Winter cycling may sound hard and/or crazy… but here in Toronto it’s surprisingly easy and enjoyable… helped by the fact that we have milder winters than most of Canada.Here are some tips to get you out on two wheels easier and safer: 1. Make Winter Cycling an Option for You Rather than storing your bike [...]
Torontoist visits Bike Pirates: Fix Your Bike, Matey “We started in a backyard, in a communal living house,” said Geoffrey Bercarich, another longtime volunteer. From that backyard, Bike Pirates moved to a curb, then to a storefront at Bathurst and College streets, where a benefactor, known to members as “the anarchist professor,” let the org [...]
Very creative and funny video on making sure you get seen on the roads when it gets dark: via bikingtoronto.com Posted via web from bikingtoronto’s posterous
The weather is getting warmer, and that means getting your bike ready for spring. Have a checklist of things you like to do to get your bike ready? Need advice on how to go about it? We’ve got an “open discussion” how-to thread set up in the Forum so that people can share tips and [...]
It looks like the TTC will be striking (if there isn’t a deal reached this weekend) on Monday. Get your friends to Bike the Strike with you! Here’s a handy guide for those who have never biked to work before:
Just wanted to make sure I get a link up to a great article in the Post about Winter Cycling in Toronto called “Slush Puppies” from Spacing contributor Tammy Thorne: The non-stop snow doesn’t mean much to the city’s small army of winter cyclists: They still get to work faster than you Torontonians are reputed [...]
The Community Bicycle Network started these last night, but theygo for the next 3 Wednesdays as well. Flat-fix / Basic Tune-up Workshop – Feb. 13, 7-10 pm Wheel Building Workshop A – Feb. 20, 7-10 pm Wheel Building Workshop B – Feb. 27, 7-10 pm Email us as soon as possible to register for one [...]
It may be the middle of winter, but as TreeHugger points out, now is a great time to start planning your summer bike trips – if you’re the type of person who likes “touring”. TreeHugger Andrew goes through all the basics, from where to stay (everything from camping to hotels), what you need on [...]
In case anyone doesn’t know about it yet, the City of Toronto is running a “Bike Winter” from December 1st to March 1st to encourage winter cycling in our great city. They’ve posted a handy-dandy brochure (PDF) to help those new to winter cycling get into it, with handy tips and often humourous “things to [...]
Are you a member of the fairer sex who is already a pro at basic bike repair like fixing flats and adjusting your breaks? You’ll want to check out a new series of Advanced Course from the lovely ladies of the Community Bicycle Network: Wenches with Wrenches is an ongoing program of CBN volunteers who [...]
The Toronto Police Service has recently announced that gone are the days of printing out and filling out hardcopy forms to register your beloved bike with them (although you can still do that [pdf file] if that floats your boat… er, greases your chain…) Yup, you can now register your bike with the TPS online [...]
Flat fix and tune-up course @ CBN 7:00pm- 9:00pm The Community Bicycle Network introduces mechanic classes for beginners. The classes are taught by experienced mechanics and provide an intimate, focused, learning environment. Learning some basics about your bike saves you money in the long run when you can change your own tube or adjust your [...]
It’s Olivia Chow. The left-leaning federal politician (formerly of Toronto City Council) is a renowned bike-lover, and is often seen toolin’ around on a tandem bike she shares with her hubby, Federal NDP leader Jack Layton (also formerly of Toronto City Council). Here’s a good video of Olivia and safety tips for biking Toronto.
The wenches are back! You WISH you WENCHED like a GIRL!2007 Season Ready to Roll! Wenches with Wrenches is an ongoing program of CBN volunteers who host bicycle repair workshops run by and for women in downtown Toronto. The idea has been to make basic bicycle repair skills accessible to women in the hope that [...]
I meant to post this yesterday, since it absolutely poured yesterday morning, and I was wondering how many people accepted the challenge from Mother Nature. Yeah, I look at extreme weather (well, extreme for Toronto…) as short, doable challenges to tackle on my 7 km commute to work. The main challenge is being prepared enough [...]
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