Tons of people bike in the winter.
Just check out the recent Coldest Day of the Year Ride for a great Toronto example, and read below about a Finnish city of 200,000 (less than 10% of Toronto’s population) having more bike infrastructure than us.
This weekend, Torontonians celebrated winter cycling with the Coldest Day of the Year Ride. The annual event is an opportunity to demonstrate demand for cycling infrastructure in all seasons and draw attention to the conditions cyclists face as they navigate not just traffic, but also snow and ice.
Meanwhile, in Oulu, Finland, winter cycling is less of a rallying cry than a fact of life. Careful planning and ongoing improvements to seasonal maintenance have normalized cycling through the snow in Finland’s fifth-largest city.