The Next Big Thing – Downtown Cycling?

CBC Information Radio has asked me to invite cyclists of all types (commuters, racers, couriers, occasional, recreational, advocates, etc.) to participate in live segments during their morning show on Thursday, Sept 20th at Stella’s Cafe, 116 Sherbrook St.

Marcy Markusa will be there at 6:30 a.m. to do numerous interviews with cyclists throughout the show’s time slot, ending around 8:30 a.m. This is part of their week-long theme of cycling and active transportation as “The Next Big Thing”.

Here is the show’s concept as described by Marcy:

The plan is to be in the community at Stella’s on Thursday morning for a discussion specifically around downtown.
Cycling through downtown. Into downtown, Portage Avenue etc.
What’s keeping us from getting there safely?
We are booking (hopefully) someone politically connected and some cyclists with different ideas for the best plans for moving forward.

If you can, please come and join us. This is an excellent opportunity for new voices to be heard about the good, bad and ugly subject of cycling in downtown Winnipeg.

If you come by bike, be prepared to lock it up somewhere along the street. If you come by other means, please wear something that identifies you as a cyclist (e.g. jersey, or jacket from a “kit”). Also be prepared to purchase breakfast there – we are guests, after all, at Stella’s.

Hope to see you there!