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My Commute Home

I treated myself to a GoPro camera with the intention of documenting my own cycling as well as bike events in our fine city. Here is the first edit.

The commute normally takes about 20 minutes, however I edited it down and sped it up to keep it short.

Just Me and My Bike

These kids have it right, what more can you say?

Radical!

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Oh man, what I would have done to have one of these when I was a kid.

Come to think of it, I want one right now!  I think it would be awesome on my cargobike.

Gonna Ride My Bike Until I Get Home!

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Love this song!

BikeBike Welcomes Mission Workshop

First, some video fun featuring their gorgeous backpack, the Vandal -

San Francisco Halloween Keg Ride from Mission Workshop on Vimeo.

MW was created by the same fellas that started Chrome way back the tha' day, however their backpacks and messenger bag designs are totally new and offer many more features than most messenger style bags and traditional backpacks - including totally waterproof and roll-top closures.

Our first order consists of the Vandal and Rambler backpacks, as well as the Rummy messenger bag.  MW also has SPD-compatible footwear and beautiful jackets available.

The sun is out!  Go pedal!

Bikes For Humanity - Calgary Chapter

Calgary has its own chapter of Bicycles For Humanity and we are very proud to be a supporter of this incredible program that is changing lives in Africa everyday.

There is that old saying - "Give a man a fish and feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish and you can feed him forever".  This same principle is being applied by B4H volunteers in Africa with amazing success!

Here is a video showing the great work being done and how bikes are transforming people's lives for the better.


Where on Earth is MY Bike? from Bicycles for Humanity- TBAY on Vimeo.

We are a designated dropoff point for old bikes, parts, and tools, so, please, before you toss a bike in the garbage, consider bring it to us and we'll make sure B4H Calgary gets it.

Bicycles = Insulation From Economic Turmoil

**Update March 4 2017** What I like to call the #oilpocalypse has dramatically affected tens of thousands of Calgarians and it's affects are still reverbertaing through the economy at every level in. Downtown office space available is approaching 30%, acommodation rental prices are falling through the floor, retailers of all kinds are feeling the slowdown, and it is probably fair to say that everyone in this city knows someone who has been directly affected. Times are indeed tough right now and doing whatever you can to reduce your costs has gone from being a nice idea to absolutely imperative.

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**Update January 29 2015**  Here in Alberta, the rapidly plunging price of oil over the last 6 months has seen 10's of thousands of announced layoffs hitting the industry, resulting in skyrocketing home listings - up 80!% year over year - and corresponding dropping home sales - down 38!% year over year. More layoffs are coming and it…

Bike Sculptures by Bob van der Wege

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We love bike art of all kinds and Bob van der Wege's bike art is incredible! 

Bob and his wife Sherri recently moved here from Austin, TX and they are hosting an open house to celebrate their arrival in Calgary and to showcase his brilliant scupturework.  Here are the deets -

Sunday February 13 2-6pm, 2615 2 Ave NW.  If you would like more information about the event, email rjvanderwege@yahoo.com or call 403-803-8167

Winter In Calgary

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One of the many amazing natural areas within Calgary's city limits.  The Elbow River is right below and the front range of the Rocky Mountains can be seen way off in the distance.

I frequently take the long way to work so I can ride through this beautiful slice of Calgary.