Well, it was a very soggy and cold Bike to Work Day event held on May 2nd but that didn’t stop hundreds of bike commuters from braving the elements and having a great time.
Lonny Balbi did a great job of pulling off yet another successful event and raising awareness, with a great dose of fun, to commuting to work. This group puts in a tremendous amount of effort in ensuring people have a great time and provides a wonderful opportunity to get to know the Calgary bike community at large.
I love the fact that there are people like Lonny who are passionate about cycling who create awareness that there are alternatives to getting to work. Calgary is fortunate to have an incredible bicycle path system that creates the ability to get around our great city on two wheels.
Laura, the store manager from our good friends at Rogue Clothier and Cyclery was there to partake in the event and we always love to get out and support these efforts along side a great shop like theirs who are connected to the Calgary cycling community.
It was wonderful to see so many commuters brave the cold and wet weather to join Lonny and team for the 8th Annual Bike to Work Day celebrations.
Cycles Toussaint were very fortunate to have one of our Citie bikes given away by Calgary’s Breakfast Television in conjunction with the Bike to Work Day event. Good luck to the 57th entrant, you’re going to receive a bike that’s going to make your friends jealous this summer! Thanks Breakfast Television!
I had a great time catching up with old friends from the bike community and saying “Hi” to new acquaintences who were very curious on our bikes and who we are.
Thanks Calgary and Lonny for a great event. Looking forward to next year!
I was recently invited to Calgary’s Breakfast Television to take part in the Bike to Work Day campaign. Lonny Balbi, event organizer for the Bike to Work Day event, has done a great job of creating awareness and an environment for a fun and safe commute for the past 8 years. The event takes place on May 2nd.
I had a great time with the BT crew and other local bike shop people, especially the great folks at Rogue, who supplied me with some new hip cycling swag to model! It’s exciting being involved in the Calgary cycling community and to provide the support and awareness these events and shops deserve. I’ll be out on my bike with the rest of the Calgary commuters May 2nd.
Here are a few links for your browsing pleasure.
Breakfast Television spot: http://www.btcalgary.ca/videos/3503752119001/
Bike to Work Day: http://www.bikecalgary.ca/index.php
Ride your Journey,
Brian has posted a detailed review of his Velo Routier frame build on his Cycle Settle Stonehog blog. Here is a picture from his site to pique your interest.
Note the tasty Rene Herse crank and Acorn Boxy Rando front bag. And the green grass and open water in the background. On a more than slightly jealous note, here at the Toussaint world HQ we have been hunkered down to temperatures in the -20 C to 30C range for the last 3 weeks and some side roads with ice ruts, I kid you not, a foot deep. But we are catching a break, it supposed to warm up to a relatively balmy +6C today. Time for a pond hockey break!