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Posted February 3, 2021 by

Download a copy of this report 2020 proved to be the strangest year in the history of our organization! With COVID-19 running rampant, it’s been definitely unfortunate, but there were some bright spots for GCAT.  We weren’t able to offer the group rides that we usually do, but COVID-19 did get more people to walk […]

Posted December 15, 2020 by

Great for Secret Santas or as a stocking stuffer.($5-25 options available) Membership includes: 10% off parts, clothing, and accessories in store at Speed River Bicycle 10% of parts and accessories at Paramount Sports 10% off accessories at Backpeddling Free Project 529 shield to help protect your bike from theft $10 gift certificate to The Wooly […]

Posted July 15, 2020 by

by Ted Bangay, director, GCAT board The City of Guelph recently posted its 2015-2019 Collision report. First the good news: the report shows an overall decline in injury-related collisions and the number of cyclists involved in collisions. The report finds that injury-related collisions on Guelph’s roads decreased by nine per cent over the last five years, […]

Posted July 14, 2020 by

A series of interviews with bike related businesses are being conducted by GCAT board member, Jordan Richard. Here is the first in the series. Please let us know at info@gcat.ca if you know of a bike friendly business that you want highlighted! Annex Market Guelph is a new grocery delivery business that started up a few months […]

Posted July 2, 2020 by

Your comments are welcome!! Darren Shock, GCAT member and local urban planner, spends a considerable amount of time thinking and worrying about how we can move around better in the City of Guelph. As part of a one-car family of four, the last few years of his life have involved a lot of time on […]

Posted June 30, 2020 by

Great news! Guelph will finally be getting some separated and protected bike lanes, and along some key active transportation routes. The federal, provincial and municipal government made an announcement to fund 12.7 km of dedicated bike lanes. Proposed improvements being considered include protected bike lanes along: College Avenue from Janefield Avenue to Victoria Road Eramosa […]

Posted June 19, 2020 by

by Brad Johnston, GCAT member The bicycle bell – the voice of courtesy and safety.  The sharp double “ting” of a bicycle bell when coming up upon people walking on a shared path is the sign of courtesy and safety. The bell is how we say hello to people.  Here are some suggestions on bell […]

Posted May 20, 2020 by

Victory! A victory for active transportation supporters! (and for everyone else who wants safe, vibrant cities) On Monday May 16, Guelph City Council unanimously adopted two safer streets motions,  Behind the scenes, GCAT was hard at work helping to move these initiatives forward Before the council meeting, we wrote to Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health to […]

Posted May 14, 2020 by

and there will be more!June 9, and June 28-July 26 Read below about both of them!   (Virtual) 2Rivers on 2Wheels and a Cold Brew Too  June 9, at 6:45pm RSVP to get the link to join the event. If you can not make the live event, your will be sent a recording afterwards Join Dr. Laura […]

Posted May 13, 2020 by

*changed from  May 11 start date due to weather conditions Spring is bringing welcome relief from indoor confinement and social isolation during the COVID-19 crisis. From May 15-May 23, there is an opportunity get out for a (socially distanced) bike ride or walk in your neighbourhood to check out the beautiful magnolia trees!  For the past five years, […]

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