[Bike to the Future] May news, events, your input, volunteer opportunities
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Hello Bike to the Future members and supporters. This newsletter contains the following items:
1. May Monthly Meeting minutes / June Monthly Meeting 2. Commuter Cycling Skills course 3. Osborne Bridge during its rehabilitation 4. International Trails Day -- Saturday June 4 5. Commuter Challenge -- June 5 to 11 6. Pathway improvements -- your input is needed 7. MPI's Safer Roads public consultation & survey 8. Volunteer Work Party Days at The WREnCH 9. Winnipeg Cycling Map 2011 10. CAA Manitoba launches Bike Assist service and Watch For Bikes! campaign 11. Volunteers wanted: Bike to Work Day 12. Volunteers wanted: Bicycle Valet Winnipeg 13. BttF's City Committee 14. BttF membership Kevin Miller Bike to the Future, Co-Chair biketothefuture.org _____________________________
May Monthly Meeting minutes / June Monthly Meeting
This annual event challenges workplaces in a friendly competition to find active and green ways to commute to work. Individuals can walk, bike, take a bus, or carpool, and increase their physical activity while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The City's Operating Budget has an item for maintenance of existing multi-use pathways. Specific repairs and spot improvements are prioritized by the City's Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC).
Manitoba Public Insurance has begun public consultations on the role it should play as a public auto insurer in promoting and ensuring road safety. BttF thinks MPI has an important role to play in improving road safety for cyclists.
There is a survey on MPI's website that asks for feedback. Some questions ask whether MPI should be investing in safe cycling. We ask that you fill out the survey. ____________________________
Bicycle Valet Winnipeg has been contracted to provide services at Red River Exhibition Park on both Saturdays of the Ex (June 18 and 25), and is looking for volunteers to staff the bicycle valet at two locations: Kapyong Barracks (Park & Ride location) and Red River Exhibition Park. There will be a shuttle back and forth, so if you are volunteering at Red River Exhibition Park, you may park your bicycle at the Park & Ride location. Kidsfest
Bicycle Valet Winnipeg has been contracted to provide services for Kidsfest at The Forks from Thursday June 9 to Sunday June 12, including Kidstock on Saturday from 5:00 to 10:00 PM, and is looking for volunteers to staff the bicycle valet.
Air Force Run at 17 Wing on Sunday May 29
Ellice Street Festival on Saturday June 4
Winnipeg Blue Bombers games on Thursday June 23, Friday July 8, Thursday July 14
Canada Day at The Forks on Friday July 1
MEC Bike Fest at The Forks on Saturday July 16
If you are interested in helping with any of these Bicycle Valet Winnipeg events (or future events), please contact Bicycle Valet Winnipeg. ____________________________
BttF's City Committee
Bike to the Future's City Committee is always looking for volunteers. The City Committee is in the very early stages of embarking on a city-wide active transportation network strategy. If you're interested in becoming involved, please contact us. ____________________________
Members of Bike to the Future agree with our mission and vision and support it. We are a volunteer-run, incorporated, non-profit organization that is only as strong as our membership.
Many Bike to the Future memberships are due for renewal.
Please show your support for our work by becoming a member or renewing your membership.