Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Glow Ride

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MOVED TO SATURDAY, SEP 28 BECAUSE OF RAIN

Decorate your bike with lights and enjoy London at night alongside hundreds of other cyclists.

Meet at Victoria Park at 7pm to give yourself time to finish decorating and check-in, a short ride leaves at 7:15pm and a long ride leaves at 7:45pm.

The event is free but donations are welcome to support London Cycle Link.

Want to help out? We need ride marshals, volunteers to assist with check-in, and sound/ electronic gurus to make sure the music packs a punch. Email info@londoncyclelink.ca if you're interested. A sound/ tech meetup is at Squeaky Wheel at Wed Sep 4th at 7pm.

Want to know the route before you go? Here it is:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=12aN-T0ecWBHZKrYz8KobMiejJDZgU7Zg&usp=sharing

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Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

Meet the TVP - A guided tour

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If you are new to London, or just want to learn to navigate the paths along the Thames River, then come Meet the TVP!

For 90 minutes, and less than 20 KMs, an experienced TVP rider will guide you on an introductory tour of each of the 3 branches.

Starting downtown, the tour will take the North Branch along the Thames Valley Parkway, exploring the route to Western’s campus.

Returning to Ivey park, the tour then takes the West Branch toward Greenway Park. Turning around back toward Ivey Park, the tour then sets its sights on the South Branch. After reaching Chelsea Green Park the tour returns to Ivey Park before saying good-bye.

Please join the tour at the start, or when it reaches one of the 3 destinations along the route. Times and locations to join the tour are listed below.

Ivey Park 2:00 pm
Sydenham Hall at Western 2:20 pm
Ivey Park 2:40 pm
Greenway Park 2:50 pm
Ivey Park 3:00 pm
Chelsea Green Park 3:15 pm
Ivey Park 3:30 pm

If you're already comfortable with this stretch of the city and want to help marshal the group, please email info@londoncyclelink.ca.

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Jul
24
5:30 PM17:30

Memorial Ride for 24-year old cyclist

We'll be honouring the man who was killed in late June while riding his bike on Hamilton Road. We'll meet at 5:30 at the parking lot of Squeaky Wheel, leave around 5:40 and bike to the scene of the collision, say a few words and install a ghost bike, and then head back.

We don't know many details about what happened or even who he was, but we want to ride together in solidarity as fellow people on bikes. Let us know if you have more details or want to share something while we're there.

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Jul
4
5:03 PM17:03

Pints & Politics: People Friendly Cities

Research has shown time and time again that people are happier and cities are safer when we move though the cities slower, when we feel a connection to the spaces that we share and when we get connected with the people around us.

When we work together to design our cities for people we're happier, safer and more prosperous.

Between the new dedicated cycle lanes and Dundas Place we can see tangible results of the collaboration between residents, businesses and city planners. Now the City is looking for citizen input on slower speed limits in residential neighbourhoods and methods of enhanced enforcement, steps already being taken by cities around the world to make cities safer for all of us.

What are the strategies and tactics that we can leverage to keep this momentum? What are the policies that we need to champion to build a more active, safer, happier city? What lessons can we learn from other cities like London?

Join the Urban League, London Cycle Link and Active Transportation London to discuss how we can build a people-friendly city.

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Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

London Environmental Network AGM

Join us at the Anunal General Meeting for the London Environmental Network! LEN will be providing an update on their activities, as well as inviting all members to offer highlights of their 2018-2019 events and acitvities. Think of it like mini-Ted Talks! Enjoy appetizers, cash bar and inspiring stories from LEN members.

Schedule:
5pm - Light Refreshments and Social
5:30pm - Business Portion of AGM 
5:45pm - Highlights from the Members
7pm - Adjournment

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Jun
14
9:00 PM21:00

Outdoor Movie Night: Tall Bikes Will Save the World

A program of short films on tall bikes by Benny Zenga, featuring The Zenga Brothers

WHERE: Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op. Outside on the east side ramp.
COST: free

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Outdoor film screening of Zenga Brothers' tall bike films, with Q&A talk. There will be astroturf for your seating pleasure, but please also bring pillows, blankets or other things to comfortably sit on. We will move inside Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op in case of rain. Bring your own snacks.

BIKE PARKING:
In and around Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op. Tall bikes and art bikes are encouraged!

For more on the Zenga brothers and their films, see www.zengabros.com.
Facebook event.
www.londoncyclelink.ca/tallbikefilms

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Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

What Moves You? II

THE EVENT
Five Londoners share stories about the different ways they get around in the city. How do you get around? What moves you? Join the conversation.

