For the past three years cycling association leaders and professionals across Canada have been engaged in a consensus process leading to the formation of a National Cycling Organization to represent cycling activities such as commuting, touring and recreation.
The purpose of this not-for-profit and non-partisan organization includes working with federal and national agencies to advance a national cycling strategy and to develop new funding sources for infrastructure and programs - with local and regional groups - to significantly increase support for cycling organizations and initiatives throughout Canada.
Other potential services include sharing of information and expertise, co-ordinating local and regional proposals, increasing public cycling capacity and progressive policies and guidelines.
The post on the last Federal Election outlining some of the national issues and opportunities remains one of the most popular indicating strong interest.
On behalf of this new national group the British Columbia Cycling Coalition is hosting a half-day founding national meeting scheduled from:
The meeting is in conjunction with the Velo-city Global 2012 international cycling conference.
Cycling advocates, experts and practitioners are invited to attend or call in. We are expecting representatives from cycling organizations, industry and government. Conference call-in capability will be provided - details to follow.
Please RSVP at: