Great how-to from Torontoist on biking in the winter, and I’m obviously adding this link to our How-To Page. Winter is on the way, meaning soon you’ll have no choice but to stop riding your bike and start spending a bunch of money on TTC fare. Or, you know, you could not do that. If [...]
You should consider winter biking – it’s fun, pretty easy, and warm if you dress properly for it. Don’t give the TTC more of your money for the “service” they provide. Check the “Weather” section of our How-To Page to learn more! It will cost Metropass users $60 a year, or $5 a month, more [...]
Great article from Momentum Magazine on the basics for shopping by bike. Adding this to the page of How-To Resources. When it comes to shopping by bicycle, you’ll have greater success with the right accessories. My partner and I picked up the habit of shopping by bike shortly after we first started riding together. On [...]
This is an absolutely amazing how-to video for people looking into getting into cycling for commuting or just running errands, meeting friends etc. It’s made by the obviously awesome people at Grist. Needless to say, I’ll be adding this to the Biking Toronto How-To Resource Page.
Open to all ages, learn to ride a bike and hone your skills. Learning to ride a bicycle can be challenging but here at Evergreen we view learning to ride as a pivotal experience for people young and old. JUNE 30 | 1–3pm Evergreen Brick Works 550 Bayview Avenue Cost | $30 Registration | Email [...]
Learn the skills to maintain your wheels—from fixing a flat to troubleshooting gears and brakes. Bring your bike and we’ll provide the rest! JUNE 1 | Flat Fix: Learn how to fix a flat at this hands-on workshop. By the end of the two hours you will be able to confidently fix your own flat. [...]
I love Home Depot trips by bike. Love this post: I wasn’t entirely sure at first whether the cargo bike would adequately carry the amount of lumber I was going to purchase, so I kept open the possibility that I may need to return the next day with a motor vehicle.As it turned out, my [...]
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 [...]
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