THE PROJECT
What moves you? This is one of the most important questions you can ask yourself! Your answer will define where you live, where you work, who your friends are, how you spend your free time, your sense of belonging, your mental health, your physical health...

www.londoncyclelink.ca/whatmovesyou

Facebook event

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May
27
7:00 AM07:00

Bike to Work Day

On Bike to Work Day we want as many Londoners to bike to work as possible - and we’re hoping to make it easier for you to choose to ride. We’ll be offering four guided rides to downtown in the morning, meeting downtown for a very brief group ride, and ending at Victoria Park for snacks, coffee, and prizes! Stay tuned for details, and if you’re already riding, think about convincing a colleague to join you!

Studies have shown that bicycling to work is not only good for you and a whole lot of fun, but it also increases your happiness level and helps your brain function better. And besides that, it allows you to save all that money that would otherwise be spent on gas or bus fare. So strap on your helmet, jump on your bike and enjoy a nice leisurely ride to work. It’s the best way to travel.

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May
17
to May 20

Bike!Bike! NorthEast 2019!

Bike!Bike! is a regional gathering organized by and for community bicycle projects. The conference is a space for participants from DIY shops and non-profit bike organizations to converge in a different city each year to learn from each other. Bike!Bike! Northeast is a collaborative project of a number of the Toronto Community Bike Collectives (TCBC).

What can you expect when attending Bike!Bike! Northeast?
You’ll learn about community bike projects from Canada and the northeastern US, and how they run. The conference will include workshops, bike rides, social events, meals and more all weekend long! It is going to be a lot of FUN!

Website and registration

Facebook Page

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May
13
to May 14

National Bike Summit (Ottawa)

Canada Bikes is a federal not-for-profit corporation established in 2012. The organization consists of representatives from cycling organizations across Canada as well as active transportation and sustainable mobility professionals who have come together for common causes: to get more Canadians cycling, be it for transportation, recreation or touring, to get more urban and rural bicycle infrastructure built that enables and supports this, and to facilitate dialogue in Canada on cycling, using science and evidence-based national and international research, benchmarking, best practices and policies.

The National Bike Summit returns to Ottawa May 13th and 14th, 2019.

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

CycloFemme Mother's Day Ride (with London Bicycle Cafe)

A slow-roll group ride on your bicycle, tricycle, unicycle, or quadracycle. Any bike, any rider, all welcome. 

What are you doing on Mother's Day morning, besides making breakfast for mom? Looking to stretch your legs after stretching your stomach? Come ride your bikes with us! The London Bicycle Cafe's CycloFemme group ride gives people of all ages and abilities a chance to get out on your bike and ride with an easygoing group. CycloFemme is a global movement of self-led bike rides around the world. The aim of CycloFemme is to unite riders, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or bicycle preference. Any ride length, type, and size counts, whether two friends, a team or a parade. If you've never experienced the beautiful sound of a parade of bicycle bells chiming in harmony, you're in for a treat! 

The group will meet at London Bicycle Cafe at 10:00 for complimentary treats and drip coffee (espresso bar also available at usual prices). At 11AM we'll ride slow together for about seven kilometers, mostly through quiet streets and off-street pathways. The destination is secret, and we'll have a chance to meet and chat with each other en route and at the end. Come join us and the global Cyclofemme movement!

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May
11
7:00 PM19:00

What Moves You?

The Project:
The way we get around in the city affects us all, and our choices are affected by how our city is designed. What moves you? This is one of the most important questions you can ask yourself! Your answer will define where you live, where you work, who your friends are, how you spend your free time, your sense of belonging, your mental health, your physical health...

The Event:
Five Londoners share stories about the different ways they get around the city. How do you get around? What moves you? Join the conversation.

See more on this project at:
www.londoncyclelink.ca/whatmovesyou.
Facebook event

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May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Small Steps to Sustainability Workshop: Active Transportation

Every day we make decisions, conscious or not, about how we will get around in the city. No matter what your current behaviour is, this workshop will help you bring your transportation choices one step closer to an active, healthy and integrated lifestyle.

We will begin the workshop by learning about our specific needs and how we interact with and perceive our cities. Following this we will design the next steps we can take, based on an intentional health behaviour change model.

Personal transportation is the largest source of carbon emissions in London, and only 8% of kids and 18% of adults are meeting current recommendations for physical activity. A daily active commute can significantly contribute to better health for ourselves and our environment.

Join London Cycle Link Board Chair Luis Patricio to discuss individual and collective needs to improve our daily commute and create better cities.

This workshop is part of a series by the London Public Library’s Environmentalist in Residence Program (see page 26).

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City Symposium: Sustainable Cities and Communities
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

City Symposium: Sustainable Cities and Communities

The second City Symposium event in 2019-2020 is a multidimensional exploration on the theme of sustainability.  This event will feature Luis Patricio, London Cycle Link Chair, as one of its speakers.

“Here is our recipe for awesome. Each event features four speakers: an artist, a researcher, a civil servant, and an activist. Each speaker has 12 minutes to tell us about what they are working on and how you can be a part of it. Amazing things happen.”

