Bike shorts, May 11, 2020

19 May 2020 9:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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1. Safety tip from Monna

2. Diversions

1. Safety Tip from Monna - Be careful when riding the NCC multiuse pathways

As the weather improves, be careful when riding the NCC multiuse pathways. There may be sections of flooding, and generally lots of gravel, debris and ongoing tree-cutting/clearing operations. Add to this, the volume of eclectic traffic: pedestrians, baby strollers, toddlers, senior citizens, dog walkers, joggers, roller-bladers, wheelchairs, and Canada geese and goslings.

PLEASE respect the speed limit of 20 kilometres per hour, ride single file, and ring your bell and call out "passing on your left" as you pass other pathway users - and please respect physical distancing as you pass. If you wish to go faster - PLEASE use the road.

2. Diversions

LOL Article: Imagining KNBC social distancing bike helmets. Would you wear one?!

https://futurism.com/neoscope/china-kids-social-distancing-hats-school?mc_cid=00b4f55ff9&utm_term=0_03cd0a26cd-00b4f55ff9-247913761&utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20Future%20Is&utm_campaign=00b4f55ff9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_30_06_35

Archive article: On your bike, Ottawa: Let's look back at cycling through the decades

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-archives-photos-cycling-1.5555906?fbclid=IwAR15oITjUCCYe5_L22-LyLVCLuIP7RXTRJv3p8L_7TATRXCef6kWphd7elE

Video: best cycling video on the internet right now (1:00)

https://youtu.be/kG1Vej2a3_I

Video: Host of Life-sized city ranting about urban transportation (10:57)

https://youtu.be/3fnc1NvhE-U

Online event: EnviroCentre’s Bicycle Ball

Thursday, May 28th, 7 p.m. - 9.15 p.m.

https://www.envirocentre.ca/bicycleball/?utm_source=EnviroCentre+Master+Distribution+List&utm_campaign=bef9ad4656-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_04_03_56_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0ea0735a10-bef9ad4656-345990673

Funny video: Different types of people in quarantine (3:04)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QgXLZ1_CFo

Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC

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