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How Do You Keep Your Bike Clean in the Winter?

There’s a pretty good discussion going on in the “How To” Group regarding making sure your winter bike stays clean if you are using it in the winter time. Bikeroo has posted some pretty funny photos of people who are rather, um… extreme *cue rock guitar wailing* in keeping their bikes clean: There are also […]

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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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5 Ways to get You and Your Bike Ready for Winter

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 […]

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Torontoist – Fix Your Bike, Matey

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 […]

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How To Get Visible: Video

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

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Contribute to the How-To: Get Your Bike Ready for Spring

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 […]

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Bike The Strike!

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:

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Slush Puppies: How to Enjoy Biking in the Winter

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 […]

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Winter Workshops at the Community Bicycle Network

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 […]

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How-To: Plan A Summer Bicycle Trip

  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 […]

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Winter Biking in Toronto

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 […]

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"Wenches with Wrenches" Advanced Courses This Fall

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 […]

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Toronto Police Take Bike Registration Online

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 […]

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CBN hosts Flat fix and tune-up course tonight

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 […]

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