With the uncertainty of COVID-19, life is looking different at the moment. Cycling is a great form of exercise and a viable form of transportation. As long as you are following the social and physical distancing protocals in place, it is safe for you to get outside and ride your bicycle.
The temperature is getting up to 18 degrees on Monday and Tuesday (FINALLY). It is an excellent time to take your bicycle in to get a spring tune up. Many people don’t cycle in the winter (but they should, like our founder, Lonny) so your bike sits all winter. Because of this, some parts might not work as well as they should be. Many bike shops are open by appointment only and are doing contactless drop off and pick up.
Some of the bike shops that are open are:
The Bike Shop
Bike & Brew
B & P Cycle and Sports
Power in Motion
Each shop has different policies in place. Please contact them directly for more information!
We are living in a strange time but one positive of the quarantine is that there are less cars on the road. This makes it easier and safer for cyclists to get around the city. Calgary has over 600km of paths and bike paths around the city!
With the beautiful weather coming this weekend, now is a great time to dust off your bicycle and get outside.
Happy (distant) cycling!
For information on Calgary’s pathways: https://maps.calgary.ca/PathwaysandBikeways/