Our event is 3 days away and our bike safety experts will be there rain or shine. We have over 260 participants signed up! In order to keep things moving and maximize your fun, here are a few things you need to do before the event Print and sign this Waiver (the insurer wants a … Continue reading Preparing for Pedal Play 2017
I am often asked the pros and cons of helmet mounted / eyeglass rim mounted, mirrors vs handle bar mounted mirrors. I use both, and probably rely more on my helmet mounted mirror - but - it is really a matter of personal choice and comfort. What is however imperative in this conversation, is to … Continue reading Monna’s Weekly Bike Safety Tip – Mirrors, Increased Awareness and Communication
It's time to get those bikes repaired and tuned up for the summer cycle season. Some of you like to get the experts to work their magic and some of you prefer to do it yourself. With that in mind we have something for all. Mobivelo - I want someone to work their majic MobiVelo … Continue reading Bike Maintenance for all
In case you haven't seen them - there are new markings on the roads - Sharrows painted in white paint and Bike Boxes painted in green paint. Sharrows are meant to indicate that the lane is to be shared. Bicycle position will depend on the width of the lane; either one meter from the curb … Continue reading Monna’s Weekly Bike Safety Tip – New Road Markings: Sharrows and Bike Boxes
We had the 1st ever Mobile Bike Rodeo in October last year. It was a huge success and we also got a fair bit of feedback. We have listened and are happy to say that we will be having the 2nd annual Mobile Bike Rodeo on June 4th from 1-4pm. It's going to take place … Continue reading Registration is open for our Annual Mobile Bike Rodeo
Trucks have huge blind spots, and are not able to see cyclists trying to pass them, or when entering intersections, making right-hand turns. These images have been taken from inside a large truck. TAKE SPECIAL CARE with garbage trucks as they can be operated from both right and left sides - which further increases … Continue reading Monna’s Weekly Bike Safety Tip – Sharing the Road with Trucks
Cycling is increasing in popularity for a number of reasons. It's great for the environment, amazing for your overall mental & physical health, saves money on gas & car maintenance. It’s spring, the snow is a distant memory, it’s time for people to come out of hibernation and get active again. Most people ride their … Continue reading From Car Seat to Bicycle Seat, it’s Bike to Work Month
Roundabouts seem to have sprung up all over the city and seem to be causing a bit of confusion to cyclists. Remember that you are a vehicle according to The Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) you need to maneuver a Roundabout as a driver of a vehicle approach the roundabout 1 m from the curb … Continue reading Monna’s Weekly Bike Safety Tip – Navigating a Roundabouts – where you should be and why?
Kids love to ride their bicycles and are very proud when they graduate from their trainer wheels. They grow up very fast and seem to need a new bike every summer. Here are some tips on picking the correct size bike for your child while leaving room to grow. The size of the bicycle are … Continue reading How do I Pick the Correct Bike size for my Child?
As the weather improves, sections of the NCC multiuse pathways simply can’t safely accommodate the volume of eclectic traffic: pedestrians, baby strollers, toddlers, senior citizens, dog walkers, joggers, roller bladers, wheelchairs, Canada geese and, especially, speeding cyclists. PLEASE respect the speed limit of 20 kilometers per hour ride in single file ring your bell and … Continue reading Monna’s Weekly Bike Safety Tip – NCC multiuse pathways