Here's how to enter for the chance to win some big prizes for participating on May 7, 2021:
-On your morning bike ride on BTWD, take a picture of you and/or your bike, of your view on your commute, something cool you see on the road, the sunrise, a screenshot of your route using an app like Strava or Map My Ride, or whatever you desire!
-Then, post it to Twitter, Instagram (post or story), or Facebook AND MAKE SURE TO TAG US (or else we will not see it, and if you are private, screenshot your story and DM us).
-Alternatively, you can send in your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org on May 7th.
Only submissions on May 7, 2021 will be counted. Must be over 18 years of age and reside in the Calgary area. Winners will be randomly chosen and contacted on Monday, May 10th.
Get your bike ready for Friday, May 7th, 2021: the official Bike to Work Day in Calgary!
This year, we want to continue our 13 year tradition of hosting Calgary's Bike to Work Day. Our mission is to encourage cycling in the city to reduce our carbon footprint and promote a healthy lifestyle for all.
For our 14th year, we are planning a COVID-safe event, so that we can continue to promote cycling in a city that has some of the best pathway systems in North America. We have been approved by AHS and continue to follow their guidance and rules.
What will Bike to Work Day look like in 2021?
Due to COVID, extra satefy measures and precautions are being put in place for the event. The general format will be the following: from 6am-9am on Friday, May 7th, 2021, energy stations will be strategically placed throughout the downtown area (see image below) where cyclists are passing by can receive encouragement and support from our amazing volunteers. There will also be some giveaways, like McCaf. free coffee coupons!
In lieu of the Eau Claire main event, there will be another Energy Station at the Delta Garden, just south of the Peace Bridge for cyclists to receive more encouragement and giveaways. There will be no large event or gathering of any kind this year. Find the Energy Station that best suits your morning commute and look out for our volunteers. We are working hard to make this day enjoyable for everyone!
Bike to Work Day founder, Lonny Balbi, continues to pledge $1 for each cyclist to a local charity. This year, we have chosen Two Wheel View! A local charity that works to provide programs that use the bicycle as a vehicle for change in the lives of youth.
As of now, Alberta Health Services has a 5-person cap on outdoor gatherings, which means we cannot have more than 5 people at a station at a time (including volunteers). Our volunteers will be regulating flow of traffic and ensuring cyclists are keeping 6 feet apart and are following guidelines. Cyclists must be wearing a face mask if closer than 6 feet to a volunteer - so we ask that as you approach the station, you be wearing a face covering to protect them and others around you. We want to keep everyone healthy and safe during the event.