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 Dufferin Grove Park, where they enjoyed hot chocolate and good company by the campfire next to the Dufferin Grove skating rink. Read [...]
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 skating rink! Bring your skates and a reusable mug for our campfire hot chocolate, [...]
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 there and enjoy it. via The Winter Cycling Capital of the World – Momentum Mag.
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 partnership with the City of Toronto and BIXI Toronto, the Coldest Day of the Year Ride is a short, car-free ride leaving from [...]
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. They also ignore the little bits of extra reflective gear that keep us visible to others in low light, bad weather, [...]
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 Cupcake Riders who ride all year long. She chatted with them about why they love riding and what [...]
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 stations across the downtown core—turns out that the bike-share system appeals to even habitual TTC users and bike owners. Stormy when you leave home? Take the [...]
Spacing continues their great “Street Scene” series of artistic posts today with Jerry Waese‘s “Winter Cyclist“:
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 Commuter Basics for Improving Efficiency Learning to Ride Bicycle Coffee Company in San Francisco 2011 in Motion Glorified Steam Kettles Michael Holloway ‘The Great [...]
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 some fun recreational rides to feel like a “True Canadian“, battling the elements, we’ve put together some Winter Biking photos from the past [...]
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 start with this collection of links for you: Winter Biking in Toronto tips from the City of Toronto – They’ve posted a [...]
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 losing stuff. And something to keep my nose and cheeks cozy. And legwarmers. The list goes on… A question for [...]
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