Melvin Hodgins was killed while riding his bike yesterday on Adelaide Street, and as a result we are renewing our call for safe streets for Londoners. Our proposal is for the design of a safer, smoother Adelaide Street that incorporates all users, and that makes driving, walking, and riding a bike safer. By using safe and proven engineering approaches, we can create a "main street" with thriving businesses and street life between two of London's most historic neighbourhoods.Read More
What I didn't realize then is that I'd inadvertently 'discovered' upright cycling. Before that day, I'd only had mountain bikes, or road bikes. I'd never sat upright on a bike before, and never even thought about the existence of bikes designed just for city use. I'd never considered Amsterdam or Copenhagen as a "thing we can do here." Call me an accidental early adopter? My Brompton was part of a personal transformation of which I was only beginning to be aware.Read More
The Velo Canada Bikes National Bike Summit was attended by more than 150 stakeholders including government, industry, and citizen-advocates. The Summit was a meeting of Canada's (and Europe’s) best cycling minds, supported by leaders from communities across the country.
We've been so busy with bikes, we've almost forgot to tell you about the brand new coffees Rosso has created for us this spring! Here's a quick rundown of the amazing cups available now. We have thirteen different roasts available on bar right now on a rotating basis, and each one is spectacular in its own way. Here are the three new "must try" coffees we've been brewing.Read More
We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb. And that was long before bikes discovered electricity.
This weekend was absolutely gorgeous. So many people were out riding their bikes, and looking great doing it. While you're having fun riding your bike, remember that bike theft is a serious problem in London. Last time I chatted with the police, they said that more than 1000 bikes are reported stolen in the city every year, and many more go unreported. With that in mind, here's our public service announcement about locks.Read More