June 9, 2011

Girls + Track = ❤

Are you a gal interested in giving track cycling a shot? Are you a guy with a ladyfriend who you would like to see get involved in track cycling?

If yes, @hydec tipped me off to a great (and likely limited time) offer in Caglary, so opportunity is knocking!!

For $100, you can get an 8 week coached program looking to introduce women to track cycling.

No bike? No problem… The Calgary Bicycle Track League (CBTL) has you covered – The program also includes the use of their rental track bikes :-D – Read More –

March 11, 2010

People for Bikes

“Imagine a place where one bike lane leads to the next. Where trails, bridges and underpasses lead safely to exactly where you want to go. And regardless of your bicycling experience and fitness, you can pedal smoothly across the street, across town, or even across the country. We believe this can be a reality and that, by uniting, we can make our world a better place to ride.”

That sounds like the kind of place I’d like to live in.

How about you? Why do you ride? – Read More –

October 2, 2009

Ride bikes & shoot guns!

As winter approaches the Alberta Biathlon Club along with Canada Olympic Park have devised a sporting combination which I can only dub ‘The Holy Grail of Mountain Biking.’ Rather than a traditional biathlon where athletes ski and shoot, this competition will combine a mountain bike loop and shooting bout. If this doesn’t help me get – Read More –

January 4, 2009

Diversity – The Spice of Life

I’m sure that I can state with relative accuracy that both Sheldon and I love cycling. For myself, I’m not really too concerned with where I’m going, I just like being on the bike. That’s not to say that halfway through some races I haven’t wanted to throw my bike of the side of a cliff, but generally speaking I just like getting in the saddle and taking off. Happily, it would seem that more and more people are joining our ranks. 

One of the main things I attribute the increasing interest to (in addition to environmental-consciousness) is the breadth of bikes available to people these days… There is truly a bike for everybody. Looking at the consumer landscape, it seems that there are endless options for most things, electronics, breakfast cereal, vehicles, etc. – but only recently have I noticed a real broadening of products when it comes to cycling. – Read More –