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Wednesday March 16th, 2011

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Bike Friendly Windsor (BFW), a local cycling advocacy group, was formed in January of 2010. Their goals include representing all cyclists in Windsor and helping to make Windsor a more bicycle friendly city.

BFW is now seeking volunteers for its board of directors. They are incorporating as a not-for-profit organization, and part of the incorporation process is forming a board of directors.  The main reason to incorporate is to be able to apply for government funding.

Board positions to be filled include: vice-chair, recruitment director, event planning director, fundraising director, and two general director positions.

Board meetings are held once a month, usually on a Saturday afternoon, and last from one to two hours.

Those wishing to find out more can attend the upcoming board meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011. The meeting will be held at the Windsor Family Credit Union branch located at 2800 Tecumseh Road East (at Drouillard Road).

Bike Friendly Windsor currently has 228 members in its Facebook group, and last year they successfully held events during national Bike Month, including a cleanup of Gateway Park and a screening of the film Veer at the Milk Coffee Bar. This year, the group plans on hosting a memorial Ride of Silence through Windsor’s downtown core, as well as another film screening. Bike Friendly Windsor is also actively involved with lobbying city council for more bike infrastructure in Windsor.

More information can be found on the Bike Friendly Windsor website and anyone interested in helping to make Windsor more cycle-friendly can email the group.

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