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Bike Ottawa Bike Social & AGM 2018

Our Fall Bike Social & AGM and our Spring.Bike.Ottawa events are considered a highlight in bike advocacy by many in Ottawa. This year our AGM is on October 1. Read more:
Our evening starts with the Bike Social: we'll have a number of speakers, updates from what we have been doing, food, tables with info by other Ottawa organisations and so on. Meet friends and catch up with the latest. 


Introductory remarks: Giacomo Panico, CBC radio journalist

Giacomo Panico, CBC radio journalist, host of In Town And Out, and possibly the best-known cyclist in Ottawa radio will do the introductory remarks. Giacomo is known for lugging a bicycle powered grill behind his bike to a RedBlacks game one summer.

Keynote speaker: Darnel Harris (Canada Bikes)

This year, we invited Darnel Harris of Canada Bikes as our keynote speaker.
Darnel is a community advocate who enjoys animating spaces and sustainability mobility projects. His Master’s Major Project, "Breaking Down the Barriers to Biking in the Black Creek Area", created a community action plan for practical suburban biking, and led to Toronto City Council approving a Community Bike Centre near York University.

Darnel’s sustainability efforts to create a Mobility Greenway in Toronto’s northwest, including a wide mobility pathway and flood barrier, was honoured with the 2016 Green Talents Award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

But that's not all...

Round it off with updates from Bike Ottawa's advocacy and data teams, information tables for cycling, ecology and transit groups across the city, and a chance to catch up with other bike-minded people in your city, and what are you waiting for?

Food and drinks

We start early. To avoid cycling home and then back into town, we offer free wraps prepared by Krackers Katering (Great Food for the Greater Good) our long time partner and part of Causeway Work Centre. We have coffee and drinks too, but no alcohol this time.
Do I have to be a member?
You don't have to be a member to attend and, if you want, you can sign up at the meeting to join us as a member. Your membership fees go to help us work towards better streets for everyone in our city. You can even listen in at the actual AGM, but not vote. You need to be a member for a month in order to vote.

Annual General Meeting

After the Bike Social we'll have a break to catch up with friends and then we'll start the actual AGM; we'll be looking at what we've done over the last year, reviewing our finances and policies, and electing the new board of directors to take us into 2019.

New location: Innovation Centre

Where: This year, we're going to be holding the event at the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards (7 Bayview Road).
When: October 1, 5:30 pm doors open, so you can grab some food and drinks before the speakers start at 6:00 pm. 
Entrance: There's no fee to attend, but it helps us know how much food to order, so take a couple of minutes and let us know you'll be there! You can sign up on Eventbrite

Membership & renewal

Avoid the line ups at the entrance: Our existing members can renew on site, but we encourage you to renew online. We take debit and credit cards and cash at the door. Renew here: sign up and/or renewal of memberships


Once again, In order to have enough food, we need to know how many of you are coming. Over 100 people signed up already so don't miss out: Please register for free for the Bike Social & AGM today.
Looking forward to see everyone and thanks for the continuing support!
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