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CommunityWise Forum on Consensus Building

Good Life Bikes makes decisions as an organization using consensus. If you are interested in learning about how consensus works and how to utilize it as you organize in your communities, then you might be interested in the CommunityWise Forum 2012 on Friday November 30. It  will explore the theme of Consensus Building – participatory governance and community development. Also, Good Life Bikes along with the famed activist and author Starhawk will be presenting.

Fees: $40-$20 per person, (Calgary Dollars Accepted).
Payments made online (Eventbrite), or at the office (address: 223 – 12 Avenue SW)
(Sliding Scale Cost). Payment includes day forum and a lunch.
Pay for evening presentation separately ($15)

Tickets available in advance at the website or call 403-261-9660 or email forum(at)

The Good Life and Market Collective: Let’s have more bike parking!

As most of you already know, Good Life Bikes shares the Anthill Building with Market Collective. There is much controversy surrounding the cancellation of 2 out 3 weekends in December that Market Collective was hoping to have the Anthill Building. Here are some newspaper articles for more information:

Calgary Herald Article

FFWD Article

We wanted to stress to everyone that Good Life Bikes had no involvement in this decision by the Kensington Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ), as this sort of decision is not under our jurisdiction. Everyone at Good Life Bikes loves Market Collective and wants to work with everyone and anyone to make Kensington and the rest of Calgary to become a more vibrant place filled with art, music, small businesses and of course bikes. According to the Fast Forward article, this controversy stems in part from the concern regarding the lack of parking. Quoting Suzy Thompson: “the BRZ believes the market puts too much pressure on local parking as it brings in 3,000 to 5,000 people over the weekends it operates, and that’s why Market Collective isn’t welcome.”


We want your input on The Good Life’s new space!

As you may know, The Good Life is searching for a new permanent location (you can  read more about our space search here.) We are still working on securing a permanent space.

We want your input on what this new space will be like! If you would like to contribute your ideas, please fill out The Good Life Dream Space survey! 

This survey will be open for the next couple of months. Please help us spread it far and wide, into all corners of the Calgary cycling community. The link is or you can press one of the sharing buttons at the bottom of this post to share through a variety of social networking tools, including Facebook, Twitter and email.

Thanks in advance for your input!