Today we start a series of 10 posts about cycling with car traffic. These are things we have learned from years of riding in downtown Toronto. Some of these tips you may have seen before in other places, and some will be new. This is not meant to be a complete list… there are more [...]
Toronto Cyclist John Spragge has compiled a nice little montage of videos he has taken from his bike to demonstrate safe and unsafe passing by cars and trucks, from a cyclists’ perspective: Thanks John. Great video!
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 [...]
This past Saturday, DECA Bikes (from the Danforth East Community Association) had their first Tune-Up Workshop in the Danforth Mennonite Church just east of Woodbine and Danforth. I was able to pop on by late in the day to say hi and I’m glad to report they had a ton of people show up over [...]
The BikeSauce has found a location, and is planning a fundraising party! First things first… in case you haven’t heard of BikeSauce yet – here’s a quick intro: BikeSauce is a new DIY bike shop in the east end of Toronto This will be a place where you can fix your bicycle using our tools [...]
A lot of people think that cyclists who bike in the winter must be crazy. But are they? Are they really? A BlogTO columnist tried to answer this question earlier this week by posting a story named “Do You Have to Be Crazy to Ride Your Bike In The Winter?” so you’d think they’d actually [...]
Catherine Porter at the Toronto Star learned a bit about winter cycling from Yvonne Bambrick of the Toronto Cyclists Union… while the article title makes it sound like an article about biking in winter (and a bit of it is), it’s mainly a piece about the need at City Hall for cycling lobbyists (like Yvonne) [...]
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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