Atlantic Canada’s first regional cycling conference is coming to Dieppe May 7th. It’s an incredible opportunity to learn, grow and strengthen community projects through active transportation and sport. Entrance to the event is offered on a sliding-scale of $15 – $50 to reduce barriers to participation. Don’t miss this groundbreaking event – get your tickets, here, today.
There’s a lot to be excited about for this groundbreaking event. We’ve put together a few standouts that we just can’t wait for!
1. Copenhagenize Design Co.
You heard it right. The world leader in bicycle infrastructure and design is coming to Moncton. They are known for transforming cities through sound active transportation planning. This is a can’t miss presentation!
In an age where the car reigns supreme in our urban centres, building for the bicycle is a powerful tool to modernize our cities and make them more liveable. Understanding how to design our streets for people and not for cars while following the success of a city like Copenhagen teaches us how to harness the transformative power of the bicycle, and go back to the future – when our cities were all bicycle-friendly. These lessons are causing a paradigm shift today in the minds of cities, governments, and civil society – moving gradually towards creating more democratic streets.
2 . Yasser Asmi
Yasser grew up in Syria, and arrived in Moncton just a little over a year ago. As a grade 11 student Yasser believes that cycling is important because it doesn’t only contribute to a healthy lifestyle but “it allows you to transport while feeling the surroundings and thus being able to pay attention to things you never considered caring about; you look to the atmosphere differently”. Yasser received a bicycle from La Bikery shortly after moving to Moncton and will be presenting on the inclusivity panel alongside Jenn Wambolt of Wil-doo Community Bike Club (Fredericton) and Adam Berry of Welcoming Wheels (Halifax).
3. Altruiste Bicycle Company
Altruiste is an innovative local frame builder known internationally for its efficient and clean bicycle frame designs. These world class steel frames are built right in our very own backyard and ship internationally. True to the feel of the east coast, Altruiste keeps things fun and is certain to bring a surprise or two with them to this event.
4 . Gear Swap
Open to the public gear swap is an opportunity to sell your bicycle or buy a new to you ride. With new and used bicycles, gear, and accessories this swap meet style event is sure to help you find the right tools to get you riding this summer. Look for deals from local bike shops, clubs, and individuals like you! Participants wishing to include their new or used gear in the swap only pay $1 and item. It’s free to enter and browse what’s available and a great to find a new bike or upgrade! 15% of every successful sale will be going to La Bikery to help cover program costs.
5 . Tradeshow
Don’t miss your chance to network and meet folks from across Atlantic Canada building a bright future for cycling. Participants include Grand Fondo PEI, Mike’s Bike Shop (Dieppe), Consolvo Bikes (Moncton), EcoVélos (Shediac), Dieticians on a Mission, Sackville Bike Co-op, Ville de Dieppe, and Town of Riverview.
Get your tickets before they run out!
**Tickets for ACCESS are available on a sliding-scale to reduce barriers to participation.