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Reinventing the (Electric) Wheel

We’re not going to pretend there aren’t a heck of a lot of reasons some of our urban centres are difficult to bike in. You have limited bike lanes, angry drivers, and a little thing we like to call winter. But when it comes down to it, the thing that stops us the most when it comes time to cycle across the city is sweat.

Ride of Your Life: The Fixie Fixation

It’s the hottest trend on two wheels: the fixie. With summer finally here, these crazy-coloured custom creations have taken the city by storm. Sleek and speedy, with a minimalistic aesthetic, the simple design has its roots in New York City as the bike of choice for messengers who figured they were least likely to get stolen. In the last year, these single-gear bicycles have reached cult status, with a virtually limitless variety of customization options and fixie-focused bike shops and websites

Notable Festival: Cyclepalooza (June 28 to July 7)

For those who haven’t heard, Cyclepalooza is just around the corner and runs June 28 to July 7. This laid-back DIY-style festival merges a love of bike riding with many exciting themes that range from the Tour de France (complete with moustaches and baguettes) to the Bike Bike poker run