If you missed our Winter Biking Expo in December, or the Marmots' Meander
on Groundhog Day, here's one more chance to get current with winter cycling best-practices -- for yourself, your bike, or your city:
Saturday, March 15th, 7-9pm
What We Learned at the Winter Cycling Congress in Winnipeg
Last month five of us who are members of both OCBC and Bike Cleveland took a road trip to Winnipeg to attend the 2nd International Winter Cycling Congress, and check out some serious snow riding. We had a blast, learned a lot, and took lots of pictures (see some of them on a Tumbler blog here). But we figured we should do a bit more to share our experience with the folks back home, so we are inviting some local governmental decision makers and the public to join us for a slideshow and a brief recap of our conference presentations and what we learned there -- both in the formal sessions, and riding around in the snow with our Canadian hosts, visiting some of Winnipeg's many bike co-ops, cultural institutions, and swinging hot-spots.
As hosts for this Bike Cleveland Social event, OCBC will be serving tamales and beer -- so as usual the event is free, but donations are welcome, and pot-luck that goes with tamales will be appreciated! If the Ides of March brings snow, we'll also have studded tires and Bike-Skis to test ride -- and some winter accessories at end-of-winter sale prices in any case.
About 15 folks had a great time in the snow on the 2014 Groundhog Day Marmots' Meander, with perfect ski-bike conditions, and reasonably passable roads. Thanks to everyone who attended!
We'd like to thank everyone who helped put on the Expo! We had over 100+ people in attendance and raised over $1800!
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