It’s almost Bike Month! So Many Great Events! May 27-June 30

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.

Bike Month

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 info@gcat.ca

Back by popular demand: Why We Cycle Movie and Discussion, May 22

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.

Details:

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.

Contact

benita.vanmiltenburg@guelph.ca  (movie)

info@gcat.ca (discussion afterwards)

 

Join us for Guelph’s Royal City Bike Rodeo!

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!

Participants must:

  1. Bring a bicycle in good-working condition, a helmet and a lock.

  2. Arrive 30 minutes before their registered time to have their bicycle checked and sign-in. You must register your preferred time on Eventbrite.

  3. 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.

  4. Be in grade 4 or 5

  5. Be a resident in the city of Guelph.

  6. Cost is $5 (includes one loot bag!) and only 100 spots available. You must register for the event at Eventbrite.  Register early!

Please contact info@gcat.ca if you need more information.

Looking forward to seeing you there!