Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Turn winter blahs into pedalling yahs!

Calgarians suffering from a humdrum winter are encouraged to try something new – frame your ride at the Bike Photo Booth on Feb. 12 and ride to work on Feb. 14 for Winter Bike to Work Day. These two fun new events offer opportunities to pedal yahs into winter.

On Feb. 12, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., stop by the Winter Bike Photo Booth and receive a complimentary online photo of you with your bike, hot cocoa and a $20 gift card from BikeBike to celebrate winter cycling. The Photo Booth will be located along the south Bow River Pathway between 8 Street and 10 Street S.W. Please note participants are asked to sign a photo release waiver prior to having their photo taken as all photos will be accessible online. Children under 18 years of age are required a parental/legal guardian signature.

Winter Bike to Work Day, on Feb. 14, is an international event and this year Calgary is participating for the first time. Last year 31 communities from across three continents participated in this event. So, come on Calgary! Let’s show off our winter cycling prowess against cities like Winnipeg, Anchorage, Halifax, Oulu and Montreal by registering and riding to work on Valentine’s Day.

En route stop by Eau Claire Market Plaza and warm up with a hot beverage and snack.

Riding to work is fun, convenient and safe even when the temperature dips below zero. Did you know that approximately 30 per cent of summertime cyclists on 10 Street N. W. continue to ride in winter? Bike lanes and shared lanes are plowed within 24 to 48 hours of the end of snowfall to make winter cycling safer.  Learn more about the City of Calgary’s snow and ice control program on pathways and roadways.

To find your bike to work route download the Calgary pathways and bikeways map, view the interactive pathways and bikeways map, or download the iPhone App – it’s free at the App Store.
See you on Feb. 12 and Feb.14.

1 comment:

  1. So, how many people participated? Where are their pictures? 30% of bicyclists using 10 St. ride in the winter? How many people is that? 1? 2? Percentages mean NOTHING, and are a way to make it appear that one is providing information without really doing so. what are the real numbers of people riding their bikes to work in Calgary???