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Or, Do as I say, not as I do!
You know when you’re riding a bike through snow (of course you do), and you suddenly find yourself in an unexpected deep patch of that crusty stuff that refuses to release you? That’s w…
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You should go see Eleanor McMahon speak at the Alberta Bicycle Commuters Conference (https://www.facebook.com/groups/341658455968759/) in Canmore this weekend. And if you stick around long enough on Saturday, you'll hear me speak as well. 
Ontario bicycling advocate and new MPP Eleanor McMahon says a provincial strategy for bicycle advocacy is crucial, something Alberta currently lacks
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 If I'm to answer the question I posed in the headline: Yep!
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Same problem with the 'sharrow' along 1st Ave NE in bridgeland. Also happens in school zones with no passing stated on the sign.
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I've been hit, doored a few times, clipped & run off the road. 
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I expected to hate this bike, but was pleasantly surprised. It's a whole lotta fun.
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Surprise: You can cram a folding bike into all kinds of places.
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This was a lot of fun, except for when it wasn't cough Country Hills Boulevard cough. Looking forward to its completion.
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As the Features Editor of the Calgary Herald, I oversee the Entertainment, Real Life, Travel and Drivings sections, and I also blog about bicycling in Calgary. You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook.
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Book launch for Frostbike, The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling ...
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Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling will officially launch Thursday with an event at Shelf Life Books in Calgary.

Cold Cranking: With winter coming, one cyclist says why hide when you ca...
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When he arrives in the best winter-cycling city in the world, the author of Frostbike is comforted not just by the warmth he generates while

Here’s why that annoying cyclist is on the road when a pathway is nearby...
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Motorists often complain in Calgary about cyclists riding on the roads despite the city's great pathway network. Here are a few reasons why

Here’s what’s wrong with these wacky ideas for bike lanes | Calgary Herald
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Two ideas out of London to create "innovate" bike infrastructure share the same probem: removing bikes from streets

What Portland and Montreal can teach about bike friendliness | Calgary H...
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What's really behind bike friendliness in the famously bikeable cities of Montreal and Portland?

How Devinci is surviving as Canada’s last bike manufacturer | Calgary He...
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Devinci, the Quebec bike company, says keeping the manufacture of its aluminum bikes in Canada has been a smart business decision

Five ways to make Tour of Alberta more exciting for “underwhelmed” fans ...
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With flat prairie stages, this year's Tour of Alberta was "underwhelming" for many cycling fans. Here are five ideas on changing that.

Where to watch the Tour of Alberta in southern Alberta | Calgary Herald
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A primer to watching the Tour of Alberta's southern stages around Calgary, Lethbridge and Red Deer

Mysterious ghost town reveals bizarre collection of old Calgary trolleys...
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The Sandon Ghost Town near New Denver, B.C. has an odd collection of old Calgary Transit vehicles

Why the humble campground should be a model for bike- and pedestrian-fri...
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A few cities are often held up as models of bike-friendliness, such as Copenhagen, Amsterdam or that in burgh Pee Wee's Big Adventure. But a

Are there too many parking lots in downtown Calgary? | Calgary Herald
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The letter from two European tourists scolding Canada for its car culture has raised issue about the number of parking lots in urban areas

More cities are lowering speed limits, but does it make roads safer? | C...
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New York and London have lowered speed limits to reduce deaths on roads, so why aren't more doing it?

Hey Star Wars geeks: Here's why it's time to give up the franchise to th...
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Every generation gets the Star Wars it deserves. So it’s time for protective—and aging—fans

Crowbomb founder says Crowchild Trail bike ‘stunt’ is misunderstood | Ca...
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Stewart Midwinter, who started Crowbomb several years ago, says the event was never intended as a confrontation with motorists

After growth of trailers, old-school child bike seats making comeback | ...
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Once neglected over misplaced safety fears, child seats are being reattached to bikes by a new generation of parents

First Calgary mountain bike skills park to open in Fish Creek July 27 | ...
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Fish Creek Park skills park on track for summer opening after being planned for years

Calgary asks for patience as pathway closures frustrate cyclists | Calga...
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Construction projects to repair flood damage are adding multiple closures on pathways as cyclists seethe in frustration in Calgary.

Send your photos of bicycle congestion in Calgary | Calgary Herald
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After a winter in which the mere presence of cyclists was a topic of debate, something interesting has been making the rounds these days: Co

After the Roubaix-Specialized furor, Cochrane war vet adjusting to spotl...
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Dan Richter of Cafe Roubaix Bicycle Studio in Cochrane says he's overwhelmed by the interest since a lawsuit threat from Specialized bicycle