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Road Hazards for Cyclists

By Laurel-Lea Shannon

Being a skilled rider involves practising safe cycling techniques on highways, following the rules of the road and watching out for motor traffic—all while keeping an eye out for road hazards such as gravel, debris, potholes and broken pavement. Add chatting with your cycling buddies to that list, and you

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When is it Time to Retire Your Bike Helmet?

By Laurel-Lea Shannon

Photo: courtesy of helmets.org

Bike stores will tell you to replace your helmet every 3 years. Manufacturers say every 5 years. But the real answer is: It depends. A bicycle helmet is made of styrofoam covered with a thin plastic shell. How long it lasts depends on

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7 Quick Tips for Cycling in Traffic

By Laurel-Lea Shannon

There are a lot of concerns about the safety of cars and bikes sharing the roads in Canada and the US. We’ve all heard about the tragedies that occur when these two worlds collide. One question we’re frequently asked at Women’s Cycling.ca is: How much of the road are cyclists

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Bicycle With Care & Be Helmet Aware

Bicycle Helmet TIPS from CSA International

With the City of Toronto’s Bike Month 2010 officially scheduled to begin on Monday, May 31, an increased number of Torontonians will be taking part in related cycling activities. While legislation in Ontario requires all bicycle riders younger than 18 to wear a certified helmet,

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Cycle Safe — 6 Safety Checks To Make Before Your Next Ride

By Laurel-Lea Shannon

Routine Safety Checks For Your Bicycle When you’re out riding your bicycle you want to minimize the chances of an accident due to mechanical failure. Get in the habit of doing a safety check before each ride to ensure nothing falls off or goes flat on your bike while you’re on it.

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Good Drivers Wanted: Tips For Safe Cycling

Cyclist: A man, woman, or child lightly clad in spandex shorts and tee-shirt, sporting a hard-shell styrofoam cap to protect the noggin, balanced on a two-wheel 9 kg vehicle traveling at speeds between 2- 60km; shares the road with 2 tonne steel behemoths.

You can do the math. When a 2 tonne car collides with

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