After attending the very first New West Grand Prix, I am happy to report that the future of cycling is in good hands! I was so happy to see the energy, enthusiasm, and sheer courage of the very young cyclists in the kids and youth events (3 years old and up!) And it made me think that not only is the next generation of cycling in good hands, but also – the Circle of Life is more fun on a bike!
George A. Custer said it best: “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.” Georgia Simmerling – two-time Winter Olympian and five-time Ski Cross World Cup medalist – epitomizes this winning spirit and inspires us all to get back up and keep going (and cycling)!
Foul weather cyclists cycle all year round, regardless of the weather (within reason). After a few years of year-round cycling, I am here to tell you that fair weather cyclists are missing out on the kaleidoscope of experiences that foul weather cyclists enjoy.
I believe in New Years resolutions. One of the most beautiful things about human beings is that we are always trying to be better. Let’s have a word with the man or woman in the mirror, and make a change in 2016! The only way we can improve the world is by improving ourselves.
Many people like the idea of becoming car-free and getting around by bike – all the while saving money and getting fit. But it’s a pretty ambitious dream. Luckily, it is possible to progress to being car-free with small steps. In this post, Maggie reports on her progress towards her dream of becoming car-free.
Please join me in supporting a local artist with her crowdfunding project to create a new line of 100% natural, organic, vegan, paraben-free foundations. Her new product is named after the two dogs in her life, Pinky and Magoo. Aren’t they gorgeous? While Head Make-Up Artist on “The L-Word,” JoAnn Fowler pioneered the creation of […]
MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release 12 cancer specialists will be honoured in Toronto by the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation for their unprecedented personal involvement in the Shoppers Drug Mart Onewalk to Conquer Cancer on May 13 Historic breakfast ceremony and announcement will set a new global standard for charitable excellence amongst leadership in cancer centres. […]
Here’s an account of our first charity bike ride – the MS Bike Ride. We finally got around to doing a charity bike ride, and it was a great experience. We are looking forwards to our next charity bike ride!
Here is an almost unbelievable video. I am ashamed to admit that it took me a long time to learn to fix a bike flat. I still find it difficult, even with two fully functional hands. In fact, I prefer to pay someone to fix a bike flat for me. This man, however, fixes a bike flat himself, despite the fact that he has no hands at all.
Deciding to do a charity ride is a great way to get involved and get fit. The fixed date for the cycling event gives you a get-fit goal to aim for, and the motivation to keep going with your cycling training plan (you don’t want to end up pushing your bike uphill on the day, if you can avoid it). Most charity bike rides in the USA and Canada take place during the summer, so you have the early part of the year to start training and getting fit for your chosen charity ride.
Winter in snow-bound cities poses severe challenges for people to continue to get around via active transportation (cycling, walking, skating, wheel-chairing, etc.). Some respond with ingenuity, some don’t care, and some respond with admirable tenacity. Here’s a tale of active transportation in two cities – Edmonton and Boston. In Edmonton a Freezeway is proposed for skating to work, while in Boston commuter cyclists resort to tunnelling through snow!
Press Release: Vancouver-based startup Shocke Bikes is launching Spark Electric Bike, a high quality all-terrain electric bicycle. Spark, priced at $1,799 USD MSRP is the ultimate value for the money when it comes to electric bikes. What’s more is that Shocke are offering Spark at an introductory price of $999 USD on Kickstarter.
Vancouver textile artist and cyclist Ruth Scheuing records her bike rides with her GPS Bike Computer and turns it into art. Here is some great GPS Bike Computer art about different ways to navigate and experience Vancouver on a bike.
Here’s a heartwarming video about a morbidly obese man who saved his life with cycling. It provides a lot of motivation for anyone who wants to follow their dreams. Whether your goal is cycling weight loss or just getting fit and healthy, cycling can help you live your dream.
Here’s a free recipe to help lose weight in 2015 from our new book, Extraordinary Recipes: How we Lost Weight by Eating Well. Find buying options here too!
I believe in New Years resolutions. One of the most beautiful things about human beings is that we are always trying to be better. Let’s have a word with the man or woman in the mirror, and make a change in 2015! The only way we can improve the world is by improving ourselves.
Learn all about Olympic Gold Medallist Bradley Wiggins. Mr Wiggins is now celebrated as the UK’s most decorated Olympian as in four separate Games he has now won seven medals, four of them gold. This outstrips even Sir Steve Redgrave.
Inspired by his family, Al quit smoking, took up cycling and working out, lost a lot of weight and completed his first Enbridge ride to conquer cancer.
Al has gone from out-of-shape-smoker to super-fit event cyclist, thanks to sheer guts – and cycling. Now he’s a cycle commuter, and is in shape for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.