Bicycling

Canada's Car Culture Isn't as Bad as the Danish Tourists Think

Mark D. McGuire | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Mark D. McGuire

This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.

Electric Bikes: Not Cars, Not Bikes, Just Right

David Dodge | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada
David Dodge

Not to oversell it, but the electric bike might be the single best urban transportation option out there. An electric bike is almost Goldilocksian in how it fits into the urban fabric. You get to power up that big hill, get some fresh air and dodge traffic all at the same time.

As Days Get Darker, Run Safer with Reflective Gear

Marissa Schroder | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

As fewer daylight hours are available many of us are forced to get our runs in before dawn or after dusk. Running in the dark has its challenges, the most important of which is staying visible in low-light conditions. Fortunately, there is a plethora of choices when it comes to reflective gear and apparel.

7 Design Innovations that are Transforming Your Bike Commute

Jon Packer | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

With the recent launch of Citibike, the world's largest bicycle share program in New York City, cycling as a viable option for city commuting is literally gaining traction. A means of transport around long before the automobile, the bicycle has been in and out of vogue since its 19th century invention as a human-propelled alternative to the horse. This time, however, the attention seems different.

Bikes, Trikes and Great Gear for All Ages

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

There is nothing like your first set of wheels -- and learning to ride them is a very big deal. Here's our list of not-to-be-missed bikes, trikes and great gear for all ages.

How Young People Are Using Social Intraprenurship to Change Their World

Kira Burger | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Impact
Kira Burger

In an economy in which employment is increasingly scarce, Canadian youth need hard and soft skills to create their own opportunities. The Otesha Project, the youth-led non-profit where I work, combines experiential learning and bicycle tours to foster personal and professional development.

The Most Efficient Transportation On the Planet

David Dodge | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Living
David Dodge

Ever since the 1950s the car has been the accidental architect of our cities. Billions of dollars have been dedicated to roads, overpasses, tunnels and other car infrastructure. Enter the bicycle. It is the most efficient form of transportation on the planet.

Give Cycling a Chance: Top 10 Charity Cycling Tips

Kirk and Kris Tobias | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Impact
Kirk and Kris Tobias

If you've been driving along the country roads of Canada this summer, you've surely noticed the growing popularity of cycling. Another growing trend is cycling for a good cause with more and more charity cycling events popping up across the country. The Ride for Karen, which is an annual cycling event that my brother and I started as a tribute to the life and legacy of our mother Karen, is just one example.

Montréal, By Bicycle

Sarah Deveau | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Travel
Sarah Deveau

I returned to Montréal 20 pounds heavier, determined to ignore the siren's song of squeaky cheese, mustard slathered rye bread and Métro trains. Seeing Montréal in the spring, summer or fall by bus, train or even foot is a travesty. To explore the city like a local, a bicycle is the only way to roll.

WATCH: Life On Two Wheels: Montrealer Guillaume Blanchet Inspires And Terrifies

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Living

Montreal streets aren't always known for their friendliness. But you'd barely guess that the ice or traffic could get tough from artist Guillaume B...

It's Time to Protect Toronto's Cars From Reckless Pedestrians

Linwood Barclay | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada
Linwood Barclay

The Fords understand that happy cars and happy drivers make for a happy city. And while there are any number of things that can contribute to the unhappiness of a car and its driver -- high gas prices, tree sap, bicycles -- the pedestrian is right there at the top of the list.

Burn Calories, Not Gas: Ride a Bike

David Suzuki | Posted 07.26.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

Almost 200 years after the first two-wheeler was made, people are still coming up with innovative ideas for one of the simplest, most practical and efficient transportation devices ever invented.