Issue 52

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Summer is here; time to enjoy the nice weather on your favorite ride with some great tunes (see our summer playlist), good company and the July/ August issue of Momentum Magazine! Our feature story looks at how bike share is hitting the big time and taking urban transportation to a higher level. Plan a winning bike camping adventure with tips from our Families on Bikes writer Kathleen Wilker. Take a trip through the streets of Toronto. Find out what kind of ride you really want with our Bikes Defined guide. Plus, child seats, an extended Heels on Wheels, city bike REVIEWS, biking with DOGS, how to take your bike on a train and more!

Accepting the award

Derek Heffernan

Nominate a Deserving Cycling Advocate for the Bruce Timmermans Award

Do you know a deserving cycling advocate? The City of Ottawa is accepting nominations for the Bruce Timmermans Award until February 17th, 2012. more »

Jan 20, 2012 9:35 PM Families on Bikes 1 Comments

Photo by David Niddrie

Topeak Babyseat

This child seat has your standard six-point harness system, adjustable foot rests with straps and extra shocks for a smoother ride. more »

Sep 19, 2011 4:54 PM Kids 2 Comments

Photo by David Niddrie

Yepp Maxi Child Seat

A child seat that is easy and quick to attach and detach from the mounting bracket and comes with padded five-point safety straps. more »

Sep 8, 2011 12:20 PM Kids

Photo by David Niddrie

Yuba Peanut Shell Child Seat

A bike-specific seat designed to fit on the wider rack of the Yuba Mundo, the peanut shell is functional and easy to use. more »

Sep 8, 2011 12:00 PM Kids

Photo by David Niddrie

Co-Rider Child Seat

This is a solid, well-built seat that will fit on most bikes. more »

Sep 8, 2011 11:39 AM Kids

Photo by David Niddrie

Bobike Mini Plus Child Seat

The Bobike Mini Plus is a stylish and light child seat that will get you back on your bike quickly and comfortably. more »

Sep 8, 2011 11:26 AM Kids

Photo by David Niddrie

Bobike Maxi City Child Seat

Little space is taken up by the permanent bracket when this child seat is removed, and you can still get a pair of panniers around your rear wheel. more »

Aug 22, 2011 2:12 PM Kids

Photo by David Niddrie

Yepp Mini Child Seat

The seat is very easy and quick to attach and detach from the mounting bracket. The seat is mounted high on the stem so that generally the rider does not have to splay their legs when pedaling. more »

Aug 22, 2011 1:49 PM Kids

Photo by David Niddrie

Polisport Bilby RS Child Seat

The seat can be mounted easily with or without an existing rear rack on the bike and side bags can still be used, even with a child in the seat. more »

Aug 22, 2011 1:41 PM Kids

Photo by David Niddrie

iBert safe-T-seat Child Seat

This child seat is mountain high and close to the handlebars, nestling it snugly between the rider's arms. more »

Aug 22, 2011 1:23 PM Kids 2 Comments

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Polisport Bilby Jr Front Seater Child Seat

The Bilby Jr straddles the top tube and is easy to attach and remove. more »

Aug 22, 2011 1:13 PM Kids

Emily Best

Reflections from a Momentum Intern

My four-and-a-half month internship, funded by the YMCA Post Secondary Eco-Internship Program, has come and gone way too fast. more »

Aug 15, 2011 10:37 AM Features

Illustration by Robert Higdon

Bike Curious - Bikes Defined

Making the distinction between different bike types. more »

Aug 8, 2011 11:32 AM Bikes 1 Comments

Photo by Amy Whelan

Top 10 Bike Events in North America

From rides, to parades, trade shows and conferences, in North America, there are plenty of bike-friendly gatherings for you and your two wheels to attend year-round. more »

Aug 8, 2011 11:19 AM Features 1 Comments

Photo by Yvonne Bambrick


For the uninitiated, cycling the busy streets of Toronto, Ontario, can seem daunting. more »

Aug 8, 2011 11:16 AM Features 1 Comments

Photo by Susi Wunsch

Ruschmeyer's: Hamptons Hottest New Hotel Caters to Cyclists

This season’s hottest new boutique hotel in Montauk, NY, the historic, formerly sleepy fishing village and surfer hangout that has been attracting an increasingly young and hip crowd, is reaching out to cyclists. more »

Aug 8, 2011 11:16 AM Features

Photo by Russ Roca

Russ and Laura’s Big Adventure, Small Wheels

This spring/ summer, Russ Roca and Laura Crawford are embarking on a cross-country trek on Brompton folding bikes and Amtrak. more »

Aug 8, 2011 11:15 AM Features

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Doggy Bike Gear

Bring your pooch along for the ride. more »

Aug 8, 2011 10:49 AM Gear

Photo by David Niddrie

Dynamo-powered Lighting

For decades, the symbol of the serious city bike has been the dynamo light (or dyno). more »

Aug 3, 2011 10:57 AM Accessories 1 Comments

Catching Montreal’s Joie de Vivre

Enthusiasm is contagious. And Montrealers have enthusiasm for cycling running through their veins. more »

Jul 25, 2011 2:27 PM Features