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Events Guide: Cycling Infrastructure Ideas from Across the Country, HRM Bike Week

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WHAT: Cycling Infrastructure Ideas from Across the Country
WHERE: Kenneth C. Rowe Management Bldg, 6100 University Avenue, Rm 1009
WHEN: May 31st, 2011, 6:30–8:00pm

HALIFAX – Since May 27th, HRM Bike Week has organized Bike Auctions, Safety Classes, Tune-Ups, Bike to the Movies’ events and so much more. As part of HRM Bike Week, join cycling infrastructure experts this evening from across the country at Dalhousie University, to discuss innovative bikeway projects. Panelists will share ideas from recent projects and field questions from the public, as well. Visiting panelists, include

  • Norma Moores, IBI Group: Behind the Curb: Innovative Approach to Constructing Cycle Tracks
  • Meghan Whitehead, McCormick Rankin Corporation: Segregated Bicycle Lane Pilot Project – Ottawa, ON
  • John McGill, Hatch Mott MacDonald: Dynamic Cycling Trip Planners

While the 10-day festival is well under way, there are still many other events to enjoy (30 in total over 10 days).  Like, tomorrow mornings early morning MEC Commuter Pancake Breakfast or the MEC School Bike Day and what better way to celebrate HRM Biking than hearing the Proclamation of Bill 93 (1-Metre Rule) tomorrow evening.

On Thursday, June 2nd in Dartmouth get a tune up at the MEC and HCC Commuter Maintenance Station at the MacDonald bridge just before you ride across to Halifax. On Friday, June 3rd participate in the  Bike and Bowlarama and a Free Yoga Class for Cyclists.

Fill your Saturday, June 4th with plenty of HRM Bike Week events including, Sackville Rivers Association Bike Rodeo, Bike Again Open House & Silent Auction MTA’s 2011 Bike and Hike Extravaganza, SMBARTA International Trails Day BBQ, BLT Rails to Trails Association’s International Trails Day, Friends of First Lake International Trails Day, Re:Cycle + Re:Fashion

On Sunday, June 5th go on a Velo Halifax Scavenger Hunt and take your family to Family Bike Orienteering.

There is something for everyone at HRM Bike Week; the annual event aims to celebrate, educate and increase participation in all types of cycling throughout the region. It’s an exciting, community driven event encouraging people of all ages and abilities to get outside and be more active. Last year, more than 4500 residents participated in over 30 Bike Week events held throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).

HRM coordinates and publicizes Bike Week, but most events are hosted by dedicated community groups and volunteers. HRM strives to make sure that there are events for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

For more information, contact Rochelle Owen, 494-7448.

Photo by Spacing Magazine