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EVENT: Thurs, Feb 19 – Flat Fix Clinic at Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop

When: Thursday Feb 19th: 6-7pm Where: Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop – 1204 Bloor St West Cost: $20 including tax Fixing your own flat tire is one of the most essential repairs a cyclist needs to know. If you could only have one mechanical skill in your repertoire, this would be it. Learn how to confidently […]



HOW TO: Five Better Ways to Ride a Bike in Winter

She barely saw me but I sure noticed her. After years of year-round riding in Canada, I was accustomed to seeing a certain type of winter cyclist: wearing layers of synthetics, on an expensive commuter bike, and with ski goggles. But she was different. Here in Finland, she passed me on a pathway of packed […]



HOW-TO: 8 tips for riding home in the dark

Great article from London Cyclist: Riding in the dark isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. A lamp lit spin around lanes you know, or off-road – known as night riding – can actually be both liberating and very relaxing, but when the ride is simply about getting home, it can sometimes feel like a race for […]



HOW TO: 10 tips for riding while pregnant

People rarely bat an eye at women doing tree poses in yoga while seven months pregnant, but taking to two wheels with a baby on board solicits everything from cheers to disapproving looks and cautionary tales. So what does this mean for pregnant bicyclists? Does a positive pregnancy test mean hanging up the bike for […]



OH YEAH! Adding a bike to your urban mobility tool kit

Great piece from Yvonne Bambrick in Spacing.  Yvonne also has an Urban Cycling book coming out in the new year.  You can pre-order it. Unlike some of the best-established cycling cities, North American transportation cycling culture is still growing and maturing — every year we have more eager, and often nervous, new riders with varying […]



TODAY: Sat, Aug. 30 – CBN Drivetrain Workshop

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Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 – 10:00 – 13:00 CBN will host a Bicycle Drivetrain Workshop Saturday August 30th from 10am to 1pm. The workshop will focus on the drivetrain (derailleurs, chain, etc.) of the bicycle. Space is limited so register soon! Registration fee is $30 ($20 for CBN members). Register in person or online and pay with PayPal […]



HOW TO: 5 Steps to a Bike-Friendly Business

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As acceptance of the bicycle lifestyle gains traction throughout North America, business owners and entrepreneurs of all stripes are hard at work entrenching bike-friendliness into their business models. Why? Quite simply, it’s a smart business move. In addition to reducing the need to invest in costly car parking facilities, recent studies have demonstrated that bicycle […]



OH YEAH! Pre-Order the Urban Cycling Survival Guide

Yvonne Bambrick, one of Toronto’s cycling goddesses, has a book coming out, and it’s now available for pre-order.  Reserve yours today! North America’s cities have long been the domain of the car, but thanks to the undeniable benefits of active transport, bicycles have an increasing presence in the urban landscape. Yet our cities weren’t made […]



REMINDER: Sat, Aug. 30 – CBN Drivetrain Workshop

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Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 – 10:00 – 13:00 CBN will host a Bicycle Drivetrain Workshop Saturday August 30th from 10am to 1pm. The workshop will focus on the drivetrain (derailleurs, chain, etc.) of the bicycle. Space is limited so register soon! Registration fee is $30 ($20 for CBN members). Register in person or online and pay with PayPal […]



HOW TO: 15 things you need to bike in Toronto

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Great little guide to biking stuff in Toronto from BlogTO.  True, most of the links are to other BlogTO articles, but it’s a start.  You may also want to check out the How-To resources here on Biking Toronto. Cycling in Toronto, depending on who you ask, is a risky move, a political statement, or an […]