BikingToronto’s Best Advice for City Cycling Now


It’s post-Labour Day and students are back at school, teachers are back at work, summer hours are ending and the streets are getting busier.

With busier streets comes more Toronto residents using bicycles for getting to work and play. This may mean your quiet summer route is now busy and hectic. This may mean that you’ve put off getting your gears and brakes adjusted for too long. And this may all mean that you need some advice.

Here at BikingToronto we love not only sharing our own cycling stories, but helping out Toronto cyclists as well. Here are some of our most popular posts to help you become a more confident, better informed and an all-around happier Toronto cyclist:

The Complete 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic

10 quick ways to help you feel more comfortable cycling with traffic on Toronto’s streets. The are the “secrets” every person riding a bicycle in town needs to know. Here are the complete 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic.

Maps of Bike Routes, Bike Shops and Help Planning Your Commute

Looking for bike lanes and bike routes near your new place or to help you get to around Toronto? The BikingToronto Bike Lane Map can help you find your route. To get a printed copy of the official City of Toronto Bike Map go here. And if you want advice on a specific route, submit your desired start and end locations to the Toronto/GTA Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki and get advice from local cyclists.

Need some bicycle parts, repairs or a new bike altogether? Our interactive Google map of the 70+ bike shops in Toronto can help you find what you need.

Overcome the Challenges of Fall Riding

When it rains you can always hop on the TTC, but wouldn’t it be more fun to keep riding your bicycle? Here’s how to ride in the rain.

How to Securely Lock your Bicycle and Get Better Bicycle Parking

Not sure if you’ve got the right equipment to lock your bicycle safely and securely? Here’s how to get the right lock on any budget.

Recently moved to a new condominium and the bicycle parking isn’t up to snuff? Here’s how to get better bicycle parking for your condo.

Register your bicycle with the Toronto Police to speed up recovery should your bicycle be stolen. Register your bicycle here.

Discover and Share Toronto Cycling Events

Looking to connect with other bicycle-friendly Torontonians? Are you running an event and want to spread the word. The BikingToronto Events calendar allows you to quickly find cycling events and share yours here.

What’s the deal with Bixi Toronto?

Bicycle sharing is taking the world by storm and we want Toronto to be next. You can help secure the first 1,000 shared bicycles using the advanced and friendly Bixi system. Get Information about the Bixi Toronto bike share system and how you can help make it happen here.

The above links may help answer some of your Toronto cycling questions. However, if the advice you need isn’t here simply leave a comment below and we’ll help you find the answers you need.


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