I recently started commuting by bike to work once a week, and discovered my love for cycling.
How convenient then that June is Bike month in Edmonton!!
Check out the Bikeology website for all the info and a list of events. There's also a facebook group and a bunch of facebook events floating around. For more on the origins and reasons behind Bikeology, and for the low-down about the biggest event of the month, Festival Day on June 20, take a look at the Festival section of the website. Most events are FREE (except for movie nights I assume)!
I'm planning on attending:
* Mocktails on the bridge: Thursday, June 11th, 4-6 pm. Northwest side of the High Level bridge at Ezio Farone Park. Free bike tune-ups, pedal-powered smoothies, give-aways, music, laughter, bikes to oggle, what more could you want?
*Movies at the Metro. Feature: ‘Monkey Warfare’: Monday, June 15, 7pm -10pm. Metro Cinema Theatre in the Zeidler Hall - main floor of the Citadel Theatre Complex 9828-101A Ave. Prizes, popcorn, Barb’s Bike Shorts and the feature film, ‘Monkey Warfare’.
*Festival Day: Saturday, June 20th, 1pm - 5pm. Beaver Hills House Park, Jasper Avenue and 105 Street. The glorious Bikeology Festival rolls around once again. Find us there, getting down to funky music, bikey fun, smoothies, and velo-love. Contests, kids’ entertainment, free bike tune-ups, information, prizes, pedal powered smoothies, crazy and beautiful bikes to see, and more! Bring your bike, your friends and your sunscreen for a fantastic velo party!
*Salon: Winter Cycling discussion: Tuesday, June 23, 7pm-9pm. Parkallen Hall Skating Shack 11104-65th Ave. Route finding, clothing, special care and feeding for your bicycle. Learn what you need to know to start winter riding, or come share your experiences as a seasoned rider. What better time to reminisce about winter riding than one of the longest days of the year.
All you cyclists in Etown ought to check it out (and let me know if you want to go for a ride sometime!).