People of Bike Town
Carla Hills - Host
I grew up in a small town outside of Calgary, and first remember riding my bike up and down the road we lived on and through the townhouse complex across the road. Nicknamed my “Harley Davidson” by a friends Dad, my gold spray painted coaster brake wonder was my first glimpse into mobility freedom. I stopped riding in my teenage years and early 20s, but once I lived downtown Calgary I picked it up again, along with an interest in what bikes can bring to the dynamic of a city. The bicycle is now my main form of transportation, and biggest source of fun through the rides themselves and the great people I’ve met in this little Bike Town on the prairie.
You can find me on Twitter and Instagram @bikeasana
Sean Carter - Host
My childhood cycling experience started in a suburban neighborhood in Etobicoke, Ontario. I rode my bike to get to school, my grandparents house, to parks that were too far to walk, and eventually expanded out to explore the parks and pathways in the west end and waterfront of downtown Toronto. I've cycled all over Vancouver, Toronto, Mississauga , Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, The Netherlands, France, Italy, and California. I'm passionate about having fun on a bike, whether that be through group rides or bike polo, and I love connecting with the community of urban cyclists in Calgary.
Connect with me @TheCritninja on Twitter and @bikebikeyyc on Instagram.
Ben Cowie - Producer
I grew up riding my bike around my suburban neighborhood in London, Ontario. My bike was my freedom to get to my friends' houses, to baseball practice, and to explore the parks and pathways in the western part of town. In my adult life my bike is still my favorite way to get around a city. I've lived, worked, and cycled in Hamilton, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Boston, and Berlin, and as a result have seen what works and what doesn't in each of these places. I'm optimistic at how fast our little city on the prairie is changing, and how we've become a Bike Town in the seven years I've called Calgary home.
Connect with me @benjamincowie on Twitter and @snowandscience on Instagram.
Overheard at Bike Town
Bike Town Stats
Population – 1.2 million
Length of cycletracks – 5 km
Length of painted lanes – 35 km
Length of multi-use trails – 821 km
Local Bike Shops
Our Bike-loving Friends
Header photo by @SteveCoutts