The 2022 Comox Valley Cycling Coalition AGM will be on March 10 at 7:00 PM. via Zoom. All members will receive a Zoom invitation and are invited to attend and vote.
A Special Presentation by member Lars Reese-Hansen on cycling on Haida Gwaii will follow the short AGM.
As always, we are not only looking to increase our membership but, very importantly, are in need of a few more interested cyclists to make a contribution to cycling in the Valley by becoming a Director on the Board (no previous experience necessary!) If you think you might be interested in serving your fellow cyclists at this very exciting time for Active Transportation throughout the Comox Valley, please contact: [email protected]
It is also time to renew your membership in the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition.
Information to do so can be found here: https://cyclecv.com/membership/
Your Coalition has been very busy in the last year. Activities have included:
- Meetings with all jurisdictions in the Valley related to potential improvements to cycling infrastructure (Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, CVRD & MoTI)
- Been asked to participate in an updating of the Bike Networks in both Comox and Courtenay.
- Participated in the recently completed Active Transportation Network Plan developed by the CVRD and been asked to determine our priority projects.
- Continued the “School Cycling Program” in conjunction with the School District to give a grounding in biking skills as well as safe cycling awareness to students in SD#71 when they are in Gr 4 or 5.
- Received financial support from the SD 71 Board, the City of Courtenay, the BC Cycling Coalition, Mainroad Contracting, and the CVRD
Revised our “Ride Right” course and are now offering the following classes:
- Ride Right- e-Bike – learn about specific issues with the increased speed and complication of operating a pedal-electric bicycle.
- Ride Right for Women – enjoy learning with other women in a safe and fun atmosphere
- Ride Right – Families – take the course with the whole family and establish a common household language for bike safety.
- Ride Right – for All – anyone can sign up for the Ride Right Safe Cycling Course
Plans for 2022 include:
- Continuing to liaise with the various jurisdictions in the Valley to encourage improved, safe infrastructure and to provide input on Bike Network plans and priority projects.
- Continuing to support and encourage more involvement in our Adult Ride Right courses, especially with the increase in e-bikes, to ensure there are more confident, safe cyclists on our streets.
- Offering our School Cycling Program to students in Gr. 4 & 5 at 7 elementary schools in the district. ….4 this Spring and 3 in the fall.
Your support has been much appreciated and we hope you will continue with us both at the AGM and in 2022.
See you on March 10!