Canada Cycling

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 tha...

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'...

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.

The Art Of the TV Confessional

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Living
Hina P. Ansari

Is this Oprah interview with Lance Armstrong a chance for the disgraced cyclist to publicly recognize his numerous wrongs, and seek forgiveness from his fans, or is it just another narcissistic attempt from someone who is backed in a corner trying to shift gears in the hopes rebooting his career?

The Workout Diaries: Fad #2, Spinning

Bianca Teixeira | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Living
Bianca Teixeira

My second workout fad test! This week I decided to sign up for a spin class at Quad on King Street West. The lucky girl that I am, the class I wandered into happened to be high intensity with Marc. In addition to spinning like we're on a flat road, we'd also be climbing three hills. Fabulous. I explained to the instructor that I was new to the regime and he promised to let me take it easy. And then gently let me know that I had set up my handle bars backwards. Great start.

Lance Armstrong, Champion Doper?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

If you work at ESPN, CBS, The Huffington Post, TSN, Sportsnet, FOX Sports, CBC, BCC, Some French Television Station Whose Sole Goal in Life is to Tarnish American Superstars, Al-Jazeera, or any other credible mainstream news organization, your goal is not to speculate over whether Lance Armstrong is guilty or not. It's to report the facts.

Post-Armstrong, The Dream Can Still Be Lean, Mean -- And Clean

Brenden Hurley | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Living
Brenden Hurley

Today Lance Armstrong gave up his legal fight against allegations of doping. Consequently his results from 1998 onwards, including seven consecutive overall victories in the Tour de France, will be abolished. For post-Lance cycling fans, the very idol that drew them to two wheels has been smashed. But there is hope in the new generation, in the Ryders and Bradleys, who are clean cyclers.

In Portland, I Found Nothing to Mock

Beverley Golden | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Travel
Beverley Golden

Portland's reputation is certainly one to be proud of. It's known as one of the most ecologically conscious places in the world. Hundreds of grassroots environmental organizations are based in and around the city. They don't just pitch this as a possibility, they genuinely live it and value sustainable growth.

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.

The Ride for Karen Part 1: Karen's Story

Kirk and Kris Tobias | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Impact
Kirk and Kris Tobias

Losing a parent to cancer is devastating. My brother and I are passionate cyclists and shortly after our mother died, we took a ride to get some air and returned with a refreshed perspective. The Ride for Karen is a yearly cycling event that is held as a tribute to the life and legacy of our mom Karen Tobias, who died of breast cancer at age 53, and to raise money for charities that help children living with cancer, and those who care for them.

Is Your Bike Ruining Your Sex Life?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.09.2012 | Canada Living

The many benefits of cycling have been expounded for years -- the cardiovascular exercise, the strengthening of muscles, the reduction in stress. But ...

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...

Ottawa Paid How Much For Bike Lane Video?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A five-minute video showing cyclists how to use Ottawa's segregated bike lane cost taxpayers $21,000.Documents show Ottawa awarded the contra...

Commuters Of The World More Cranky Than Ever

CBC | Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada

Canadian motorists may growl at traffic congestion and other commuting woes, but a new survey suggests that at least two cities rank among...

Bike Lane Infrastructure Pays Dividends

David Suzuki | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

In some European cities, planners are finding that making life more difficult for drivers while providing incentives for people to take transit, walk, or cycle creates numerous benefits, from reducing pollution and smog-related health problems to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and making cities safer and friendlier.

UBC Researchers Develop 'Bikeability Index'

The Canadian Press | Tamsyn Burgmann | Posted 08.27.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER -- University of British Columbia researchers are pedaling past the old adage "You are what you eat" to propose that b...

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.