You’ve braved the slush on your morning commute. You’ve made around icy corners on your weekend ride. Now it’s time to take it to the next level.
ICYCLE is Toronto’s only on-ice bicycle race.
Where: Dufferin Grove Park ice pad (map)
When: Saturday, February 12, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Its that time of year again! ICE RACE TIME!!
This year, to help offset the costs to the organizers there will be a small charge of $5 to sit in the players boxes rinkside. Totally worth it for the best seats in the house!
Everyone welcome so invite all your friends!
There will be an after fund raiser event at Bike Pirates, 1292 Bloor St West ($5 or PWYC)
All proceeds go to Peter McKenzie, cyclist who was hit on the Bloor Viaduct just before Christmas.
Get all the need to know info on the ICYCLE 2011 Facebook Page.
Looking to make your own studded ice racing tires? Derek Chadbourne of the Bike Joint wants to help you out:
Come out to Bike Pirates – 1292 Bloor West (map) – Wednesday February 2nd 6-9 to learn how its all done, taught by the Ice Emporer. Here is what you are going to need. Come on out it will be fun. For further info contact the Bike Joint @ 416-532-6392
For a starter a frame with tire clearance for stud protrution. Next determine length of scew needed for 2 to 3 mm to stick out , #4 pan head Robertson scews are my prefered ones and #6 second choice. For best results I pree drill holes for screws so a smaller bit than screw diameter, a hand drill, bit driver and ofcourse hundreds of those shiny things. 300 per are fun, 500 per are better and well my latest tires have 850 + per. Cost of scews are about $4 to 5 per hundred at Jacob’s hardware but they should be ordered ahead of time
Photo by Vic Gedris