ABOUT LOVE YOUR BIKE
Come out for the sixth annual “Love Your Bike Festival” on Saturday June 15, hosted by St. Andrew’s Church, Two Rivers Church, GCAT, GORBA and more! This festival includes the young and old in celebrating Guelph’s favourite mode of transportation – The Bike!
Give your bike some love! Three of Guelph’s cycling shops (Backpeddling, Paramount Sports and Speed River Bicycle) will be on hand to offer free mechanical checks in preparation for your summer riding.
Here are some of the highlights:
- A“Wrench-Off” at 9:45am featuring Guelph’s top bike mechanics in a friendly flat-fixing competition
- An antique bike display, courtesy of Clayton Foxall from Backpeddling
- A moment of silence at 10:15am for fallen cyclists followed by a “Blessing of the Bikes”
- Free coffee and treats before 11am!
- Two Group rides leave at 10:30am sharp (registration starts at 9:15am; helmets required)
- An organized family ride, called The “Easy Rider Parade,” around Exhibition Park, led by Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation (GCAT)
- Story Time Stopover with Guelph Public Library in Exhibition Park
- The “Two Rivers Ride,” along the recreation trails to Guelph Lake and back, led by Guelph Off Road Bicycling Association (GORBA)
Rides finish at The Wooly at 12:00 noon with a BBQ, refreshments and prizes provided by Steam Whistle Brewery, and activities hosted by GCAT. Kids who participate get a free hotdog and a drink!
-Two wheels, One love-
Active Transportation advocates: Please come out to this event at the Delta Hotel, Wednesday June 5 at 6:30pm.
It looks like a very interesting and informative evening, with a heavy emphasis on making cities more livable and the transportation system more balanced. Very excited to hear these panelists!
Your attendance sends a message to the City of Guelph needs to balance transportation modes so that everyone has a choice in how they get around the city. Please register here to attend.
From the Eventbrite website (for the City of Guelph):
Join us for a panel discussion exploring how disruptive technologies, urban development and climate change are shaping how we’ll move tomorrow. Share your thoughts on the future of transportation in Guelph.
Moderated by: Jesse Hirsh, Futurist and Digital Strategist
- Andrew Miller, Associate Director of Mobility, Sidewalk Labs
- Jeff Casello, Professor, Transportation Planning, University of Waterloo
- Nancy Smith-Lea, Director, The Centre for Active Transportation
- Jamie Stuckless, Executive Director, Share the Road
- Dewan Karim, Integrated Mobility Specialist, Dillon Consulting
Moving Guelph Forward: Help us develop a shared vision for the future of transportation in Guelph.
Parking is complimentary with an eventbrite ticket.
Date And Time
Wed, 5 June 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Delta Hotels by Marriott Guelph Conference Centre
50 Stone Road West
Guelph, ON N1G 0A9
It’s almost here! A whole month of bike events hosted by various organizations!
Here is a full listing of events hosted by a variety of groups. (Speed River Bicycle, Guelph Off Road Bicycling Association, Guelph Police Services, City of Guelph, and many more!!)
Below is a listing and description of events hosted or co-hosted by GCAT:
( Pre-Bike Month)
May 22 Why We Cycle Movie and Discussion, 6:30pm, Bookshelf Cinema, 41 Quebec St.
May 27 Bike to Work Day. GCAT (Active Guelph) will be leading the bike ride from Franchetto Park going to City Hall for a Bike to Work Day celebration. Ride leaves at 7:30 am
June 1 Royal City Bike Rodeo, 12:30-4pm Exhibition Arena, 70 Division St, Guelph
June 8 2Rivers on Two Wheels and a Cold Brew Too, Fixed Gear Brewery, 20 Alma St S, Guelph
June 15 Love Your Bike Festival 9:30-12:30pm, St. Andrews Church, 161 Norfolk St,
June 23 Tour de Guelph all morning, University of Guelph Athletic Centre, 150 Reynolds Walk, Guelph. GCAT will have a booth and will participate in the ride.
Something for everybody! For more info on GCAT rides, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday May 22, the City of Guelph is presenting the documentary “Why We Cycle” at the Bookshelf Cinema. This internationally popular documentary explores the hidden effects of bicycling on people, societies, and the organization of cities.
This film screening is free, courtesy of the City of Guelph.
Afterwards, Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation will give the movie goers a chance to discuss the movie and socialize. We will be hosting table top discussions in the Greenroom (next to the E-Bar) upstairs related to how some of the themes in the movie can inspire us in Guelph. For those who want to just have a pint and socialize, you can do that too!. GCAT will provide some nibbles.
Movie: Wednesday May 22 at 6:30pm at the Bookshelf Cinema, 41 Quebec St, Guelph
Discussion: after the movie, at approx 7:30pm at the Greenroom upstairs from the cinema
More info about the movie:
In this movie regular cyclists and regular scientists from all walks of life paint a picture of Dutch cycling culture. We learn that cycling leads to happiness, health, keeping up cognitive functions and creativity and a state of readiness. Cycling also leads to happy children who enjoy the autonomy of independent travel. Because cyclists are open to their surroundings and each other, city life tends to be more open. Trust among people grows as they interact through cycling.
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Welcome to Guelph’s Royal City Bike Rodeo!
Presented by the Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation (GCAT), Guelph Off-Road Bicycling Association (GORBA), City of Guelph, and Guelph Police Service, the Royal City Bike Rodeo will take place rain or shine, at Exhibition Park Arena on Saturday, June 1, 2019 , between 11:30 to 4pm.
The Guelph Police Service will run a fun and challenging bicycle agility course that will give children in grades 4 and 5 the opportunity to become better and safer bicyclists, and practice the rules of the road. Children will receive immediate feedback in a positive manner to help improve their cycling skills. Each rodeo time-slot lasts one and and half hours (1.5 hours) and includes: the agility course, a pre-ride safety check, and helmet fitting. What’s more, the Guelph Off Road Bicycling Association (GORBA) will be offering a skills demo just outside of the arena!
Bring a bicycle in good-working condition, a helmet and a lock.
Arrive 30 minutes before their registered time to have their bicycle checked and sign-in. You must register your preferred time on Eventbrite.
Be accompanied at the Bike Rodeo by parent/guardian. The parent or guardian must sign their child’s participation waiver at the event, and remain at Exhibition Park Arena while their child participates.
Be in grade 4 or 5
Be a resident in the city of Guelph.
Cost is $5 (includes one loot bag!) and only 100 spots available. You must register for the event at Eventbrite. Register early!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.
Looking forward to seeing you there!