Projects

We are working towards two overarching goals on behalf of a better Canada. They are:

  • the establishment of a National Cycling Strategy.
  • the establishment of a National Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Fund

    To do that we advocate, we educate, we inspire and we act.

    Every year we host the national bike summit, a critical gathering of like-minded individuals and organizations. We hear from experts, discuss strategy and meet with MPs, Senators and government staff to make change.We also develop policy, conduct research, connect with the country through media and work hard to create capacity for the tens of thousands of passionate organizations across Canada that care just as much about making cycling better as you.

    Whether its writing a letter to your MP or organizing an event, or simply becoming a member to show us that you love what we stand for, you can help.

    Become a member and contact us to find ways to make a difference.

Position Paper On The Federal Role In Cycling

THE FEDERAL ROLE IN BUILDING A BIKE-FRIENDLY CANADA

The Government of Canada has a major role to play given its responsibilities in many policy and legislative areas that significantly affect the quality, safety, and affordability of cycling. Maximizing the potential benefits requires coordinated planning and action from all levels of government.

Supporting substantial increases in bicycling of all types across Canada will constitute a simultaneous investment in fighting climate change, promoting health and equity, and boosting low-carbon tourism and small business. Furthermore, investing in bicycling is economically efficient and demonstrated to result in strong overall returns.

We have outlined 9 areas in which leadership from the federal government is key.

We are calling on the federal government to work with provincial and territorial governments, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Assembly of First Nations and additional stakeholders to develop a coordinated, evidence-based action plan tailored to maximizing current and future investments in cycling by all levels of government.

The report outlines 5 specific recommendations for immediate action.

READ THE FULL POSITION PAPER

This report was commissioned with the financial support of The Co-operators Insurance and the SRAM Cycling Fund.

2019 Summit Impact Report

Photos by Yvonne Bambrick
Full Report

Members

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Our members make us who we are.  Canada Bikes offers several annual membership options. Whether you are an enthusiastic individual or representing an organization that shares our vision, become a member today! The people and organizations who support us want a better country for themselves, their family, their employees and strangers they’ve never met. Simply put, become a member of Canada Bikes and you join a community of people with a vision. Your funding will help us work harder for what matters to you.

These are our 4 main membership categories. Pick the category that fits you or your organization best:
Individual and Family
Not-for-profit Organization
Business
Cities, Towns and Municipalities

As an individual or household members, you get to help shape the country you want to live in. When you support us, you are helping is achieve a shared goal with power to change how we live for the better.

Our not-for-profit members care about building a bike-friendly country and it shows. Local and provincial cycling advocacy organizations get to be part of a strong voice at a national level.  Non-profit organizations at work in sectors like health or the environment already know all about what more bikes can do to achieve their goals and becoming a member means helping us reach decision makers who need to hear it. Local governments get to send the message that their bike lanes are open for business and that they think federal support matters.

Our business members play a big role in demonstrating the power of the bicycle.  Smart businesses of all kinds know that cycling is important to both clients and employees – not to mention the environment we live in that makes everything possible.  Engineering, planning, and construction companies benefit directly because we want to see you busy planning and building bike lanes. We help bicycle manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers create the ideal business environment and connect with more customers.

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Municipalities across Canada of all sizes recognize that cycling is a bright part of their future, equally important to keeping families together and growing a tax base as it is to attracting businesses who care about employee satisfaction and lifestyle or keeping road maintenance costs down.

Membership has other benefits too, like sheer pride, or discounts for employees on future fees for national conferences that we organize (such as the Bike Summit in Ottawa) or – for non-profits and businesses especially, the chance to be involved in special Canada Bikes-led programs and funding opportunities.

Want to know more? Don’t hesitate to ask what we’ve been up to, ask us what we have to offer or engage in a discussion on social media.