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STUFF: 5 Panniers for Everyday Cycling

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Designed by bikers in the rainy Northwest, the Roll Top Panniers with roll and adjustable flaps are built to be water-resistant and very roomy. Swift Industries welcomes customers to customize their panniers by choosing their preferred color combinations and selecting from features like Arkel Cam-Lock mounting hardware, backpack conversion, a shoulder strap, or classic Waxed […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Bike to work? These property owners want you

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From Vancouver.  Let’s get this going in Toronto. In the past six years, Vancouver’s Pacific Centre has added secure storage spaces for nearly 150 bikes. When 725 Granville, the latest addition to the three-block-long downtown office-shopping complex, is completed next year, another 88 secure spots will become available. Safe bike parking, alongside lockers, showers and […]


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HOW TO: How to Bike to Work

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Have you discovered the sheer joy of riding your bike to work? Not only will you beat congestion and save time and money on parking, but you will also arrive feeling happier, healthier, and ready to tackle your day. Here are a few simple tips to help you get started. WHAT BIKE DO I NEED? […]


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ELSEWHERE: France experiments with paying people to cycle to work

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France has started a six-month experiment with paying people to cycle to work, joining other European governments in trying to boost bicycle use to boost people’s health, reduce air pollution and cut fossil fuel consumption. Several countries including the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and Britain have bike-to-work schemes, with different kinds of incentives such as […]


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Douglas Yardley’s Excellent Don Valley Adventure

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  A bicycle is a great way to see more of the world around you. You can pause to watch wildlife, admire historic buildings, and make new friends. We have a little tour of historic sites and relics along the Don Valley bike trail for you this issue. Some of the sites I describe here […]


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Tackling climate change one driver at a time

Tackling climate change one driver at a time

Canadian car owners spend $2,465, on average, annually on gas, consuming 1,926 litres. Driving a mid-sized vehicle also costs more than $10,000 annually. … Commuters who switch to transit just once a week would use, on average, 91 fewer litres of gas each year and save $215 in car expenses overall, including maintenance and depreciation. […]


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Cycle Toronto Smart Commute cycling workshop at Sunnybrook

Cycle Toronto Smart Commute cycling workshop at Sunnybrook

Cycle Toronto and Smart Commute hosted a “Street Smarts” workshop on October 22 for theSunnybrook/ICES BUG. The focus was on winter cycling. We learned about layering and basic bike maintenance. It started with our host, Siva Vijenthira from Cycle Toronto asking the crowd why we chose to commute by bike. Answers included: “Peaceful.” “Fast” and “Free”. Read the full post: “Cycle […]


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Winter Biking Photo Inspiration

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Winter is here, but that’s no reason to stay inside (although hot chocolate and roaring fires are definitely a good time). Whether you’re thinking about biking to work this winter, or considering some fun recreational rides to feel like a “True Canadian“, battling the elements, we’ve put together some Winter Biking photos from the past […]


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On The Blogs: Bike Commuter Backpacks

Backpacks for the Cycling Commuter

Duncan continues his great series of “Covet” posts and looks at good backpacks for cycling commuters: Fall weather is upon in Toronto and that means more rain, cooler temperatures and more reasons to carry more things with you. A change of clothes, a laptop, books, lunch… the list goes on. While messenger bags are a […]


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City of Toronto Survey shows Cycling is on the Rise!

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It’s something that we all either suspected or downright knew… there are more and more Torontonians hopping on their bikes to do “utility” cycling (getting around by bike to do normal day-to-day things, like going to work, picking stuff up from the store, visiting friends, etc.) Now our gut feelings have the hard data to […]


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