Archive For The “every day cycling” Category

Bicycle Riding in Schools

By | November 1, 2011

Above is a photo from NYC in June of 1954. Police officers supervise a “bicycle safety program” on a painted figure-8 track. Now, I’m not so sure how often anyone on a bicycle will encounter a figure-8 (unless of course you’re racing on the Human Powered Rollercoaster) but I do remember a similar program at […]

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The Successful Push for Safer Infrastructure

By | October 20, 2011

How many of these factors exist in North America today? Outrageous number of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities – Check. Absurd amounts of public space dedicated to the movement and storage of private vehicles – Check. Oil and financial crises – Double Check. Public outcry – Check. Political will to change – Very Little. We’re seeing […]

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Perfecting ‘The Hop’ and Sidesaddle Cycling

By | July 21, 2011

The law in Ontario is a little iffy on this… or not. Bicycle passengers (2) No person riding on a bicycle designed for carrying one person only shall carry any other person thereon. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 178 (2). So then, you can only have two people on a bicycle that is intended for [...]

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Wheels for Wellbeing

By | March 11, 2011

I love everything about this: More info here: Wheels For Wellbeing Via Copenhagenize Related posts:Winter Bike Storage at Bikes on Wheels In Anticipation of Bixi Toronto a Look at Bicing Barcelona Mikael Colville-Andersen on Cycling at TEDx Copenhagen

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  3. Mikael Colville-Andersen on Cycling at TEDx Copenhagen

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Changing My Point of View

By | March 3, 2011

I’ve recently realized that I was a bad driver. I remember sitting in my car in traffic, judging and hating everyone around me, “You call that a signal, idiot?!” “Get off my ass jerk or I’ll just tap my brakes a little harder and see how you like the taste of my bumper.” Yet, the [...]

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  1. The Changing Face of the NYC Commute
  2. Fewer Stop Signs Attract Motorists, Not Cyclists
  3. Do Pedestrian Crossings Make for Safer City Cycling?

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What I Wear For Winter Cycling

By | January 28, 2011

It’s officially winter in Toronto. That time of year when many people believe outdoor physical activity grinds to a halt. It’s that time of year when excuses are passed off as reasons and it’s that time of year when I keep on doing what I do… riding my bicycle. In the spirit of “how to [...]

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The Bicycle Lifestyle; An American in Amsterdam

By | January 19, 2011

How do you promote products that are designed for active, everyday life? Well, why not just show them in use. Based in San Francisco, Mission Workshop, makes bags and clothes for the lifestyle cyclist. (I don’t know if this is an actual term, but it’s what my girlfriend has been using to describe people who [...]

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The Changing Face of the NYC Commute

By | October 18, 2010

11 miles is just shy of 18 kms and a fairly long commute. Yet, because of constant development and political support for cycling infrastructure 90% of this journey includes streets featuring some form of cycling infrastructure. Notice that only a small percentage of the ride is along streets with sharrows and, notice too, that NYC [...]

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Covet: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets

By | September 30, 2010

With fall weather comes wetter days, chillier winds and the need to add an extra layer when cycling around town. I recently viewed a few men’s cycling jackets that look just as good on or off of your bicycle. Today, it’s time to see what’s available for women: The Portland jacket by Showers Pass has [...]

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Don’t Call it a Girl’s Bike

By | September 21, 2010

Just because your bicycle has a sloping top tube doesn’t mean you have to call it a “girl’s bike.” That slope can make it easier to cycle modestly while wearing a dress, sure, but it also comes in handy once you start carrying any sort of cargo on your bicycle. Adding cargo adds weight to [...]

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How London, UK is Promoting Cycling

By | September 1, 2010

Transport for London has produced a series of short, stylish videos to help promote cycling in London. Each video introduces a new person and we get to hear how taking a cycling course, using the bike hire system, planning your route and traveling along the “superhighway” adds to their enjoyment of cycling.
This is a great [...]

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A Different Bicycle Shapes a Different Kind of Cyclist

By | August 31, 2010

Today in the Toronto Star, Catherine Porter writes about her unintentional conversion to a different kind of cyclist. Her conversion is from a “road warrior” to a “Mary Poppins” or as some would say, she’s become a convert to the Slow Bicycle Movement.
In North America the bicycle is a sporting tool. If you’re an adult, [...]

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“This is Amsterdam and this is my bike”

By | August 14, 2010

Notice the theme throughout this video. Cycling is easy. This is something we forget in North America.

Via Bakfiets en Meer

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Food on Bikes – Toronto and Beyond
Someone at Amsterdam Brewery Sure Loves Bikes

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Partnership for Integration and Sustainable Transportation Workshop: Fun & Safe Cycling in Toronto

By | August 9, 2010

Via Toronto Cyclists Union:
Fun & Safe Cycling in Toronto!
Check out this free workshop on Saturday, August 14th, that’s being offered as part of the Newcomer Cycling Outreach Program. This workshop is just the thing for a newcomer to Toronto, or if you want to brush up on your cycling knowledge. Pass [...]

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Functional Fashion Inspired By Cycling and Perspiration

By | August 7, 2010

The above video was part of the !ola team’s submissions for promoting urban, everyday cycling in the Yoxi Pilot Competition.
When I reviewed my Modrobes Euca Tee I took a few post-ride photos of my sweat-stained t-shirt. I opted not to use them in my review, but I’m kicking myself now for not seeing the fashion-forward [...]

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