Jul 30, 2010

Family Transportation Demo Day!

We are very excited to be a part of (what I think is) Calgary's very first Family Transportation Demo Day.  First, the details:

- When?  August 7th, 9am - 3pm
- Where?  Kingsland Farmers Market - 7711 MacLeod Trail S. - you will find us in the parking lot.
- What?  Test ride a selection of cargo bikes, kid hauling bikes, cargo trailers, bikes with child seats, classic European city bikes, and electric bikes from Green City Motors

Is it just us, or has cycling been in the media more than  ever?  Is it coincidence or is it finally cycling's time to shine?  Some recent media items here, here, and here.  Other related news items are here, here, and here too.

We believe cycling is on the cusp of a huge renaissance, with commuting, utility cycling, and cycling for daily transport leading the charge.  Gone are the days of only riding bikes in tight shorts and flashy jerseys, all hunched over, pretending you're Lance Armstrong.  These days people are choosing bikes that are more classic and upright - downright civilized even - bikes that are comfortable, easy to use and maintain, and built to last a lifetime.  Bikes for going to the grocery store.  Bikes for exploring your community with your family.  Bikes for riding to work all year 'round. 

Make some time on August 7th to come down to the new Kingsland Farmers Market to try out some of these amazing bikes - and of course, pick up some fresh food and goods from the market.

Hope to see you there.

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