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Bike Calgary's AGM Oct. 16 - Elect your new Board members!

Bike Calgary 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 (still confirming our special guest), 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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BOW RIVER PATHWAY CLOSURES - 14th Street NW to 29th Street NW

The closure of the north side Bow River Pathway between 14th Street and 29th Street NW has caught many people off-guard and, due to the suddenness of the closure and the lack of clear detour signage, has caused understandable frustration.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/closure-bow-river-pathway-users-shocked-1.4759022


Bike Calgary recognizes that the Bow River Pathway is arguably one of the most popular active travel and recreation corridors for Calgarians, particularly for Calgarians looking to travel efficiently and comfortably by bike between the northwest and downtown. People of all ages and all experience levels depend upon it to get them around safely. As such, we have been in communication with City staff, advocating for a detour that preserves and similar level of active mode connectivity as the pathway, that is easy to follow, safe and comfortable, and that provides equitable travel opportunities for all modes.


In relation to the closure, City staff provided Bike Calgary with the following map outlining the closures and suggested cycling and pedestrian detours for the mid-July to mid-October duration of the closure.

Above: Pathway closure and detour map provided by City of Calgary.

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10 days of bike fun starts today with Cyclepalooza

10 days of bike fun starts today with Cyclepalooza


Starting today Friday, July 13 through to Sunday, July 22, Calgary will host 10 days of bike fun during the 8th Annual Cyclepalooza. Events happening throughout the festival are run by passionate individuals, groups and businesses with the Cyclepalooza calendar serving to advertise these events. Depending on the ride topic/theme of interest, rides may be free or have small costs associated with them, and may be all ages or 18+ only.

Everyone’s invited to participate in these rides, most rides accommodate all skill levels and riding types unless specified.

If you don’t see something that tickles your fancy, or think that would be a good contribution, host a ride, and invite others to join you by going to the Festival Calendar at cyclepalooza.ca  with pointer for creating a ride: cyclepalooza.ca/the-ride-guide or https://twitter.com/Cyclepalooza/status/1017842379611443201


Three standout rides happening are the $35 Ice Cream Ride Bicycle Tour hosted by Reworks Upcycle Shop and Sagebrush Tours happening Friday, July 20th at 6pm that travels to three separate ice cream shops; the Warrior Ride hosted by Your Yoga Collective on Thursday, July 19 at 6:30pm that combines a bike ride with a free all-ages yoga class in Murdoch Park; and the En Blanc à Vélo happening on the last day of the festival (Sunday, July 22 at 12:00pm) where you go on a picnic via bike dressed all in white.

The festival calendar is dynamic year to year, so check back to see what rides are on, lots of great variety.


The 10 day festival culminates in Bike Prom on Saturday, July 21, the annual promenade through the streets of Calgary where anyone can join wearing their finest (or most fun) attire -- additional bike decoration encouraged. The route ends at McHugh House where cyclists can purchase food from La Piada food truck, and coffee from Kaffeeklatsch. Those who are interested in the Bike Prom after-party will need to sign up for a *FREE* membership to garner an invitation and more information about the event via cyclepalooza.ca/membership.


Not familiar with Cyclepalooza…..

Cyclepalooza is a volunteer-directed, community-based, bicycle-themed festival promoting arts, culture, events, and fun in and around Calgary. It was formed out of the desire among Calgary area cyclists to bring more publicity and interest to cycling and its positive impacts on communities, and to bring communities together through cycling.


How to be informed

Cyclepalooza.ca

cyclepalooza.ca/membership

Instagram: @cyclepalooza

Facebook: /cyclepaloozaYYC

Twitter: @cyclepalooza

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