Calgary hosts Winterpalooza organized by Cyclepalooza February 13-17

Feb 13 2020, 10:18 am

Believe it or not, but there are Calgarians who ride their bikes year-round.

Whether it’s for commuting to work in sub-zero temperatures or taking a leisurely trip along the frozen Bow River, these winter riders brave the cold (and potential slippage) to get from A to B time and time again.

Calgary is all set to see a festival celebrating winter biking starting this Thursday, February 13 and running through the Family Day long weekend.

Winterpalooza has been organized by Cyclepalooza and will feature a number of winter biking events, including panels, rides, and brewery hits.

Here’s a full list of events taking place for the Winterpalooza Winter Biking Festival:

Thursday, February 13

Winter Biking 101 Panel

What: Learn about the ins and outs of winter biking at this free panel at Bike and Brew.

When: Thursday, February 13
Time: 6 pm
Where: 
Bike and Brew — 921 1st Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Hot Chocolate Ride

What: Go for a trip around downtown and enjoy hot chocolates at multiple locations.

When: Thursday, February 13
Time: 6:15 pm
Where: 
Meet at Central Memorial Park 
Admission: Bring money for hot chocolates

Friday, February 14

Winter Bike To Work Day

What: Pledge to ride your bike to work this Friday and stop by Eau Claire Market for food, warm beverages, and vendor tables.

When: Friday, February 14
Time: 7 to 9 am
Where: 
Eau Claire Market (or just bike to work)
Admission: Free

Snow Suit and Scotch Ride

What: Start the weekend off on the right pedal by joining in on a ride to a few choice spots to sip some choice scotch.

When: Friday, February 14
Time: 5 pm
Where: 
Meet at City Hall steps
Admission: Free

Saturday, February 15

3ByBike

What: Join an adventure to three of Calgary’s favourite breweries — Inner City Brewing, Marda Loop Brewing, and Establishment Brewing.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 11 am
Where: 
Meet at Lougheed House
Admission: Free to ride, but bring money for beer

The Beltline Bonspiel

What: Ride over to Lougheed House to watch a classic Calgary event, the Beltline Bonspiel!

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 11 am
Where: 
Lougheed House
Admission: Free

Sunday, February 16

Show Your Bike Some Winter Love

What: Head over to ServePro to clean up that bike with a full wash.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 10 am
Where: 
Servepro Bike Wash 437 36 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Cost of bike wash

Spoke and Word — 2nd Winter Edition

What: Listen in to stories, spoken word, and poetry about biking, winter, the city, and personal landscapes.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: Meet at 3 pm
Where: 
Meet at Alforno Cafe
Admission: The cost of whatever beer or coffee you buy

Monday, February 17

Family Day Fun

What: The whole family is invited out for a 2.7 km ride from Delta Garden into East Village, making a pit stop at Simmons Building and ending at East Village Playground.

When: Monday, February 17
Time: 9:45 am
Where: 
Meet at Delta Garden
Admission: Free to join

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