Biking & Winter?

Are you and your bike fair-weather friends (literally)? For many people in our northern city, as the temperature drops, our bikes get forgotten. It doesn’t have to be this way, especially if you take winter cycling precautions.

image credit: wintercyclingblog.org who incidentally have the best tagline: "What's cold got to do with it?"

image credit: wintercyclingblog.org who incidentally have the best tagline: “What’s cold got to do with it?”

Winter Cycling Workshop (sorry, UHN staff only)

Thanks to our friends at SmartCommute, if you work at UHN, you can learn about cycling to the office in snowy and icy conditions. Topics include:

  • recommended clothing for wet and cold weather,
  • pros and cons of bicycle accessories like fenders and snow tires,
  • preventative care and storage tips,
  • and safe riding techniques to deal with specific winter hazards

Date: Thursday, Oct 22

Time: 12-1 PM

Place: Toronto General Hospital, Conf TGH RFE-2S-401

RSVP: email lisa.vanlint@uhn.ca ASAP to reserve your spot (latest by Oct 20)

 

There are also city-wide events for all cyclist in Toronto. Here is a favorite of mine to help cyclists see and be seen with lights on their bikes. FYI, it’s also a law. Cyclists in Toronto biking without a light after dark (technically between 1/2 hour before sundown and 1/2 hour after sunrise) can be fined $110, a big jump from the previous fine. Even more of a reason to…

GET LIT!

Our friends at Cycle Toronto are giving away FREE lights! Look for the orange tent:

Cycle Toronto GET LIT

Cycle Toronto GET LIT

  • Boulton Drive Parkette Tue, 10/13/2015 – 18:30
  • College-Shaw Library Tue, 10/20/2015 – 18:00
  • Castle Frank Station Tue, 10/27/2015 – 18:00

As always, ride on!

 

Lisa

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