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Oct. 07, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Frozen fun: outdoor activities for Calgary's COVID-19 winter

It's still only October, but thanks to COVID-19 and Calgary's fickle weather, it's time to start planning for winter. After a summer full of park picnics, patio meals and backyard hangouts, the arrival of cold weather and the wet stuff will require a pivot to winter-appropriate outdoor activities. And if the rush to snag home fitness gear and bikes this spring/summer was any indication, equipment for traditional winter sports might soon be hard to find.

Here are a few ways you can stay active and social in and around Calgary this winter:
Aaron Stayner began commuting by bike three years ago and made the decision to ditch his daily drive for health and financial reason.
Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

Feb. 06, 2019 | Cody Stuart

Winter Cycling Congress shines spotlight on Calgary bike commuters

Winter may have put the chill on cycling for many Calgarians, but the City of Calgary's recent Winter Cycling Congress cast a spotlight on Calgary's efforts to make two-wheeled transport accessible for even more Calgarians.

Cyclists have been some of the most enthusiastic supporters of Calgary’s craft breweries.
Courtesy Banded Peak Brewing

July 18, 2018 | Geoff Geddes

Bike and brew

Wheels are in motion for "Barley Belt" cycle path

More and more these days, people cycle to the office or pedal to the park, so why not bike to the brewery? At the moment, the lack of proper pathways is an issue, but owners of several southeast Calgary breweries are hoping the City of Calgary will pave the way to progress for their customers and staff.

Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

July 18, 2018 | Natalie Noble

Polite pathways

An etiquette refresher for Calgarians on the move

Calgarians enjoy the largest urban pathway network in the country. Over 800 kilometres of pathways and 95 kilometres of trails throughout the city connect communities for a variety of users. As we approach the middle of another beautiful summer, it's a great time to review pathway etiquette for walkers, joggers, in-line skaters, pet owners and cyclists.

More and more Calgarians are hopping on their bikes to get around the city during the winter months, but some special preparations are necessary for successful cycling in the cold and snow.
Courtesy Bike Calgary

Jan. 10, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl

A cold commute

Tips for safe and warm winter cycling

When winter arrives, many Calgarians store their bicycles away until springtime.

But not everyone.

A growing number of people cycle year round, including during their daily commute. And in the winter, that requires some additional preparation.

Bike Calgary president Agustin Louro, pictured on the St Patricks Island connector bridge in East Village, believes cycling infrastructure needs to be improved before a bike-share system is viable in Calgary. Photo by Wil Andruschak/For CREB®Now

Jan. 22, 2016 | Kathleen Renne

Life in the slow lane

Calgary falling behind on bike-sharing initiatives, say experts

The norm, rather than the exception: that's how cycling advocates describe the future of bike-sharing programs, which, like Car2go, offer a fleet of bikes (instead of cars) to the public for brief-period rental.

According to Google's Bike-Sharing World Map, 977 cities worldwide already participate in such systems.

Calgary is not one of them.

June 19, 2015 | CREBNow

The right track

Calgary cycle track pilot seeing success in early days

For Calgarian Adrian Murphy, the opening of a second of four routes for the City's cycle track pilot is welcome news.

"I'm really looking forward to it," he said of the Fifth Street S.W. track, which opened June 12 and will allow him to cycle from his home in Mission to the 12th Avenue leg, which opened on June 4, and then to work.

May 07, 2015 | CREBNow

The righteous paths

Calgary's extensive pathway network lets cyclists roam far and wide

Cycle City: A three-part series exploring biking in and around Calgary

What stretches 770 kilometres across Calgary, reaching virtually every area of the city, yet doesn't contain a single car?

Even if you are already aware of Calgary's extensive pathway system, the scope of the city's multi-use pathways is the envy of other cities.

July 17, 2014 | Cody Stuart

Have bike, will travel

City releases Bicycle Count report

Calgarians love their bicycles, and the City has the numbers to prove it.

Released as part of the City of Calgary's first ever official bike count, data collected by the city
showed over 19,000 cyclists passed by one of 51 collection points during two six-hour periods (6:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m.) in May, June and July.

April 30, 2014 | CREBNow

Cycle pilot approved

CREBNow's three-part series examining the news, community and culture of cycling in the city.

April 28 saw Calgary's city council voting in favour of a downtown cycle track pilot.

The 8-7 vote comes on the heels of months of planning, community forums and debates on whether the track would be a feasible idea for downtown Calgary.


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