Riding through the winter: Profile of a CfSC member

winter bike

Winter is approaching, but many of those who bike in Ottawa won't be put off by the snow: in recent years we've seen an expanding network of winter-maintained cycling routes in our city and growing popularity of riding bikes straight through the winter. Etienne Grall is one regular winter cyclist among CfSC's members. We interviewed him about his experience biking through the winter, what motivates him, and why he encourages others to give it a try.  

Be safe, be seen: Check out our "Lights on Bikes" safety video

On November 8th, we teamed up with Safer Roads Ottawa to hand out approximately 650 pairs of lights to cyclists who weren't equipped for biking in the dark after the clocks turned back. If you missed us, check out our new video, also produced with Safer Roads Ottawa, to see why a small investment in a pair of lights is worthwhile as you bike through the fall months.

Recap: AGM 2016, on the theme of data

Mayor Jim Watson with BikeOttawa President Gareth Davies

Mayor Watson and Gareth Davies, president of @BikeOttawa  - photo: Hans Moor

What a fantastic turnout at our 2016 AGM! Not only did we have the largest ever number of members and guests in attendance (nearly 150), but we also had more members of city council join us than ever before, along with Mayor Jim Watson.

It's that time of year again: Our AGM is on September 26th!

 Bike Parking

When: Monday, September 26th | Doors open at 5:30pm, speakers start at 6:30pm

Where: Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road (near Bayview station)

Who: Everyone is welcome, no need to be a member. Come meet us and see what we're all about.

Our AGM is an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow cyclists, learn about hot topics related to safer cycling and infrastructure, and find out what Citizens for Safe Cycling (CfsC) has been up to over the past year as well as upcoming plans. This year, we’ll be focusing on the theme of data: how we can collect and use it to promote safer infrastructure for cyclists. 

The AGM is open to all-- but we hope you will consider becoming a member or renewing your membership

The event is free but please register if you plan to attend so we can plan refreshments and seating accordingly.

Here’s what we have planned for this year...

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