A few special events coming up for your interest:
*THURS FEB.11 AND FRIDAY 12 - eGlobal Winter Cycling Congress* Two short jam packed days of unique presentations and fascinating discussions, with post event social activities in a virtual Finnish bar. The Winnipeg connection includes Councillor Sherri Rollins sharing political wisdom and ideas and the story of learning to ride a bicycle only a few months ago. She will be sharing a stage with Oboi Olatunji, the founder of Slow Roll Chicago who visited Winnipeg for Bike Bike a few years ago (along with Sarah Goodyear from the War on Cars podcast from NYC and Lisa Bender, the President of City Council in Minneapolis to talk about the role of enforcement post in a BLM era and ways of making winter cycling both normal and inclusive. As conference director, I get the honour of moderating a session with MP Andy Fillmore, head of Canada's new AT strategy, Bronwen Thornton, head of international pedestrian design and land use network, Walk21 and Dr.Peter Newman, an award-winning sustainability and urban design expert who is a lead author for transport at the IPCC. So many other great speakers! Local engineering firm Sandbox is a sponsor and helping to support Winnipeg Trails' assistance with project management and communications. It is truly a global team effort, with teams from Boston, Montreal, Helsinki, Masstricht and more combining to pick up the pieces from the usually in-person conference sites that had to be cancelled due to you-know-what. We hope you can join. Student registration is only 5EUR. Regular conference registration is just 20EUR with a membership to the Winter Cycling Federation. Viva la Bike Boom. Register now: WinterCycling.org
*Friday Feb.12 WinterBikeALoopza (Winter Bike to Work Day COVID 19 Edition) *With so many people worldwide working from home or unemployed, this year is different. People are committing to ride, like usual, but encouraged to do loops of their own neighbourhoods. Sign up online, and check the maps. The School Loops team will be adding all kinds from Winnipeg this week. Rememberm we started this event, Winnipeg, its up to you to finish it. ;) Join us. WinterBikeToWorkDay.org
*Wednesday Feb.24th *- *LAUNCH of Women in Cycling Network. T*his is partially organized by Angela van der Kloof, whom some of you may remember from the Kickstand sessions that Janice Lukes and I organized with Michael Colville Andersen almost a decade ago or from the 2014 Winter cycling Congress here in Winnipeg.