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HOW-TO: 8 tips for riding home in the dark

Great article from London Cyclist: Riding in the dark isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. A lamp lit spin around lanes you know, or off-road – known as night riding – can actually be both liberating and very relaxing, but when the ride is simply about getting home, it can sometimes feel like a race for […]


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HOW TO: 10 tips for riding while pregnant

People rarely bat an eye at women doing tree poses in yoga while seven months pregnant, but taking to two wheels with a baby on board solicits everything from cheers to disapproving looks and cautionary tales. So what does this mean for pregnant bicyclists? Does a positive pregnancy test mean hanging up the bike for […]


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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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HOW TO: 15 things you need to bike in Toronto

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Great little guide to biking stuff in Toronto from BlogTO.  True, most of the links are to other BlogTO articles, but it’s a start.  You may also want to check out the How-To resources here on Biking Toronto. Cycling in Toronto, depending on who you ask, is a risky move, a political statement, or an […]


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HOW TO: Bikepacking basics

If you’re at all interested in adventuring on two wheels, you’ve probably run across the term “bikepacking.” This is exactly what it sounds like: a self-supported camping trip in a natural setting, but using a bike as transportation instead of walking. The big advantage over backpacking is that, just like on city streets, you can […]


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OH YEAH: Plan a Bike Picnic in 15 Minutes

A gentle breeze and sun that wants to warm your back is calling. What would be better than a picnic by bike? The plan sounds dreamy, but I worry over the details. How many deviled eggs? Should I bring my lace parasol? Hypoallergenic or anti-bacterial baby wipes? I’m a sweaty mess even before I touch […]


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HOW TO: How to run a Ward Group – A glimpse at Ward 18

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Just a quick shout-out to Ward 18 in the city’s west end.  They’ve released the minutes from their latest meeting and there are some things in there other groups (or wannabe groups) can learn. FUN! Ward 18 has really stood out for me during the past year as I try to keep abreast of bike stuff […]


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HOW TO: One Simple Tip That Could Save a Cyclist’s Life

Checking for cyclists should be a routine and heavily emphasized part of driver education, especially now that many more cities are encouraging cycling and installing painted bike lanes, which often put cyclists right in the door zone unless they are riding at the lane’s far edge. Using your mirrors and also turning to look over […]


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HOW TO: Cycle in a Skirt, Using a Penny and a Rubber Band

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Summer is for cycling and summer is for skirts—but how on Earth do you reconcile the two? It turns out that you can, with only a penny and a rubber band. This video explains how. via Cycle in a Skirt, Using a Penny and a Rubber Band.


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HOW TO: Five things I’ve learned about commuting by bicycle in Toronto

So, a few summers ago, I tried biking a few days a week to save money and build a workout into my day. Soon, I was biking every day. Fall arrived, so I put on sweats, gardening gloves and my running jacket. Winter followed, so I pretended I was cross-country skiing, and added wool socks, […]


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