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THE DONUT RIDE - 36 Years of one of the country's top weekend rides

MICHAEL BARRY, Canadian Cycling Magazine, October & November 2012.

Amateurs, pros and pastries united on a regular pedal. 

"I was taught how to ride a bike properly on the Donut Ride, the biggest weekend ride in the country."  

(PDF version

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2014 Tour of Alberta

The 2014 edition of UCI 2.1-rated race will start on September 2 with a prologue in Calgary and end in Edmonton on September 7, with the course running south to north in opposite direction of last year’s route. Lethbridge is expected to be the start and finish city of stage 1, stage 2 will start in either Innisfail or Sylvan Lake and end in Red Deer, and stage 3 is planned to run from Wetaskiwin to Canada Forces Base Edmonton.The final two days, September 6 and 7, would be based in Edmonton.

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News Release

ONTARIO: Share the Road -- Same Rules, Same Rights

June 29, 2014

Ontario Government Helping Cyclists, Drivers Stay Safe

As more cyclists take to the road during the summer months, the Ontario government is urging drivers and cyclists to share the road and travel safely.

Cycling Guide (Cycling Skills)

Young Cyclist's Guide

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LRT : Laird Station – East Headwall Construction & Water Main Relocation

Starting early Srping-Summer, the DonutRite may (will) be impacted by LRT construction near Laird Drive.

Crews will be relocating a water main for the construction of the east headwall for the future Laird Station. The work zone will extend approximately from Brentcliffe Road to Laird Drive along Eglinton Avenue East.  

Please click here for more information.

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 Taken for a Ride - Lance Armstrong and the win-at-all-costs of pro cycling.

A review, by William Saletan, of two books about Lance Armstrong: CYCLE OF LIES: The Fall of Lance Armstrong by Juliet Macur (Illustrated. 461 pp. Harper. $35.00) and WHEELMEN: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever by Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O’Connell (Illustrated, 364 pp. Gotham Books. $35.00)
Review includes a good outline of what Lance Armstrong was willing do to “... win at all costs."  

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Omnibus Legislation to result in safer roads for all users

Keeping Ontario’s Road Safe Act ” fulfills recommendations from 2012 Ontario Coroner’s Cycling Death Review."
Read the Government of Ontario News Release and be informed. 

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 GLOBAL CYCLING NETWORKWhat bikes will the 2014 peleton race on? (YouTUBE)

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Clara’s Big Ride

After months of training, Olympian Clara Hughes is kicking off her BIG RIDE, a cross-country 110-day journey on a bike to raise awareness about mental health.

Clara’s BIG RIDE, a part of the Bell’s Let’s Talk campaign to end the stigma against mental illness, got rolling in Toronto on Friday, March 14 at 12h00.

You can follow Hughe’s journey here and make a donation to a mental health organization in your community. 

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Dope and Win 

If you’re going to tell a lie, tell a “Big Lie” was the advice of one of history’s biggest villains and it was a lesson that the disgraced cycling superstar Lance Armstrong doubtless learned early. That is the conclusion down by Juliet Marcur in her account of Armstrong’s implosion in her book, Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong (HarperCollins, 480 pages, $29.99). And the portrait she paints of the cyclist who won seven Tours de France (with the help of performance-enhancing drugs!) is not pretty. In this book, Lance is portrayed as a world-class liar.

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Women Join Tour

PARIS - Cycling’s best-known race will host La Course by the Le Tour de France on July 27 - a one-day women’s competition before Tour riders race on the same circuit to finish the three-week event on the Champs d’Elysées. The international Cycling Union announced the innovation Saturday, saying they hoe it becomes “on of the most decisive races of the season.”  (Sunday Toronto Star, February 2, 2014)

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 ‘Copenhagen Wheel’ Transforms Any Bike Into An Electric-Hybrid 

CP | RODRIGUE NGOWLi, Huffington Post.ca, December 19, 2013

 A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone.

More info? http://www.superpedestrian.com  

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 Ryder Hesjedal Admits to 'mistakes' After Doping Allegations

CURTIS RUSH Toronto Star, October 30, 2013

Victoria native volunteered to speak with anti-doping authorities, won’t face penalties because offence occurred outside the limitation period.

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 Check Cancellara's new bike!

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Incredible flying bicycle!

the LOOP.ca, June 21, 2013

Bike lanes? Where we're going we don't need bike lanes.
Three companies in the Czech Republic joined together to produce a flying bike.

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Dean Roher (US)

Rodrigo, Expresso, Lisbon, Portugal, Oct. 25, 2012         Translation: "One small lie for a man, …"


Cardboard bike that will retail for $20 ready to be put in production

DEBORAH NETBURN, Star Wire Services, Toronto Star, October 23, 2012

Are you ready to ride a cardboard bike? Read the news report and watch the video report!

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Canadian Cyclist Barry Admits to Dopping

NEIL DAVIDSON, The Canadian Press, in Sympatico.ca SportsOctober 10, 2012

Canadian cyclist Michael Barry says coming clean on his past doping is both emotional and liberating. "I gave in to doping…there was peer pressure involved." cyclist says.

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Sports drinks, supplements, sneakers may do little to help performance

JOSEPH HALL, Toronto Star, Friday, July 20, 2012

Protein supplements and sports drinks will be heavily hyped in TV commercials during the Olympic Games, but Oxford researchers have found little evidence of beneficial results.

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Cyclists and Auto Insurance: The Coverage You May Not Know About

Many cyclists are unaware that when they are riding their bikes, they are covered by their auto insurance for injuries that might occur as the result of an accident with another vehicle.  Your auto insurance can extend coverage to you as a cyclist, and you are also eligible to receive benefits from the insurance company of a motorist that is involved in the accident with you.  Cyclists can receive medical payments, pain and suffering benefits, and more if they file a claim with the auto insurance company.

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