23 Jan Winter Riding
I felt guilty because I really haven’t ridden for the last 6 weeks or so, and I saw quite a few cyclists out riding last week. I took a (very) short spin down to the bridge, and snapped a few photos while I was down there.
If you’re a Windsorite with the motivation to ride outside this winter, check out BikeSabbath’s Winter Ride Challenge Series (2-3 hour rides, Fridays nights and Sunday mornings, points based on attendance, and temperature, bonus points for single speed). If you’ve put the bike away for the winter, or are riding the trainer instead – you might want to check out Maple Leaf Cycling’s SWIFT (indoor) training.
Copenhagenize.com had an article about banning winter cycling in Thunder Bay. A cyclist was hospitalized there after a collision with a car, and comments on the Thunder Bay tbnewswatch article are calling for a ban on winter cycling. Interestingly, the City of Thunder Bay puts on “Safe Winter Cycling Workshops” in partnership with Lakehead University.
Meanwhile, the StarTribune had a great article about how Minneapolis (rated #1 American city for cycling) has more and more cyclists are taking up winter cycling. Bike Walk Twin Cities has found that 20% of cyclists will ride in even the worst conditions.