Cycle Alberni

Education, Improved bicycle infrastructure, Active transportation.

A collaboration on cycling initiatives, Cycle Alberni, brings together bike  advocates from across sectors to promote cycling in Port Alberni.

Co-founded by Sarah Thomas and John Mayba, Cycle Alberni was established in January 2015 as the sustainable transportation committee of Alberni Valley Transition Town Society.

This grassroots organization has been instrumental in furthering cycling initiatives in Port Alberni and in supporting implementation of the City of Port Alberni’s Active Transportation Plan. Since it’s inception, Cycle Alberni has organized a number of critical mass rides, developed a Port Alberni Bike Rack Map, coordinated the first annual Bike Counts in Port Alberni, and supported the City of Port Alberni bike lane development and the YPAV Bike rack project which saw 31 new bike racks come to the City in 2017.

Cycle Alberni has coordinated Bike to Work Week each year since 2015. Over 135 people participated as registered riders during the 2016 Bike to Work and School Week and many other people participated in the 6 Celebration Station ecritical mass summer 2015vents that took place across Port Alberni during the week.

In 2017 Cycle Alberni and ECOllaborate Now partnered with the Alberni Valley Employment Centre to implement a Bike Education Pilot Project to encourage biking as a means of transportation at Wood Elementary School.

ECOllaborate Now provides ongoing strategic planning and project support to Cycle Alberni. We are honoured to get to work on these amazing community projects.

For more information, to get involved, or to sign up for Bike to Work and School Week visit:

www.biketowork.ca/port-alberni

More information is also available on the Alberni Valley Transition Town Society website at http://www.avtransitiontown.org/cycle-alberni/.

To join the Cycle Alberni email list to get regular project updates please email sarah@ecollaboratenow.com.