Author Archives: Peter Pankonin

5th annual LSLA Apple Fest!

August 12, 2017, Galt Gardens, 601 – 3 Avenue South

AppleFest! is the Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association’s annual main event….the thing that tells the world we’re here! And you guessed it, it’s about living sustainably which means local food, local fossil-free energy and sustainable housing. These feature prominently under the theme of apples.

BikeBridge will be providing bike parking racks for the event and, again, could use your help. Please email BikeBridge. Thanks.

For more information, see the LSLA website.

Wide Skies Music & Arts Festival

Wide Skies Musica Festival

July 26th at 5:00 pm & July 27th at 7:00 pm

A brand new festival in downtown Lethbridge, the Wide Skies Music & Arts Festival aims to bring a diverse range of world class musicians to a unique urban environment. The festival vision is one of accessibility for everyone and encourages visitors to embrace the idea of a “small footprint” in exchange for a big “wow” factor!

Presented by The Geomatic Attic and supported by funding through the City of Lethbridge “Heart of Our City” grant, Wide Skies Music & Arts Festival will take place over a two day period July 26 & 27, 2017. The outdoor event on July 26 will also feature a hand-made art market, food trucks and beer gardens. Wide Skies Music & Arts Festival is also putting an emphasis on environmental sustainability by encouraging use of public transit and cycling to the event, along with on-site recycling and composting programs to manage waste. Door prize tickets will be provided to everyone that takes transit, bicycle or walks to the festival!

BikeBridge volunteers will be supplying and supervising the bike racks during the FREE Wednesday events. To help out, please email BikeBridge.

For more information, see


Cycling Master Plan

BikeBridge has received notice that the Cycling Master Plan will be presented to City Council on Monday, July 17. Please email the Mayor and Councillors to show your support for this important initiative!

More info about the Cycling Master Plan

The final plan to be presented to council has been posted. Click on item 4.3 (Darwin Juell, Transportation Manager, re:  Cycling Master Plan) and then click on the pdf symbol on the right side of the page labeled “Cycling Master Plan – Cycling Master Plan x.pdf”

Please review and comment. We are interested in hearing feedback from everyone prior to the presentation to council on Monday. Thanks!

ATB Financial Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival

…is coming up this weekend, June 23 – 25.

There are still quite a few spots available to help out with the bike valet service and we really need the help as it is very popular with folks biking into Henderson Lake to avoid all the parking congestion. Please sign up using the Google Sheet (click on the second tab along the bottom).

Karen from and Henry from the County of Lethbridge will be with us to answer your questions about apps and the new regional trail.

If you have any questions, please ask by emailing

Upper Victoria Park Neighbour Day

BikeBridge will be participating in Neighbour Day in Upper Victoria Park on June 17th, from 8 am to 4 pm.

[from the event Facebook Page]

In addition to our “Mother of All Garage Sales”, we close off 2 roads for “Fair Squares” which are located immediately north and south of 6th Ave S, east of 13th St.

Our annual fair features food, street performers, musical artists, community groups and a VW Show & Shine. Scheduled for 2017: Flyin Hawaiian Food Truck, Tacos del Oso Muerto, COM & EAT Mobile Concession & Catering, Gah Fowler, The Polkaholics, The Trombone Collective, Lethbridge Community Taiko Association – LCTA, The Hammond Band, Old Steel and Zumba Lethbridge, The Basement Project, Gymfinity Gymnastics Lethbridge – U of L, Peace Hoopla, Lethbridge Public Library Bookmobile, Vintage VW Show & Shine, Environment Lethbridge, Allied Arts Council Lethbridge, Bike Bridge Cycling Association, City of Lethbridge – City Hall, Alberta Transportation Office of Traffic Safety, and much more.

And…new to 2017 (!) we present an open-air, neighbourhood “chalk art gallery”. This “exhibit” will be developed in real time by local artists and members of the public who want to join in. Chalk is free-of-charge for all to create their own unique masterpieces on our blocked-off roads and sidewalks.

Free Admission and Kid Friendly

More information



The world’s first green carnival is coming to Lethbridge!

From May 26 to 28 Sustainival will feature exhilarating games, attractions and rides powered by renewable energy! This unique carnival provides an experiential public education platform that celebrates energy literacy, sustainability, and clean-technologies.

Enmax Centre, 2510 Scenic Dr S,. Lethbridge

  • Friday, May 26, 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 28, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Ticket and Pass Options:

1.Buy a Day Pass and go on unlimited rides and participate in the Green Beast Eco Challenge. ($30 in advance online and $45 onsite during event hours)

2. Buy tickets on the event site for individual rides at the following rates:

  • Single Gold Ticket: $1.25
  • Red Book: (20) $23.00
  •  Blue Book: (40) $45.00

All Rides take between 3-7 coupons.

3. Come to the event for free because it isn’t a gated event. If you aren’t into rides and you want to come check out the entertainment, marketplace and educational exhibits you can enjoy the event FREE.

Buy your passes online today to skip the line-ups and SAVE!

For more information, see