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Commuter Challenge

City of Regina challenges commuters to leave car at home; transportation plan still in the works

Encouraging people to use sustainable ways of getting around is the focus of the annual Commuter Challenge Week, which began Sunday. It asks residents and workplaces to register online (Commuterchallenge.ca) and log how they’re commuting.

(Bike Regina President) Daubisse called the challenge a “great opportunity for people to get out of their cars, see different ways they can get to work or school.”

The organization is hosting a bike ride leaving from the Victoria Park cenotaph at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Commuting by bike and the city’s cycling infrastructure will be the topics of the day.

On Wednesday, the city is hosting a bike safety workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre.

Thursday, Bike Regina is back with a ride with city administration and councillors leaving from City Hall at 5:30 p.m. The focus is quick fixes and pilot projects that can make Regina more bike friendly.

“With the Transportation Master Plan not coming out, we’re falling behind Saskatoon already and that’s not something that’s ideal,” said Daubisse.

In CBC news today:

As part of the (commmuter) challenge, Bike Regina will be leading a public group ride on Tuesday, June 7. The ride, which leaves from the Cenotaph in Victoria Park at 7 p.m., is encouraging participants to dress in business attire.

On Thursday, June 9, Bike Regina will be hosting a “Ride with Administration and Council”.

The ride will leave City Hall at 5:30 p.m. and will end in Candy Cane park at approxiamately 6:15 p.m. City councillors and members of city administration have been invited

The event wraps up with a barbeque.

Bike Valet Season is here – Cathedral Village Arts Festival

Bike Regina’s first bike valet of the season is happening this Saturday, May 24 at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival (CVAF) from 10 am – 5 pm. This means you can ride your bike to the 13th Avenue Street Fair to the festival knowing that your ride will be in good hands and happily waiting for you when you are ready to leave.

The CVAF is a fun Regina arts festival with lots of booths to visit, an awesome live music stage and your Bike Regina friends waiting for you at the Mysteria parking lot (13th and Angus).

Find out more HERE

Winter Bike-to-Work Day

Get your face masks ready…

…Bike Regina is pleased to announce that Regina will be participating in Winter Bike-to-Work Day, which falls on February 14 (Valentine’s Day) this year.  We will be handing out high fives and kisses (Hershey’s kisses, that is) to cyclists at the corner of Lorne St. and Victoria Ave. between 7:30 – 8am and all participants are automatically entered to WIN FABULOUS BIKING GEAR, generously provided by our friends at Western Cycle!

How it worksVisit the event’s official webpage at winterbiketoworkday.org.  Select ‘Regina’ as your city.   You can also write a message on our Facebook page  to let us know that you are participating.  By either signing up on the official webpage or posting on our Facebook page, you will automatically  be entered to WIN A PACKAGE OF COMMUTING GEAR, courtesy of Western Cycle.

For more information about this event, please visit winterbiketoworkday.org or send us an email at info@bikeregina.org.

Happy cycling!

Winter Bike To Work 2014 Poster

FREE Bicycle Workshops in September

Bike Regina is hosting 3 workshops this month with funding from SGI.

All workshops are FREE or by donation and led by experienced commuter cyclists and certified mechanics. Feel free to RSVP us (info@bikeregina.org) to attend either or all workshops. Hope to see you soon!

CYCLE SMART I
Wednesday, September 18
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (2205 Victoria Ave)
BASIC Commuting skills: Rules of the road, bike handling, communication, and basic bike maintenance.
Classroom and on-road learning. Bring your bike!

SMART ROUTES
Thursday, September 19
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Victoria Park (at Cenotaph)
Learn how to plan safe cycling routes around the city for work and play. Group discussion and community ride to follow. Bring bike and lights!

CYCLE SMART II
Thursday, September 26
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (2205 Victoria Ave)
ADVANCED Commuting skills: Collision avoidance, riding in heavy traffic, lane positioning, and bike care and repair.
Classroom and on-road learning. Bring your bike!

Call for Volunteers!

Bike Regina needs volunteers!

The Board of Directors are now sorting through the ideas captured during the brainstorming session at the AGM. Based on the participants feedback, committees will look something like the following:

Education Committee
– “Learn-to-Ride / Safe Cycling” Group
– “Bike Mechanics” Group

Community Building Committee
– “Cycling Support” Group
– Outreach Group

Advocacy Committee
– Bike Policy Lobby
– Bike Infrastructure Lobby

We also need design and copy assistance with promotional-type items – pamphlets, posters, website, etc.

For those of you that filled out the membership form (it’s free!) indicating you have skills to offer, we will contact you once we’ve had our meeting this Saturday to see what you’re interested in doing.

For those who have recently joined Bike Regina (welcome!), but not completed the membership form (it’s free!), fill in our membership form and we will contact you soon.

Bike Regina AGM – February 7, 2013

Bike Regina’s AGM is happening on Thursday February 7, 2013.

Location: Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Boardroom, 2205 Victoria Avenue

Time: 7 – 8:30 pm

The AGM Agenda can be accessed here.

Fill in the membership form to indicate your membership status and involvement. It is FREE and will give you the right to vote for our new Directors. If you are curious about which ward you live in (in membership form), here is the ward map.

We will also be putting a motion to adopt official bylaws for Bike Regina. You can view this here.

We’ve got 2-3 director positions open. Please email bikeregina@gmail.com if you’re interested in putting your name forward.

Bring your family, bring your friends. . .See you all there!