The third Alberta Bicycle Commuters Conference will happen September 26-27 in Canmore. This will be a bigger and more ambitious event than the last two, aiming to build momentum toward creating a provincial cycling strategy, as some other provinces have done.
The keynote speaker will be Eleanor McMahon, founder of Share The Road Ontario, which prompted the provincial government to formulate their CycleON plan. Other presentations are expected to be offered by a key individual from Velo Quebec and City of Calgary staff who have been involved in promoting cycling and creating the infrastructure there. Taking it in and participating in discussion should be elected officials, municipal planning and transportation staff from across the province, advocates for cycling and active transportation, and you, the everyday bike rider. More details will be posted as they are confirmed.
Extra-conference activities in Canmore that weekend include the BikeBike Harvest Full Moon Ride on Saturday night and the Bike Shorts Film Festival on Sunday evening.
Canmore is a popular destination in September, so book early and look forward to an inspiring weekend with great people collaborating on an important aspect of our life in Alberta.