Learn2Ride at the 2017 Langley MEC Bikefest was a huge success!
This was our second year providing a Learn2Ride program at the MEC Langley BikeFest and we had quite a few more kids receiving instruction than last year. In total we had 54 kids participating in 3 sessions. Lots of smiles and laughter and learning. The weather couldn't have been better and was much more comfortable than last year's scorching temperatures.
We'd like to thank MEC for providing us with a location, Langley Farm Market for donating fresh fruit for kids and parents, the City of Langley for providing us with partial funding for the event. And of course, a huge thank you to all the parents who brought their kids out -- we hope your children enjoyed the day and learned some new skills that will assist them in becoming safe and aware cyclists.
We'll be posting photos of the event on our Committee website in the next week.
203rd Street Project to officially open soon
Green paint -- a first for Langley!
203rd Street now has green paint to bring attention to the bike lanes at all street crossings. The street also features LED lighting that makes walking, cycling, and driving much safer at night.
The previously scheduled opening of 203rd Street was cancelled due to unforeseen occurrences and a new date will be set soon. If you would like to attend the opening, join us on our HUB Langley Facebook page and we'll let you know of the date as soon as we're notified. Come out and show your support for the work the city is doing to improve the cycling network.
Upgrades have begun on 56th Avenue in Downtown Langley City
If you've been in the downtown core of Langley City lately, you're probably aware of the road construction on 56th Avenue. Underground work on the street is being done and at the same time the city is installing cycling infrastructure from Glover Road to the Langley Bypass as well as wide, well-lit sidewalks in the commercial area around the 206th Street/Logan Avenue area.
Kudos to the City of Langley for their vision of giving people more choices for the ways that we able to travel around our neighbourhoods.
Bike to Work Week Station
The HUB Cycling Langley Committee joined up with the Ridge Meadows and Surrey HUB committees and hosted a Bike to Work Week station at the south end of the Golden Ears Bridge on June 1st. In a two hour period we had 42 cycling commuters stop by at our table for some snacks and beverages and to chat about cycling. Several cyclists won prizes donated by local bike shops.
Attend Our June Meeting
Our next meeting is this coming Monday, June 19, 2017 at 7:00pm. Drop in and let us know of your concerns about cycling in the City of Langley and the Township of Langley and find out what we're working on.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Township of Langley Civic Facility
Murray Creek Room
20338 - 65 Avenue
All are welcome, no experience is required. Drop in, say hello, and share your experiences. Together we'll make cycling safer and better in Langley.
If you are not able to attend this meeting and would like to offer assistance, learn more about what we do or wish to be added to our email list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you right away.
June Meeting Agenda
- Welcome and Introductions
- Adoption of previous minutes
- Business from previous minutes
- MEC Bikefest Report
- Bike To Work Week Report
- Infrastructure Tours
- New Business
- Question and Answer if time allows
About HUB Cycling
HUB Cycling makes cycling better through education, action, events, and collaboration. More people riding bikes means healthier, happier, more connected communities. HUB Cycling is leading the way in making cycling an attractive transportation choice for everyone. HUB is a charitable nonprofit that has spent the last 15 years removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver, while cultivating the health, environmental and economic benefits that active transportation can bring. HUB has educated thousands of people, motivated thousands more, and championed improvements that benefit current and future cyclists. For more information about HUB Cycling visit bikehub.ca.
The HUB Cycling Langley Committee was formed in May, 2015. For more information about our committee, please visit our website at the address below or send us an email: email@example.com
Visit HUB Cycling Langley: www.bikelangley.ca
Thanks to all the bike shops in Langley for their ongoing support of our HUB Committee: