People keep telling me that Windsor isn’t a cycling city. “This isn’t Vancouver, people here don’t ride their bikes”. “This is the automotive capital of Canada, not the cycling capital”. “Don’t expect many people to participate in Bike To Work Week”.
Yet, whenever I am out biking, I always see other cyclists. The other day I counted 6 other cyclists on a 1km stretch of California Avenue. I always see cyclists on the riverside trail, and saw a few yesterday on the Ganatchio trail. Research shows that approximately 65% of Windsorite’s ride a bike.
So with all these people cycling, why don’t we have a strong cycling community in Windsor?