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EVENT: Sat, Jan 25 – CBN Front End Workshop

CBN will be hosting a Front End Workshop Saturday January 25th 2014 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.

The workshop will focus on the front end of the bicycle (handle bars, front wheel, breaks, etc.)

Space is limited so register soon! Registration fee is $30 for non-members and $20 for CBN members. Register in person or online and pay with PayPal using the donate button. If you have any questions you can contact us at 416-504-2918 or visit us at 761 Queen Street West.

via Front End Workshop – Saturday January 25, 2014 | Community Bicycle Network.

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How To: Ride Through Your First Winter

Momentum has a great article about practical winter cycling.  There is none of the usual “go out and spend hundreds on new tires and a fancy winter cycilng-specific wardrobe” but rather practical and achievable things. I’m adding this to our How-To page.

1. Slow down

2. Get lit

3. Get covered

4. Dress your way

5. Embrace the elements

Full Article: Top 5: Tips For Riding Through Your First Winter – Momentum Mag.

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How to Bike Through a Toronto Winter

Great how-to from Torontoist on biking in the winter, and I’m obviously adding this link to our How-To Page.

Winter is on the way, meaning soon you’ll have no choice but to stop riding your bike and start spending a bunch of money on TTC fare.

Or, you know, you could not do that.

If you’ve never biked through a winter before, now is as good a time as any to try. If you’re prepared for it, it’s really no worse than any other form of being outdoors in Toronto during cold weather.

Full Article: How to Ride Your Bike Through a Toronto Winter | culture | Torontoist.

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Ride Your Bike: TTC hikes fares, again

You should consider winter biking – it’s fun, pretty easy, and warm if you dress properly for it.  Don’t give the TTC more of your money for the “service” they provide.  Check the “Weather” section of our How-To Page to learn more!

It will cost Metropass users $60 a year, or $5 a month, more to ride the TTC next year.

The Toronto Transit Commission has approved a base five-cent increase to the cost of a token, bringing it to $2.70. In addition the cost of an adult Metropass is being boosted by one trip — from 48.5 tokens to 49.5.

The Metropass increase to $133.75 a month — with commensurate adjustments to the student and senior passes — was chosen over the option of increasing the $3 cash fare by 25 cents. Instead, the cash fare will rise by only a nickel, to $3.05.

Full Story: TTC hikes token cost by nickel; Metropass goes to $133.75 a month | Metro.

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HOW-TO: How to Shop by Bike

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Photo by Lily Holman; Momentum Magazine

Great article from Momentum Magazine on the basics for shopping by bike.  Adding this to the page of How-To Resources.

When it comes to shopping by bicycle, you’ll have greater success with the right accessories.

My partner and I picked up the habit of shopping by bike shortly after we first started riding together. On the way home from a ride, we’d stop in at a butcher shop or pick up some take-out for dinner. At first, we’d hang bags from our handlebars, but we knew this was putting our purchases at risk as they swayed and bounced off our front wheels. We soon had the urge to carry more with us – without having to take transit or resort to borrowing a car. 

Read more: Bike Curious: How To Shop By Bike – Momentum Magazine

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