Learn more about BikingToronto and Singer Kwinter

Winter Arrives Just In Time For IceBiking!

Today was the most wintery day of 2006, I think. Cold, plus almost hurricane-force winds when it gusted. Just in time for the 2006 Ice Bike Race at Dufferin Grove Park, near Dufferin and Bloor Sts.

That Star article is a pretty good one (especially since theStar stopped requiring registration), about Albert “Ice Emperor” De Ciccio, a guy who “furiously rides his bicycle around a skating rink dressed in a Roman gladiator’s uniform“, a six-time champion of the Ice Bike Race.

Thanks to Martino for alerting me to the race (it’s tomorrow night – running (riding) from about 5 until 9 pm), and I hope he doesn’t mind that I have borrowed part of his metal-studded tire photo.

I have to check with my better half about my schedule tomorrow night, but if anyone is planning on attending, drop me an email and maybe we can meet up, down some hot chocolate and watch 30 bike couriers put the screws to their tires on a city rink in this slightly insane competition. It’ll be fun.

  • Martino

    Don’t mind at all, Martino
    Joe, I put up some photos and a video of the race
    on my blog http://bikelanediary.blogspot.com

    did you check i out?

  • joe

    Nah, I was out in the morning and early afternoon, and our place was so nice and cozy I couldn’t summon the “gumption” to make it over to the races. The pics and vid look great though! Thanks for taking those!


I Bike T.O. Shirts
available in 12 colours
$19.99

I Bike T.O. Shirts
available in 12 colours
$19.99

I Bike T.O. Shirts
available in 12 colours
$19.99

Left Wing Pinko Shirts
available in 12 colours
$22.99