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Cycling Safety

-Editorial

Last month a friend was riding his bicycle on one of Lanark County’s quiet country roads and got hit by a car from behind. The driver didn’t even stop to help him. He was left in the ditch with a broken tibia and fractured back. The driver, after turning herself in to

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Blind Cyclists Travel 100 km in Support of Vision Research

OTTAWA, April 25, 2011 – On Saturday, June 18th, the vision impaired community will team up with cycling enthusiasts to embark for the second annual Cycle for Sight, in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

The cyclists will travel 100 km from Manotick to Merrickville and back, where they will celebrate their fundraising

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Bicycle Repair—Free Pickup and Delivery?

By Laurel-Lea Shannon

If you live in a city where bicycling is popular, you may find it difficult to get a Spring tune-up when you need one. At some bike shops, you’ll have to make an appointment four to six weeks in advance. So if you wait too long, it could be almost

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Safe Cycling Campaign Introduces “1 METRE PLEASE” Jersey

Tallahassee, Florida (USA) January 6, 2011 — In honor of the Nova Scotia legislature passing amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act requiring motorists to leave one metre (3.28 feet) of space between their vehicle and a cyclist when passing from the rear, the USA based “3 Feet Please” campaign is adding

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Sheila’s Psychling

She’s got 76,000 km (47,000 miles) under her wheels and more than a dozen contributions to womenscycling.ca. Now, we are pleased to announce that former newspaper journalist Sheila Ascroft will be writing a weekly blog for womenscycling.ca, analyzing anything and everything (including herself) related to cycling from her own perspective and 20-plus

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Welcome Cyclists Network

Welcome Cyclists Network has expanded to include 6 new regions and Greenbelt areas in southern Ontario.

Bicycle friendly businesses and other participating locations can now be found in Hamilton, Halton, Peel, York, Durham and Northumberland, in addition to Niagara and Frontenac.

Visit Welcome Cyclists Network website to view:

– Regional

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Canada’s first “3 foot” Bicycle Safe Passing Law to be Introduced in the Ontario Legislature

Burlington, Ontario – Media are invited to attend a rally at Queen’s Park in support of safe cycling legislation in Ontario. On Tuesday, May 18 the Share the Road Cycling Coalition in partnership with cyclists and cycling advocates from the Toronto Cyclists’ Union will join NDP Transit critic Cheri DiNovo as she introduces

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Rally in Support of Canada’s first 3-foot bicycle passing law

Share the Road Cycling Coalition has been working on a 3-foot passing law for over a year with the NDP and now it’s finally happening. On Tuesday, May 18, NDP Transit critic Cheri DiNovo will introduce a private members bill requiring vehicle drivers to give 3-feet of clearance when passing cyclists.

So-called “3

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Sleek, Secure Bikestation Leads the Way

Washington, D.C.’s Union Station is leading the way in secure parking for bicycle commuters. The beautifully designed bikestation can securely park up to 100 bicycles, and offers rentals, bike repairs, lockers, and change rooms.

Awesome Land: Women of Dirt

ShortHills Cycling Club presented Niagara’s premiere viewing of the movie Awesome Land: Women of Dirt on April 28th, 2010 at The Funky Monkey Bar & Grill, 129 Main Street West, Port Colborne, ON.

The sport of mountain biking has long been a male dominated sport and until recently all forms of media covering

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“Around the World on Two Wheels” Adapted for the Big Screen

Screenwriter and producer Amanda Costa has purchased the book rights to Peter Zheutlin’s Around the World on Two Wheels for adaptation for the big screen. The book recently captured the public’s eye and made Annie the darling of the international cycling community.

Zheutlin’s historical tale, set in 1894, recounts the journey of

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People For Bikes

Uniting a Million Voices to Improve the Future of Cycling

By Laurel-Lea Shannon

Imagine a world where bikes rule. Where every road includes a bike lane. Where highways and bridges, trails and underpasses lead safely to where you want to go—whether it’s across town, across your state or province, or across your big,

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Google Maps Adds Bike Routes

Google Maps, the go-to-place for directions to all destinations by car, by foot and by public transit, is now expanding their service to include maps for cyclists. Here’s how it works. From Google Map’s drop down menu choose “bicycling” to see your route on the map and get step by step directions by bike.

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