In case you’re a cyclist who lives under a rock, it is that time of year again – the velo-celebration of all things that make up Bike Month (June, in case you’re wondering). Along with a pretty cool government PSA campaign going on here in YEG, highlighting the need for motorists and cyclists alike to learn to co-exist on our roads, there are also the cursory green and white road signs the city puts up as well.
But now, let the fun begin!
People are organizing all kinds of great, fun events this month to celebrate Bike Month, Local Bike Store Day, and the Rapha Ride with Alex Stieda being great examples. But on a larger, festival-like scale, we have the Bikeology Festival, which is described as a month-long velo-love festival. Not surprisingly, there is really strong support for this annual civic event. Sponsors of the festival are numerous, from MEC, to DaCapo, ETS, Rainbow Communications, Earth’s General Store and the Alberta Arts Council, not to mention many others.