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OH YEAH! Is That an E-Bike?

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I’m not opposed to e-bikes… just the ones that look like scooters and no one ever pedals.  This one on the other hand… is beautiful! Less than 0.5 percent of bicycle sales in the US are e-bikes. Last year in Germany, e-bikes were the fastest growing bike category with 410,000 e-bikes sold, 7.9 percent of […]


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NEWSFLASH: E-Bikes are the furthest thing from “hip”

This guy is doing “biking to work” wrong if he shows up all sweaty.  Especially during this cool summer we’ve had.   His commute is a few kilometres and he can’t do it on a real bike?  I bike farther than him and have knee and back problems.  I take my commute easy though. That […]


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PHOTO OF THE DAY: tasty bike

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Source: Original photo – by spDuchamp on Flickr.via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.


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TODAY: Sat, Aug. 30 – CBN Drivetrain Workshop

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Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:00 - 13:00 CBN will host a Bicycle Drivetrain Workshop Saturday August 30th from 10am to 1pm. The workshop will focus on the drivetrain (derailleurs, chain, etc.) of the bicycle. Space is limited so register soon! Registration fee is $30 ($20 for CBN members). Register in person or online and pay with PayPal […]


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NEWS: Two face street-racing charges after cyclist killed

It’s my personal opinion that if you operate a motor vehicle in any way that causes the death of a human being, that is akin to murder, or at least manslaughter.  It doesn’t matter if it was an accident.  You had a responsibility to operate the vehicle safely, and you didn’t. Two drivers who police […]


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OH YEAH: Business leaders cheer protected bike lanes into busy downtown Pittsburgh

  In Pittsburgh, business gets it.  Bikes mean money.  Toronto businesses, for the large part, are still stuck in a driver-first mentality. Jeremy Waldrup, CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, said the protected lane, which will return Penn Avenue to a one-way street by removing an eastbound traffic lane, will make it comfortable for most […]


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NEWS: Toronto’s 50 most dangerous intersections for cyclists

Bikes + Data = Win.  Will the city use this information to make these 50 intersections safer for non-driving taxpayers?  My gut says no. Adrian Verster was just a humble data geek until his girlfriend got hit by a pickup truck. The crash — which left her with a concussion and memory loss — spurred […]


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OH YEAH: Is That All They Want? Millennials and Bike Lanes

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Oh, on the surface it’s “just bike lanes”, but really, young people want a sustainable and healthy future.  Not for the planet, but for themselves.  They don’t want to pump the air full of carcinogens.  They don’t want to spend hours of every day commuting to a job on a packed highway.  They want to […]


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HOW TO: 5 Steps to a Bike-Friendly Business

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As acceptance of the bicycle lifestyle gains traction throughout North America, business owners and entrepreneurs of all stripes are hard at work entrenching bike-friendliness into their business models. Why? Quite simply, it’s a smart business move. In addition to reducing the need to invest in costly car parking facilities, recent studies have demonstrated that bicycle […]


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TRANSIT: Toronto’s New Streetcar includes spots for bikes

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With a dedicated spot for bikes: It’s just three more sleeps until Toronto’s new streetcars roll out on the 510 Spadina line, and during a media event today, the TTC showed off some of the vehicle’s modern features at the Hillcrest rail yard on Bathurst Street. The new ride is packed with technological bells and […]


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