The ATB Financial Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival runs this year 24–26 June 2016. BikeBridge is providing bike valet services again this year on Saturday and Sunday. We’re still looking for volunteers so please contact us if you are interested in helping out or add your name directly to our signup sheet!
Have your say on the future of Lethbridge’s bicycle infrastructure! BikeBridge will be at the Cycling Master Plan Open House on 8 June 2016 (16:30–19:30 at City Hall) advocating for increased cycling accessibility.
If you haven’t done so already, please provide your feedback online at http://cyclelethbridge.mindmixer.com.
18 June 2016 is Lethbridge’s second Neighbour Day, and you can find BikeBridge on 7 Avenue South as part of the Victoria Park neighbourhood events. We will be promoting safe cycling during the block party as well as providing free bicycle safety checks!
BikeBridge will be on 7 Avenue between 10:00 and 14:00. Come by our table.
Don’t forget to RSVP on the Facebook event.
Celebrate Environment Week at the 2nd Annual Keen for Green Fest, on June 11 from nonn–16:00 in Galt Gardens.
We will be helping to promote and celebrate sustainability at this great festival! There will be prizes, music, a free BBQ and locally grown food as well.
Featured performers include the Shaela Miller Threesome and Mwansa Mwansa. This year, Keen for Green will be held in conjunction with Nature Play Day.
Hope to see you there!
You can access the Spring 2016 Bikeshorts newsletter here
Bikebridge will hold its AGM on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm in the Lethbridge Red Cross meeting room at 335 Columbia Boulevard West, Lethbridge. All members of the public are invited to attend and memberships will be available. There are several board positions which are open and will be filled at this meeting. If you have an interest in filling one of these positions, please contact us at ContactBikebridge@gmail.com
Sellers, let Alberta Bike Swap do the work for you in exchange for a portion of the proceeds! Just drop of your bike in the morning, pay a small rack fee, and receive a cheque in the mail shortly thereafter. More info at: http://albertabikeswap.ca/location/lethbridge
Buyers, take advantage of a wide selection of bicycles at attractive prices. New bikes (from the Lethbridge shops), healthy used bikes (all checked on site for road-worthiness), and probably some fixer-uppers for the extreme bargain hunter or spare parts enthusiast.
Volunteers are needed to help with set up, intake, sales, tear down, and various work throughout the day. Alberta Bike Swap is two people (two!) who are most generous with their time and the proceeds from the swaps in order to promote safe and happy cycling for Albertans. They need our assistance to keep the swap running. Don’t be intimidated by the volunteer application: http://albertabikeswap.ca/volunteer-form The skill offerings include “Other, and I don’t mind being assigned”. Also, pay no heed to any mention of an oversupply of volunteers. That happens in Calgary, not Lethbridge.
Hope to see you there!
On September 26-27, 2015, several members of Bikebridge had the great pleasure to attend the 3rd annual Alberta Bicycle Commuters’ Conference (ABBCC) in Canmore.
The two-day conference, dedicated to promoting bicycling as a means of transportation, explored a wide range of topics. Among these were promoting safe bicycling, celebrating successful implementations of bicycle infrastructure (Calgary), reviewing bicycling initiatives already underway in Ontario and Quebec, and exploring possibilities for setting up an umbrella organization to promote bicycling as transportation in Alberta. It was all enormously interesting and very inspiring!
We were also very pleased that one Lethbridge council member, Jeff Coffman, and two officials from the City of Lethbridge Transportation Department attended. They were able to hear first hand about what was happening to promote cycling in other jurisdictions, and participate in the general discussion sessions.
To explore further, click on the links for the slides from the ABBCC presentations: ABBCC presentations.
Also, we were introduced to a number of other web sites where a wealth of information on bicycling can be found. Check it out for yourself!
Share the Road Cycling Coalition
Ontario Cycling Advocacy Network (OntarioCAN)
The League of American Bicyclists
Alberta Bicycle Network
ALBERTA TRAFFIC SAFETY FUND (ATSF) – grants are available to Alberta communities for traffic safety initiatives.