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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 … [Read more...]

OH YEAH: 3 Winter Cycling Myths Debunked

In cities around the world, people are waking up from a long winter slumber and embracing this dreaded season by hopping on their bikes. Some of these winter cycling enthusiasts will be gathering in … [Read more...]

EVENT: Cyclists bundle up for the Coldest Day of the Year Ride

Around the time that ice starts to appear on the sidewalks, I typically retire my bicycle for the season.  I’m not alone; apparently, only 10 percent of Toronto cyclists currently ride all year round. … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: The Coldest Day of the Year Ride

Coldest Day of the Year Ride 2015

Some of the city's most enthusiastic cyclists braved Cycle Toronto's Coldest Day of the Year Ride today January 31. Riders met up at Trinity Bellwoods Park and rode together, finishing up at Metro … [Read more...]

NEWS: Toronto cyclists gear up for ‘coldest’ ride

Cyclist Jared Kolb insists “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” The director of Cycle Toronto bikes throughout the year and will be on hand Saturday to lead the city’s annual … [Read more...]

EVENT REMINDER: Sat, Jan 31 – Coldest Day of the Year Ride 2015

Celebrate and support winter cycling by joining us for the Coldest Day of the Year Ride, a short, comfortable, car-free group ride departing from Trinity Bellwoods Park. Meet us at 11:45 am at the … [Read more...]

OH YEAH! Toronto teen embraces winter unicycling

Neither rain nor snow nor lack of a second wheel can keep Denton Liu from riding to school.Even with the mercury dipping close to -20 C, the 17-year-old can be seen riding his unicycle to and … [Read more...]

EVENT: Sat, Jan 31 – Coldest Day of the Year Ride 2015

Whether you've never tried riding in the winter or are a regular winter warrior, join us on Saturday January 31st at noon for a fun, accessible winter ride. Save the date in your calendar. More … [Read more...]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto vows to improve winter bike-lane maintenance

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The city of Toronto is ramping up snow clearing in downtown bicycle lanes, trying to make it easier to ride through the winter.From a militant handful of winter riders a generation ago, cycling all … [Read more...]

Coldest Day of the Year ride photos

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Cycle Toronto hosted the annual “Coldest Day of the Year” ride this year, and on Saturday, February 1, around noon, a pretty big group of cyclists rode with a police escort from Queen’s Park to … [Read more...]

EVENT: Sat, Feb 1 – Coldest Day of the Year Ride

I haven't done this ride in a few years, but it's a fun time. On Sat, Feb 1 at 12:15pm, ride with us from Queen's Park to Dufferin Grove Park, where we'll have a small campfire set up next to the … [Read more...]

Winter Cycling Capital of World is in … Finland

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Come on Toronto.  If the Finnish can bike all winter, we can too.  Aren't there entire commercials by beer companies, Tim Hortons and Canadian Tire about how hearty Canadians are? Let's get out … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

3 out of 4 days in January easily bikeable says Cycle Toronto

  Cyclists from across the city will celebrate winter cycling on Wednesday January 30th by joining a group ride on the (statistically) coldest day of the year. Presented by Cycle Toronto in … [Read more...]

How To: 5 Ways to Love Winter Bike Riding

5 Ways to Love Winter Bike Riding

If you are a fair-weather cyclist extending your riding reach, you might be surprised to notice that a lot of cyclists who ride in all weather situations continue to be cavalier about proper lighting. … [Read more...]

Winter Rider Profiles

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It's April, spring is (almost) here, but I want to take a blog post to highlight a very good series of posts done by Hyedie over at the Cupcake Ride blog... the Winter Rider  interview series with … [Read more...]

The News Cycle for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

2011 Hero: Bixi Toronto

Toronto News: 2011 Hero: Bixi Toronto [Torontoist] When Bixi Toronto launched in May, we were surprised at how quickly we fell for the sturdy, practical rides that popped up at solar-powered … [Read more...]

Street Scene – Winter Cyclist

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Spacing continues their great "Street Scene" series of artistic posts today with Jerry Waese's "Winter Cyclist": … [Read more...]

Jan. 13 – New on the Blogs

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Just a quick wrap-up of some of the cool content being posted on member blogs since New Years: Duncan's City Ride: A Penny Farthing for Toronto Slush Winter Telegram Delivery Bicycle … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Tips for Riding your Bike this Winter

Tips for Riding your Bike this Winter

This chilly morning proves it... winter is on the way to Toronto... To help get Toronto Cyclists ready for it (especially if you're thinking of biking through winter for the first time)... we'll … [Read more...]

On The Blogs: Dressing for Winter

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Over on Claire's Fletcher Five blog, she talks about making sure her hands and face are warm as the weather cools down: I’m going to need some mittens. Probably several pairs, as I’m prone to … [Read more...]

Photos from the Coldest Day of the Year Ride

This past Saturday saw the Coldest Day of the Year Ride, and after a very mild January, the weather co-operated with -17 weather for the large group of cyclists who came out to ride the … [Read more...]

No, Winter Cyclists Are Not Crazy

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 … [Read more...]

Hard Core Cyclists Do Not Fear Winter

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 … [Read more...]

How Do You Keep Your Bike Clean in the Winter?

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 … [Read more...]

Video: Extreme Winter Biking

Toronto received a sizable dump of snow late last week, and it's all melting this week (with forecast temperature highs for tomorrow of 9 degrees celcius). If you think urban winter cycling is … [Read more...]

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