Our November 2017 winner is Amanda from Calgary, Alberta in Canada. You can get to know her a little better through the Q+A below. Thanks Amanda!
Each month we will be choosing our favorite Po Campo fan photo to display on the blog. We see all of your beautiful pictures on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook, but if there are photos you’ve taken with your Po Campo bag that you haven’t posted online, feel free to send them our way! You can email your fan photos to email@example.com or tag your photos with #pocampo for a chance to win a FREE PO CAMPO BAG.
The Uptown Trunk Bag in Mosaic!
1. Tell us a bit about your hometown.
I live in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Calgary is known outside of our city as the home of the Calgary Stampede, the first Canadian city to host the winter Olympics or for Oil & Gas… but we are so much more than that! Calgary has a vibrant cycling community, we are sandwiched between the Rocky Mountains and the Canadian Prairies, and contrary to popular belief that we are a “winter city”, we have the most sunny days year round of Canada’s 100 largest cities! (I mean we have a pretty brisk winter, too… but nothing we can’t handle! 😉 )
2. Where do you insist on taking out of town guests?
When I have guests in from out of town, I always suggest they visit the Peace Bridge. The Peace Bridge opened in 2012 and is designed by Santiago Calatrava. It is a beautiful addition to our already awesome river pathway system and can’t be missed!
3. Where is your favorite place to take your Po Campo?
My favourite place to take my Po Campo is to Coffee Outside. There is a community of cyclists in Calgary that meet first thing on Friday mornings to have coffee and a chat in a different place each week. We all ride our bikes there, and my Po Campo Uptown Bike Trunk Bag is the perfect size for what I need to go have coffee!
3. A suggestion for women who are interested in biking but have safety concerns?
In my experience, the safety concerns that I often feel are related to confidence. I only start to feel nervous about cycling when I don’t know what to expect with the route. My suggestion is to start out small. Get out there on your bike for little trips that are manageable and accessible, which will let you build some confidence on your bike. I cycle a lot, but I always check a map and plan my route if I am going somewhere specific. If I am not, biking around without a plan can be so much fun! I just love experiencing my city from a bike.