7-8:30AM may not be your time to shine (although you SHOULD have your lights on!) so we may not see you at the Winter Bike To Work Breakfast extravaganza, however, there are more events popping up to keep you morning sleepy heads involved!
First – Tuesday, February 11 (YOIKS, that’s tonight) – a vegan buffet at Narayanni’s Restaurant! Join us at Narayanni’s, located at 10131 81 Avenue. It’ll be yummy, warm and (given the weather forecast), a lovely snowy ride! Bring your moolah, and your appetite cause it’ll be grand!
Second (and originally noted) – Friday, February 14 7AM to 8:30AM- The Winter Bike TO Work Breakfast – Southwest side of the HighLevel Bridge, hot drinks and breakfasts snacks. Mmmmmm, snowy lovely bevies and snacks…
Third – Friday, February 14 – The Winter Bike FROM Work Drinks – West end – So the #yegbike crowd can join us for drinks after work for #wbtwdYEG. This event is being coordinated by Kerry Boyd (you can get updates from him on his Twitter account at @CairoBody). More riding, more drinking and more snacks… possibly more snow!
Fourth – Friday evening ride from 4:30PM to 6:30PM, a Winter Bike FROM Work Ride to local coffeeshops, including Earth’s General Store, Transcend/Sugar Bowl/Rosso Pizza, Budding Rose/De Capo/Cally’s Teas, EGS, finally Mike’s Beans and Bikes. Not a west ender? Check out this ride… again with more bevies and snacks… (more details on meet up location to follow!)
ENDING WITH, ta day…..The Winter Bike FROM Work Doco Screening from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the Ritchie Hall (7727 98 Street)!
Whew… what a ton of bikey fun…
Feeling a little lonely out there? Wondering where all the summer crowds are? Missing the breakfasts on the bridge? If so, then THIS is THE day for you!
Join the Bikeology: Gears, Earth’s General Store, and Edmonton Bicycle Commuters’ Society while they celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day this February 14 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Bicycle Bottleneck. The Bottleneck is located at the southwest end of the High Level Bridge at the intersection of 109 Street and 89 Avenue.
There’ll be breakfast items, hot bevies and, later that day more events (tours, movies, meals) slated to celebrate Winter City by bicycle!
Sign up and be counted at the Winter Bike to Work Day website!
See you out there!
Interested in helping with the Bikeology Festival? Wanna leap on “board” and get things going? Sunday, September 22, from 2-4 p.m. VELOfest Edmonton League and Organization is meeting to discuss the future of Bikeology as well as other bikey matters. Email info[at]bikeology[dot]ca for location details.
Cyclists Ride Together to Create a Safer Trans-Canada Trail
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, August 2013 – Cyclists, supporters, family and friends will ride in solidarity to show support for Ride the Trail for Elizabeth, a cross country campaign to raise awareness and promote the completion of a Trans-Canada Trail that will be accessible and safe for cyclists.
Elizabeth Ann Sovis got on her first bike at the age of 50 and immediately fell in love. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Elizabeth, alongside her husband Edmund A. Aunger, would spend their summers cycling the Trail. Though the Trans-Canada Trail was not always smooth, Elizabeth passionately believed in the Trail and wanted to devote her retirement to getting the Trail properly developed and completed – ensuring accessibility and safety for cyclists. On July 14th, 2012 while Edmund and Elizabeth were biking along the Trail in Prince Edward Island, Elizabeth was struck and killed by a drunk driver. She was 63.
Survived by her husband and her three sons, Edmund S. Aunger, Richard Aunger and Gregory Aunger, Elizabeth’s dream of a safer Trans-Canada Trail lives on. Edmund Aunger has carried on his beloved wife’s vision and started the Ride the Trail for Elizabeth campaign. A campaign that will see Edmund cycle across the country in five stages each summer, beginning the first leg of his journey on July 1st, 2013 in Victoria, British Columbia and finishing in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on July 2017.
Edmund will be arriving in Edmonton on Sunday August 25, 2013 marking the completion of the first leg of his journey. We invite you to join Edmund on the steps of the Alberta Legislature on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm as we rally in support for a safer Trans-Canada Trail. More importantly, we invite you to celebrate the completion of Edmund’s first leg, the power of a united cycling community and the realization of Elizabeth’s dream. We hope to see you there. Ride on.
Bikeology has come a long way, baby! From a one-day festival to nearly 50 events in 30 days… Wanna help keep the bike vibe going in Edmonton? Contact VELOfest Edmonton at info [at] bikeology [dot] com to find out how you can get involved.
VELO can use help in a variety of ways – connecting with bike shops, restaurants, picking bikey movies, writing grants, setting up the calendar of events, running a series of events… It’s all available and any help you can provide would be invaluable!