The Winter Cycling Congress is in Calgary this week

Feb 6 2019, 8:02 pm

The extreme cold in Calgary is getting so bad that cars are refusing to start, but that’s not stopping dedicated cyclists from taking to YYC’s bike paths.

It’s not just Calgarians that are braving the cold for their morning commutes/leisurely rides/trips to the grocery store via bike, as cyclists from across the world have arrived in Calgary for the seventh annual Winter Cycling Congress (WCG).

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The brainchild of the Winter Cycling Federation, WCG is an annual event that brings together likeminded cyclists to discuss the opportunities presented by the ability to cycle in cold-climate cities (like Calgary).

The most recent WCGs had been held in Moscow, Russia; Montreal, Canada; and Minneapolis-St. Paul, USA.

Running from February 6 to 8, the Congress is being hosted at the newly-opened New Central Library, giving Calgarians a chance to learn about how cycling in sub-zero temperatures is possible, and the benefits it can have both for the individual and the community.

While the Winter Cycling Congress is already underway, registration is still available for single day tickets on either Thursday, February 7 or Friday, February 8.

A full list of speakers and programs can be found at the City of Calgary’s website.

And don’t worry, no one is going to get mad if you pull up to the event in your car.

Winter Cycling Congress Calgary 2019

When: Wednesday, February 6 to Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: A full schedule can be found here

Where: New Central Library, 800 3rd Street SE, Calgary

Registration: Single day tickets still available, register online

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