September 2020 Newsletter

Our members newsletter has hit their inbox’s so we thought we would spread the love and give everyone a chance to read it. For the browser version, click here:

https://mailchi.mp/fe32251d00cc/bike-calgary-newsletter-budget-events-and-new-board-members-697236?e=82feb0ec25

Note the the Director Nomination form link in the AGM article didn’t seem to work. You can use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHU8iC892MG1n2FeSjCg0fDrGZuRW8k_gJuHvWWybY7YW0Vg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Here’s a snapshot:

Bike Calgary will be hosting their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  This will be an online event – a first for our AGM. We know our AGMs have been partly social events, so we are hoping you can join us to make sure we have adequate attendance. We want to hear from you, and we need your help to keep cycling advocacy alive in Calgary.

The AGM will include a brief review of our financial statements from the previous year, a farewell to outgoing Directors, the election of new Directors, a celebration of the successes over the previous year, a request for input on our 3-year strategic plan via some straw polls, and a little socializing and fun.

See and add the AGM details to your calendar below:
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Lime Hero Partnership:
Bike Calgary is excited to announce our partnership with Lime under their Lime Hero program. Through this program, Lime riders in Calgary can now round up the cost of each ride and donate the difference to Bike Calgary, where these funds will be used to support our non-profit volunteer work to make Calgary a great place for all cyclists and therefore pathway users, through advocacy, education, and community.“We’re thrilled to partner with Bike Calgary and connect our riders to their critical work making riding bikes and e-scooters safer for all of Calgary,” said Jonathan Hopkins, Director of Strategic Development at Lime. “We know our riders want to help create the infrastructure that makes it easier to enjoy safe, sustainable, and reliable transportation options — now they can chip in and support those efforts each time they take a scooter ride.” 

Also, don’t forget to complete the city’s survey as the E-scooter pilot period comes to a close.  The survey contains questions regarding pathway infrastructure that is applicable to both scooters and cyclists.

New to Bike Calgary? Upcoming Community Engagement Call:

Ward reps and new members are Bike Calgary’s vital links to Calgary’s communities.  They serve as points of contact for cyclists in Calgary’s neighborhoods and alert the Bike Calgary board or Infrastructure Task Group to cycling-related issues in their areas. Reps work with the board, city, community associations, and councilors to resolve issues and to improve cycling in Calgary’s communities. Does your community have a Bike Calgary representative? Can you offer some time to volunteer as part of our many active group streams? Join us for an orientation session to learn more about this “choose your own adventure” opportunity.

Our next Community Engagement Orientation Call is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 -> 8:00 PM where we will be discussing what actions can be taken to help support our #SharedStreets campaign and other cycling-related community issues. All interested members are encouraged to attend to learn more!

Please register for the online meeting in advance and you will receive the necessary login credentials.

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