We’ve made the magical (?) half-way point of the campaign. Our little mini-goals have been moderately successful. The big push was our “half-way at half-way” mini-campaign. Our goal was to reach our funding mid-point at the half-way point in the campaign. Today’s the half-way point, and we were close – so close to making our mini-goal. We’ve reached the lofty heights of $3,540 and our goal was $3,750 today – only a teeny difference of $210. That’s only one Clarijs Bike Bag, and one Cateye Volt 100 light. So close …


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We’ve made it one third of the way

Well, we’ve made it through the first third of the campaign relatively successfully. Thanks to everyone for your generous donations and support for our film. Retweeting and liking our posts @BicyclesYYC is very gratifying. Keep up the good work, winter bikers – spread the message to all of your family, friends and co-workers. Tell them to check out our Indiegogo campaign. We’re loving the attention.

Today we had four more people back our campaign. A big shoutout to:

  • Paul Pival
  • Brett Ferster (CSIF Director)
  • Elskest
  • Manvir Grewal

Also in the exciting news column today, we sold out of the Buff Canada Buffs; the “regular” ones – we still have five of the winter buffs left for you. Say, wouldn’t that be a great Christmas gift (yes, it’s that time of year) for your significant other. A little something for their stocking, and a ticket to the World Premiere on February 11th.

Happy pedalling friends.

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Day Six


Hello winter cyclists. It’s hardly winter here in Calgary, but we’re trying our best, if only the weather would cooperate. I skipped a day of recognition, so here’s our generous sponsors from Friday and Saturday, days five and six of the campaign:

Remember, please tell your friends about our crowdfunding campaign and encourage them to signup to help us release this movie into the world. Picking up some pretty nifty perks along the way too.

I took some time on Friday afternoon to ride the cycle track – it’s not on my commute, so I have to go out of my way to get there. I always love to see the 5th Street Cycle Track Counter turning over, even with winter approaching.

My usual route home takes me up Centre Street onto Crescent Road where I get to ride past the “Carnival House” (you can see it from downtown). One wonders what the neighbours really think of this piece of performance art.


Day four and we’re on track

We’re on track to make our goal, but these are still early days. We need you to show your support by donating to our campaign and by telling everyone you know about our movie and about our crowdfunding campaign. Day four saw five new generous supports added to our list of fabulous backers.

I made the deposit to lock down the Globe Cinema for our World Premiere on Saturday, February 11th. Remember to donate to get your ticket to the opening gala. I’m hoping to have a mess of bikes in front of the theatre. Bike parking will be courtesy of Alberta Bike Swap.


They keep promising snow, but I have my doubts. To keep you entertained, here’s what winter commuting might look like…

Kimberley Nelson #2

Here we are at day three already

Times flying by. Here we are at the end of Day Three of our campaign. Only 27 more days to go. We’ve added a few more generous backers today that I’d like to call out:

  • Bev Loughran
  • James Ash

We also had a sizeable donation from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. They decided to pick up one of the Ridley’s $100 gift cards that you can apply to anything in either of Ridley Cycles stores. There’s only a limited number of these cards available, so visit the Bicicles Indiegogo page and sign up for one of them today. Maybe I should add that they’d make excellent Christmas gifts too, along with the ticket to the Bicicles World Premiere.


We’ve had summer like biking conditions up until now, and there’s only a vague hint that snow might be on the way overnight. I’m not going to hold my breath on that, so I’ll leave you with a reminder of what that might be like.


Day two welcomes our first Executive Producer

We’re at the end of day two of our crowdfunding campaign and we’ve reached one of our funding milestones, thanks to the very generous donation from our new Executive Producer, Mr. David Chernoff. A high energy shoutout to David and to our other day two backers:

  • Kevin Dalton
  • Andrew James
  • Mike Jones

Many thanks going your way. Remember to tell your friends about the crowdfunding campaign and about Bicicles, the documentary about winter commuting by bicycle in Calgary. The World Premiere is in Calgary on Saturday, February 11th at 3:00 pm at the Globe Cinema downtown. You can get your tickets to the premiere by becoming a Bicicles backer.

The weather’s been especially mild this November, but the temperature, at least, is becoming more seasonal. Maybe we’ll get a bit of snow to make our winter commutes feel like winter commutes. Just a reminder what “real” winter commuting looks like in the city.

Riding 10th Street Poster

Crowdfunding Campaign is Live

We went live with our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo early this morning (really early, like maybe last night). At the end of day one of the campaign, we have 9 very generous backers. A big shout-out to:

  • Brandon Evans
  • Chris Ionescu
  • Gerald Peddle
  • Tona and Mia Ohama
  • Giovanni Bruno
  • Matei Dorobantu
  • Kevin Wong

We’ve still got a long way to go to get to our goal of $7,500, so support us by donating and by telling your friends about the campaign.


Bicicles crowdfunding campaign kicking off tomorrow

Our crowdfunding campaign kicks off tomorrow, Monday November 14th, on Indiegogo. We’ve been filming for the last couple of years and now it’s time to put the whole thing together. Our team’s been busy in post-production shooting for the Bicicles World Premiere on Saturday, February 11th next year. We’re planning on raising at least $7,500 to help us get there. Stay tuned for breaking information on the crowdfunding campaign on @bicyclesyyc on Twitter and Facebook. And watch this space in the coming days for information on the Premiere and our campaign product and services sponsors.


And speaking of helping us to get there, we’d like to give a shoutout to Power-in-Motion who have been most generous in their sponsorship of Bicicles.


Power-in-Motion are located in the Eau Claire mall downtown. In addition to being specialty purveyors of electric and folding bikes (and electric folding bikes), they also manufacture and distribute the MotionHeat Rechargeable Heated Glove Liner. These liners are what protect Ellen’s hands on all her winter rides. They’ll keep your hands toasty for the long rides into work this winter. Not only for biking, they’re a big hit with snowmobilers and even a skydiver or two.


So, show your appreciation of their support for winter cycling, and drop into their store in Eau Claire and check out the gloves and all of their bikes. Tell them Bicicles sent you.

Bicicles World Premiere

Announcing the World Premiere of Bicicles, the documentary about winter commuting by bicycle on Saturday, February 11th, 2017. The premiere is a gala event jointly sponsored by Bull and Ship Films, Bike Calgary and Cyclepalooza. The screening will be held mid-afternoon at The Globe Cinema in downtown Calgary with the afterparty at The Craft Beer Market. Tickets will be available through the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that will be kicking off on Monday, November 14th. Watch this space, as well as our @biciclesyyc Twitter and Facebook channels for breaking information on the crowdfunding campaign and the premiere.


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