Canada Cycling

Meet The Fundraiser On An Epic Journey To Change The World

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

By the time Mark Quattrochi had biked through China, he had raised enough to build a school room. Rather than stopping at the border, he plotted a new route that allowed him to visit all of the other communities in India, Kenya, Ecuador and Nicaragua where he wanted to build school rooms.

7 Great Reasons To Get Your Butt On A Bicycle

Melanie Nathan | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Living
Melanie Nathan

Balancing on a self-propelled, two-wheeled mechanism is not everyone's cup of tea. Those who do it, though, agree that it's one of the most exciting experiences. Cycling is an activity that has significant social, economical and health benefits. And with all the new technologies available, it's only getting better.

Bike Tips For The Adventure Seeker

Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living

Looking for an awe-inspiring bike trip this summer? Visit Saguenay--Lac-Saint-Jean in Quebec, Canada

Fewer Kids Walk Or Bike To School -- And That Hurts Everyone

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

More than twice as many kids are driven to school these days compared to 25 years ago, and that's having an impact on everyone. In a study released April 5 by Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area's transportation planning agency, researchers found a decline among youth in the use of physically active modes of transportation to commute to school over a 25-year period. And this has huge implications for the future of Toronto.

6 Bike Safety Tips for Fall and Winter

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Rainy days, sunny days, I will ride in pretty much any weather (except maybe when it's icy). I always feel better after riding my bike. As I pedal down the road, my mind and heart are open, and I am able to be creative and think of some of my best ideas. To find out the latest tips on how to keep safe and cycle in the fall, I spoke with Jim Adams, MEC Toronto Cycling Staff.

Top Trends for Fall Commuter Jackets

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Cycling has come a long way...in the past few years. Long gone are the days of having to choose between either cycling clothing or day clothes. Now there is a lovely hybrid of urban wear and commuting clothes that can take you from the office to riding around town.

How to Be a Civilized Cyclist

Lisa Orr | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Orr

Summer is in full swing here in Toronto and fabulous events like Pride and the Pan Am games will be bringing lots of visitors to the city. That also means lots of traffic, which means it's time for me to get back on my bicycle.

5 Ways to Feed Your Inner Locavore This Summer

The Otesha Project | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
The Otesha Project

People are more aware of their environmental impact and conscientious about their meals. The question "what's for dinner?" no longer suffices. Local foodies also want to know where that dinner came from, how it was grown and who did the growing. Here are a few reasons why buying local matters.

Sticky Situation: Five Guidelines to Sharing the Road

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

If the road belonged to just one person and that person never met another cyclist, motorist or pedestrian, he could do whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. But as soon as the possibility of crossing, or interacting with another person exists, road etiquette applies.

I've Beaten the Odds and Survived Terminal Brain Cancer

Zbigniew Jack Wendolowski | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
Zbigniew Jack Wendolowski

This year, I decided to participate in my first Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. I want to bring hope to those living with cancer and the people who surround them. I was given three to five years to live, and today I am living stronger, healthier and happier then ever, five years after my diagnosis.

Ontario Spending $25 Million To Make Province Cycling-Friendly

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The provincial government says it's moving ahead with a $25-million investment over three years to create a more cycling-friendly Ontario.Th...

Get Your Kicks on Bicycle Route 66

Bryen Dunn | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Bryen Dunn

Most know the history behind the iconic Route 66 highway that runs across the USA. Now Adventure Cycling's 2,493-mile bicycle route will revitalize the "Main Street of America" -- this time with travelling cyclists.

Why Connection Is a Key Piece of the Sustainability Puzzle

The Otesha Project | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Impact
The Otesha Project

I'll never forget the day I biked down Scenic Caves Road near Collingwood, Ont. Flying down the escarpment at breakneck speeds, I was all too aware of...

Winter Cycling 101: What You Need to Know

David Dodge | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Living
David Dodge

Keith Hallgren of RBF Cycles is a longtime four-season cyclist. He builds and fixes bikes, teaches courses on winter cycling and, full disclosure, he also built the winter bike of Green Energy Futures editor Duncan Kinney. According to Hallgren there are three keys to being a successful winter cyclist.

What I Learned This Week (Seven Years Ago): Why Cycling is Like Business

Andy Nulman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

I'm off on vacation for a couple of weeks, but as I like to do at these times, I comb my archives to find a couple of reruns from many moons ago that ...

This Looks Really Bad, But Cyclist Did Survive Crash

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. cyclist is recovering after being hit by a car in West Vancouver, and thrown about 15 metres. The force of the collision hurled the man's bi...

Absolutely Breathtaking

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - Experts predict that 2014 will be the year of the bike, as cycling continues to gain fans worldwide. Following the trend, a number of co...

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.

6 Things That Would Make Toronto Better, Ford or No Ford

Jon Packer | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Jon Packer

Rob Ford smoked crack. So what? Oh, and he plans to run for a second term as Mayor of the Greater Toronto Area in the Fall 2014 election. Really? Here is a prescription for six actions that would be good for Toronto in 2014, even if by default they result in four more years of Mayor Rob Ford.

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.

Who Owns The Roads?

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Travel

MONTREAL - A high-profile ticketing blitz, a string of deadly accidents, and a dispute over the rules of the road this summer suggests Montreal cyclin...

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.

LOOK: Fashion And Bikes Really Do Mix!

The Huffington Post Canada | Amelia Brown | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada Style

The Deadly Nightshades are convinced that the bicycle is magic. When they're out as a "roving midnight bike gang," in seafoam green jackets, the seven...

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.

How Sports Heroes Become Punchlines

Andy Juniper | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o became punchlines on late-night talk shows and social media this week -- Armstrong for his two-part confessional with Oprah Winfrey and Te'o for apparently having been a part (unwittingly, or otherwise) of a huge hoax. We laugh, but these stories are honestly more sad and sick, than funny. They are drawn from the deep, dark well of black humour.