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Winter Rider Profiles

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It’s April, spring is (almost) here, but I want to take a blog post to highlight a very good series of posts done by Hyedie over at the Cupcake Ride blog… the Winter Rider  interview series with Cupcake Riders who ride all year long. She chatted with them about why they love riding and what […]

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From the Blogs: Tours, Hacks, Cup Holders and Maps!

A lot of great stuff is being posted in the Blogs, here’s a small taste of it for you: Duncan is giving us a tour of major Toronto streets, starting with Queen: Toronto Bike Life: Queen Street Part 1 (The intersection of Queen Street West, King Street West, Roncesvalles and the Queensway) Toronto Bike Life: […]

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Welcome Duncan to the Main Blog

Duncan means business.  Look at all that black clothing! :)

I’d like to welcome Duncan to blogging here on the main blog of BikingToronto. For those of you who have been visiting BikingToronto for a while, you’ll know that Duncan started the first of many member blogs on the site last summer.  His City Rides blog has been a great read, featuring personal stories and […]

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Duncans City Ride: My One and Only Cycling Complaint about Toronto

Ok, the headline of this post is a little misleading. I have plenty of complaints about cycling in Toronto. And, if you read BlogTO, you know that there’s a list and growing discussion of even more gripes going on there. But… and this is a big BUT… nothing outweighs the benefits of cycling in Toronto… […]

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Duncans City Ride: The World Now Knows Toronto Has Cycle Chic

Congratulations! 416CycleStyle CopenhagenCycleChic via Duncan’s City Ride Posted via web from bikingtoronto’s posterous

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Duncans City Ride: Where We Park Our Bikes in Toronto

Sure, we’re world-famous for our post and ring bike racks… but where else is there to park your bicycle in Toronto? Turns out, you’ve got plenty of options… There’s the “Classic”: At BMO Field there are arches: In Parkdale you get glasses: Much, much more on Duncan’s City Ride Posted via web from bikingtoronto’s posterous

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Duncans City Ride: Toronto Prepares for Public Bicycling

From WalrusMagazine.com: Driving the Lane: Toronto Prepares for Public Bicycling by Emily Testa What do Jack Layton and David Byrne have in common? Sure, Layton’s Twitter account tells us he’ll be busking on the Danforth this Saturday, but at press time, the range of his musical talent remains untested. No, it’s a shared interest in […]

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Duncans City Ride: How a Guy Can Look Good on a Bicycle in Toronto

A short while ago I posted about how we dress when biking in Toronto. I think we’re a pretty good looking bunch here in Toronto. Of course, when I tell people I’m a cyclist I can instantly see their eyes fog over as they picture me in full spandex. As we’ve seen from my post, […]

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Duncans City Ride: Getting Over the Struggles of Biking in Toronto

There are times when you feel absolutely alone on your bicycle. The cars keep streaming past you, closer and closer. The hill feels as thought it is never going to end. The rain starts to fall harder. The temperature goes from a slight chill to a bone-numbing deep-freeze. We all face struggles when biking in […]

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Duncans City Ride: Trends in Bicycle Design and Use

In the minds of many people there are just two categories of bicycles; road and mountain. A few know of a third category, the hybrids. And that’s about it. The problem is that each of these categories present a barrier to visualizing bicycles in everyday use, and in fact they don’t even address that bicycles […]

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What Could the Future Hold for Toronto’s Bicycle Station?

From Duncan’s City Ride: With only one bicycle station currently in Toronto, the lifetime membership doesn’t provide access to anything else, but that should change in the near future as some TTC stations (and hopefully elsewhere) begin adding their own bicycle stations. However, since this is only a pilot project, then what could the future […]

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Duncan’s City Ride: Tour de Greenbelt – Durham

From Duncan’s City Ride: On an overcast Sunday morning I boarded a school bus at the Toronto Mountain Equipment Co-op to participate in the Tour de Greenbelt. Traveling along the 400 series highways in Ontario you’re bound to pass at least on sign proclaiming entrance in to the Greenbelt. Here’s a handy map to show […]

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