Share The Ride - Calgary 2017

Jan 29, 2017 at 12:33
by Stephen Exley  
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*Check out the 2016 Calgary Share The Ride video: HERE

Pinkbike has long had ties with Calgary, with the website taking shape there back in 1998 before eventually moving to B.C., so we were all stoked to support a Share the Ride event there again this year. With the help of the Local Motion, a volunteer-run initiative that provides kids with access to bikes, training and the skills needed to safely ride, Calgary Cycle and Stephen Exley, who is better known for organizing some of the best downhill events of the summer, were able to bring a Share the Ride event to Calgary, Alberta. 35 kids from Sacred Heart School in Downtown Calgary were gifted new bikes, helmets, locks, some swag and a new way to experience life.

Calgary stop of the 2017 Pinkbike Share the Ride program at the Sacred Heart Elementary school..

This year it all started with 20 bikes donated through the Pinkbike Share the Ride Program and quickly snowballed from there. The Calgary Board of Education�s All Boys Program spent last fall selling bracelets, holding bake sales and hosting fundraisers and raised over $2,000.00. They then donated the funds to purchase ten more bikes for the kids at Sacred Heart Elementary. Calgary Cycle was so taken by the gesture that the All Boys Program did that they donated another five bikes on behalf of the shop, bringing us to thirty-five bikes, almost doubling our original allotment of two-wheeled transportation. Abus locks and Kali Protectives then stepped up to provide each and every kid a new lock and helmet to get their cycling experience started off right

Helmets from Kali Protectives & Locks from ABUS
Calgary stop of the 2017 Pinkbike Share the Ride program at the Sacred Heart Elementary school..
Calgary stop of the 2017 Pinkbike Share the Ride program at the Sacred Heart Elementary school..

35 bikes supplied by Mongoose and Trek
Calgary stop of the 2017 Pinkbike Share the Ride program at the Sacred Heart Elementary school..
Calgary stop of the 2017 Pinkbike Share the Ride program at the Sacred Heart Elementary school..

Stephanie Nychka & Angie Loewen feeding the stoke of our newest cyclists
Calgary stop of the 2017 Pinkbike Share the Ride program at the Sacred Heart Elementary school..
Calgary stop of the 2017 Pinkbike Share the Ride program at the Sacred Heart Elementary school..

Nicole Romanow from LIV Cycling ensuring every helmet is fitted correctly
Calgary stop of the 2017 Pinkbike Share the Ride program at the Sacred Heart Elementary school..
Calgary stop of the 2017 Pinkbike Share the Ride program at the Sacred Heart Elementary school..

bigquotesBeing a part of the Share The Ride Program and to be able to host it in my own town means so much to me. I'm so stoked to be able to make so many kids happy and to see them so excited as they run into the gym to see their names on their very own bike for the first time. - Stephen Exley

Calgary stop of the 2017 Pinkbike Share the Ride program at the Sacred Heart Elementary school..

Calgary stop of the 2017 Pinkbike Share the Ride program at the Sacred Heart Elementary school..

Calgary stop of the 2017 Pinkbike Share the Ride program at the Sacred Heart Elementary school..

Registration for the complete Dunbar Summer Series can be found here: www.CCNBIKES.com

A very special thank-you to the following for working together to make this event a success:
Stephen Exley - SE Racing
Kim Brennan - Pinkbike
Calgary Cycle
All Boys Program
Mongoose Bikes
Trek Bikes
Abus Locks
Kali Protectives
Sacred Heart School
Local Motion Calgary
Jason Louden - Loudenterprise
Prairie Girls Racing
Dave Addington & Family
Richard Ratte
Reg Mullet
Jack Hennigan
Arden & Tracy Greanya
Stephanie Nychka
Nicole Romanow

Along with all the Pinkbike Users who donated to Share the Ride in 2016

Video: Andrew Young
Photos: Pete Young




MENTIONS @pinkbike @trailforks @Calgary-Cycle @mongoosebikes @trek @Abuslocks @Kaliprotectives




22 Comments

  • + 12
 Nice work to all involved!! @sexley How much work is involved in something like this? I would love to do it around here for some of the less fortunate kiddos.
  • + 4
 Make it happen dude!
  • + 2
 You are still here!!! Long time no talkie!! And yes. I feel I need too.
  • + 2
 Hey @whattheheel - if you're interested in putting on an event for next year you can give us a shout at sharetheride@pinkbike.com - we can give you some more info!
  • + 2
 Excellent! I will do for sure! Thank you!!
  • + 8
 Awesome work Andrew! It was such a fun day
  • + 1
 Thanks man!
  • + 5
 Thanks to everyone who donated their time and $ for a worthy cause.
  • + 5
 Awesome! Great work to all involved.
  • + 3
 Tried to volunteer. I'm glad that the kids had a good time and now have something to use all summer long and hopefully raise some good ole bikers in the process. Kudos guys
  • + 3
 Awesome work to all the sponsors involved and props to Calgary cycle for again getting involved with our community!
  • + 2
 Such a worthwhile and awesome event to be involved with.. stoked kids is an understatement. Thanks to everyone that donated!
  • + 2
 It's a great event and all it takes to get going is one person's drive. Connect into the community, reach out to Share the Ride, and make it happen.
  • + 2
 Wow super to see the kids so excited, a big thanks to all involved, great things start small. Raising a crop of cyclists
  • + 3
 Kudos to Pinkbike and all those who donated to make this happen!
  • + 2
 Great to see!! Good work Pinkbike and all those involved!!!
  • + 1
 feels good to read this, knowinf you did something good for the peeps and it is appreciated
  • + 2
 This is awesome. Those kids are stoked! Thanks to all who participated.
  • + 2
 100% YES
  • + 1
 Sick!
  • + 2
 Good job
  • + 1
 Nice job guys!

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