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Community Bike Programs

These kids own the road and are ready to ride.

Dennis Van Staalduinen

Inspired By Our Bike Parade

A celebratory bike parade reminds us that the kids are confident, capable and ready to ride. more »

Sep 16, 2012 6:40 PM Families on Bikes

The New Face of Cycling

Stereotypes about bicycling are falling away as diverse communities adopt and promote the cycling lifestyle. more »

Jun 13, 2012 7:49 AM Features 1 Comments

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Local Spokes

Advocates from nine organizations in New York – including Transportation Alternatives and Asian Americans for Equity – formed Local Spokes in 2011. more »

Jun 13, 2012 7:49 AM Features

Arriving at Roots and Shoots

Otesha

Spokes and Sprouts? A 9-day velo-adventure of Ottawa´s Foodscapes

Bike touring, farm touring. An eating, riding, community-building adventure you're welcome to be a part of. more »

Apr 16, 2012 7:44 PM Families on Bikes

Refurbished Bikes for Sale

Kathleen Wilker

Need a New Bike? Lots of Second-Hand Options

While there are all kinds of shiny new bikes for kids and adults at fine bike shops everywhere, there are also lots of well-loved bikes looking new homes. If you've got an old bike sitting in the garage, consider donating it to be refurbished. more »

Apr 15, 2012 9:59 PM Families on Bikes

Happy cyclists.

Kathleen Wilker

Gearing Up for Bike Month

May is bike month. Once upon a time there was "bike to work week." Now it's a whole month. And it's about biking everywhere, all the time. Because biking is fun, social, great exercise and often quick and convenient. more »

Apr 14, 2012 7:51 PM Families on Bikes 3 Comments

Room for at least six.

Kathleen Wilker

Cargo Trailer Big Enough for Six Passengers

Saw this amazing trailer on Toronto's Centre Island. Looked like it could easily be swapped between bikes. Looked like lots of fun. A bike bus. more »

Mar 17, 2012 7:46 AM Families on Bikes 5 Comments

Cycling during a trip is getting easier all the time

Doug Scott

Bike Shares in Canada and the US

These cities are leading North America with bike share systems up and riding! more »

Mar 7, 2012 3:16 PM Features

Doug Scott

How to Rent a Bike while Traveling

Cycling during a trip is getting easier all the time. Here are a few tips for those trips when taking your wheels with you just isn't practical. more »

Mar 7, 2012 3:15 PM Features 6 Comments

Yay for snow plowed bike lanes.

Kathleen Wilker

Winter Cycling Survey

Does your city support winter cycling? The Laurier Avenue Segregated Bike Lane has been cleared of snow this winter. Now the city of Ottawa is surveying cyclists to identify up to three 10K routes that cyclists would also like to see cleared of snow. more »

Feb 26, 2012 10:27 AM Families on Bikes 3 Comments

Three wheels make balance easier.

Kathleen Wilker

An Adapted Bicycle Offers the Gift of Mobility

Hal Honeyman of Project Mobility has been able to make young Autumn Daley's dreams of riding outside under her own power come true with the gift of an adapted bicycle. more »

Dec 27, 2011 9:22 AM Families on Bikes

Seattle Folk Festival 2011 Benefit Square Dance

Come for a toeclip tapping good time at the Seattle Folk Festival at the benefit square dance! Proceeds go to Bike Works, a nonprofit organization building sustainable communities in Columbia City in Seattle's southeast. more »

Dec 2, 2011 12:00 AM News

Have your say.

Kathleen Wilker

Have Your Say -- What improvements to cycling safety, infrastructure, education and regulation would you like to see?

The public has until Wednesday November 30 to submit cycling safety concerns and suggestions to the Office of the Chief Coronor of Ontario. more »

Nov 27, 2011 3:31 AM Families on Bikes 2 Comments

Riding in a bike parade, staying to the right of the yellow line.

Kathleen Wilker

Cycling Education

Cycling education starts with learning to ride a bike. For streets, bike lanes and sidewalks to be safe for everyone, cycling education should continue with safe cycling skills for people of all ages and abilities, whether or not they ride bikes. more »

Nov 9, 2011 9:19 AM Families on Bikes 1 Comments

Endurance athlete Joey Desjardins with his wife Vanesa, mother Florence and aunt Micheline in Cap-Saint-Ignace Quebec

Rick Hansen Relay

The Rick Hansen Relay Wheels, Rides and Runs Through Town

...and right across the country. Retracing Rick's legendary Man in Motion tour, this 25th Anniversary cross-Canada celebration includes 7000 Medal Bearers who are difference makers in their communities. On Friday, we cheer the tour through our 'hood. more »

Oct 26, 2011 9:30 PM Families on Bikes

Bike Skills Parks are fun for cyclists of all ages and stages.

Kathleen Wilker

Pump It Up Victoria

Saturday, October 22, 1-2pm Victoria's Bike Skills Park is celebrating its grand opening. Bring your bike and join the party. more »

Oct 17, 2011 8:13 PM Families on Bikes

TyK Bike Calendar 2012 Pin-ups Sneak Peek

Thought You Knew is getting set to reveal the fresh looks for their 2012 calendar and looking for pre-orders to support this cause. more »

Sep 28, 2011 2:59 PM Features 1 Comments

Pedal mural.

Sara Young

The Pedal and the Revolution

Sara checks out San Francisco's Pedal Revolution, a shop located in the Mission district which repairs and sells new and used bikes and gives much needed support to some of the city’s at-risk youth. more »

Sep 28, 2011 12:22 PM Opinions

Red, Bike and Green - Reaching Minority Populations

Red, Bike and Green encourages minorities to use bikes as an alternative mode of transportation. more »

Sep 26, 2011 12:19 PM Features

I'm betting on the cyclist.

Kathleen Wilker

The Bike-Car-Bus Commuter Race is On

As part of their Sustainable Transportation Week, September 16-22, Ottawa's Enviro Centre is holding a race between three commuters--one travelling by bike, another by bus and the third by car--all trying to get to the Museum of Civilization first. more »

Sep 13, 2011 11:05 PM Families on Bikes 1 Comments