Winter Bike to Work Day is coming up on February 14, 2014. We know, that's also Valentine's Day. But it happens to be pretty much exactly the middle of winter. And that's why the organizers of the worldwide event have chosen that day. Yes, it's a worldwide event, and people from everywhere are invited to register on the Winter Bike to Work Day website. Totals by city will be tallied: let's show Winnipeg, Montreal, Edmonton, and Oulu, Finland that Calgary can embrace winter too.
To support Winter Bike to Work Day, Bike Calgary is organizing an event at Eau Claire Market the morning of February 14 (7-9 am). First 60 get breakfast, sponsored by Power in Motion! There will also be a Winter Bike to Work photo booth on Wednesday, February 12, after 3:30 pm, sponsored by Bike Bike. There will be hot cocoa and gift certificates for the models.
If you're not already riding, but would like to and need some prep, we're still offering a "make your own studded tire" workshop on Saturday, February 1, and an introduction to winter riding clinic on Saturday, February 8. There will also be a women-only workshop by Cyclofemme YYC at Good Life Bikes on February 5 (6 pm) as part of their "Gender Equality Magic" Wednesday night series.
If all that is not enough: Calgary's bicycle-themed DIY festival Cyclepalooza will run Winterpalooza from February 12-17: It follows the same format as Cyclepalooza, but in winter. So there will be bike rides to the tobogganing hill, a winter bike/valentine's day party, bike races on ice, etc.
Please help us get the word out! Tell your friends. If you're on Facebook, join the Winterpalooza event and invite your friends. Commit at the Winter Bike to Work Day site. Print the attached posters and put them up at work. Share & tweet your pictures with the #wbtwd hashtag. We'll need some help for the event on Friday morning, so if you have time, sign up here or drop us a line at [email protected].
[Poster credit: Jillian Fleck]