Winter Biking Basics

October 26, 2015 at 11:18 am Leave a comment


Winter cycling is no longer the domain of daring bicycle couriers or mountain biking aficionados. With rising gas prices, environmental footprint concerns, and improved infrastructure for city riding, commuting by bicycle year-round is a growing trend. “We’re seeing more and more people out there,” says Yvonne Bambrick, spokesperson for the Toronto Cyclists Union, an advocacy organization, who cycles through the year. She likens winter biking to skiing or ice-skating: an enjoyable winter pastime.

Have you ever been stranded in a transit shelter, stamping your feet to keep warm, enviously watching the cyclists sailing by? Well, here’s what you need to know to make the switch. But first, let’s clear up some common misconceptions:

Read Winter Biking Basics by Anil Kanji at Alternatives Journal,


Entry filed under: Active Transportation, How-To.

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