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International cyclists grace Calgary for cycling congress

Biking in downtown Calgary in the winter. Feb. 17, 2018. Photo by Kayla Bruch, 660 News

International cyclists are excited to be in Calgary for the cycling congress

Calgary was chosen because of its desire to cycle year-round

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Cycling experts from around the world are in the city Wednesday for the 2019 Winter Cycling Congress.

Calgary was chosen to host the annual event because it’s embraced year-round cycling and maintains a network of tracks.

City transportation planner Katherine Glowacz said representatives are here from eight countries.

“And we’re looking forward to learning from other northern cities. There’s presenters coming from Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and Russia. And we’re really looking forward as a city to applying what we learn and what we hear from them about winter city planning,” Glowacz said.

The speakers over the next three days include Gabe Klein from the U.S., who will talk about making big, sustainable change happen fast.