If you’re fairly new to cycling, or just getting back on your bike, this is a great workshop for you. Actually, even more experienced riders are likely to learn something new! I’ll be packing a bunch of need-to-know information into this afternoon session, so come prepared to gain some important city cycling knowledge. We’ll discuss [...]
How do you get around your city? Do you cycle? Would you like to cycle? What influences your decision? There have been numerous attempts to encourage a shift towards active transportation and cycling. The most high profile of these have focused on the construction of physical infrastructure such as separated bicycle lanes, bike parking and [...]
Riding downtown can be tight; what with streetcar tracks and parked cars, and sometimes having no choice but to merge into the automotive lane. The streets midtown and uptown may be wider, but motorists still aren’t given proper passing berth. Our dandy editor-in-chief, Tammy Thorne, now commutes up to Sunnybrook campus and noted the final [...]
If you are a fair-weather cyclist extending your riding reach, you might be surprised to notice that a lot of cyclists who ride in all weather situations continue to be cavalier about proper lighting. They also ignore the little bits of extra reflective gear that keep us visible to others in low light, bad weather, [...]
This post is from “across the pond” on the London Cyclist Blog, but has very good info for cycling here in Toronto too. Also, I had no idea that curb was spelled “kerb” in Britain. Interesting. Have you ever heard any of the below advice that is frequently thrown around: Wear high-vis Wear a helmet [...]
Toronto News: 2011 Hero: Bixi Toronto [Torontoist] When Bixi Toronto launched in May, we were surprised at how quickly we fell for the sturdy, practical rides that popped up at solar-powered stations across the downtown core—turns out that the bike-share system appeals to even habitual TTC users and bike owners. Stormy when you leave home? Take the [...]
Great article from The Grid TO about Sundays being women and trans-only at Bike Pirates, a small remedy to the male-dominated cycling scene: For the last three years, Sunday access to this non-profit, do-it-yourself bike collective has been reserved for women and transgendered people. “Mechanics’ shops have not really been a welcoming environment for women [...]
NOTE: This is a guest post by Emma Jenkin, who like most of us, craves a TRON LightBike, and set out to make an affordable one! Learn more about Emma at the bottom of this post. Yes, all you need legally for your bike is a white light up front and a red rear [...]
We have to share this fantastic video made by Ryan Carter about how Bixi Toronto works. Great job Ryan! Thanks for agreeing to having your video on BikingToronto.
Excellent and timely lighting post from Stephen on Cycling50+ … a great rundown of the lights and reflectors you need to ensure drivers see you at night: Last week’s clock rewind is yet another dead giveaway that winter approaches. And it’s turned many bike commuters into night riders The basic trick to night riding is [...]
Not only is it a great post about signaling right turns with your left arm (instead of your right), but Duncan’s post on why he signals with his left has also spurred a great little discussion in the comments about the reasons why each method can be useful: It can be easy to forget or [...]
This chilly morning proves it… winter is on the way to Toronto… To help get Toronto Cyclists ready for it (especially if you’re thinking of biking through winter for the first time)… we’ll start with this collection of links for you: Winter Biking in Toronto tips from the City of Toronto – They’ve posted a [...]
Duncan’s City Ride brings us a cool sheet of tips from Esurance: While modern cyclists have traded in jaunty caps for high-tech helmets and Grand Canyon-sized potholes for smooth, paved streets, the dangers are still what they were in the good old days, which is to say significant. With more and more cars on the [...]
Over on Claire’s Fletcher Five blog, she talks about making sure her hands and face are warm as the weather cools down: I’m going to need some mittens. Probably several pairs, as I’m prone to losing stuff. And something to keep my nose and cheeks cozy. And legwarmers. The list goes on… A question for [...]
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