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On The Blogs: Cyclocross in Cedarvale Park

Bikeroo checked out the Canadian Cyclocross Championships in Cedarvale Park (and previously shared with us a crash video):

For the uninitiated, cyclocross is a gritty cycling race in which riders race along an off road course. Technical skill is important as they have to ride in tight quarters with each other but navigate around or through obstacles like barriers, roots, and ruts. Some barriers such as low walls or even stairs force riders off the bike making running and jumping a key element in cyclocross racing as well.

Read more and see all his photos and a cool video on Bikeroo in TO

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On The Blogs: Cyclocross Crash Video

Cyclocross CrashYou may have caught our post with photos from the Ontario Cycling Association of last Saturday’s Cyclocross Championships, but have you seen Bikeroo’s crash video from the event?

Yesterday, local bike shop ZM Cycle & Fitness hosted the national cyclocross race in Cedarvale Park in Toronto. The best cyclocross racers across Canada participated in the most grueling sport of mud, dirt and hills. I took some photos and video but here’s a sneak peak of what to expect…

See the video on Bikeroo in TO

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On The Blogs: Bike Parking at Ryerson University

Via Bikeroo in TO:

Students and faculty at Ryerson University are very lucky to have one of the most exceptional examples of bicycle parking in all of Toronto. Ryerson’s campus features parking for roughly 1,000 bikes using racks, ring and posts, and an indoor parking facility.

Read the full post on Bikeroo in TO.

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On The Blogs: Queens Park Grand Prix

Check out Bikeroo in TO for some fantastic photos of the Queens Park Grand Prix on Sept. 19th:

Hosted by Hello Velo, the Queen’s Park GP offered everyone a chance to see Canadian professional cyclists like Ryeder Hesjedal and Michael Barry both being notable riders in this year’s Tour de France. The race also featured many Canadian Cycling teams such as Hello Velo’s Darkhorse Flyers, Jet Fuel Coffee, Team Planet Energy to name a few.

Read the full post on Bikeroo in TO.

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From The Blogs: The ABCs of your Bike

Over on Bikeroo in TO, BikingToronto member Bikeroo has written a good how-to post on doing frequent quick checks on key parts of your bike to make sure you keep rolling:

A gunky, kinked or rusty chain can slow down your pedalling efficiency and cause excess wear on your drive train. Lubricating your bike frequently can help keep your chain happy (avoid using WD40 since it leaves your chain dry). For best results, clean your chain, gears, chain rings and derailleurs with degreaser then lubricate.

A rusty bike is an unhappy bike

Read the full post: The ABCs of your Bike

(cross-posted to the Bike to Work Blog)

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