The City Symposium series is a collaboration between...
London Public Library, London Community Foundation, Polishuk Camman & Steele, Urban League of London, Aeolian Hall, Museum London, Grand Theatre, Faculty of Health Sciences (Western University), Faculty of Information and Media Studies (Western University), Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, City of London, London Arts Council, Pillar Nonprofit Network and Western University Students Council.

City Symposium website
Eventbrite
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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Touring Workshop - Lisa Ellington & Ed Clark

Lisa Ellington and Ed Clark have been cycle touring for several years, and will share information, resources and experiences on the various types of touring, including guided, self-guided or self-supported.

There are many touring opportunities available in our area from single-day to multi-day excursions, with a variety of distances. There is lots to consider, but it really comes down to time, budget and preference. Some cyclists find pleasure in planning out all the details and touring on their own.  Others would rather not carry their own gear, and appreciate the comfort of knowing a guide is close by.

There is a tour out there for everyone. You just need to find the one that is right for you. It’s not a race to the destination, it’s about enjoying the journey!

Register on Eventbrite.

See Facebook event.

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Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Open Night at Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op

This is a weekly volunteer only shop organisation/prep night. This will be a great excuse to come down to Squeaky Wheel and hang out with other volunteers while helping to keep the space organised and building bikes!

It'll also be a great place to direct people who are interested in volunteering, or to build up your own repair skills in a no-pressure environment

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Apr
6
9:30 AM09:30

Go Wild Grow Wild

Calling all adventurers, green folks, nature lovers, gardeners and families! Join us at the Go Wild Grow Wild Green Expo to get a jumpstart on your spring and summer. You’re invited to GO on a wild adventure, GROW wildlife gardens, and GREEN your life! Attend live wildlife shows and workshops; talk to exhibitors (including London Cycle Link); participate in all-day kids' activities, indoor rock climbing and more! Go Wild Grow Wild Green Expo is a Carolinian Canada Coalition event held in partnership with London Environmental Network. With each ticket you purchase, you're supporting local wildlife and a healthy, green Ontario. Together, we're going to make a difference.

Buy Early Bird tickets before March 31st online!
Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Open Night at Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op

This is a weekly volunteer only shop organisation/prep night. This will be a great excuse to come down to Squeaky Wheel and hang out with other volunteers while helping to keep the space organised and building bikes!

It'll also be a great place to direct people who are interested in volunteering, or to build up your own repair skills in a no-pressure environment

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Apr
1
to Apr 2

Ontario Bike Summit (Toronto)

  • Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ontario Bike Summit is the premier cycling conference in Ontario. In 2019, the 11th Annual edition will be taking place on April 1 and 2, 2019 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown Toronto. The summit will include:

Monday, April 1, 2019

  • Shared mobility workshop in partnership with the North American Bike Share Association;

  • Bike tours of Toronto's cycling infrastructure;

  • The always popular Bicycle Friendly Communities Seminar;

  • Networking reception and 2019 Awards Dinner;

  • Welcoming remarks from the Queen's Park All Party Cycling Caucus (invited);

  • Meals on Monday include: Grab & Go networking lunch and dinner.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

  • Keynote panel discussing Vision Zero best practices for Ontario;

  • Participatory keynote on race, gender and class in cycling with Jay Pitter;

  • Presentations and workshops that focus on peer-to-peer learning and the following themes: cycling in the suburbs, influencing change, planning for a network, building safe streets, building healthy communities and an inspiration session;

  • Cycling Design session with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycling Professionals (APBP) and updates to Ontario Traffic Manual Book 18;

  • Meals on Tuesday include: breakfast, lunch and snacks x2.


CUT-OFF DATE:  
Tuesday, March 5, 2019. 

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Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Self-supported, Solo Bicycle Touring Workshop with Bill Wheeler

We're excited to have Bill Wheeler back after his great winter cycling workshop a few months ago!

In 2017, Bill went on a self-supported, solo bicycle tour from London to Halifax. In this workshop, he will be discussing gear, strategies and stories from the road. Bill has extensive experience touring, travelling alone and self-supported, and doing bike camping.

Bill is well known for his work with Mountain Equipment Co-op, meet-ups, the London Pacers, and the Western Triathlon Club. He holds certifications in coaching theory and sport-specific coaching. Bill commutes on his bike everywhere, every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow.

For more information on Bill's 2017 trip to the East Coast: http://runningbillsbiketour.blogspot.com

 

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Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

EnviroCon Sustainability Fair

Western’s EnviroCon Sustainability Fair will be an engaging day filled with booths, workshops and invited speakers, including former Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty! This community event will raise awareness and encourage discussion on practical solutions to issues like climate change, loss of insect pollinators, and plastics in the environment!  London Cycle Link is pleased to be one of many great, local organizations at the fair.  Come talk to us.

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