Bikes in Calgary.

Bike and Ped BridgeThis is just a little update from the road!

So, we’ve covered a lot of ground so far. I came up from New Jersey to meet James in Ottawa and we’ve been on the road since then.

Just so you know, we are driving, not biking. It’s quite unfortunate, but we just can’t do this trip at the moment by bike. We will be trying to make some stops to bike when we can.

We’ve been getting a lot of out doors time though which has been great.

Preaching(not the religious type)

Hiking the Canadian Rockies Wearing My Road Runner Bags “Evil Mini”

Before we go on to see lots of pictures of people biking around Calgary, I wanted to say one thing. And I’m going to say it now. No really, I am.

Today I had an amazing day hiking in the Canadian Rockies. Truly, it was one of the best days I’ve had in a long time. And that’s something that I never would have been able to do if I didn’t simply say, “YES!” to James when he asked me to take this trip with him.

I want to encourage you to say “YES!” when people ask you to do awesome stuff!

I just think it’s so important to do the things that you want to do, and not to wait! (Clearly, there are certain boundaries.) Take advantage of your opportunities. That’s what I’m about, and that’s what we’re about at!

I’m done preaching now, on to pictures of bicyclists!

People biking around Calgary

Calgary is a city in Alberta, Canada. It’s actually one of the largest Canadian cities with just over 1 million people.

Calgary gets cold. Very cold!

We met some friends in Calgary who told us that in the winter it gets down to what feels minus 57 degrees Celsius. That’s minus 70.6 in Fahrenheit! One of our friends said that there was a blizzard on his birthday a few years ago in LATE MAY.

To be honest, that’s not really a place that I want to live. But, it also makes the cycling there that much more impressive!

For a city that gets that cold, it’s amazing how much great bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure there is. There are not only great walk ways, pedestrian avenues, and bicycle and pedestrian bridges around the city, but there are cyclists and pedestrians utilizing them everywhere!

Here’s a few photos to prove it to you.

Bike Racks in Calgary

Hopping on the bike!

Dad and two children riding in Calgary, Canada!

I really, really loved this bridge. Apparently, it was designed to represent a Chinese finger trap. We just searched for a giant Chinese finger trap. Once we saw it, we knew we were at the right bridge.

Bike and Pedestrian Bridge

Bicyclist riding on the bridge!

Chinese finger trap bridge

That’s the update for this week!

What’s your favorite city to bike in? How do you feel about the bicycle infrastructure in your city? If you’re from Calgary, what do you think about it even more?!

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