Please note that Cobourg Council has changed its meeting times from 4pm to 6pm. As such, the presentation being made by Sustainable Cobourg’s Bicycle Action Committee will take place at the meeting on February 19 which begins at 6pm.
Please come out and support the efforts being made to improve and add to the cycling infrastructure in Cobourg.
Sustainable Cobourg’s Bicycle Action Committee (BAC) will be making a presentation to Cobourg Council’s Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, February 19 (the meeting begins at 4pm). The BAC will be making its pitch for cycling infrastructure projects for the coming year (separated path along Elgin from Strathy to St. Peter’s Cemetery) and the 3 remaining years of this Council (completion of the Kerr St corridor trail – a “spine” to connect a number of paths/routes).
We extend an invitation to all Cycle Transitions members and supporters to attend this meeting to show Council your support for these projects. The BAC has, over the last eleven years, made numerous presentations to Council encouraging them to improve Cobourg’s cycling infrastructure. This has led to considerable work being done already, but there’s still more to be done. Let’s encourage Council to include these in its new mandate.
The Annual General Meeting for Cycle Transitions’ parent incorporation – Go Green Together (GGT) – has been scheduled for Friday, October 12, 7pm at the Cat and Fiddle Pub on Covert St in Cobourg. In addition to addressing this past year’s business – President’s Report, Financial Report, Can-Bike Report and electing new directors – we’ll have the opportunity to socialize together.
If you are interested in becoming a director on the Board of Directors and are a member in good standing of Cycle Transitions, please send a note to Bruce Bellaire (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rick Nonnekes (email@example.com). The GGT Board of Directors’ main purpose is to oversee the operations of Cycle Transitions (CT); CT has flourished in its new location, more than doubling membership and being busy than ever. Consider joining the Board to assist in this exciting endeavour!
PS – we will have some light food and refreshments but you will also be able to order drinks. Be aware that the Cat and Fiddle is “cash only”.
As of September 1, Cycle Transitions will revert to “off-season” hours of operation. This means we will be open one evening (Wednesday) and one morning (Saturday) each week. We will continue to be closed for all holiday weekends.
Our summer employee, Skylar Dixon, will work his last day for us this summer on Saturday (July 28). He has done a fabulous job and we’ll celebrate with a little “party of sorts” at 10:30 am on Saturday. Many of you have had the chance to see Skylar in action and will no doubt agree that he has been a good fit. You’re invited to drop in, thank him and say good-bye. (He’s not going far – back to CCI for his last year of high school in September.)
Cycle Transitions has received a grant from the federal government for a summer employee again this year and we have hired Skylar Dixon for the position. With this in place, our summer hours will be:
Monday and Wednesday – 3:30 to 9 pm
Tuesday and Thursday – 3:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9 am to 2 pm.
Skylar is a student of Cobourg Collegiate Institute completing his Grade 11 year. We’re very happy to once again provide a training ground for a local student. Skylar is eager to assist you so do drop in to see him.
In addition to the extra hours we are open with Skylar in the shop, we will continue to have our regularly scheduled slate of volunteers on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings.
Andy Russell, a new member of CT who has just rebuilt his bike, had the bike stolen sometime overnight Saturday. If you’ve ever put a lot of effort and time into rebuilding something, you can empathize with his loss! We’re asking folks to look out for it – perhaps we can assist in getting it back for him.
Here are the particulars about the bike as Andy describes it:
“The bike is a white and grey Giant Rapid 2 (2012), 27 speed, XL frame, black rear dirt bike styled fender and no seat clamp since the seat post is seized in the seat tube. I don’t have a picture of the bike, but attached is a link showing the a bike of the same colour and model as my bike. The only noticeable difference is that the grip and bar ends on my bike were changed to the Connects Egro Max Plus Lock On styled bar ends.”
Andy’s ph# is 289.829.2770 if you see the bike around. Or call police. (Don’t try to get the bike back yourself!)