Avenues S.W. main street area. Engagement session will be held at Infinity @ Marda Loop (2016 34 Avenue S.W.).
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Primer on Avenues to Effect Change in #YYCbike – Guest Blog Post

Primer on Avenues to Effect Change in #YYCbike – Guest Blog Post

Advocacy, Education
This post has been kindly shared by Lindsay, from https://thismombikes.net/avenues-to-effect-change-in-yycbike/ I spent the last couple of evenings getting my feet wet in our local bike activism community, first by attending my first Bike Calgary infrastructure group and then board meeting, followed by a talk on gender and cycling at the Women’s Centre the next night. If there is one thing that I gleaned from it all is that cyclists still only represent 1.8% of mode share in Calgary but that as we implement more infrastructure, that number grows. And, I was taught how to have my voice heard as best possible in order to help get the infrastructure we need. There are several reasons why I want my voice heard and two of the key reasons are: women and children. I want to see an…
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