Did you know that our dog Billy is a Pet Therapy dog? Accompanied by Maggie, he visits patients at the Royal Columbia Hospital, spreading smiles and cheering up very sick and stressed people of all ages. He loves his job – but is always completely exhausted after spreading all that love! Lots of other dogs do this too, as part of a great organization called Pets and Friends. This weekend, we will be joining other pet therapy dogs (and their owners!) to compete in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Please contribute to this great cause by visiting the web site and making a donation to our team.
Usually, I would recommend that you buy a bike at your local bike shop. However, that is not possible or easy for everyone, and there is actually a good alternative: buy a bike on Amazon, taking advantage of the many benefits this online retailer offers. Here’s a post with recommendations for some excellent brand name bikes that are great deals on Amazon.
I just published the expanded, updated, 2nd edition of How to Buy the Best Electric Bike. This brand new, updated and expanded edition of How to Buy the Best Electric Bike is presented in collaboration with Turbo Bob and the Electric Bike Review, two of the greatest ebike reviewers and bloggers in the world. As a result, this new edition includes many more reviews of new, quality electric bikes. For a very limited time, I am offering the new edition for a discounted price, cheaper than the first edition.
The world is brimming with must-visit natural locations for cyclists. From dedicated cycling holidays to taking a day trip into the countryside by bike, traveling through an area on two wheels means that you can experience the natural beauty in one of the most exhilarating ways. This post by guest author Nick Ball introduces 5 incredible cycling locations inspired by nature.
Happy Memorial Day to all! It’s important to stop for a moment on these wonderful public holidays and think about the meaning of the day. Memorial Day is a day to honor those who gave their lives for their country in military service. Did you know that bikes have played a huge role in US military history?
Here are quick links to our best posts about cycling in Montreal. Our posts include bike share in Montreal, renting bikes in Montreal, how to ride the Lachine Canal, and why cycling is so wonderful in Montreal. Cycling in Montreal is truly world class. Consider Montreal if you are planning a cycling vacation.
7 of the best cycling jerseys explains all about how technical cycling jerseys work, and offers you a comparative choice of 7 of the very best. Cycling jerseys are technical garments that use lightweight, sweat-wicking fabrics to keep you cool, dry, and comfortable while cycling. This post has a chart comparing 7 of the best cycling jerseys, plus reviews to help you choose the best cycling jersey for your needs.
7 of the best cheap bike computers under $70. Post includes a chart comparing features, videos, and reviews. These 7 cheap bike computers are very popular and highly rated. All of them are sold by trusted companies with a solid reputation for quality bike computers.
Video in which New Westminster Green Party candidate Jonina Campbell speaks about the Green Party’s policy on accessible cycling. The 41st British Columbia general election will be held on 9 May, 2017, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Traditionally a two-horse race between the Liberals and the NDP, this year we have a viable third choice in the Greens, led by Andrew Weaver.
The latest Bike the Blossoms Ride in Vancouver was a great success, with an excellent turnout despite threatening skies. The rain held off for just long enough for most riders to finish the relaxed ride around the blossom-lined lanes of Vancouver. Bike the Blossoms in Vancouver was again organized by Velopalooza and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.
If you are the type of cyclist who likes to make their road bike ride as comfortable and personalized as possible, Shape My Grip might be for you! In a nutshell, SMG (Shape My Grip) offers grips for the top bar and the drops of your road bike. Instead of gripping a flat bar or drop, you get to nestle your fingers into ergonomic grips with slots for your fingers, making for a more comfortable, secure ride. And you can further customize them with an Exacto knife! Post includes installation videos, plus a how-to on applying handlebar tape to your handlebars.
Cruzbike has introduced a recumbent bike that is designed ergonomically for pain free cycling. The Kickstarter has been live for only a week, yet is already fully funded. The Cruzbike T50 Kickstarter raised an amazing $100,000 in less than 48 hours. Clearly, there is a big demand for affordable, high-quality, ergonomic bikes. The good news is that some of these innovative new recumbent bikes are still available.
Located on the west coast of Canada, 200 miles north of Seattle, Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful city with a mild climate well suited for cycling. But until recently, it lacked sufficient user-friendly cycling. Fortunately, since Vision Vancouver took over Vancouver City Council in 2008, there has been a simply amazing evolution of Vancouver cycling infrastructure. This post uses photos and videos to document key developments in this amazing evolution.
Featured Product Reviews
The Lumix DMC-TS5 is the perfect point and shoot pocket camera for a cyclist. I couldn’t think of a better camera for bike tours. At 7.5 oz, you are not even going to notice it in your baggage. If your tour includes beaches, snorkeling or scuba diving, just grab the Lumix DMC-TS5 out of your pannier and take it into the water with you. No need to fiddle around with a case!
Gore-Tex cycling gloves are a top-of-the-line product. They are billed as waterproof cycling gloves – but will they keep your hands dry when you are cycling in the rain? These are top quality gloves, and are the closest to waterproof cycling gloves I have found so far.