Archive For The “How to” Category

HOW-TO: Bicycle Repair courses at Central Tech and Leaside

By | March 8, 2014

Bicycle Repair courses at Central Tech and Leaside are about to begin on the 31 March. Date:  Monday, March 31, 2014 – 18:30 – Monday, May 26, 2014 – 21:30 For people interested in learning to undertake repairs on their bikes, this is a great course. This is a totally hands-on course and you will [...]

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How Much Do You Know About Your Hubs?

By | February 26, 2014

  Dandyhorse has a new “MECHANICS” post up.  This one is all about hubs. Check it out. Hubs are arguably the most important component on a bicycle. Every bicycle has them, no matter what size, type or purpose. The hub, together with the spokes and rim, form the complete wheel. Onto the wheel the tire [...]

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How Much Do You Know About Your Hubs?

By | February 26, 2014

  Dandyhorse has a new “MECHANICS” post up.  This one is all about hubs. Check it out. Hubs are arguably the most important component on a bicycle. Every bicycle has them, no matter what size, type or purpose. The hub, together with the spokes and rim, form the complete wheel. Onto the wheel the tire [...]

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EVENT: Sun, Jan 36 – Ladies Only Front End Workshop

By | January 24, 2014

For Women only! A hands-on workshop which will focus on the front end of the bicycle handle bars, front wheel, breaks, etc.. This workshop will take place Sunday January 26, 2014 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Space is limited so register soon! Registration fee is $30 for non-members and $20 for CBN members. Register in person or online and pay [...]

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EVENT: Sat, Jan 25 – CBN Front End Workshop

By | January 24, 2014

CBN will be hosting a Front End Workshop Saturday January 25th 2014 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. The workshop will focus on the front end of the bicycle (handle bars, front wheel, breaks, etc.) Space is limited so register soon! Registration fee is $30 for non-members and $20 for CBN members. Register in person or online [...]

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How To: Ride Through Your First Winter

By | December 19, 2013

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 [...]

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How to Bike Through a Toronto Winter

By | November 21, 2013

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 [...]

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Ride Your Bike: TTC hikes fares, again

By | November 20, 2013

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 [...]

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How To Plan Bike Trips in Toronto

By | August 14, 2013

Great post on Spacing via the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank about planning out bike trips around the city.  I’ve added it at a resource on the How To page as well. Planning safe, fast, and fun routes to ride on is important, especially for novice riders such as me. Besides riding with a [...]

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How To Plan Bike Trips in Toronto

By | August 14, 2013

Great post on Spacing via the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank about planning out bike trips around the city.  I’ve added it at a resource on the How To page as well. Planning safe, fast, and fun routes to ride on is important, especially for novice riders such as me. Besides riding with a [...]

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HOW-TO: How to Shop by Bike

By | July 16, 2013

Great article from Momentum Magazine on the basics for shopping by bike.  Adding this to the page of How-To Resources. When it comes to shopping by bicycle, you’ll have greater success with the right accessories. My partner and I picked up the habit of shopping by bike shortly after we first started riding together. On [...]

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VIDEO: How To Bike In The City (tips for the bicycle curious)

By | June 19, 2013

This is an absolutely amazing how-to video for people looking into getting into cycling for commuting or just running errands, meeting friends etc.  It’s made by the obviously awesome people at Grist.
Needless to say, I’ll be adding this t…

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June 30: Evergreen Bike Works Learn to Ride Workshop

By | May 29, 2013

Open to all ages, learn to ride a bike and hone your skills. Learning to ride a bicycle can be challenging but here at Evergreen we view learning to ride as a pivotal experience for people young and old. JUNE 30 | 1–3pm Evergreen Brick Works 550 Bayview Avenue Cost | $30 Registration | Email [...]

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June 30: Evergreen Bike Works Learn to Ride Workshop

By | May 29, 2013

Open to all ages, learn to ride a bike and hone your skills. Learning to ride a bicycle can be challenging but here at Evergreen we view learning to ride as a pivotal experience for people young and old. JUNE 30 | 1–3pm Evergreen Brick Works 550 Bayview Avenue Cost | $30 Registration | Email [...]

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Saturdays in June: Evergreen Biking Basics Workshops

By | May 29, 2013

Learn the skills to maintain your wheels—from fixing a flat to troubleshooting gears and brakes. Bring your bike and we’ll provide the rest! JUNE 1 | Flat Fix: Learn how to fix a flat at this hands-on workshop. By the end of the two hours you will be able to confidently fix your own flat. [...]

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Saturdays in June: Evergreen Biking Basics Workshops

By | May 29, 2013

Learn the skills to maintain your wheels—from fixing a flat to troubleshooting gears and brakes. Bring your bike and we’ll provide the rest! JUNE 1 | Flat Fix: Learn how to fix a flat at this hands-on workshop. By the end of the two hours you will be able to confidently fix your own flat. [...]

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Home Depot Trip By Bicycle

By | May 23, 2013

I love Home Depot trips by bike.  Love this post: I wasn’t entirely sure at first whether the cargo bike would adequately carry the amount of lumber I was going to purchase, so I kept open the possibility that I may need to return the next day with a motor vehicle.As it turned out, my [...]

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June 9: Urban Cycling Essentials Workshop

By | May 20, 2013

If you’re fairly new to cycling, or just getting back on your bike, this is a great workshop for you. Actually, even more experienced riders are likely to learn something new! I’ll be packing a bunch of need-to-know information into this afternoon session, so come prepared to gain some important city cycling knowledge.  We’ll discuss [...]

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Cycling Think & Do Tank: strategies get more people on a bike

By | May 16, 2013

How do you get around your city? Do you cycle? Would you like to cycle? What influences your decision? There have been numerous attempts to encourage a shift towards active transportation and cycling. The most high profile of these have focused on the construction of physical infrastructure such as separated bicycle lanes, bike parking and [...]

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Ask an expert: Proper passing procedure

By | May 8, 2013

Riding downtown can be tight; what with streetcar tracks and parked cars, and sometimes having no choice but to merge into the automotive lane. The streets midtown and uptown may be wider, but motorists still aren’t given proper passing berth. Our dandy editor-in-chief, Tammy Thorne, now commutes up to Sunnybrook campus and noted the final [...]

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Bike Month: Pedalheads Bike Camps

By | April 29, 2013

Pedalheads is running a series of Bike Camps during Bike Month for any little ones just starting out on two wheels.  Here is a list of camps (each links to their BikeMonth2013.ca listing), with a description following: June 3 – Etobicoke June 3 – Mississauga June 3 – North York and Bayview Village June 10 [...]

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Bike Month: Pedalheads Bike Camps

By | April 29, 2013

Pedalheads is running a series of Bike Camps during Bike Month for any little ones just starting out on two wheels.  Here is a list of camps (each links to their BikeMonth2013.ca listing), with a description following: June 3 – Etobicoke June 3 – Mississauga June 3 – North York and Bayview Village June 10 [...]

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Bike Month: Pedalheads Bike Camps

By | April 29, 2013

Pedalheads is running a series of Bike Camps during Bike Month for any little ones just starting out on two wheels.  Here is a list of camps (each links to their BikeMonth2013.ca listing), with a description following: June 3 – Etobicoke June 3 – Mississauga June 3 – North York and Bayview Village June 10 [...]

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How To: 5 Ways to Love Winter Bike Riding

By | November 17, 2012

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, [...]

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How To: 5 Ways to Love Winter Bike Riding

By | November 17, 2012

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, [...]

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