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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."  

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Hesjedal gets key role in Tour

Toronto Star, June 30, 2015

Canadian Ryder Hesjedal will join Andrew Talansky and Dan Martin as co-leaders of the  Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team for the 102nd Tour de France. The 34-year-old from Victoria, BC, is coming off a fifth-place finish at the Giro d’Italia, a race he won in 2012. It marks Hesjedal’s seven Tour and first since 2013. His best overall result at the Tour de France was sixth in 2010. Talansky is a U.S. national time-trail champion who finished 10th in the 2013 Tour. Martin won a stage that year.

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On Tuesday, June 2, 2015 The Making Ontario's Roads Safer Act (Bill 31) was unanimously passed at Queen's Park. This modernization to the Highway Traffic Act includes provisions that will make Ontario's roads safer for all road users, including people on bikes.

Bill 31 includes:
1m safe passing law when passing people on bikes
• Allowance of traffic control signals specific to bikes and contra-flow bike lanes
• Increased fines for "dooring" people on bikes and distracted driving
• Allowance of cycling on paved shoulders of a highway that is divided into two separate roadways

For more information on Bill 31, visit the Legislative Assembly of Ontario's website.

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Lawyer Reaches Out to Cyclist(.pdf)

Luke Simcoe, MetroNEWS|TORONTO, April 20, 2015

Expert says riders treated like ‘second class citizens’. “I’ve never had a case where a cyclist killed a car driver."

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Open & Shut: MetroCycleTO
Diane Peters, Toronto Star, April 19,2015

Compact business on Queen works for MetroCycleTO and owner’s repair shop.

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Cyclist without bell fine dinged by courts

Randi Beers got a $110 fine in 2010 that ballooned to $185 and a suspended driver’s licence.

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• THE TIRE PRESSURE REVOLUTION (.pdf)

Jan Heine, Bicycle Quarterly

In recent years, there has been a trend toward wider tires and lower tire pressures.  We now hear from many sources that wider tires can roll faster than narrower ones, which contradicts what most of us used to believe.

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Not Your Average Bike

John Vennavally-Rao (of CTV News) on two Canadian engineers hopping to set a record by getting their “two-wheeler” 10 times faster than an average bicycle.

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Do you notice anything strange about this bike?


NO? Click the image and find out.

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“Old News?"


Dean Roher (US)

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

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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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