Over the past few months SABA has been working on putting together a grant application for the City of St. Albert’s Environmental Initiatives Grant program.
We’re excited to announce that today, St. Albert City Council has approved the recommendation from the Environmental Advisory Committee to award SABA $8000 towards the purchase and installation of two bicycle repair stations, one bicycle/skateboard deck repair station, and two air pumps – to be located strategically throughout the City of St. Albert!!
The bike repair stations will be placed in high (bicycle) traffic locations, and allow riders to perform quick, easy repairs to their bikes using a variety of permanently attached, common bike tools. Need to tighten a shifter or brake cable? No problem! Need to change your tire? The repair stand has got you covered! (Assuming you carry a spare with you. You do carry a spare with you, right?)
Air pumps will be located at two of the locations, and will allow riders to quickly get some air if they have a flat or low tire!
We’ll also be looking to install a hybrid skateboard and bicycle repair stand, likely to be located near the St. Albert Skateboard Park. This stand will allow for basic repairs of your bicycle, but also will include common tools you can use to perform quick maintenance on your board!
SABA is excited to have been chosen as one of the recipients of this great initiative, and we’re looking forward to working with the City over the winter months to choose the final locations and plan for the installation of these stands!
Congratulations to all the other groups that were also recommended for their own environmental initiatives!!
Details of the program and this years recipients can be found here: http://stalbert.ca/uploads/PDF-infosheets/2015_Grant_Recipient_Summary_for_the_Web.pdf
NOTE: The first day of the first session has been moved back by a week. We will begin the first session on December 2nd and add a class to the end of the session. We are hoping to fill the class to optimize our fundraising efforts. Thanks
The days are short and the snow is imminent. Time to spin with #bikestalbert
SABA is bringing back the SPIN. Stay bike fit this winter and feel good that proceeds contribute to promoting a safe and active cycling culture here in St. Albert.
Two, ten session classes are being generously hosted at the Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club starting on November 25th and February 17th. These one hour classes start on Wednesday evenings starting at 7:15pm. Space is limited to 18 participants however, personal bikes and trainers are welcome – space permitting. A full class means that SABA can invest more back into St. Albert’s cycling community.
Members $125 | Class + Membership $140 | Non Members $155
Where else but St. Albert’s finest health and fitness facility; the Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club? SVAC has been very eager and generous in their support of this community partnership. This demonstrates their commitment to a healthy and vital community.
- Login to SVAC’s registration system to register for the program. Depending on your membership status with SABA you will have the option to choose the best value option by paying for the fee along with you membership at once. Paperwork for your membership will be completed during your first class.
Courtesy of City of St. Albert Recreation Services:
National Sports Day is this Saturday! Come celebrate your love for sport with us at Servus Place, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet sport groups like the St. Albert Pickleball Club, SLAM Basketball and the St. Albert Rugby Football Club. You’ll also get the chance to test your athletic skills at demonstrations by the St. Albert Bike Association and the Red Willow Badminton Club. http://ow.ly/TvuXW
Hope to see you there!!